• EveryCubEver

    Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 15th, 2024
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    ~Bob Locker 1938– (Cubs 1973, 1975) The Cubs traded one of their rare home-grown position players (Billy North) to get Bob Locker before the 1973 season. North was a speedy leadoff hitter that ignited the lineup of the World Champion Oakland A’s,...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 14th, 2024
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    ~Steve Lake 1957– (Cubs 1983-1986, 1993) Steve spent eleven years in the big leagues as a backup catcher, beginning and ending his career with the Cubs. He was known as a great defensive catcher. Lake ranks ninth on the all-time list for percenta...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 13th, 2024
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    ~Chippy Gaw 1892–1968 (Cubs 1920) One of the greatest names in baseball history–Chippy Gaw–pitched only briefly for the Cubs. After logging nearly ten years in the minors, he got into six big league games in 1920, mainly as a reliever. In his las...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 12th, 2024
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    Johnny Callison 1939 (Cubs 1970-1971) The Cubs acquired him in November of 1969, in a trade that they hoped would put them over the top. They traded pitcher Dick Selma (who had been a favorite of the Bleacher Bums because of his cheerleading routine fr...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 11th, 2024
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    ~Jack Spring 1933–2015 (Cubs 1964) He pitched for seven teams in his eight big league seasons, and for exactly one month that team was the Cubs. They acquired Jack in May of 1964, and he pitched in seven games over the next few weeks. But then on...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 10th, 2024
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    ~Bill Heath 1939– (Cubs 1969) Bill Heath was a backup catcher for the Cubs in 1969, and with less than 200 career at bats, certainly qualifies as a “cup of coffee.” His story has a very dramatic ending by the way. Heath was catching o...
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    In This Week in 1908
    Mar 10th, 2024
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    How long ago was 1908? Chicago’s aldermen of 1908 make today’s look like alter boys. Meet “Bathhouse John” Coughlin. He is one of the aldermen from Chicago’s notorious First Ward. Along with his partner in crime (literally...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 9th, 2024
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    ~Terry Mulholland 1963– (Cubs 1997-1999) He was a mediocre starting pitcher for the Cubs in 1997, but Mulholland was a key contributor out of the bullpen during their wild card season of 1998. He was the main lefty setup man, and when Rod Beck wa...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 8th, 2024
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    ~George Gerberman 1942– (Cubs 1962) George got exactly one big league start, and it came for the Cubs on September 23rd. The location was the Polo Grounds, and the opponent was the worst team in big league history, the 1962 New York Mets. Gerberm...
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    In This Week in 1945
    Mar 8th, 2024
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On *Josip Broz Tito (photo) forms a government in Yugoslavia. *The U.S.S.R. returns Transylvania to Romania. *Patton’s 3rd Army makes contact with Hodge...