• EveryCubEver

    Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 7th, 2024
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    ~Joe Carter 1960 (Cubs 1983) The Cubs had the second pick in the 1981 draft, and for once, they didn’t blow it. They chose Joe Carter. Carter would go on to be a five-time All-Star, hit nearly 400 career homers, steal more 200 career bases, and h...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 6th, 2024
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    ~Ted Abernathy 1933–2004 (Cubs 1965-1966, 1969-1970) Abernathy’s delivery was memorable–he was a submariner who nearly hit the ground with his arm on every pitch. The reliever pitched for seven teams during his fourteen year career, b...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 5th, 2024
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    ~Doug Bird 1950– (Cubs 1981-1982) Bird was an important part of the Kansas City bullpen throughout most of the 1970s, but when he was acquired by the Cubs (from the Yankees) in 1981, they thought he would make a better starter. They were wrong. H...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Mar 5th, 2024
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    Where Were The Cubs? March 5, 1982 On this day in 1982, famous Cubs fan John Belushi died at the way too young age of 33. His career was peppered with references to his favorite baseball team. On Saturday Night Live, he flipped “Cheesborgers̶...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Mar 4th, 2024
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    March 31, 2008 The Cubs opened their 2008 season at Wrigley Field by unveiling the statue of Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks. The statue was given a place of honor on the corner of Clark and Addison right by Wrigley Field’s main gate. Ernie was on hand to c...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 4th, 2024
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    ~Clyde McCullough 1917–1982 (Cubs 1940-1948, 1953-1956) Clyde actually had three different stints with the Cubs. The pre-war stint (1940-1943) when he was a young gun catcher with a great arm, the post war years after his military service (1945-1...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 3rd, 2024
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    ~Art Bues 1888 (Cubs 1914) Art may have had a slight advantage when he made it up to the big leagues in 1913 to play for Boston. The manager of the team was his uncle, Gentleman George Stallings. But he made it on his own in Chicago the following year....
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    In This Week in 1908
    Mar 3rd, 2024
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    How long ago was 1908? *Alexander Graham Bell turns 61 (March 3), and is one of the most famous men in America–known as the inventor of the telephone. Now he is experimenting with aviation. He and his aviation team are working very hard on prepar...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 2nd, 2024
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    ~Pete Broberg 1950 (Cubs 1977) Pete was a first round pick of the Washington Senators in 1971, but could never quite harness his control. He led the American league in hit batsmen in two different seasons before the Cubs acquired him. Broberg pitched o...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 1st, 2024
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    ~Harry Caray 1914–1998 (Cubs announcer 1982-1997) Harry was more than just the announcer for the Cubs. He was the symbol of the team during his time on the North Side. He had some great moments in the division winning year of 1984, but Cubs fans ...