• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Oct 2nd, 2023
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    October 3, 1915 The Cubs play their final game in the dilapidated ballpark known as West Side Grounds. It has been their home since 1893, but it is considered a fire (made of wood) and safety (falling apart) hazard. Cubs owner Charles Murphy simply refuses to spend any money on the park’s upkee...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 2nd, 2023
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    ~Hector Villanueva 1964 (Cubs 1990-1992) Unlike most .230-hitting bad-fielding catchers, Hector managed to become a crowd favorite at Wrigley Field. Many fans saw themselves in Hector’s Ruthian physique. Others appreciated his “swing for the fences on every swing” approach to hittin...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Oct 1st, 2023
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    October 1, 1932 The most famous moment in Wrigley Field history occurred. Or did it? It was Game 3 of the World Series. The Yankees had won the first two at Yankee Stadium. Soon-to-be President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (sitting next to Chicago mayor Anton Cermak) threw out the first pitch. In the st...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 1st, 2023
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    ~Bill Bonham 1948 (Cubs 1971-1977) Bonham won 53 games for the Cubs during his time in Chicago, and even showed some flashes of promise. Unfortunately, he also once lost 22 games in a season (1974), and led the league in earned runs allowed in 1975. On July 31, 1974, Bonham became one of the few [&he...