• EveryCubEver

    Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jun 26th, 2024
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    June 27, 1932 The three major contenders for the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention 1932 (held at the Chicago Stadium from June 27 – July 2, 1932) were Franklin Roosevelt (Gov of NY), Speaker of the House John Nance Gar...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 26th, 2024
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    ~Babe Herman 1903–1987 (Cubs 1933-1934) That’s right, “Babe” played for the Cubs. Unfortunately, it wasn’t THE Babe. His real name was Floyd Caves Herman, and his manager in the minors called him “Babe” after he got a hit in his first at-bat. Bab...
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    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jun 25th, 2024
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    June 29, 1969 The Cubs celebrated “Billy Williams Day” at Wrigley Field. They were playing a double-header against the Cardinals, and the surging Cubs didn’t disappoint, winning both games. Fergie Jenkins won the opener 3-1, and Dick ...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 25th, 2024
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    ~Aramis Ramirez 1978– (Cubs 2003-2011) The Cubs acquired Ramirez during the playoff push of 2003, and he paid off in a big way that season. He hit 4 homers and knocked in ten runs during the playoffs. He also became the best third baseman the Cub...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 24th, 2024
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    ~Rollie Hemsley 1907–1972 (Cubs 1931-1932) Rollie was the backup catcher on the Cubs in 1931 and 1932, but he didn’t get along with manager Rogers Hornsby. Although Hornsby was a degenerate gambler, he was also a teetotaler that really cracked do...
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    In This Week in 1908
    Jun 23rd, 2024
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    How Long Ago was 1908? Chicago is just starting to enforce the brand new “Anti-White Slavery” laws passed by the Illinois House and Senate. Chicago Cops are reluctant to do this because many of them have made “personal agreements̶...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 23rd, 2024
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    ~Jack Hardy 1877–1921 (Cubs 1907) One of the most obscure members of the first World Series champion Cubs team (1907), Hardy played in exactly one game for Chicago. The catcher went 1 for 4, with a single and a strikeout. He got a few more cups o...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 22nd, 2024
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    ~John Dillinger 1902–1934 (Cubs fan) He was Public Enemy #1–so hounded and hunted by the FBI that he underwent drastic plastic surgery to change his appearance. The surgery left him disfigured, but didn’t do a very good job of disguis...
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    In This Week in 1945
    Jun 21st, 2024
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    This week (June 21-27) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *General Eisenhower returns home… *The Battle of Okinawa ends. Total loss of life—American, Japanese and Okinawan—exceeds 250,000. *Th...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 21st, 2024
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    ~Rick Sutcliffe 1952– (Cubs 1984-1991) The nickname “The Red Baron” was given to Rick Sutcliffe by Harry Caray, because of his intimidating presence (he was 6’7″) and red beard. 82 of his 171 career wins came with the Cubs, including 16 in his Cy...