• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 22nd, 2018
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    ~Steve Garvey 1948 (Cubs killer 1984) On December 22, 1948, a darkness fell over Chicago when a boy was born in Tampa, Florida. His parents named the innocent looking lad Steven Patrick Garvey. 34 years later he would grab a dagger and stick it into the collective hearts of Cub fans all over the worl...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 21st, 2018
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    ~Bob Rush 1925 (Cubs 1948-1957) The big righthander was a two-time all-star for some pretty bad Cubs teams. He won over 100 games in a Cubs uniform, including a 17-win year in 1952, and four different seasons with 13 wins. The Cubs traded him to the World Champion Milwaukee Braves after the 1957 seas...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 20th, 2018
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    ~Gabby Hartnett 1900 (Cubs 1922-1940) Gabby was one of the greatest Cubs of all-time. His real name was Charles Leo Hartnett. No surprise where that nickname came from, he was known as someone who was “constantly talking” when he was catching. Gabby is known as one of the all-time greats,...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 19th, 2018
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    ~Tony Taylor 1935 (Cubs 1958-1960) Tony was the starting second baseman for the Cubs in 1958 and 1959 but was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1960 for Don Cardwell. The Cubs were clearing out a spot for their brand new acquisition, Don Zimmer. When the Cubs got Zimmer from the Dodgers (for Ron...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 18th, 2018
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    ~Lance Richbourg 1897 (Cubs 1932) Richbourg (photo) was a backup outfielder on the 1932 pennant winning Cubs. It was the last season of his eight-year big league career (spent mostly in Boston). He was 34 years old at the time, and backed up all three starting outfielders: Kiki Cuyler, Johnny Moore a...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 17th, 2018
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    ~Marvell Wynne 1959 (Cubs 1989-1990) The local Chicago kid (Hirsh High School) finally got his chance to play for his hometown Cubs when he was no longer a kid. He was 29 when the Cubs picked him up to provide some veteran presence down the stretch of the 1989 division race. Marvell played all three ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 16th, 2018
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    ~Adolfo Phillips 1941 (Cubs 1966-1969) His nickname was the Panamanian Flash. The Cubs thought they were acquiring their next superstar when they got Panamanian outfielder Adolpho Phillips from the Phillies in 1966. That turned out to be true…but it was the pitcher that was thrown in on the dea...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Dec 15th, 2018
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    How Long Ago Was 1908? Fred Merkle celebrates his 20th birthday (Dec 20) in New York by laying low and hoping nobody tries to kill him. Everyone in New York is still mad at him for his base-running blunder that allowed the Cubs to win the pennant. Little does he know that people will NEVER […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 15th, 2018
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    ~Mike Proly 1950 (Cubs 1982-1983) Proly pitched pretty well for some pretty bad Cubs teams. He won six games and saved two more in over 100 appearances with the Cubs. His ERA in 1982 was a very respectable 2.30. Proly also pitched for the White Sox, Phillies, and Cardinals. (Photo: 1983 Fleer Basebal...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 14th, 2018
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    ~Bill Buckner 1949 (Cubs 1977-1984) In his first season with the Cubs in 1977, Bill Buckner hit a respectable .284, but is there any doubt that Buckner’s mustache was the finest mustache in the entire National League that year? Billy Buck went on to have a great Cubs career, capped off by a bat...