• EveryCubEver

    Rollie Zeider

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 16th, 2019
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    ~Rollie Zeider 1883–1967 (Cubs 1916-1918) He remains one of only two men to have played for three different professional teams in Chicago (he played with the Cubs, the Sox, and the Federal League Whales). His last three seasons in the big leagues were spent with the Cubs, serving as their utili...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 2nd, 2019
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    ~Dutch Zwilling 1888–1978 (Cubs 1916) Until 2015, if you went to the Baseball Encyclopedia and looked at the last name listed there, you would have found Dutch Zwilling. (Now it is non-Cub Tony Zych). Dutch was born in St. Louis, and only lasted four big league seasons, but the center fielder m...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Aug 27th, 2019
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    August 29, 1918 The Cubs clinched the National League pennant with a double-header sweep of the Cincinnati Reds. Lefty Tyler wins his 18th game in the opener, and Claude Hendrix wins his 20th game in the nightcap. It is the earliest any team in National League history clinched a pennant, but that rec...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 26th, 2019
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    ~Sparky Adams 1894–1989 (Cubs 1923-1927) His real name was Earl John Adams, and he was an energetic little guy; only 5’5″. Adams spent 1923 and 1924 as the Cubs’ semi-regular shortstop, but came into his own when he was switched to second base after George Grantham was traded to Pittsburgh for ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jul 16th, 2019
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    July 16, 1916. In the midst of their first year playing in this fancy new ballpark, the Chicago Cubs become the first team to allow their fans to keep the balls hit into the stands. That was the brainchild of their owner Charlie Weeghman (photo), who was a marketing visionary. It wasn’t long be...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 23rd, 2019
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    April 23, 1914. One day after the Cubs drew the smallest Opening Day crowd in their history, a new ballpark opened on Addison & Clark. At the time, it was called “Weeghman Park”, and the team that played there was in the Federal League. This is how the Chicago Tribune described that ...