Today’s Cubs Birthdays (August 16)
~Justin Grimm 1988 (Cubs 2013-2017)
Grimm was acquired in the trade that sent Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers. It turned out to be a great trade for the Cubs because they also got 3B Mike Olt, RP Neil Ramirez, and current bullpen mainstay Carl Edwards Jr. in the deal. Grimm was a solid reliever for the Cubs after having a rougher go of it as a starter for Texas. He also helped out the Cubs by being the official designated “Catcher of the First Pitch”. (Photo: 2013 Topps Baseball Card)
~Terry Shumpert 1966 (Cubs 1996)
Shumpert had a 14-year big league career with stops in Kansas City, Boston, Colorado, San Diego, Tampa, and of course, the Cubs. He didn’t get a great deal of playing time with the Cubs. He appeared in 27 games and served as a backup infielder and pinch hitter. He really blossomed with Colorado after leaving Chicago. His best season in the big leagues was 1999. He hit 10 homers, stole 14 bases, and hit .347.