• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 28th, 2020
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    ~Tom Walsh 1885–1963 (Cubs 1906) Walsh was a member of the winningest team in MLB history, the 1906 Cubs, but just barely. (He did make it into the team picture, though. That’s him, second from left, in the front row.) Tom was a catcher, and got into exactly two games (one in August, and ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 27th, 2020
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    ~Sammy Taylor 1933–2019 (Cubs 1958-1962) Taylor was a catcher for the Cubs in the late 50s and early 60s. His best season with the bat was 1959, when he clubbed 13 homers. But he also had a very rough time of it behind the plate, leading the league in homers and stolen bases allowed. He [&helli...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 26th, 2020
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    ~Grover Cleveland Alexander 1887–1950 (Cubs 1918-1926) His 373 wins are the third most in baseball history. And yes, he was a Cub. He won 128 games in his years with the Cubs, and had one of the best seasons in baseball history in 1920, when he led the league in wins, ERA and strikeouts. But [&...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Feature
    Feb 26th, 2020
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    On this Ash Wednesday, we salute the most famous Ash to ever play for the Cubs… ~Richie Ashburn 1927–1997 (Cubs 1960-1961) While it was great to have the Hall of Famer Ashburn covering centerfield for the 1960 and 1961 Cubs, the lifetime .308 hitter was long past his prime. He put up thos...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Feb 25th, 2020
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    How long ago was 1908? Major League teams from the Northeast and the Midwest are getting ready to attend spring training for the 1908 season. Why isn’t everyone else going? There isn’t anyone else. Only ten cities have teams (New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, C...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 25th, 2020
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    ~Ron Santo 1940–2010 (Cubs 1960-1973, Cubs announcer 1990-2010) He was the captain of that ill-fated (but incredibly talented) 1969 Cubs team–the man who clicked his heels after each Cubs victory. Santo was also the one who had the black cat cross his path while he stood in the on-deck ci...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Feature
    Feb 25th, 2020
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    On this Fat Tuesday, we recognize the fattest Cub of all-time… ~Jumbo Brown 1907–1966 (Cubs 1925) When Brown came up with the Cubs as a rookie, he immediately set a record. He was the heaviest player to ever play in the big leagues at that time; tipping the scales at 295 pounds. He may be...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 24th, 2020
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    ~Pinky Pittenger 1899–1977 (Cubs 1925) Pinky was a back up third baseman and shortstop for a Cubs team that made history–they were the first Cubs team to ever finish in last place. After that blip year of 1925, the Cubs didn’t finish in last place again for another 23 years. Pinky&#...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 23rd, 2020
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    ~Jim Bolger 1932– (Cubs 1955-1959) Bolger backed up all three outfield positions for the Cubs in the late 50s. His best season was 1957, when he got the most extensive playing time of his career. He hit .275 in 273 at bats, and knocked in 33 runs. He also played for the Reds, Indians, and [&hel...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 22nd, 2020
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    ~Steve Barber 1938–2007 (1970) Barber was a two-time All-Star pitcher for the Orioles in the 1960s. He was also a 20-game winner. But by the time he arrived in Chicago, he had endured less successful stints with both the Yankees and the Seattle Pilots. He was signed as a free agent by the Cubs ...