• EveryCubEver

    Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Feb 2nd, 2024
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    How long ago was 1908? Cubs backup infielder Heinie Zimmerman celebrates his 21st birthday (Feb 9) this week. The youngster will have a big impact on the Cubs this year, but not in a good way. He will eventually become a great hitter (winning a batting...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 2nd, 2024
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    ~George Halas 1895–1983 (Cubs fan 1900-1983) Growing up in Chicago during the Cubs championship era (the first decade of last century), George Halas was a die-hard Cubs fan. When he was a boy, he and his friends used to hang around the playerR...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Feb 1st, 2024
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    Where were the Cubs? February 6, 1911 The most famous Cubs fan in history was born on this day. His name was Ronald Reagan. Reagan didn’t just grow up a Chicago Cubs fan. He owes much of his success to the team. Following college graduation, Reag...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 1st, 2024
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    ~Carl Reynolds 1903 (Cubs 1937-1939) He was a ten-year veteran of the big leagues when he joined the Cubs in 1937, and claimed a starting outfield spot on the 1938 pennant winners. But in the World Series he came up to bat thirteen times and only got o...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 31st, 2024
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    ~Ernie Banks 1931 (Cubs 1953-1971) Ernie is not only a Hall of Famer, he’s the first African American player to ever play for the Chicago Cubs. The way he became a Cub is almost a fluke. At the end of the 1953 season, Gene Baker was called up to ...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 30th, 2024
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    ~Davey Johnson 1943 (Cubs 1978) Davey Johnson had a very distinguished playing career before he became a manager. He was a four-time All-Star, three time Gold Glove second baseman, two-time World Series champ, and once hit 43 homers in a season, but by...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 29th, 2024
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    ~Kevin Roberson 1968 (Cubs 1993-1995) In his rookie year of 1993, Roberson did get a fair amount of playing time (180 at bats) and did deliver some power (9hrs, 27RBI), but his lifetime batting average was .197. (Photo: Topps 1994 Baseball Card) ~Bill ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Jan 28th, 2024
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    HOW LONG AGO WAS 1908? Meet Orval Overall. He is one of the pitchers on the defending World Champion Chicago Cubs, and is celebrating his 27th birthday this week (Feb 2). Orval’s not much like the other guys on the team–he’s a college...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 28th, 2024
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    ~Bob Muncrief 1916 (Cubs 1949) When the Cubs acquired Muncrief in 1949, he had already pitched in an All-Star Game (1944) and two World Series (1944 with the St. Louis Browns and 1948 with the Cleveland Indians). With the Cubs he didn’t do much. ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 27th, 2024
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    ~Andy Lotshaw 1880 (Cubs Trainer 1922-1952) Andy was the Cubs trainer and also served in the same capacity for the Chicago Bears. Andy actually played an important role in the career of Cubs pitching great Guy Bush. Bush was one of the mainstays of the...