• EveryCubEver

    Today’s Cub Birthday

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    ~Norman Rockwell 1893–1978 (Cubs cover 1948) How bad were the Cubs in 1948? They finished in last place, 27 ½ games out of first place. Their hitting was atrocious (fewest home runs, fewest walks), their pitching staff was brutal (fewest shutouts, second most walks), their speed was non-existen...
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    ~George Halas 1895–1983 (Cubs fan 1900-1983) Growing up in Chicago during the Cubs championship era (the first decade of last century), George Halas was a die-hard Cubs fan. When he was a boy, he and his friends used to hang around the player’s entrance at West Side Grounds and wait for F...
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    ~Carl Reynolds 1903 (Cubs 1937-1939) He was a ten-year veteran of the big leagues when he joined the Cubs in 1937, and claimed a starting outfield spot on the 1938 pennant winners. But in the World Series he came up to bat thirteen times and only got on base once (via walk). He went back […]...
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    ~Ernie Banks 1931 (Cubs 1953-1971) Ernie is not only a Hall of Famer, he’s the first African American player to ever play for the Chicago Cubs. The way he became a Cub is almost a fluke. At the end of the 1953 season, Gene Baker was called up to be the first African-American Cubs player. [&hell...
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    Jan 30th, 2023
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    ~Davey Johnson 1943 (Cubs 1978) Davey Johnson had a very distinguished playing career before he became a manager. He was a four-time All-Star, three time Gold Glove second baseman, two-time World Series champ, and once hit 43 homers in a season, but by the time he came to the Cubs, those days were in...
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    Jan 29th, 2023
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    ~Kevin Roberson 1968 (Cubs 1993-1995) In his rookie year of 1993, Roberson did get a fair amount of playing time (180 at bats) and did deliver some power (9hrs, 27RBI), but his lifetime batting average was .197. (Photo: Topps 1994 Baseball Card) ~Bill Krieg 1859 (White Stockings 1885) He played one g...
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    Jan 28th, 2023
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    ~Bob Muncrief 1916 (Cubs 1949) When the Cubs acquired Muncrief in 1949, he had already pitched in an All-Star Game (1944) and two World Series (1944 with the St. Louis Browns and 1948 with the Cleveland Indians). With the Cubs he didn’t do much. He went 5-6 in 34 games out of the bullpen. He [&...
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    ~Andy Lotshaw 1880 (Cubs Trainer 1922-1952) Andy was the Cubs trainer and also served in the same capacity for the Chicago Bears. Andy actually played an important role in the career of Cubs pitching great Guy Bush. Bush was one of the mainstays of the Cubs pitching staff during most of the 1920s and...
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    ~Rip Russell 1915 (Cubs 1939-1942) He real first name was Glen, but Rip Russell was known for being able to rip line drives. He also came to the Cubs just after another first baseman named Rip Collins played for the team, so it was only natural that his teammates started calling him Rip. Russell play...
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    ~Lucky Glade 1876 (Orphans 1902) Glade had one start for the Cubs (then known as the Orphans) in 1902, and gave up eight runs in eight innings and took the loss. But he got his nickname “Lucky” when he was with the St. Louis Browns in 1905. That year he made 32 starts and won […]...