• EveryCubEver

    Willie Banks

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 27th, 2024
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    ~Sammy Taylor 1933–2019 (Cubs 1958-1962) Taylor was a catcher for the Cubs in the late 50s and early 60s. His best season with the bat was 1959, when he clubbed 13 homers. But he also had a very rough time of it behind the plate, leading the league in homers and stolen bases allowed. He [&helli...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 2nd, 2023
    ~Hector Villanueva 1964 (Cubs 1990-1992) Unlike most .230-hitting bad-fielding catchers, Hector managed to become a crowd favorite at Wrigley Field. Many fans saw themselves in Hector’s Ruthian physique. Others appreciated his “swing for the fences on every swing” approach to hittin...