• EveryCubEver

    Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 16th, 2021
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    ~Dizzy Dean 1910 (Cubs 1938-1941) He was colorful, exciting, cocky, and the best pitcher in baseball. Unfortunately, that last description only applied to his years before he joined the Cubs in 1938. His best years were with the Cardinals, where he led...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 15th, 2021
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    ~Grover Cleveland Lowdermilk 1885 (Cubs 1912) When your real name is a mouthful like Grover Cleveland Lowdermilk, you’re bound to get tagged with a nickname. He was tall (6’4″) and lanky (190 lbs), so his Cubs teammates dubbed him ...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 14th, 2021
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    ~Hank Gornicki 1911 (Cubs 1941) Hank was acquired from the Cardinals. The Cubs pitched him in one game in 1941, didn’t like what they saw, voided the deal, and sent him back to the Cardinals. The Pirates later gave him a longer shot in the big le...
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    In This Week in 1908
    Jan 14th, 2021
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    HOW LONG AGO WAS 1908? A little boy celebrates his 9th birthday in Brooklyn on January 17th. His father Gabriele, a barber, and his mother Teresina, a seamstress (shown in this picture with the little tyke), must have been proud of their fourth son. He...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 13th, 2021
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    ~Kevin Foster 1969 (Cubs 1994-1998) Kevin Foster was born and raised in the Chicago area, so it was a dream come true when he came to the Cubs in 1994. He had his ups (a 12 win season in ’95 and a 10 win season in ’97), and downs (he had tr...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 12th, 2021
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    ~Paul Reuschel 1947 (Cubs 1975-1977) When he was called up to the Cubs in 1975, his little brother Rick was already the ace of the staff. Rick was a starting pitcher, but Paul was used almost exclusively out of the bullpen (he started two games for the...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 11th, 2021
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    ~Paddy Driscoll 1895 (Cubs 1917) Paddy Driscoll is a football hall of famer, but he also got a cup of coffee in Major League Baseball thanks to the Cubs. In 1917, the team’s second season at what is now known as Wrigley, he played in 13 games and...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Jan 11th, 2021
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    This Week, the Last Year the Cubs Were In the World Series World War II Rages On… *Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg (photo), credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, is arrested by the secret police in Hungary. *German forc...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 10th, 2021
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    ~Tom Dolan 1855 (White Stocking 1879) He got his first taste of the big leagues in Chicago (4 at bats in 1879), but later played seven big league seasons elsewhere. (Photo: Old Judge Cigarette Card, 1888) ~George Pierce 1888 (Cubs 1912-1916) George pit...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 9th, 2021
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    ~Ivan de Jesus 1953 (Cubs 1977-1981) Ivan de Jesus was born in Puerto Rico. The Cubs made a rare good trade after the 1976 season when they sent Rick Monday to the Dodgers for Bill Buckner and a little known prospect named Ivan de Jesus. Ivan had a few...