• EveryCubEver

    Today’s Cub Birthday

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jul 5th, 2024
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    ~Goose Gossage 1951– (Cubs 1988) He was so universally referred to by his nickname when he arrived in Chicago in 1988, even the baseball card makers (Fleer) didn’t bother using his real first name anymore. (It was Rich.) Unfortunately for the Cubs, Rich got richer pitching for the Cubs only aft...
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    Jul 4th, 2024
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    ~Chuck Tanner 1928–2011 (Cubs 1957-1959) Chuck Tanner played in the big leagues for parts of eight different seasons. His career started with a bang — a home run in his very first big league at-bat for the Milwaukee Braves in 1955. They released him near the beginning of the 1957 season, and th...
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    Jul 3rd, 2024
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    ~Moises Alou 1966– (Cubs 2002-2004) Moises had a borderline Hall of Fame career. He was a seven-time All-Star, a two-time Silver Slugger award winner, a World Series champion, hit over .300 for his entire 17-year career, and slugged more than 300 lifetime homers. Those numbers are very nearly H...
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    Jul 2nd, 2024
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    ~Angel Pagan 1981– (Cubs 2006-2007) Pagan came up to the big leagues with the Cubs and served as their fourth outfielder during his two years in Chicago. He got sick in his second season in Chicago, and lost a lot of weight. Cubs GM Jim Hendry didn’t think he would be able to contribute much, [...
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    Jul 1st, 2024
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    ~John Clarkson 1861–1909 (White Stockings 1884-1887) John Clarkson would have won several Cy Young Awards if he wasn’t a contemporary of Young. He started 70(!) games for the Cubs in 1885 and won 53(!) of them, easily the most in the league. 10 of those wins were shutouts. In 1887 he led the le...
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    Jun 30th, 2024
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    ~Mark Grudzielanek 1970– (Cubs 2003-2004) Mark was an All-Star early in his career with the Expos and a Gold Glover at second base for the Royals late in his career, but he also made several other big league stops along the way, including Los Angeles, St. Louis, Cleveland, and of course, the Cu...
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    Jun 29th, 2024
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    ~John Boccabella 1941– (Cubs 1963-1968) Boccabella was considered one of the brightest prospects in the Cubs organization. He was so highly touted that Cubs manager Leo Durocher couldn’t wait to play him at first base and send Ernie Banks out to pasture. In the only season Boccabella got over 2...
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    Jun 28th, 2024
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    ~Mark Grace 1964– (Cubs 1988-2000) They called him Amazing Grace, after the song, and because of his amazing glove work around first base. Mark Grace anchored first for the Cubs for more than a decade and became one of Wrigley Field’s fan favorites. He won four Gold Gloves, hit .300 nine times,...
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    Jun 27th, 2024
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    ~Jim Edmonds 1970– (Cubs 2008) Edmonds was an eight-time Gold Glover and four-time All-Star with the Angels and Cardinals before coming to the Cubs from the Padres in the middle of the 2008 season. He had been a hated rival while a member of the World Series champion Cardinals, but Cubs fans wa...
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    Jun 26th, 2024
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    ~Babe Herman 1903–1987 (Cubs 1933-1934) That’s right, “Babe” played for the Cubs. Unfortunately, it wasn’t THE Babe. His real name was Floyd Caves Herman, and his manager in the minors called him “Babe” after he got a hit in his first at-bat. Babe Ruth was playing then, and the manager said, “Y...