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    By Rick Kaempfer
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    May 5th, 2018
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    On this Cinco de Mayo we celebrate all of the Mexican-born players who have played for the Cubs… ~Hector Torres 1945 (Cubs 1971) The Cubs aquired Torres in a straight shortstop for shortstop swap with the Houston Astros. The Astros got Roger Metzger in return. Torres hit .224 backing up Don Kes...
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    A tribute to all the Cubs named May on the first of May… ~Derrick May 1968 (Cubs 1990-1994) Derrick was a first round Cubs draft choice in 1986, and made his big league debut in 1990. The son of big leaguer Dave May didn’t really get regular playing time until 1992, but in his final [&hel...
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    Apr 15th, 2018
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    On tax day, we honor a man who should be nicknamed “Internal Revenue” so that we could mention him every single Tax Day. As far as we know, he didn’t study accounting, and he never worked for the federal government, and his birthday isn’t April 15th (It’s June 4th). Neve...
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    Mar 17th, 2018
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    On St. Patrick’s Day we salute EVERY CUB EVER with the first name Pat. ~Paddy Driscoll (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, [&hellip...
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    Mar 5th, 2018
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    Today is Kasimir Pulaski day, which is a big deal to Chicago’s large Polish population. There have been exactly five players in big league history who were born in Poland, and one of them played for the Cubs. His EVERY CUB EVER entry is listed below… ~Moe Drabowsky 1935 (Cubs 1956-1960) M...
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    Apr 29th, 2017
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    A tribute to Bushes, Forrests, Trees, and Woods in honor of Arbour Day… ~Guy Bush 1901 (Cubs 1923-1934) The Mississippi Mudcat got his nickname because he came from Mississippi and had a very strange delivery. It was described like this by F.C. Lane in Baseball Magazine (1930): “On the hu...
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    Apr 18th, 2017
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    In Boston, the third Monday in April is known as Patriot’s Day. We don’t generally celebrate the holiday in Chicago, but this year we’ll make an exception by honoring two Cubs who shared names with our Founding Fathers… ~George Washington “Zip” Zabel 1891 (Cubs 191...
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    Apr 16th, 2017
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    There haven’t been any Easter Bunnies that played for the Cubs, but there have been a few rabbits… ~Rabbit Maranville 1891 (Cubs 1925) Nicknamed for his speed and rabbit-like leaps, Rabbit Maranville was always a great fielder, but he was even better known for his partying. One time when ...
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    Apr 14th, 2017
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    On Good Friday we tell you about former Cub Wilbur Good… ~Wilbur Good 1885 (Cubs 1911-1915) Wilbur came to the Cubs in the trade that sent popular catcher Johnny Kling to Boston. His nickname was “Lefty” and he played for the Cubs in the years after their dynasty (1906-1910) and bef...
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    Apr 9th, 2017
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    We are not besmirching Palm Sunday. In fact, we’re at church right now. On the other hand, Palm Sunday does seem like the most thematically appropriate day to present for you two Cubs pitchers who famously used the palmball. ~Ray Culp 1941 (Cubs 1967) Ray Culp was already a two-time 14-game win...