• EveryCubEver

    Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 26th, 2022
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    ~Rip Russell 1915 (Cubs 1939-1942) He real first name was Glen, but Rip Russell was known for being able to rip line drives. He also came to the Cubs just after another first baseman named Rip Collins played for the team, so it was only natural that hi...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 25th, 2022
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    ~Lucky Glade 1876 (Orphans 1902) Glade had one start for the Cubs (then known as the Orphans) in 1902, and gave up eight runs in eight innings and took the loss. But he got his nickname “Lucky” when he was with the St. Louis Browns in 1905....
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Jan 25th, 2022
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    This Week, the Last Year the Cubs Were in the World Series World War II Rages On… *Future movie and television star James Arness (photo) is discharged from the Army after receiving several battle awards and medals. He is wounded, but recovering. ...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 24th, 2022
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    ~Cliff Heathcoate 1898 (Cubs 1922-1930) He became a Cub in 1922 when he was traded to the team between games of a double header with the Cardinals. The Cardinals got Max Flack in return, and both players played for both teams that day. Cliff was an exc...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 22nd, 2022
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    ~Jophery Brown 1945 (Cubs 1968) The story of Jophery Brown’s Cubs career is a short one. He pitched exactly two innings of one game on a Saturday afternoon, September 21, 1968, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Joe Niekro started that game for the C...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jan 22nd, 2022
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    *On January 20, 2009, President Obama was inaugurated President of the United States in 2009. The Chicago Tribune was putting together the final details for their sale of the Cubs to Tom Ricketts and his family. The final price tag is $900 million. *On...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 21st, 2022
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    ~Mike Krukow 1952 (Cubs 1976-1981) Mike Krukow shares a nickname with singer Bobby Vinton (The Polish Prince), but Mike Krukow was not known for botching the National Anthem. He was known for his stellar career as a starting pitcher for the Cubs, the P...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Jan 21st, 2022
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    HOW LONG AGO WAS 1908? Chicago’s Red Light District was known as “The Levee,” and was home to some of the most famous brothels in America. This is a photo of “The Everleigh Club” at 2131-2133 S. Dearborn. The Everleigh Sis...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 20th, 2022
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    ~Earl Smith 1891 (Cubs 1916) He got his cup of coffee with the Cubs in their first season at their current ballpark. During that 1916 season, the corner outfielder got only twenty-seven at-bats, all of them in the month of September. He did manage seve...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 19th, 2022
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    ~Ken Frailing 1948 (Cubs 1974-76) He was part of the Ron Santo trade with the White Sox (along with Steve Stone and Steve Swisher). He was mainly used as a swing man, switching between the bullpen and starting. He did pitch one complete game. (Photo: T...