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    Al Nipper

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 2nd, 2019
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    ~Jon Lieber 1970– (Cubs 1999-2003, 2008) When the Cubs acquired Lieber from the Pirates for Brant Brown, it was one of the best deals they ever made. Lieber anchored the rotation, winning 10, 12, and 20 games in his first three seasons. No Cub pitcher won 20 games again until Jake Arrieta did i...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 4th, 2018
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    Lee Smith 1957 (Cubs 1980-1987) When Big Lee came up with the Cubs in 1980, he was a starting pitcher. They moved him to the closer role after they floundered in 1981 after the trade that sent Bruce Sutter to the Cardinals. Big Lee turned out to be one of the most consistent closers in […]...