• EveryCubEver

    Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 19th, 2024
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    ~Ken Frailing 1948 (Cubs 1974-76) He was part of the Ron Santo trade with the White Sox (along with Steve Stone and Steve Swisher). He was mainly used as a swing man, switching between the bullpen and starting. He did pitch one complete game. (Photo: T...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Jan 18th, 2024
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    This Week, the Last Year the Cubs Were in the World Series World War II Rages On… *This week’s TIME magazine cover: Major General Hoyt Sanford Vandenberg, commander of the U.S. Ninth Air Force. *In Germany, Adolf Hitler evacuates to his und...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 18th, 2024
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    ~Babe Twombly 1896 (Cubs 1920-1921) The Cubs have had lots of players nicknamed “Babe” over the years, but unfortunately none of their last names were Ruth. Babe Twombly played for the Cubs for two seasons and hit over .300 in a part-time r...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 17th, 2024
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    ~Don Zimmer 1931 (Cubs 1960-1961) (Photo: 1961 Topps Baseball Card) Most modern day Cub fans know the tale of his managing days in Chicago, but not many know about his interesting stint as a Cubs player. In April of 1960, the Cubs made a trade with the...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 16th, 2024
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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...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 15th, 2024
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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 ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 14th, 2024
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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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Jan 14th, 2024
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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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 13th, 2024
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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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 12th, 2024
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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...