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    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Apr 15th, 2020
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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...
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    Apr 12th, 2020
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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 10th, 2020
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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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    Apr 5th, 2020
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    We are not besmirching Palm Sunday. In fact, we’re at church right now. On the other hand, Palm Sunday does seem like the most thematically appropriate day to present for you two Cubs pitchers who famously used the palmball. ~Ray Culp 1941 (Cubs 1967) Ray Culp was already a two-time 14-game win...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Mar 19th, 2020
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    Happy First day of Spring, on behalf of the only Cub ever named Spring…. ~Jack Spring (Cubs 1964) He pitched for seven teams in his eight big league seasons, and for exactly one month that team was the Cubs. They acquired Jack in May of 1964, and he pitched in seven games over the next [&hellip...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Mar 17th, 2020
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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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Mar 2nd, 2020
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    Today is Kasimir Pulaski day, which is a big deal to Chicago’s large Polish population. There have been exactly five players in big league history who were born in Poland, and one of them played for the Cubs. His EVERY CUB EVER entry is listed below… ~Moe Drabowsky 1935 (Cubs 1956-1960) M...
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    Feb 26th, 2020
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    On this Ash Wednesday, we salute the most famous Ash to ever play for the Cubs… ~Richie Ashburn 1927–1997 (Cubs 1960-1961) While it was great to have the Hall of Famer Ashburn covering centerfield for the 1960 and 1961 Cubs, the lifetime .308 hitter was long past his prime. He put up thos...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Feb 25th, 2020
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    On this Fat Tuesday, we recognize the fattest Cub of all-time… ~Jumbo Brown 1907–1966 (Cubs 1925) When Brown came up with the Cubs as a rookie, he immediately set a record. He was the heaviest player to ever play in the big leagues at that time; tipping the scales at 295 pounds. He may be...
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    Feb 12th, 2020
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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...