Today’s Cub Birthday

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    ~Don Larsen 1929 (Cubs 1967) When the MLB channel debuted, the first full game they showed was the only perfect game in World Series history. Everyone remembers that game, pitched by the immortal Don Larsen. Did you know that same Don Larsen also pitched for the Cubs? It’s true.He was known as ...
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    ~Ray Culp 1941 (Cubs 1967) Ray Culp was already a two-time 14-game winner when the Cubs acquired him before the 1967 season, and they gave up former 20-game winner Dick Ellsworth to get him from the Phillies. But in his only season with Chicago, Culp was mediocre, managing only 8 wins. He also didn&#...
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    ~Rube Novotney 1924 (Cubs 1949) Novotney was a University of Illinois product who got one short cup of coffee with the Cubs in 1949. He was a backup catcher who appeared in 22 games. He hit .269 in his limited appearances. Rube also played nine seasons in the minor leagues. ~Tony Jacobs 1925 (Cubs 19...
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    ~Dallas Green 1934 (Cubs GM 1982-1987) Dallas Green may have been a pretty good judge of talent (he brought Maddux, Palmeiro, Sandberg, Dawson, Grace, Smith, Moyer, Dunston, Suttcliffe, et al to the team), and he may have been gotten the Cubs as close to the World Series as anyone else has, but he wa...
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    ~Bill Long 1960 (Cubs 1990) Long was acquired from the White Sox, and pitched one season for the Cubs out of the bullpen. He went 6-1 with a 4.37 ERA. Long is the only Cubs player in history to be born on Leap Day....
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    There are lots of things written about Ernie Banks on this website, but in honor of Mr. Cub’s untimely passing, I thought I would put them all together in one place for you. First off, Ernie’s entry in my Every Cub Ever A-Z feature… ~Ernie Banks 1931 (Cubs 1953-1971) Ernie is not on...