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    Virgil Cheeves

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 12th, 2020
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    ~Sweetbread Bailey 1895–1939 (Cubs 1919-1921) His real name is Abraham Lincoln Bailey because he shares a birthday with the famous president. What is the origin of his nickname? Well, “sweetbreads” is defined as “the thymus or, sometimes, the pancreas of a young animal (usuall...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Feature
    Nov 28th, 2019
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    On this Thanksgiving, we honor the Native Americans who played for the Cubs… ~Ben Tincup 1893 (Cubs 1928) Tincup may be the only Native American player in the early 20th century who wasn’t nicknamed Chief. He was a Cherokee. He was also a World War I veteran. His big league career began b...