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    Today’s Cub Birthday

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Apr 25th, 2024
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    ~Jacob Rubenstein 1911 (Cubs fan 1911-1967) Cub fan Jacob Rubenstein was born in Chicago; one of eight children of Jewish parents who had immigrated from Poland. He didn’t have a happy childhood. His parents divorced when he was 11. By the time he was 14, his mother was committed to a mental in...
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    Apr 24th, 2024
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    ~Glen Hobbie 1936–2013 (Cubs 1957-1964) Hobbie was part of the Cubs rotation in the late 50s and early 60s; one of the worst stretches in Cubs history. Hobbie’s lifetime record was nearly twenty games under .500, and he lost twenty games in one season (1960), but he did have some moments of bri...
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    Apr 23rd, 2024
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    ~Dolph Camilli 1907–1997 (Cubs 1933-1934) After Cubs owner William Wrigley and team president Bill Veeck Sr. died, the club was handed to an inexperienced fish wholesaler named William Walker. He traded Dolph to the Phillies for Don Hurst. Camilli went on to hit over 200 home runs, made two All...
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    Apr 22nd, 2024
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    ~Mickey Morandini 1966– (Cubs 1998-1999) The Cubs acquired the Indiana University graduate for Doug Glanville before the 1998 season, and Morandini stabilized the infield and the lineup for the Cubs team that made the playoffs that season. He reached career highs in homers, RBI, and average in ...
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    Apr 21st, 2024
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    ~Bill Faul 1940–2002 (Cubs 1965-1966) Some players are known as characters. Some are known as eccentrics. Still others seem to have come from another planet. Bill Faul was one of those guys…and he wasn’t even a lefty…or a Californian. Faul pitched for the Cubs in 1965 and 1966. It’s safe to say...
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    Apr 20th, 2024
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    ~Justice John Paul Stevens 1920–2019 (Cubs fan) He was a moderate Republican when he was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Gerald R. Ford in 1975, and is now considered the most liberal member of the Supreme Court, but Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has other interests beside...
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    Apr 19th, 2024
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    ~Harry Craft 1915–1995 (Cubs Manager/College of Coaches 1961) Harry was a centerfielder nicknamed “Wildfire” for the Reds during his playing days (late 1930s-early 1940s) before going into coaching. He was Mickey Mantle’s first coach in the minor leagues. He became a big league coach with Lou B...
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    Apr 18th, 2024
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    ~Mike Paul 1945– (Cubs 1973-1974) The Cubs acquired Paul from the Texas Rangers for Larry Gura during the 1973 season. He pitched pretty well out of the bullpen at the end of the 1973 season, but the Cubs released him in April of the following season. Larry Gura, on the other hand, went on to [...
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    Apr 17th, 2024
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    ~Cap Anson 1852–1922 (White Stockings 1876-1897) He still holds Cubs career records for most hits, most runs, most doubles, most RBI, and highest batting average (with 2000 or more at bats). Anson is quite simply the greatest player in Chicago Cubs history, and probably the most important playe...
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    Apr 16th, 2024
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    ~Babe Phelps 1908–1992 (Cubs 1933-1934) His real name was Ernest Phelps, but he was known as Babe throughout most of his big league career. He was also known as Blimp when he played for the Cubs; a tribute to the hefty 225 pounds he carried on his frame. Phelps was a rarely used backup catcher ...