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    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Apr 4th, 2021
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    There haven’t been any Easter Bunnies that played for the Cubs, but there have been a few rabbits… ~Rabbit Maranville 1891 (Cubs 1925) Nicknamed for his speed and rabbit-like leaps, Rabbit Maranville was always a great fielder, but he was even better known for his partying. One time when ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Apr 2nd, 2021
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    On Good Friday we tell you about former Cub Wilbur Good… ~Wilbur Good 1885 (Cubs 1911-1915) Wilbur came to the Cubs in the trade that sent popular catcher Johnny Kling to Boston. His nickname was “Lefty” and he played for the Cubs in the years after their dynasty (1906-1910) and bef...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Mar 17th, 2021
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    On St. Patrick’s Day we salute EVERY CUB EVER with the first name Pat. ~Paddy Driscoll (Cubs 1917) Paddy Driscoll is a football hall of famer, but he also got a cup of coffee in Major League Baseball thanks to the Cubs. In 1917, the team’s second season at what is now known as Wrigley, [&hellip...
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    Feb 12th, 2021
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    The Cubs have never had a player with the last name of Lincoln, but they have something even better. They have this man… ~Sweetbread Bailey 1895 (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? W...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Feb 2nd, 2021
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    The following Cub player was born in the famous Groundhogs Day town of Punxsutany, Pennsylvania… ~Wilbur Good 1885 (Cubs 1911-1915) Wilbur came to the Cubs in the trade that sent popular catcher Johnny Kling to Boston. His nickname was “Lefty” and he played for the Cubs in the years...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jan 2nd, 2021
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    On this day in 1886 the corporation Johnson & Johnson was founded. In honor of that corporate giant, today we’re featuring all the Cubs named Johnson…and there were quite a few. ~Abe Johnson (Colts 1893) Abe was an obscure pitcher who pitched exactly one inning for the Cubs on July 16...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Dec 30th, 2020
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    The most common name in America is Smith, and yet there has never been a President Smith. There once was a man named Al Smith, who ran for president and lost against Herbert Hoover, but that’s as close as we got. As a tribute to Al on the anniversary of his birth, we honor all […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Nov 11th, 2020
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    Veteran’s Day is observed on November 11 because 11/11/18 is the day the Armistice was signed to end World War I. The following Cubs served during that War… ~Vic Aldridge 1893 (1917-1924) On the day President Harding died, the Cubs beat the Boston Braves 5-1 thanks to a great pitching per...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Oct 31st, 2020
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    On this Halloween we feature a man they called Spook… ~Bob Speake 1930 (Cubs 1955,1957) His real name was Robert Speake, and he went by Bob, but his nickname was Spook. Spook was an outfielder/first baseman for the Cubs during the ’55 and ’57 seasons, and had decent pop in his bat (...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Sep 21st, 2020
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    It’s a stretch, but it is pronounced the same. The perfect player to profile on the first day of Faul… ~Bill Faul 1940 (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&#...