• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Jul 5th, 2020
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    This week (July 5-11) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *First things first: ARMY RESTORES BREWERIES FOR GIs IN GERMANY. *The Philippines are declared liberated. Among those fighting in the battle: Rod Serling. He later tells quite a few war stor...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 5th, 2020
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    ~Goose Gossage 1951– (Cubs 1988) He was so universally referred to by his nickname when he arrived in Chicago in 1988, even the baseball card makers (Fleer) didn’t bother using his real first name anymore. (It was Rich.) Unfortunately for the Cubs, Rich got richer pitching for the Cubs only aft...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 4th, 2020
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    ~Chuck Tanner 1928–2011 (Cubs 1957-1959) Chuck Tanner played in the big leagues for parts of eight different seasons. His career started with a bang — a home run in his very first big league at-bat for the Milwaukee Braves in 1955. They released him near the beginning of the 1957 season, and th...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Feature
    Jul 4th, 2020
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    On this Indepedence Day, we celebrate these Free Men who must have felt this day had a certain significance to them… ~Buck Freeman 1896 (Cubs 1921-1922) Freeman was part of the starting rotation of the Cubs in 1921 as a rookie, alongside the likes of Hall of Famer Grover Cleveland Alexander. Bu...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 3rd, 2020
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    ~Moises Alou 1966– (Cubs 2002-2004) Moises had a borderline Hall of Fame career. He was a seven-time All-Star, a two-time Silver Slugger award winner, a World Series champion, hit over .300 for his entire 17-year career, and slugged more than 300 lifetime homers. Those numbers are very nearly H...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jul 3rd, 2020
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    July 7, 1952 The 1952 Republican National Convention is held at the International Amphitheatre from July 7 to July 11, 1952. The Republicans nominate Dwight D. Eisenhower for president. The former general is still immensely popular. As his running mate, they name the anti-communist crusading Senator ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 2nd, 2020
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    ~Angel Pagan 1981– (Cubs 2006-2007) Pagan came up to the big leagues with the Cubs and served as their fourth outfielder during his two years in Chicago. He got sick in his second season in Chicago, and lost a lot of weight. Cubs GM Jim Hendry didn’t think he would be able to contribute much, [...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jul 2nd, 2020
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    July 2, 1917. Three future NFL Hall of Famers played at Cubs Park (now known as Wrigley Field) in a big league baseball game. Paddy Driscoll (photo) played 2B for the Cubs. That was his only year in baseball, but he went on to a great football career with the Chicago Bears and the Chicago […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 1st, 2020
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    ~John Clarkson 1861–1909 (White Stockings 1884-1887) John Clarkson would have won several Cy Young Awards if he wasn’t a contemporary of Young. He started 70(!) games for the Cubs in 1885 and won 53(!) of them, easily the most in the league. 10 of those wins were shutouts. In 1887 he led the le...