Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 18th, 2019
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    ~Dick Littlefield 1926–1997 (Cubs 1957) Littlefield was the very definition of the well-travelled journeyman pitcher. Before coming to the Cubs, he pitched for the Browns, White Sox, Tigers, Orioles, Pirates, Cardinals and Giants. His best season...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In News
    Mar 17th, 2019
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    On St. Patrick’s Day we salute EVERY CUB EVER with the first name Pat. ~Paddy Driscoll (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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Mar 17th, 2019
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    How long ago was 1908? One of the big issues being debated in Chicago is the influx of “undesirable” immigrant types. Chicago society is up in arms, and they aren’t afraid to say so publicly. Frances E. Hamilton is quoted in this week...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 17th, 2019
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    ~Charlie Root 1899–1970 (Cubs 1926-1941) In 1969 Root was named the all-time greatest Cubs right-hander, but despite all his accomplishments, he’ll always be most remembered for something that probably never happened…Babe Ruth’s called shot durin...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 16th, 2019
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    ~Hobie Landrith 1930– (Cubs 1956) Hobie was a catcher who lasted fourteen seasons in the big leagues, including 1956 with the Cubs. That season Hobie got over 300 at bats for the only time in his career, but he didn’t take advantage of the opport...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today on JOBC
    Mar 15th, 2019
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    Don’t beware the Ides of March. Rock out to them. A good effort from 1998… ~The Ides of March (Cubs song) AUDIO:...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Mar 15th, 2019
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On *The Battle of Iwo Jima officially ends, but small pockets of guerrilla resistance are persisting past the official conclusion of the battle. *Kobe, Japan is ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 15th, 2019
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    ~Bob Locker 1938– (Cubs 1973, 1975) The Cubs traded one of their rare home-grown position players (Billy North) to get Bob Locker before the 1973 season. North was a speedy leadoff hitter that ignited the lineup of the World Champion Oakland A’s,...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 14th, 2019
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    ~Steve Lake 1957– (Cubs 1983-1986, 1993) Steve spent eleven years in the big leagues as a backup catcher, beginning and ending his career with the Cubs. He was known as a great defensive catcher. Lake ranks ninth on the all-time list for percenta...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 13th, 2019
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    ~Chippy Gaw 1892–1968 (Cubs 1920) One of the greatest names in baseball history–Chippy Gaw–pitched only briefly for the Cubs. After logging nearly ten years in the minors, he got into six big league games in 1920, mainly as a reliever. In his las...