Today’s Feature

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Every Cub Ever (A-Z)
    May 8th, 2017
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    Today we feature EVERY CUB EVER beginning with the letter F. From Jim Fanning to Mike Fyhrie–80 entries in all. What will you find there? Two Hall of Famers, six videos, seven classic baseball cards, two managers, two celebrity fans, two classic audio clips, a Cubs broadcaster, a Cubs scribe, a...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Every Cub Ever (A-Z)
    May 7th, 2017
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    Today we feature EVERY CUB EVER beginning with the letter E. From Don Eaddy to Scott Eyre–44 entries in all. What will you find there? Four Hall of Famers, six classic baseball cards, two videos, an incredibly memorable audio clip, two managers, an executive, two Cubs scribes and a publishing h...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Every Cub Ever (A-Z)
    May 5th, 2017
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    Today we feature EVERY CUB EVER beginning with the letter C. From Cabrera to Cvengros–161 entries in all. What will you find there? Three Hall of Famers, 17 videos, 26 classic baseball cards, two Cubs scribes, three Cubs broadcasters, three classic audio clips, three songs, three celebrity fans...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In News
    May 5th, 2017
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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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In News
    May 1st, 2017
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    A tribute to all the Cubs named May on the first of May… ~Derrick May 1968 (Cubs 1990-1994) Derrick was a first round Cubs draft choice in 1986, and made his big league debut in 1990. The son of big leaguer Dave May didn’t really get regular playing time until 1992, but in his final [&hel...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In News
    Apr 29th, 2017
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    A tribute to Bushes, Forrests, Trees, and Woods in honor of Arbour Day… ~Guy Bush 1901 (Cubs 1923-1934) The Mississippi Mudcat got his nickname because he came from Mississippi and had a very strange delivery. It was described like this by F.C. Lane in Baseball Magazine (1930): “On the hu...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In News
    Apr 18th, 2017
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    In Boston, the third Monday in April is known as Patriot’s Day. We don’t generally celebrate the holiday in Chicago, but this year we’ll make an exception by honoring two Cubs who shared names with our Founding Fathers… ~George Washington “Zip” Zabel 1891 (Cubs 191...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In News
    Apr 16th, 2017
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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
    In News
    Apr 15th, 2017
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    On tax day, we honor a man who should be nicknamed “Internal Revenue” so that we could mention him every single Tax Day. As far as we know, he didn’t study accounting, and he never worked for the federal government, and his birthday isn’t April 15th (It’s June 4th). Neve...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In News
    Apr 14th, 2017
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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...