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    Today’s Feature

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Nov 11th, 2019
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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, 2019
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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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    Oct 14th, 2019
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    Only one Cub player was ever born in Italy. Seems like a good day to feature him… ~Julio Bonetti 1911 (Cubs 1940) Julio was one of the rare big leaguers who was born in Italy. He pitched briefly for the Browns before coming to the Cubs, and didn’t get much of a shot with Chicago. [&hellip...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Oct 8th, 2019
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    On this Yom Kippur we salute the Jewish ballplayers. The following Jewish players played or coached at one time or another with the Cubs… ~Cy Block 1919 (Cubs 1942-1946) Cy played briefly for the Cubs during the 1942 season, but Uncle Sam stole him before the 1943 season began. Block returned t...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Sep 21st, 2019
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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&#...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Sep 21st, 2019
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    Today is the first day of Oktoberfest in Munich, so we are honoring all of the Cubs players born in Germany. There are more than you think… ~Heinz Becker 1915 (Cubs 1943-1946) Rollie Zeider, a player on the 1918 pennant winning Cubs, was famously nicknamed Bunions. But he wasn’t the only ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Aug 16th, 2019
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    On this day in 1977, Elvis Presley passed away in his Graceland mansion. Only one Cub player shares a birthplace with the King. Dave Clark was also born in Tupelo, Mississippi. Here’s his Every Cub Ever profile… ~Dave Clark 1962 (Cubs 1990, 1997) Clark was a fourth outfielder for the Cubs...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jul 14th, 2019
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    No Cubs were born in France, but this player is probably the most appropriate to feature on Bastille Day. Not only because of his last name, but also because of the day he pitched… ~Ossie France 1858 (Colts 1890) If you want to travel back in time to watch France pitch in the big leagues, [&hel...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jul 4th, 2019
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    On this Indepedence Day, we celebrate these Free Men who must have felt this day had a certain significance to them… ~Buck Freeman 1896 (Cubs 1921-1922) Freeman was part of the starting rotation of the Cubs in 1921 as a rookie, alongside the likes of Hall of Famer Grover Cleveland Alexander. Bu...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jun 21st, 2019
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    On this first day of summer, we remember fan favorite Champ. This is his profile from our EVERY CUB EVER feature… ~Champ Summers 1946 (Cubs 1975-1976) Summers received his nickname “Champ” from his father: “Dad took one look at me when I was born and said, He looks like heR...