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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 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...
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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 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...
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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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    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 ...
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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&...
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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...
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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...