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    Rick Monday

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 20th, 2019
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    ~Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis 1866 (Cubs fan 1893-1944) On this day in 1866, the future first commissioner of baseball was born, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis. He is best remembered as the man who banned the Black Sox for life, and saved the game from the evils of gambling, but Judge Kenesaw Mountai...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 3rd, 2019
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    ~Ken Holtzman 1945– (Cubs 1966-1971) He would become one of the rarest animals on the North American continent…a quality homegrown Chicago Cubs starting pitcher. But Holtzman was the real deal. He went 9-0 for the Cubs while serving in the National Guard in 1967, and when his military service w...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Nov 1st, 2019
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    November 2, 2016 It didn’t happen at Wrigley, but who cares. We have to chronicle this forever… November 7, 1928 The Cubs acquired the greatest right handed batter in baseball history; Rogers Hornsby. He had one of the greatest seasons in Cubs history in 1929, got hurt in 1930, was named ...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 19th, 2019
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    ~Mordecai Brown 1876–1948 (Cubs 1904-1912, 1916) He was born in 1876, the same year the Cubs played their very first season in the National League. Three Finger probably owns one of the best nicknames in baseball history, and he earned it the hard way. As a seven-year-old boy, Mordecai caught h...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 16th, 2019
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    ~Mel Hall 1960– (Cubs 1981-1984) Hall really burst onto the scene during the 1983 season. After getting a taste of the big leagues at the end of the ’81 and ’82 seasons, he won a job in 1983, and responded with a great year. Mel slugged 17 homers, hit .283 in just over 400 at-bats, […]...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 31st, 2019
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    ~Ramon Hernandez 1940–2009 (Cubs 1968, 1976-1977) Ramon was known for his herky-jerky deceptive delivery that worked like a charm while he was a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, but not so much as a member of the Cubs. His lifetime ERA was 3.03, but those very good stats (including 46 career s...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 25th, 2019
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    ~Aramis Ramirez 1978– (Cubs 2003-2011) The Cubs acquired Ramirez during the playoff push of 2003, and he paid off in a big way that season. He hit 4 homers and knocked in ten runs during the playoffs. He also became the best third baseman the Cubs have had since Ron Santo. He was a two-time [&h...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Feature
    Jun 14th, 2019
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    Why do we celebrate Rick Monday on Flag Day? This profile entry from Every Cub Ever explains it quite well… ~Rick Monday 1945 (Cubs 1972-1976) Monday was a key member of the Cubs during the early-to-mid 70s. The former first overall pick in the draft cost the Cubs Kenny Holtzman to acquire him,...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 25th, 2019
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    ~Jim Marshall 1931– (Cubs 1958-1959, Cubs manager 1974-1976) Marshall was both a player and a manager with the Cubs, although neither part of his career was particularly memorable. His best season as a player was in 1959. He got the most playing time of his career (331 AB) and hit 11 HR. As a m...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 15th, 2019
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    ~Bill North 1948– (Cubs 1971-1972) It isn’t that difficult to understand what the Cubs were thinking on November 21, 1972. They were coming off four consecutive seasons where the pitching faltered at the end of the year. Cubs management believed that a better bullpen would save their starters, ...