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    By Rick Kaempfer
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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...
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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...
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    May 2nd, 2015
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    If Mom’s a Cubs fan, don’t forget the Just One Bad Century store when you’re shopping for presents this year. She may love some of these JOBC t-shirts…...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Mar 31st, 2015
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    A year ago the Cubs playing on Opening Day. We’re still a few days away from that this year, and the construction crew at Wrigley is pretty happy about that. Have you seen it lately? Cross your fingers. The Cubs plan to honor the late Ernie Banks on Opening Day. Ever wonder how Ernie’s st...
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    Mar 8th, 2015
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    Feb 20th, 2015
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    Just saw this tweet from Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat… Condolences to family of former #Cubs player Gary Woods, who was scout with White Sox. He passed away Tues. Woods played in Chicago '82-'85 — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) February 20, 2015 Gary was one of the Cubs who sang ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Feb 19th, 2015
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    Thanks so much to DNAinfo.com for this interview explaining our brand new feature Every Cub Ever. You can listen to it here....