• EveryCubEver

    Rod Beck

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 22nd, 2023
    ~Lou Johnson 1934– (Cubs 1960, 1968) His nickname was Sweet Lou or Slick. Lou played for the Cubs in two different seasons, his rookie year and his second to last season in the big leagues, and neither of those seasons were particularly remarkable. Lou is probably better remembered for what he ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 3rd, 2023
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    ~Rod Beck 1968–2007 (Cubs 1998-1999) They called him “The Shooter” because he was like a gunslinger out there, and he didn’t waste any of his bullets. Rod Beck was the Cubs closer during the Wild Card season of 1998, saving 51 games in truly scary fashion. By the time he arrived with the Cubs, ...