• EveryCubEver

    BOb O’Farrell

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 19th, 2018
    0 Comments
    1906 Views
    ~Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown 1876 (Cubs 1904-1912, 1916) He was born in 1876, the same year the Cubs played their very first season in the National League. Three Finger probably owns one of the best nicknames in baseball history, and he earned it the hard way. As a seven-year-old boy, M...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Oct 16th, 2018
    0 Comments
    2491 Views
    October 18, 1910 The Cubs played Game 2 of the World Series against the A’s in Philadelphia. The team had to feel like they were snake-bitten that year. With Johnny Evers already sidelined with a broken leg, Mordecai Brown (the scheduled starting pitcher of Game 2 and the team’s best pitc...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Sep 23rd, 2018
    0 Comments
    2597 Views
    September 24, 1943 The Cubs call up outfielder Andy Pafko from their Los Angeles minor league team, and put him in the lineup. He would remain there for the next eight seasons. His first game at Wrigley Field is played in absolutely miserable weather conditions. It is freezing cold, the wind is howli...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 1st, 2018
    1 Comment
    1823 Views
    ~Greg Gross 1952 (Cubs 1977-1978) He was a slap-hitting outfielder (zero home runs in about 1500 at-bats) for the Astros (in their rainbow pajama uniform era) when the Cubs acquired him before the 1977 season. The Cubs made a run at the division title before fading at the end of the year, and Gross w...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 8th, 2018
    0 Comments
    1810 Views
    ~Hank O’Day 1862 (Cubs manager 1914) He was the umpire who made the most controversial call in baseball history…the play that became known as “The Merkle Boner.” The NY Giants never forgave him for favoring the Cubs on that play, and were especially suspicious of him because h...