Calvin Schiraldi

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    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 […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Sep 19th, 2018
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    ~Mike Royko 1932 (Cubs fan 1932-1997) Few Chicagoans were more closely associated with the Chicago Cubs than Mike Royko. As a columnist for the Daily News, The Chicago Sun Times, and the Chicago Tribune, he often wrote about his favorite team; bleeding Cubbie blue right onto the page. Other than a br...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Aug 22nd, 2018
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    ~Ray Burris 1950 (Cubs 1973-1979) Ray anchored the Cubs rotation in the mid-70s, twice winning 15 games in a season (’75 & ’76). Unfortunately for Ray, expectations were very high for him. He arrived on the Cubs just as Fergie Jenkins was departing, and the team hoped that Burris cou...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jun 16th, 2018
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    ~Kerry Wood 1977 (Cubs 1998-2008, 2011-2012) He wasn’t even 21 years old when he came up to the majors in May of 1998, but he made his mark right away. On May 6, 1998, he took the mound on a very cold and wet day in Wrigley Field, and pitched one of the best games […]...