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    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 12th, 2022
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    ~Sweetbread Bailey 1895–1939 (Cubs 1919-1921) His real name is Abraham Lincoln Bailey because he shares a birthday with the famous president. What is the origin of his nickname? Well, “sweetbreads” is defined as “the thymus or, sometimes, the pancreas of a young animal (usuall...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Oct 23rd, 2021
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    October 23, 1886 The Cubs finished up the World Series. The 1886 National League team from Chicago was known as the White Stockings–it would be another fifteen years before the Cubs name emerged. But they were a powerhouse team; the defending champions. Led by their first baseman/manager Cap An...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 17th, 2021
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    ~Wildfire Schulte 1882–1949 (Cubs 1904-1916) Wildfire (real name Frank) didn’t get his nickname for his style of play (although he stole home 22 times), or his tendency to hit the town (although Frank Chance used to chide him for that in the press). He got it because he named his favorite pony ...