Today’s Cubs Birthdays (January 28)
~Bob Muncrief 1916 (Cubs 1949)
When the Cubs acquired Muncrief in 1949, he had already pitched in an All-Star Game (1944) and two World Series (1944 with the St. Louis Browns and 1948 with the Cleveland Indians). With the Cubs he didn’t do much. He went 5-6 in 34 games out of the bullpen. He later pitched for the Yankees in their 1951 World Series season.
~Wesley Wright 1985 (Cubs 2014)
Wright signed as a free agent in 2014 and provided a good lefthanded arm out of the bullpen. He appeared in 58 games and posted an ERA of 3.17. He became a free agent after the season.