• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 20th, 2019
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    ~Frank Gustine 1920 (Cubs 1949) Frank was coming off three consecutive all-star seasons when he arrived in Chicago in December of 1948. The Hoopeston Illinois native was probably excited to be playing for the Cubs after spending the previous ten seasons with the Pirates. (His roommate on the road wit...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 19th, 2019
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    ~Jim Cosman 1943 (Cubs 1970) Though Cosman is listed as a “Rookie Star” on this Topps baseball card, he pitched briefly for the Cardinals in 1966 and 1967 before coming to the Cubs. The big right-hander (6’5″) had control problems throughout his pitching career. With the Cardi...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Feb 18th, 2019
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    How long ago was 1908? This week in 1908, Chicago is hit with the worst one day snowstorm in it’s history on February 18th. Eleven and a half inches of snow fall in less than 24 hours, bringing the entire city to a standstill. Neither the horse-drawn carriages nor the horseless carriages can ma...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 18th, 2019
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    ~Jerry Morales 1949 (Cubs 1974-1977, 1981-1983) Jerry was acquired in the trade with the Padres that cost the Cubs fan favorite Glenn Beckert, but Morales would have a very respectable Cubs career. For parts of two decades his reliable glove patrolled all three outfield positions for the Cubs. His be...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 17th, 2019
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    ~Doyle Lade 1921 (Cubs 1946-1950) The Cubs got him from the White Sox during the 1946 season, and Doyle stayed with the Cubs the rest of the decade. His best season was 1947. He won 11 games and posted a 3.94 ERA pitching for a less-than-stellar Cubs team. After that season, he was mostly used [&hell...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 16th, 2019
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    ~Carl Lundgren 1880 (Cubs 1902-1909) Lundgren pitched for three Cubs pennant winners (1906, 1907, & 1908). Even though he was a great pitcher, he never pitched in the World Series during those pennant winning seasons because there were even better pitchers on the team (like Mordecai Brown, Orval...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 15th, 2019
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    ~Nate Schierholtz 1984 (Cubs 2013-2014) Nate was one of the budget free agent signings by the Epstein/Hoyer regime. He won a ring with the 2010 Giants, but he was never really given a chance to be a fulltime player until he arrived in Chicago. In his first season with the Cubs he hit more than [&hell...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Feb 15th, 2019
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On… *Venezuela declares war on Nazi-Germany. That’s right, Venezuela. Hitler may have a few bigger problems. *Hitler visits the Eastern front, which is getting closer and closer to Berlin. *Meanwhil...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 14th, 2019
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    ~Ace Stewart 1869 (Colts 1895) Ace wasn’t given that nickname because of his stellar play, his real first name was Asa, and Ace was just a shortened way of saying that. The Indiana native (Terre Haute) was a second baseman for Chicago in his only big league season, and was a bit of a butcher [&...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 13th, 2019
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    ~Bill Bradley 1878 (Orphans 1899-1900) Chicago signed him as a shortstop, but he made eight errors in his first five games, so they moved him over to 3B. When his career ended 14 years later, he was considered one of the top third basemen in baseball history. He jumped to the American League in a [&h...