• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jun 18th, 2022
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    June 20, 1953. The official temperature in Chicago is 104 degrees; the hottest recorded day in Chicago history. The heat doesn’t stop the Cubs or Dodgers, who play a day game in the unrelenting sun at Wrigley Field. Incredibly, 17,000+ fans come out to smolder in the steamy hot ballpark and wat...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 17th, 2022
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    ~Phil Douglas 1890–1952 (Cubs 1915-1919) They called him “Shufflin’ Phil” Douglas because he sort of shuffled his feet when he walked, but he was one of the best pitchers on the Cubs. Phil was a starter in their 1918 pennant-winning rotation. Unfortunately, Douglas was also a notorious drunk. T...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Jun 16th, 2022
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    How long ago was 1908? The Republican Convention comes to the Coliseum in Chicago, June 16-19. Teddy Roosevelt is one of the most popular Presidents in history, but he has decided not to seek a third term. On the second day of the convention, however, the mere mention of Roosevelt’s name by conventio...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 16th, 2022
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    ~Kerry Wood 1977– (Cubs 1998-2008, 2011-2012) He wasn’t even 21 years old when he came up to the majors in May of 1998, but he made his mark right away. On May 6, 1998, he took the mound on a very cold and wet day in Wrigley Field and pitched one of the best games […]...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 15th, 2022
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    ~Billy Williams 1938– (Cubs 1959-1974) Billy Williams got his nickname (“Sweet Swingin’ Billy from Whistler”) because of his nearly perfect swing and his hometown: Whistler, Alabama. He played for the Cubs from 1959-1974 and is simply one of the greatest players to ever wear a Cubs uniform. Swe...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Jun 14th, 2022
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    This week (June 14-20) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Eisenhower welcomed in England… In Chicago *What had once been the NBC Blue Network officially becomes known as ABC under its new owner, Edward J. Noble (who had bought it in 1943 an...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 14th, 2022
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    ~Hal Manders 1917–2010 (Cubs 1946) Hal pitched for the Tigers before being drafted into military service during World War II. When he returned, he pitched briefly for them again before being sent off to the team they beat in the previous year’s World Series. He got one start in September for th...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 13th, 2022
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    ~Carroll Yerkes 1903–1950 (Cubs 1932-1933) The lefty pitcher (nicknamed “Lefty” of course) was a member of the 1929 A’s team that beat the Cubs in the World Series, but fell on hard times after that season, and didn’t reemerge until the 1932 Cubs pennant-winning season. He only appeared in two ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 12th, 2022
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    ~Bob Thorpe 1935–1960 (Cubs 1955) Thorpe was a minor league phenom, winning 28 games in the lower minors in 1954. The Cubs brought him all the way up the big leagues the following season, and he pitched in a few games out of the bullpen at the beginning of 1955. He wore the now retired [&hellip...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jun 12th, 2022
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    June 18, 1912 During the 1912 Republican convention in Chicago at the Chicago Coliseum (1513 S. Wabash Ave.), Theodore Roosevelt’s supporters in the gallery tooted horns and rubbed sandpaper together to imitate the sounds of the “Taft steamroller” which was running them over without considering their...