• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Aug 25th, 2018
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    How long ago was 1908? The city of Chicago has officially gone crazy for the Cubs. The Chicago Tribune sets up an electronic scoreboard outside their headquarters at the corner of Madison & Dearborn to provide “scoring updates” of the Cubs-Giants games in New York. The electronic sco...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 24th, 2018
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    ~Jimmy “Scoops” Cooney 1894 (Cubs 1926-1927) Cooney was already 32 years old when he joined the Cubs in 1926, but he had only played parts of four major league seasons (two with the Cardinals, one each with the Red Sox and Giants). But the Cubs had no one else to play shortstop when they ...
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    In This Week in 1945
    Aug 23rd, 2018
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    This week (Aug 23-Aug 29) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *The depth of the destruction in Japan is slowly seeping out. From the New York Times: “30,000 MORE DIE SLOW DEATH IN HIROSHIMA: JAPS – Report Many Sufferers Cry, ‘Kill...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 23rd, 2018
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    ~Guy Bush 1901 (Cubs 1923-1934) The Mississippi Mudcat got his nickname because he came from Mississippi and had a very strange delivery. It was described like this by F.C. Lane in Baseball Magazine (1930): “On the hurling mound (Guy) Bush has developed a curious ‘hop-toad’ lunge th...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 22nd, 2018
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    ~Ray Burris 1950 (Cubs 1973-1979) Ray anchored the Cubs rotation in the mid-70s, twice winning 15 games in a season (’75 & ’76). Unfortunately for Ray, expectations were very high for him. He arrived on the Cubs just as Fergie Jenkins was departing, and the team hoped that Burris cou...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Aug 21st, 2018
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    Johnny Conlisk is as “Chicago” as they come. Both his father and grandfather were high ranking members of the Chicago Police Department. Many other family members have been Chicago Police officers as well. His father advised him not to go into “the family business” and Johnny took him at his word. Fo...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 21st, 2018
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    ~Tuffy Rhodes 1968 (Cubs 1993-1995) In 1994, the Cubs had a memorable home opener against the New York Mets. A little known player named Tuffy Rhodes hit three homers that day to power the Cubs to a victory. Cubs fans had delusions of grandeur after that game, but Tuffy hit only five more homers the ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Aug 20th, 2018
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    August 22, 1982 The Cubs retire the first number in franchise history: #14 in honor of Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks. No-one had worn #14 since Ernie retired as a coach in 1973, but by raising the #14 flag the Cubs make it official. In the lineup for the Cubs that day is a rookie third […]...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 20th, 2018
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    ~Fred Norman 1942 (Cubs 1964-1967) He was one of their bright young prospects in the mid-60s, but the 5’8″ screwball expert was traded to the Dodgers in 1967. Norman finally came into his own in the 1970s with the Cincinnati Reds. He was part of the rotation for two consecutive World Seri...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 19th, 2018
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    ~Tim Blackwell 1952 (Cubs 1978-1980) Look at that shrubbery on his face! Now, that’s a mustache! With Blackwell on the roster from 1978-1980, the Cubs knew that they had someone who could hit against both lefties and righties (he was a switch hitter), and if necessary, an emergency understudy f...