• EveryCubEver

    Dave LaRoche

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 14th, 2019
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    ~Dick Tidrow 1947– (Cubs 1979-1982) His teammates called him “Dirt”. His odd nickname reflected his basic, simple approach to the game. His real name was Richard William Tidrow, and he was the setup man for the Cubs (for Bruce Sutter) in the late 70s and early 80s. The Cubs got him from the Yan...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 6th, 2019
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    ~Bill Hands 1940–2017 (Cubs 1966-1972) Bill Hands was nicknamed “Froggy” because his style was reminiscent of Don Larsen, who was with the Cubs at the end of his illustrious career, and the beginning of Hands career. Larsen was nicknamed Froggy, so Hands was given the nickname too. Hands became...