• EveryCubEver

    Today’s Cub Birthday

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    Feb 25th, 2023
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    ~Ron Santo 1940–2010 (Cubs 1960-1973, Cubs announcer 1990-2010) He was the captain of that ill-fated (but incredibly talented) 1969 Cubs team–the man who clicked his heels after each Cubs victory. Santo was also the one who had the black cat cross his path while he stood in the on-deck ci...
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    Feb 24th, 2023
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    ~Pinky Pittenger 1899–1977 (Cubs 1925) Pinky was a back up third baseman and shortstop for a Cubs team that made history–they were the first Cubs team to ever finish in last place. After that blip year of 1925, the Cubs didn’t finish in last place again for another 23 years. Pinky&#...
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    Feb 23rd, 2023
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    ~Jim Bolger 1932–2020 (Cubs 1955-1959) Bolger backed up all three outfield positions for the Cubs in the late 50s. His best season was 1957, when he got the most extensive playing time of his career. He hit .275 in 273 at bats, and knocked in 33 runs. He also played for the Reds, Indians, and [...
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    Feb 22nd, 2023
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    ~Steve Barber 1938–2007 (1970) Barber was a two-time All-Star pitcher for the Orioles in the 1960s. He was also a 20-game winner. But by the time he arrived in Chicago, he had endured less successful stints with both the Yankees and the Seattle Pilots. He was signed as a free agent by the Cubs ...
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    Feb 21st, 2023
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    Adam Greenberg 1981– (Cubs 2005) His Cubs career was undeniably unique. On July 9, 2005, the Chicago Cubs called him up to the big leagues. They were in Miami facing the Florida Marlins. Greenberg’s entire family flew down to Florida from Connecticut to watch his first major league series...
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    Feb 20th, 2023
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    ~Frank Gustine 1920–1991 (Cubs 1949) Frank was coming off three consecutive all-star seasons when he arrived in Chicago in December of 1948. The Hoopeston Illinois native was probably excited to be playing for the Cubs after spending the previous ten seasons with the Pirates. (His roommate on t...
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    Feb 19th, 2023
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    ~Jim Cosman 1943–2013 (Cubs 1970) Though Cosman is listed as a “Rookie Star” on this Topps baseball card, he pitched briefly for the Cardinals in 1966 and 1967 before coming to the Cubs. The big right-hander (6’5″) had control problems throughout his pitching career. Wit...
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    Feb 18th, 2023
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    ~Jerry Morales 1949–  (Cubs 1974-1977, 1981-1983) Jerry was acquired in the trade with the Padres that cost the Cubs fan favorite Glenn Beckert, but Morales would have a very respectable Cubs career. For parts of two decades his reliable glove patrolled all three outfield positions for the Cubs...
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    Feb 17th, 2023
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    ~Doyle Lade 1921–2000 (Cubs 1946-1950) The Cubs got him from the White Sox during the 1946 season, and Doyle stayed with the Cubs the rest of the decade. His best season was 1947. He won 11 games and posted a 3.94 ERA pitching for a less-than-stellar Cubs team. After that season, he was mostly ...
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    ~Carl Lundgren 1880–1934 (Cubs 1902-1909) Lundgren pitched for three Cubs pennant winners (1906, 1907, & 1908). Even though he was a great pitcher, he never pitched in the World Series during those pennant winning seasons because there were even better pitchers on the team (like Mordecai Br...