• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 5th, 2019
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    ~Max Flack 1890 (Cubs 1916-1922) Max has the distinction of playing in the very first game in Weeghman Park history as a member of the Chi-Feds, and then playing in the very first game the Cubs played in the same ballpark (as a Cub). He was their star right fielder during that time. During their [&he...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 4th, 2019
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    ~Germany Schaeffer 1876 (Orphans 1901-1902) He was born in a town that boasted nearly 25% German heritage–Chicago, Illinois–and his parents were fresh off the boat immigrants. So naturally, he got the nickname Germany. He began his big-league career in his hometown, but really made a name...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 3rd, 2019
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    ~Norman Rockwell 1893 (Cubs cover 1948) How bad were the Cubs in 1948? They finished in last place, 27 ½ games out of first place. Their hitting was atrocious (fewest home runs, fewest walks), their pitching staff was brutal (fewest shutouts, second most walks), their speed was non-existent (fewest s...
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    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Feb 3rd, 2019
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    ~Februay 9, 1914 Wrigley Field (then known as Weeghman Park) was just a few months away from opening its doors for the first time when a boy was born to Chicago sportswriter Bill Bailey and his wife. Bailey’s real last name was Veeck, and he named his son after himself, William Veeck Jr. The el...
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    In This Week in 1945
    Feb 2nd, 2019
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On… *Feb. 5, 1945 TIME magazine. On the cover: Joseph Stalin (“Facts are stubborn things”) *Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Jose...
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    In This Week in 1908
    Feb 2nd, 2019
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    How long ago was 1908? Cubs backup infielder Heinie Zimmerman celebrates his 21st birthday (Feb 9) this week. The youngster will have a big impact on the Cubs this year, but not in a good way. He will eventually become a great hitter (winning a batting title in 1912 and nearly winning the triple crow...
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    In Today's Feature
    Feb 2nd, 2019
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    The following Cub player was born in the famous Groundhogs Day town of Punxsutany, Pennsylvania… ~Wilbur Good 1885 (Cubs 1911-1915) Wilbur came to the Cubs in the trade that sent popular catcher Johnny Kling to Boston. His nickname was “Lefty” and he played for the Cubs in the years...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 2nd, 2019
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    ~George Halas 1895 (Cubs fan 1900-1983) Growing up in Chicago during the Cubs championship era (the first decade of last century), George Halas was a die-hard Cubs fan. When he was a boy, he and his friends used to hang around the player’s entrance at West Side Grounds and wait for Frank Chance...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Feb 1st, 2019
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    Where were the Cubs? February 6, 1911 The most famous Cubs fan in history was born on this day. His name was Ronald Reagan. Reagan didn’t just grow up a Chicago Cubs fan. He owes much of his success to the team. Following college graduation, Reagan landed a job as a radio announcer at WOC [&hel...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 1st, 2019
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    ~Carl Reynolds 1903 (Cubs 1937-1939) He was a ten-year veteran of the big leagues when he joined the Cubs in 1937, and claimed a starting outfield spot on the 1938 pennant winners. But in the World Series he came up to bat thirteen times and only got on base once (via walk). He went back […]...