• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Aug 18th, 2018
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    How long ago was 1908? Orville Wright (photo) celebrates his 37th birthday in Washington on August 19th. It has only been four and a half years since the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk. Because only five people witnessed that first flight, Wilbur and Orville still haven’t att...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 18th, 2018
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    ~Burleigh Grimes 1893 (Cubs 1932-1933) Grimes never shaved on days he pitched, because the slippery elm he chewed to increase saliva irritated his skin, so he always had stubble on his face when he took the mound. That led to his nickname, Ol’ Stubblebeard. He wasn’t just known for his st...