• EveryCubEver

    Today’s Cub Birthday

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Oct 6th, 2021
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    ~Jay Baller 1960– (Cubs 1985-1987) He pitched out of the Cubs bullpen for three seasons (’85-’87) and got progressively worse each season (3.46 ERA, 5.37 ERA, 6.35 ERA). After the ’87 season, the Cubs sent him packing. He later had a cup of coffee with the Royals and the Phillies. (Photo: Topps...
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    Oct 5th, 2021
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    ~Norm McMillan 1895–1969 (Cubs 1928-1929) Called “Bub” because of his southern origins, Norm McMillan’s most productive season came in 1929 with the Chicago Cubs when he hit .271 in 459 at-bats with 5 home runs and 55 runs batted in. He also had 13 stolen bases. That season Bub was involved in ...
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    Oct 4th, 2021
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    ~Tony LaRussa 1944– (Cubs 1973) On April 6, 1973, the Cubs won the opener 3-2 over the Expos in the bottom of the ninth because the best relief pitcher in baseball, Mike Marshall, walked in two runs. The winning run was scored by Tony LaRussa in his only game as a Cub. He came in […]...
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    Oct 3rd, 2021
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    ~Dennis Eckersley 1954– (Cubs 1984-1986) Dennis was a 2-time All-Star as a starting pitcher, and a 4-time All-Star as a relief pitcher in 24 big league seasons. He was one of the rare pitchers who was a superstar in both roles. Eck won 20 games in a season and threw a no-hitter as a starting [&...
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    Oct 2nd, 2021
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    ~Hector Villanueva 1964 (Cubs 1990-1992) Unlike most .230-hitting bad-fielding catchers, Hector managed to become a crowd favorite at Wrigley Field. Many fans saw themselves in Hector’s Ruthian physique. Others appreciated his “swing for the fences on every swing” approach to hittin...
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    Oct 1st, 2021
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    ~Bill Bonham 1948 (Cubs 1971-1977) Bonham won 53 games for the Cubs during his time in Chicago, and even showed some flashes of promise. Unfortunately, he also once lost 22 games in a season (1974), and led the league in earned runs allowed in 1975. On July 31, 1974, Bonham became one of the few [&he...
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    Sep 30th, 2021
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    ~William Wrigley Jr. 1861–1932 (Cubs owner 1918-1932) William Wrigley LOVED baseball. He didn’t buy the Cubs as an investment. He bought the team because he loved the game, and had since he was a boy in Philadelphia. It killed him that his dad made him work at a young age, because every day he ...
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    Sep 29th, 2021
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    ~Harry Steinfeldt 1877–1914 (Cubs 1906-1910) Harry was the forgotten man in the Cubs infield that also included Hall of Famers Tinker, Evers, and Chance, but he was every bit as important to that Cubs dynasty as any of them. If only his last name were a little more poetic — Franklin Adams may h...
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    Sep 28th, 2021
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    ~Dick Gernert 1928–2017 (Cubs 1960) He was the nephew of fellow Cub Dim Dom Dallessandro. Gernert had a few good years with the Red Sox before coming to the Cubs. The outfielder/first baseman had 100 career homers on his resume when he arrived at Wrigley Field. Unfortunately for the Cubs, he di...
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    Sep 27th, 2021
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    ~Don Schulze 1962– (Cubs 1983-1984) Schulze was a local high school hero (Lake Park High School in Roselle) when he was drafted in the first round (11th overall pick) by the Cubs in 1980. (Future Cubs manager Ricky Renteria was picked later in that round, as were fellow future managers Terry Fr...