• EveryCubEver

    Silver Flint

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 9th, 2023
    ~Walt Lanfranconi 1916–1986 (Cubs 1941) The small (5’7″) right-handed pitcher only got a cup of coffee with the Cubs in September of 1941 (two appearances) before being drafted into the military. He spent the rest of the war working for Uncle Sam. Lanfranconi never pitched for the Cubs again, b...
    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, ...