• EveryCubEver

    Albert Spalding

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 24th, 2018
    0 Comments
    1628 Views
    ~Ned Williamson 1857 (White Stockings 1879-1889) Williamson was Chicago’s star shortstop/third baseman during the 1880s. He thrilled the fans with his home runs, and was arguably the game’s first home run hero. In 1884 he hit 27 in one 112 game season. That was the record for 35 years. It...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Oct 23rd, 2018
    0 Comments
    2816 Views
    October 23, 1886 The Cubs finished up the World Series. The 1886 National League team from Chicago was known as the White Stockings–it would be another fifteen years before the Cubs name emerged. But they were a powerhouse team; the defending champions. Led by their first baseman/manager Cap An...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 9th, 2018
    1 Comment
    2255 Views
    ~Frank Chance 1876 (Cubs 1898-1912) His real name was Frank Chance, but even his teammates called him “The Peerless Leader.” (Sometimes they just shortened it to “PL”). He was the undisputed leader of the best Cubs team in history, the Cubs of the ’00s. With the Peerless...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 2nd, 2018
    0 Comments
    1749 Views
    ~Albert Spalding 1850 (White Stockings player 1876-1877, owner 1878-1891) He was a star pitcher for Chicago in 1876 & 1877, but he was always a little ahead of his time. For instance, while he was still playing, he became the first “sissy” that insisted on wearing a glove. And he did it because ...