• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 25th, 2020
    0 Comments
    1874 Views
    ~Steve Goodman (Cubs fan 1948-1984) Steve Goodman was born on the north side of Chicago. His family later relocated to the northwestern suburbs (Steve attended Maine East in Park Ridge), so it was only natural that Goodman became a Cubs fan. His music career began the same year his beloved Cubs had o...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 24th, 2020
    0 Comments
    1802 Views
    ~Preston Ward 1927–2013 (Cubs 1950, 1953) Ward was Cubs property for four seasons, but he was serving in the military during two of them (1951-1952). He was a first baseman for the Cubs in 1950, and was known as a pretty good glove man, but he didn’t hit like a first baseman. Ward was not [&hel...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jul 24th, 2020
    2 Comments
    3540 Views
    July 25, 1941 Emmett Till is born on the south side of Chicago. His mother Mamie probably doesn’t care that the all-white Chicago Cubs are at Wrigley Field beating Boston 5-4, thanks to a 6th inning homer from Babe Dahlgren. Chicago is just as segregated as the big leagues. Emmett Till will live long...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 23rd, 2020
    1 Comment
    2235 Views
    ~Nomar Garciaparra 1973– (Cubs 2004-2005) The Red Sox shocked the world when they traded their five-time All-Star and two-time batting champion to the Cubs as part of a four-team trade in 2004. It seemed like the Cubs made a great trade. They gave up their shortstop that had made a critical err...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jul 23rd, 2020
    2 Comments
    3300 Views
    July 23, 1962 The Cubs make television history. Their game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Wrigley Field is beamed into Europe by Telstar, the first communications satellite. This is the first live sporting event from America ever beamed into Europe. The Cubs lineup that day features the Rookie ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 22nd, 2020
    0 Comments
    1790 Views
    ~Scott Sanderson 1956–2019 (Cubs 1984-1989) The local kid (Northbrook) was acquired by Dallas Green before the 1984 season in the trade that sent Craig Lefferts and Carmelo Martinez to San Diego. Sanderson pitched very well for the Cubs that year. He was the fourth starter behind Sutcliffe, Tro...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 21st, 2020
    0 Comments
    2178 Views
    ~Johnny Evers 1881–1947 (Cubs 1902-1913, Cubs manager 1913) Johnny Evers was the starting second baseman for the greatest Cubs team of all-time, the 1906-1910 dynasty. He got his nickname, the Crab, for the way he sidled up to grounders, but he lived up to his nickname in another way. Evers was...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Jul 21st, 2020
    1 Comment
    2942 Views
    Two Cubs stars celebrate a birthday this week. Second baseman Johnny Evers (left photo) celebrates his 26th birthday (July 21) and shortstop Joe Tinker (right photo) celebrates his 28th birthday (July 27). It’s pretty clear that they won’t be celebrating it together, however, because they...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 20th, 2020
    0 Comments
    2179 Views
    ~Gary Woods 1954–2015 (Cubs 1982-1985) Woods was a backup outfielder for the Cubs in the early to mid-80s, and hit in the .240s during his stay on the North Side, which included the division-winning season of 1984. He also played for Oakland, Toronto, and Houston. (Photo: 1986 Fleer Baseball Ca...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Jul 19th, 2020
    0 Comments
    2948 Views
    This week (July 19-25) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II *French marshal Philippe Pétain (photo), who headed the Vichy government during World War II, goes on trial for treason. *American radio broadcasts call on Japan to surrender or face destruction. *At the...