• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 4th, 2021
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    ~Eddie Waitkus 1919–1972 (Cubs 1941-1948) Eddie Waitkus was a fresh-faced young first baseman for the Cubs who joined the Cubs briefly in 1941 before being drafted into the military. He returned for the 1946 season as a highly decorated military hero (four battle stars) and promptly took over t...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Sep 4th, 2021
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    September 9th, 1965. The place was Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. 29,130 fans in the stands witnessed one of the best pitched games in Major League History. On the mound for the Dodgers was Sandy Koufax, on his way to his second Cy Young (he would a third in 1966). For the Cubs, Bob Hendley, [&helli...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 3rd, 2021
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    ~Luis Gonzalez 1967– (Cubs 1995-1996) Luis Gonzalez obviously got his nickname from his last name, because he already had it when he was on the Cubs, and he obviously didn’t hit like a Gonzo in Chicago (22 home runs in his 1 ½ years with the team). It’s not as if Gonzo’s Cubs career was [&helli...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Sep 3rd, 2021
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    September 3, 1936. A police officer may have cost the Cubs a victory. Henry Hanson was an ordinary Chicago cop. He was working security at a Cubs-Dodgers game. In the first inning of the game, young Cubs first baseman Phil Cavarretta hit a ball down the right field line, right were Hanson was standin...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 2nd, 2021
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    ~Albert Spalding 1850–1915 (White Stockings player 1876-1877, owner 1878-1891) Spalding was already a four-time champion in Boston before he came to Chicago and convinced a few of his teammates to help stock the first National League team in Chicago. It was the beginning of a dynasty in Chicago...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Sep 1st, 2021
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    How long ago was 1908? The Pirates and Cubs are tied 0-0 in the last of the 10th at Pittsburgh on September 4th. With two outs and the bases loaded, Pittsburgh’s Owen Wilson singles to CF, scoring Fred Clarke with the winning run. Warren Gill, on 1B, does not get to 2B but stops short, [&hellip...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 1st, 2021
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    ~Rico Carty 1939– (Cubs 1973) Rico Carty was a great hitter with the Atlanta Braves. He was an All-Star, won a batting title, had a cool nickname (“Beeg Boy”), and had an incredible on-base percentage one year (.454). Unfortunately, he hurt his knee, and by the time he came to the Cubs just a f...