• EveryCubEver

    Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 9th, 2024
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    ~Heinie Zimmerman 1887–1969 (Cubs 1907-1916) Heinie saw some of the biggest moments in Cubs history, including both of their World Series championships, their last ever game at West Side Grounds, and their first ever game at Weeghman Park (now kn...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 8th, 2024
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    ~Steve Dillard 1951 (Cubs 1979-1981) Dillard may have only been a backup infielder for the Cubs from 1979-1981, and he may have only hit .225 and .218 in two of those years, but Steve Dillard’s mustache didn’t take a back seat to anyone. He...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Feb 8th, 2024
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    This week during the last year the Cubs won the World Series… World War II Rages On… *The Yalta Conference between President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin ends....
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 7th, 2024
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    Burt Hooton 1950 (Cubs 1971-1975) Hooton got off to an incredible start in his big league career. He came up at the end of the 1971 season and had three tremendous starts (2-0, two complete games, one shutout, 22 Ks in 21 innings). In fact, he was so g...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 6th, 2024
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    ~Smoky Burgess 1927–1991 (Cubs 1949-1951) His real name was Forrest Harrill Burgess, but no-one called him that. He was Smoky Burgess, a five-time National League All-Star. He was a very good catcher, but he became even better known as one of the...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 5th, 2024
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    ~Max Flack 1890–1975 (Cubs 1916-1922) Max has the distinction of playing in the very first game in Weeghman Park history as a member of the Chi-Feds, and then playing in the very first game the Cubs played in the same ballpark (as a Cub). He was ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 4th, 2024
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    ~Germany Schaeffer 1876–1919 (Orphans 1901-1902) He was born in a town that boasted nearly 25% German heritage–Chicago, Illinois–and his parents were fresh off the boat immigrants. So naturally, he got the nickname Germany. He began h...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 3rd, 2024
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    ~Norman Rockwell 1893–1978 (Cubs cover 1948) How bad were the Cubs in 1948? They finished in last place, 27 ½ games out of first place. Their hitting was atrocious (fewest home runs, fewest walks), their pitching staff was brutal (fewest shutouts...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Feb 3rd, 2024
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    ~Februay 9, 1914 Wrigley Field (then known as Weeghman Park) was just a few months away from opening its doors for the first time when a boy was born to Chicago sportswriter Bill Bailey and his wife. Bailey’s real last name was Veeck, and he name...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Feb 2nd, 2024
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On… *Feb. 5, 1945 TIME magazine. On the cover: Joseph Stalin (“Facts are stubborn things”) *Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister of the United...