• EveryCubEver

    Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 11th, 2024
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    ~Paddy Driscoll 1895 (Cubs 1917) Paddy Driscoll is a football hall of famer, but he also got a cup of coffee in Major League Baseball thanks to the Cubs. In 1917, the team’s second season at what is now known as Wrigley, he played in 13 games and...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Jan 11th, 2024
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    This Week, the Last Year the Cubs Were In the World Series World War II Rages On… *Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg (photo), credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, is arrested by the secret police in Hungary. *German forc...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 10th, 2024
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    ~Tom Dolan 1855 (White Stocking 1879) He got his first taste of the big leagues in Chicago (4 at bats in 1879), but later played seven big league seasons elsewhere. (Photo: Old Judge Cigarette Card, 1888) ~George Pierce 1888 (Cubs 1912-1916) George pit...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 9th, 2024
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    ~Ivan de Jesus 1953 (Cubs 1977-1981) Ivan de Jesus was born in Puerto Rico. The Cubs made a rare good trade after the 1976 season when they sent Rick Monday to the Dodgers for Bill Buckner and a little known prospect named Ivan de Jesus. Ivan had a few...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 8th, 2024
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    ~Bruce Sutter 1953 (Cubs 1976-1980) Bruce Sutter is a Hall of Famer, but of course, he’s not wearing a Cubs hat even though he had his best and most dominating seasons on the North Side of Chicago. He was a six-time All-Star including four times ...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 7th, 2024
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    ~Alvin Dark 1922 (1958-1959 Cubs) (Photo: 1959 Topps Baseball Card) Dark had his best years with the Giants in New York, but as a member of the Cubs he was involved in one of the strangest plays in baseball history. It happened on June 30, 1959. It all...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 6th, 2024
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    ~Clyde Beck 1900 (Cubs 1926-1930) Beck was a backup infielder for the Cubs for most of his five year Cubs career. He started nearly 90 games for them in the 1928 season, and then went back to the bench for the pennant winning 1929 season. The highlight...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 5th, 2024
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    ~Riggs Stephenson 1898 (Cubs 1926-1934) Stephenson was a former All-American football player, and his nickname Old Hoss fit his build. Old Hoss was a great hitter, one of the best in Cubs history. He still holds the Cubs record for hitters with more th...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 4th, 2024
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    ~Ted Lilly 1976– (Pitcher, Cubs 2007-2010) Ted Lilly was a fan favorite during his time with the Cubs. His full name is Theodore Roosevelt Lilly, and yes he was named after the president. Although he didn’t really walk softly and carry a bi...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 3rd, 2024
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    ~Adrian Garrett 1943 (Cubs 1970, 1973-75) Garrett was primarily used as a pinch hitter because he had a lot of power. He hit 280 homers in the minors and 102 in Japan. His little brother Wayne was a member of the 1969 Miracle Mets. (Photo: Topps 1974 B...