• EveryCubEver

    Today’s Cub Birthday

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Feb 15th, 2023
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    ~Nate Schierholtz 1984– (Cubs 2013-2014) Nate was one of the budget free agent signings by the Epstein/Hoyer regime. He won a ring with the 2010 Giants, but he was never really given a chance to be a fulltime player until he arrived in Chicago. In his first season with the Cubs he hit more than...
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    Feb 14th, 2023
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    ~Ace Stewart 1869–1912 (Colts 1895) Ace wasn’t given that nickname because of his stellar play, his real first name was Asa, and Ace was just a shortened way of saying that. The Indiana native (Terre Haute) was a second baseman for Chicago in his only big league season, and was a bit of a...
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    Feb 13th, 2023
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    ~Bill Bradley 1878–1954 (Orphans 1899-1900) Chicago signed him as a shortstop, but he made eight errors in his first five games, so they moved him over to 3B. When his career ended 14 years later, he was considered one of the top third basemen in baseball history. He jumped to the American Leag...
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    Feb 12th, 2023
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    ~Sweetbread Bailey 1895–1939 (Cubs 1919-1921) His real name is Abraham Lincoln Bailey because he shares a birthday with the famous president. What is the origin of his nickname? Well, “sweetbreads” is defined as “the thymus or, sometimes, the pancreas of a young animal (usuall...
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    Feb 11th, 2023
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    ~Willie Smith 1939–2006 (Cubs 1968-1970) Willie’s greatest day as a Cub happened on April 8, 1969. He hit a pinch-hit 2-run walk off home run to win the game on Opening Day. That began a year long love affair between the Cubs and their fans. On September 4, 1969, with the Cubs still holdi...
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    Feb 10th, 2023
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    –Randy Jackson 1926–2019 (Cubs 1950-1955, 1959) His real first name was Ransom, and gosh darnit, he was kind of handsome, so his teammates began calling him Handsome Ransom (His teammates thought he looked like Gregory Peck). “Handsome Ransom” Jackson was one of the best playe...
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    Feb 29th, 2016
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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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    Jan 24th, 2015
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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...