• EveryCubEver

    Jimmy Lavender

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 8th, 2021
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    ~Johnny Schulte 1896–1978 (Cubs 1929) Schulte was a backup catcher for the Cubs (and the Browns, Cardinals, Phillies, and Braves). His one season in Chicago just happened to be a pennant-winning year, although Johnny didn’t get to play in the World Series against the A’s. After his playing care...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 6th, 2021
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    ~Ray Culp 1941– (Cubs 1967) Ray Culp was already a two-time 14-game winner when the Cubs acquired him before the 1967 season, and they gave up former 20-game winner Dick Ellsworth to get him from the Phillies. But in his only season with Chicago, Culp was mediocre, managing only 8 wins. He also...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 26th, 2021
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    ~Jimmy Lavender 1874–1960 (Cubs 1912-1916) Jimmy won only 63 games in his MLB career (all but six of them for the Cubs), but for one glorious day, he was unhittable. On August 31, 1915, he made his mark in history. Lavender pitched a no-hitter in the first game of a double header in New York [&...