• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jun 5th, 2022
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    June 9th, 1930 Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle was on his way to the racetrack, walking toward the underpass at Randolph and Michigan Avenue that led to the Illinois Central Suburban Trains. Jake Lingle had worked on thousands of stories for the Trib, but never actually wrote them. He simply cal...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jun 4th, 2022
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    June 5, 1985 The Cubs played the game featured in the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”. If you’ve seen the movie, you probably remember the three goof offs spending the day at the ballpark. It wasn’t a recreated game–it was an actual Wednesday afternoon game at Wri...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 4th, 2022
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    ~Rick Wilkins 1967– (Cubs 1991-1995) Wilkins came out of nowhere to hit 30 homers for the Cubs in 1993. He had previously never hit more than 17 homers in a season, and that was in the low minor leagues. Unfortunately for the Cubs, the following season the prince turned back into a frog. He nev...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 3rd, 2022
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    ~José Molina 1975– (Cubs 1999) Yes, that’s right, the Cubs had a Molina. José was the middle brother of the big league catcher brother trio. He is a year younger than Bengie and seven years older than Yadier. José had a couple of career highlights, including winning a World Series with the Ange...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 2nd, 2022
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    ~Larry Jackson 1931–1990 (Cubs 1963-1966) Larry was already a 3-time All-Star when the Cubs acquired him from the Cardinals before the 1963 season (in the Don Cardwell trade), and he paid immediate dividends. In his first season with the Cubs he was an All-Star again, winning 14 games. But it’s...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Jun 2nd, 2022
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    How long ago was 1908? One of the biggest stories in Chicago is the “epidemic of white slavery.” White immigrant girls and innocent White American farm girls are being lured from all over the country to come to Chicago under false pretenses. They think they have received marriage proposal...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 1st, 2022
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    ~Randy Hundley 1942– (Cubs 1966-1973, 1976-1977) Randy was a good ol’ boy from Martinsville, Virginia who talked with a Southern accent, and also had a fierce competitiveness. So naturally, his teammates called him Rebel. During his stellar Cubs career he was an All-Star and Gold Glove winner (...