• EveryCubEver

    Today’s Cub Birthday

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    Jan 20th, 2024
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    ~Earl Smith 1891 (Cubs 1916) He got his cup of coffee with the Cubs in their first season at their current ballpark. During that 1916 season, the corner outfielder got only twenty-seven at-bats, all of them in the month of September. He did manage seven hits, including a double and a triple, but the ...
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    Jan 19th, 2024
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    ~Ken Frailing 1948 (Cubs 1974-76) He was part of the Ron Santo trade with the White Sox (along with Steve Stone and Steve Swisher). He was mainly used as a swing man, switching between the bullpen and starting. He did pitch one complete game. (Photo: Topps 1975 Baseball Card) ~Ollie Hanson 1896 (Cubs...
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    Jan 18th, 2024
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    ~Babe Twombly 1896 (Cubs 1920-1921) The Cubs have had lots of players nicknamed “Babe” over the years, but unfortunately none of their last names were Ruth. Babe Twombly played for the Cubs for two seasons and hit over .300 in a part-time role, but he never managed to secure a full-time s...
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    Jan 17th, 2024
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    ~Don Zimmer 1931 (Cubs 1960-1961) (Photo: 1961 Topps Baseball Card) Most modern day Cub fans know the tale of his managing days in Chicago, but not many know about his interesting stint as a Cubs player. In April of 1960, the Cubs made a trade with the reigning World Champion Dodgers to acquire one o...
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    ~Dizzy Dean 1910 (Cubs 1938-1941) He was colorful, exciting, cocky, and the best pitcher in baseball. Unfortunately, that last description only applied to his years before he joined the Cubs in 1938. His best years were with the Cardinals, where he led the league in strikeouts 4 times, wins twice (in...
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    Jan 15th, 2024
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    ~Grover Cleveland Lowdermilk 1885 (Cubs 1912) When your real name is a mouthful like Grover Cleveland Lowdermilk, you’re bound to get tagged with a nickname. He was tall (6’4″) and lanky (190 lbs), so his Cubs teammates dubbed him “Slim”. Slim was born just a few months ...
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    Jan 14th, 2024
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    ~Hank Gornicki 1911 (Cubs 1941) Hank was acquired from the Cardinals. The Cubs pitched him in one game in 1941, didn’t like what they saw, voided the deal, and sent him back to the Cardinals. The Pirates later gave him a longer shot in the big leagues, but his stint with that team was interrupt...
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    Jan 13th, 2024
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    ~Kevin Foster 1969 (Cubs 1994-1998) Kevin Foster was born and raised in the Chicago area, so it was a dream come true when he came to the Cubs in 1994. He had his ups (a 12 win season in ’95 and a 10 win season in ’97), and downs (he had trouble giving up the […]...
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    ~Paul Reuschel 1947 (Cubs 1975-1977) When he was called up to the Cubs in 1975, his little brother Rick was already the ace of the staff. Rick was a starting pitcher, but Paul was used almost exclusively out of the bullpen (he started two games for the Cubs in 1976). The highlight of his career [&hel...
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    Jan 11th, 2024
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    ~Paddy Driscoll 1895 (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, he played in 13 games and got 32 at bats. Unfortunately, he only […...