• EveryCubEver

    Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 27th, 2020
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    ~Jerry Kindall 1935–2017 (Cubs 1956-1961) The Cubs signed Jerry (nicknamed Slim) as a Bonus Baby, but he never quite made the impact they anticipated. His best season with the Cubs was 1961. He hit .242 that year. Jerry played on the Cubs for par...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    May 26th, 2020
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    How long ago was 1908? The Chicago Cubs were all set to play a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at West Side Grounds. Cubs outfielder Jimmy Sheckard, a known prankster, began teasing Cubs backup infielder Heinie Zimmerman about his terrible fielding...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 26th, 2020
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    ~Jason Bere 1971– (Cubs 2001-2002) Bere came up as a rookie with the White Sox and made an immediate impact, winning 12 games and pitching in the ALCS in 1993. He was runner-up for Rookie of the Year. The following year was even better, as Bere b...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 25th, 2020
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    ~Jim Marshall 1931– (Cubs 1958-1959, Cubs manager 1974-1976) Marshall was both a player and a manager with the Cubs, although neither part of his career was particularly memorable. His best season as a player was in 1959. He got the most playing ...
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    In This Week in 1945
    May 24th, 2020
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    This week (May 24–May 30) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Americans pause reverently to pay homage on Memorial Day… *William Joyce (“Lord Haw-Haw”) is captured. He is lat...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 24th, 2020
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    ~Jack Pfiester 1878–1953 (Cubs 1906-1911) Jack was an important member of the starting rotation during the Cubs dynasty. The team went to the World Series four of his six seasons. He won 20 games for the 1906 team that won a record-setting 116 ga...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 23rd, 2020
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    ~Augie Galan 1912–1993 (Cubs 1934-1941) Augie was the leadoff man on the Cubs team that set the all-time record by winning 21 games in a row in 1935. He was the hottest hitter of all the Cubs during the streak. Augie hit 5 of his 12 home runs tha...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    May 22nd, 2020
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    May 24, 1923 Colonel Robert McCormick broke ground on the Tribune Tower. Sixty years later the Cubs would be run by the men in that tower, but in 1923, they were still run by William Wrigley. Wrigley had commissioned the building of his own magnificent...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 22nd, 2020
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    ~Coleman Griffith 1893–1966 (Cubs psychologist 1938) In 1938, University of Illinois psychologist Coleman Griffith was asked by PK Wrigley to do a complete psychological analysis of the Cubs for a project he called “Experimental Laboratories of t...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 21st, 2020
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    ~Bob Molinaro 1950– (Cubs 1982) He was a member of Baseball Digest’s all-rookie team with the White Sox in 1978, but by the time Bob Molinaro became a Cub in 1982 it was clear that he was merely a backup outfielder. In 66 at-bats for the Cubs he ...