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    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 18th, 2021
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    ~Burleigh Grimes 1893–1985 (Cubs 1932-1933) Grimes never shaved on days he pitched, because the slippery elm he chewed to increase saliva irritated his skin, so he always had stubble on his face when he took the mound. That led to his nickname, Ol’ Stubblebeard. He wasn’t just known for his stu...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 6th, 2021
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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...