• EveryCubEver

    Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Sep 18th, 2019
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    September 19, 1949 Easy Eddie O’Hare was a lawyer. He moved to Chicago in 1927, and soon found himself working for Al Capone. He made a fortune as a lawyer in the Capone empire, and became one of Scarface’s confidants. He was there when Cap...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 18th, 2019
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    ~Ryne Sandberg 1959– (Cubs 1982-1994, 1996-1997) He was destined to have a great nickname because he was named after the famous Yankees relief pitcher “Blind Ryne” Duren. Ryno was just a throw in to the Iván de Jesus/Larry Bowa trade with the Phi...
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    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Sep 17th, 2019
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    September 21, 1919 Grover Cleveland Alexander takes the mound against the Boston Braves. Ol’ Pete has had a season for the ages, shutting out every single team in the league at least once. With the season coming to a close, and both teams out of the pe...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 17th, 2019
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    ~Wildfire Schulte 1882–1949 (Cubs 1904-1916) Wildfire (real name Frank) didn’t get his nickname for his style of play (although he stole home 22 times), or his tendency to hit the town (although Frank Chance used to chide him for that in the pres...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 16th, 2019
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    ~Mel Hall 1960– (Cubs 1981-1984) Hall really burst onto the scene during the 1983 season. After getting a taste of the big leagues at the end of the ’81 and ’82 seasons, he won a job in 1983, and responded with a great year. Mel slugged 17 homers...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 15th, 2019
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    ~Speed Martin 1893–1983 (Cubs 1918-1922) His real name was Elwood, but they called him Speed because he could get the ball up to the plate in a hurry. He was a member of the pennant-winning 1918 Cubs team, but only appeared in nine games for them...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Uncategorized
    Sep 15th, 2019
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    How long ago was 1908? Republican presidential nominee William H. Taft turns 51 (Sept 15). He is the hand-picked successor of Teddy Roosevelt, having served as his Secretary of War. The Republicans nominated him in June, and the Democrats nominated Wil...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 14th, 2019
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    ~Dave Hillman 1927– (Cubs 1955-1959) Hillman appeared in over a hundred games for the Cubs in the 1950s. The right-hander worked both as a starter and reliever, and had a respectable ERA, but he had the propensity to give up the long ball. After ...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 13th, 2019
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    ~Rabbit Warstler 1903–1964 (Cubs 1940) His real name was Harold Burton Warstler, but they called him Rabbit because of his quickness in the field. He was a backup infielder for 11 seasons, and his last team was the Cubs in 1940. When Rabbit was i...
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    In This Week in 1945
    Sep 13th, 2019
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    This week (Sept 13-19) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *A very special post-war message from Bing Crosby… *Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London for treason. *Typhoon Ma...