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    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jan 21st, 2020
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    As the nation celebrates Martin Luther King day, we honor the Cub players named King… ~King Cole 1886 (Cubs 1909-1912) His real name was Leonard Leslie Cole. He started his baseball career as a pitcher with the Cubs in 1909. By 1910, he was the ace of the staff. He led the National League that ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jan 2nd, 2020
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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, 2019
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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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    Dec 25th, 2019
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    On Jesus’ birthday, we honor the Cub players named Jesus… ~Jesus Figueroa, 1957 (Cubs 1980) The Dominican outfielder played for the Cubs one year, his only season in the big leagues. The Cubs used him mainly as a pinch hitter that season. He was a contact hitter with a good eye, but didn&...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Nov 28th, 2019
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    On this Thanksgiving, we honor the Native Americans who played for the Cubs… ~Ben Tincup 1893 (Cubs 1928) Tincup may be the only Native American player in the early 20th century who wasn’t nicknamed Chief. He was a Cherokee. He was also a World War I veteran. His big league career began b...
    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&#...