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    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&#...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Aug 16th, 2020
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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 4th, 2020
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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, 2020
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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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jun 21st, 2020
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    Have there been any father/son teams that have both played for the Cubs? Yes there were. Here are five of their EVERY CUB EVER profiles on this Father’s Day… ~Randy Hundley 1942 (Cubs 1966-1973, 1976-1977) Randy was a good ol’ boy from Martinsville, Virginia who talked with a Southern acc...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jun 14th, 2020
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    Why do we celebrate Rick Monday on Flag Day? This profile entry from Every Cub Ever explains it quite well… ~Rick Monday 1945 (Cubs 1972-1976) Monday was a key member of the Cubs during the early-to-mid 70s. The former first overall pick in the draft cost the Cubs Kenny Holtzman to acquire him,...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jun 6th, 2020
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    Today is the 75th anniversary of D-day. 24 Chicago Cubs served in the military during World War II, but Larry French was the only one to actively take part in the D-Day invasion. French was an active player until joining the Navy, but realizing his baseball career was essentially over, he decided to ...
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    May 5th, 2020
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    On this Cinco de Mayo we celebrate all of the Mexican-born players who have played for the Cubs… ~Hector Torres 1945 (Cubs 1971) The Cubs aquired Torres in a straight shortstop for shortstop swap with the Houston Astros. The Astros got Roger Metzger in return. Torres hit .224 backing up Don Kes...