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    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Mar 20th, 2017
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    Happy First day of Spring, on behalf of the only Cub ever named Spring…. ~Jack Spring (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 [&hellip...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Mar 17th, 2017
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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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Mar 6th, 2017
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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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    In Every Cub Ever (A-Z)
    May 6th, 2016
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    Today we feature EVERY CUB EVER beginning with the letter Z. 12 entries in all–from Zip Zabel to Dutch Zwilling. What will you find there? Four classic baseball cards, three videos, one manager, three Cubs who played in the first season at Wrigley, a player who was banned from baseball and work...
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    In Every Cub Ever (A-Z)
    May 5th, 2016
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    Today we feature EVERY CUB EVER beginning with the letter Y. Everyone from George Yantz to Eric Young–12 entries in all. What will you find there? Two classic baseball cards, a video, two Yerkes, a scribe, a wartime Cub, a 1969 Cub, a player who inspired a classic poem, a pitcher who went 27 st...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    May 5th, 2016
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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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    May 4th, 2016
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    Today we feature EVERY CUB EVER beginning with the letter X. OK, Mea Culpa. There weren’t any. However, we do feature two players who are associated with that letter–one because of his first name, and the other (a Hall of Famer) because of his nickname. There’s also a video and a cl...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Every Cub Ever (A-Z)
    May 3rd, 2016
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    Today we feature EVERY CUB EVER beginning with the letter W. Everyone from Tsuyoshi Wada to Hank Wyse–118 entries in all. What will you find there? Five Hall of Famers, 15 classic baseball cards, 15 videos, 11 Cubs named Williams, 8 named Wilson, 6 named Walker, 5 named Wright, 4 named Ward, tw...
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    In Every Cub Ever (A-Z)
    May 2nd, 2016
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    Today we feature EVERY CUB EVER beginning with the letter V. Everyone from Mike Vail to John Vukovich–37 entries in all. What will you find there? A Hall of Famer, six classic baseball cards, four videos, one song, two executives, two celebrity fans, a manager, the pitcher who tossed two no-hit...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    May 1st, 2016
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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...