• EveryCubEver

    Today’s Cub Birthday

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Mar 8th, 2021
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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. Gerberman lasted into the sixth inning and got a no-deci...
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    Mar 7th, 2021
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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 hit a walk-off home run to win the World […...
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    Mar 6th, 2021
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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, but probably had his best season in 1965 with the ...
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    Mar 5th, 2021
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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. He started 45 games for the Cubs in 1981 and 1982,...
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    Mar 4th, 2021
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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 (1945-1948) which began with one at bat in the World Ser...
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    Mar 3rd, 2021
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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. On a team that featured […]...
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    Mar 2nd, 2021
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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 only 36 innings for the Cubs in 1977. He was a lit...
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    Mar 1st, 2021
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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 truly got a taste of what it would be without [&h...
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    Feb 28th, 2021
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    ~Tom Walsh 1885–1963 (Cubs 1906) Walsh was a member of the winningest team in MLB history, the 1906 Cubs, but just barely. (He did make it into the team picture, though. That’s him, second from left, in the front row.) Tom was a catcher, and got into exactly two games (one in August, and ...
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    Feb 27th, 2021
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    ~Sammy Taylor 1933–2019 (Cubs 1958-1962) Taylor was a catcher for the Cubs in the late 50s and early 60s. His best season with the bat was 1959, when he clubbed 13 homers. But he also had a very rough time of it behind the plate, leading the league in homers and stolen bases allowed. He [&helli...