• EveryCubEver

    Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Sep 23rd, 2021
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    September 24, 1943 The Cubs call up outfielder Andy Pafko from their Los Angeles minor league team, and put him in the lineup. He would remain there for the next eight seasons. His first game at Wrigley Field is played in absolutely miserable weather c...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 23rd, 2021
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    ~Dennis Lamp 1952– (Cubs 1977-1981) His major league debut came late in the 1977 season, when he was called up to help out the fading Cubs team that had started so strong that season. Judging by his 6.30 ERA, he wasn’t quite ready for prime time....
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    In This Week in 1908
    Sep 22nd, 2021
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    How long ago was 1908? The Cubs are in New York to play the biggest series of the year. If they lose the series against the Giants, they will be all but eliminated from the race, and the Giants will win the pennant. The Cubs win a double header on Sept...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 22nd, 2021
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    ~Lou Johnson 1934– (Cubs 1960, 1968) His nickname was Sweet Lou or Slick. Lou played for the Cubs in two different seasons, his rookie year and his second to last season in the big leagues, and neither of those seasons were particularly remarkabl...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 21st, 2021
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    ~Jim Todd 1947– (Cubs 1974, 1977) Todd was drafted by the Cubs and made his debut with them in 1974. He didn’t pitch badly, but the Cubs traded him to Oakland for Champ Summers. Todd pitched well for the A’s, saving 12 games in ’75 and four more ...
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    In This Week in 1945
    Sep 20th, 2021
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    This week (Sept 20-26) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Marlene Dietrich (photo) goes to Berlin for the first time since 1931. *36-year-old Eduard Wirths, the chief SS doctor at Auschwitz concent...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 20th, 2021
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    ~Zeke Bonura 1908–1987 (Cubs 1940) Bonura was a track and field star as a teen, setting a record for the javelin throw. Zeke started off his baseball career with a bang too, averaging 20 homers and 100+ RBIs four seasons in a row for the White So...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 19th, 2021
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    ~Randy Myers 1962– (Cubs 1993-1995) Randy had a very good stretch with the Cubs in the 90s. He set the Cubs save record with 53 saves in 1993, and was an All-Star in both 1994 and 1995. Despite Randy’s 100+ save career in Chicago, he’s probably b...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Sep 18th, 2021
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    September 19, 1949 Easy Eddie O’Hare was a lawyer. He moved to Chicago in 1927, and soon found himself working for Al Capone. He made a fortune as a lawyer in the Capone empire, and became one of Scarface’s confidants. He was there when Cap...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 18th, 2021
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    ~Ryne Sandberg 1959– (Cubs 1982-1994, 1996-1997) He was destined to have a great nickname because he was named after the famous Yankees relief pitcher “Blind Ryne” Duren. Ryno was just a throw in to the Iván de Jesus/Larry Bowa trade with the Phi...