• EveryCubEver

    Every Cub Ever (K)

    By Rick Kaempfer
    Jan 14th, 2015
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    Extra Entries beginning with K…

    ~Rick Kaempfer 1963 (Cubs fan 1968-present)
    Rick is the editor-in-chief of Just One Bad Century, and the author of Every Cub Ever. His book “Father Knows Nothing” is also available right here at Just One Bad Century. If you’re a parent or you ever had a parent, and you have a sense of humor, you’ll enjoy Rick’s book. There are also some amusing stories about taking his kids to Wrigley Field. In this video he tells the story of his favorite day at Wrigley Field…

    ~Bill Kissinger (Cubs Fan)
    Bill is a WGN-TV writer/producer but he’s also a lifelong Cub fan who has an amazing streak of being at Wrigley for momentous occasions. He attended (and can verify) attending one of Holtzman’s no-hitters, the Cubs/Phillies 23-22 game (attended with two people from England who couldn’t understand baseball), the Cubs 13-0 playoff game against San Diego in 1984, and the game Pete Rose drilled Lee Smith’s back into a double play. (Video below)

    ~Ray Kroc 1902 (Cubs fan 1902-1974)
    He is one of the most famous entrepreneurs in history, the man who made the golden arches famous around the world, and he grew up in Oak Park–a die-hard Cubs fan. When he became a multi-millionaire he tried to rescue his favorite team from Wrigley family ownership, which he felt was ruining the team. He asked his good buddy George Halas to serve as intermediary with the Wrigley Family, to convince them to sell. At the time (this was the early 70s), Phillip K. Wrigley was a disinterested owner, barely paying attention to his team. Nevertheless, he refused to sell the Cubs to Kroc because he had made a deathbed pact with his father never to sell the team. Frustrated by his inability to buy his favorite team, Kroc settled on buying the San Diego Padres in 1974. He spent a fortune on the team and transformed them into a winner.When he died in January of 1984, the Padres pledged to dedicate the season to their beloved owner. If memory serves, that team did manage to make it all the way to the World Series that season. Unfortunately, the team they discarded on the side of the road on the way to that pennant was the team of Ray Kroc’s childhood: The Chicago Cubs.

    Videos and audio beginning with the letter K…

    AUDIO: 1909 version of “Casey at the Bat” (loosely based on Mike King Kelly), ridiculously overdramatized by DeForrest Hopper…

    Cubs announcer Vince Lloyd explains Leo Durocher’s feelings about Don Kessinger…

    AUDIO of Kessinger Inside the Park Homer:

    This video is about Jerry Kindall’s 1980 University of Arizona champs, which included future Cubs Craig Lefferts and Terry Francona…

    Ralph Kiner and his famous wife…

    Dave Kingman commercial…

    This happened very shortly after Chuck Klein was traded back to the Phillies…

    Rube Kroh’s biggest moment as a Cub…

    Jerry Pritikin tells a story about Mike Krukow…

    Rick’s favorite baseball card beginning with the letter K…

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