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    King Cole

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 4th, 2020
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    ~Dick Selma 1943–2001 (Cubs 1969) He was nicknamed Mortimer Snerd by his teammates after Edgar Bergen’s famous dummy. Selma was a key member of the 1969 Cubs. He won 10 games for them and led the staff in strikeouts per nine innings after being acquired from the Padres. Selma became a fan favor...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Oct 16th, 2020
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    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 Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 15th, 2020
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    ~King Cole 1886–1916 (Cubs 1909-1912) His real name was Leonard Leslie Cole. He started his baseball career as a pitcher with the Cubs in 1909. By 1910, he was the ace of the staff. He led the National League that season with a record of 20-4 and helped win a National League Pennant for the [&h...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Feature
    Jan 21st, 2020
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    As the nation celebrates Martin Luther King day, we honor the Cub players named King… ~King Cole 1886 (Cubs 1909-1912) His real name was Leonard Leslie Cole. He started his baseball career as a pitcher with the Cubs in 1909. By 1910, he was the ace of the staff. He led the National League that ...