• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 23rd, 2021
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    ~Joey Amalfitano 1934 (Cubs 1964-1967) He not only played for the Cubs, he also managed them twice (1979-1981) as an interim manager after Herman Franks resigned and Preston Gomez was fired. He didn’t have a lot of success as a player or a manager, but has been continually employed in baseball ...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 22nd, 2021
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    ~Jophery Brown 1945 (Cubs 1968) The story of Jophery Brown’s Cubs career is a short one. He pitched exactly two innings of one game on a Saturday afternoon, September 21, 1968, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Joe Niekro started that game for the Cubs against the Pirates, but he simply didn’...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jan 22nd, 2021
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    *On January 20, 2009, President Obama was inaugurated President of the United States in 2009. The Chicago Tribune was putting together the final details for their sale of the Cubs to Tom Ricketts and his family. The final price tag is $900 million. *On January 23, 1737, John Hancock was born. He late...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 21st, 2021
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    ~Mike Krukow 1952 (Cubs 1976-1981) Mike Krukow shares a nickname with singer Bobby Vinton (The Polish Prince), but Mike Krukow was not known for botching the National Anthem. He was known for his stellar career as a starting pitcher for the Cubs, the Phillies and the Giants. He never quite managed to...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Jan 21st, 2021
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    HOW LONG AGO WAS 1908? Chicago’s Red Light District was known as “The Levee,” and was home to some of the most famous brothels in America. This is a photo of “The Everleigh Club” at 2131-2133 S. Dearborn. The Everleigh Sisters (Minna and Ada) are the owners and proprieto...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 20th, 2021
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    ~Earl Smith 1891 (Cubs 1916) He got his cup of coffee with the Cubs in their first season at their current ballpark. During that 1916 season, the corner outfielder got only twenty-seven at-bats, all of them in the month of September. He did manage seven hits, including a double and a triple, but the ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 19th, 2021
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    ~Ken Frailing 1948 (Cubs 1974-76) He was part of the Ron Santo trade with the White Sox (along with Steve Stone and Steve Swisher). He was mainly used as a swing man, switching between the bullpen and starting. He did pitch one complete game. (Photo: Topps 1975 Baseball Card) ~Ollie Hanson 1896 (Cubs...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Jan 18th, 2021
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    This Week, the Last Year the Cubs Were in the World Series World War II Rages On… *This week’s TIME magazine cover: Major General Hoyt Sanford Vandenberg, commander of the U.S. Ninth Air Force. *In Germany, Adolf Hitler evacuates to his underground Führerbunker. *In Poland, The Soviet Uni...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 18th, 2021
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    ~Babe Twombly 1896 (Cubs 1920-1921) The Cubs have had lots of players nicknamed “Babe” over the years, but unfortunately none of their last names were Ruth. Babe Twombly played for the Cubs for two seasons and hit over .300 in a part-time role, but he never managed to secure a full-time s...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 17th, 2021
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    ~Don Zimmer 1931 (Cubs 1960-1961) (Photo: 1961 Topps Baseball Card) Most modern day Cub fans know the tale of his managing days in Chicago, but not many know about his interesting stint as a Cubs player. In April of 1960, the Cubs made a trade with the reigning World Champion Dodgers to acquire one o...