• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 23rd, 2021
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    ~Solly Drake 1930– (Cubs 1956) Solly got a lot of time in center field for the 1956 Cubs. He showed some speed on the base paths (nine stolen bases), and played decently defensively, but didn’t really hit enough to keep his spot in the lineup. Drake later played for the Dodgers and Phillies. Bo...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Oct 23rd, 2021
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    October 23, 1886 The Cubs finished up the World Series. The 1886 National League team from Chicago was known as the White Stockings–it would be another fifteen years before the Cubs name emerged. But they were a powerhouse team; the defending champions. Led by their first baseman/manager Cap An...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 22nd, 2021
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    ~Jimmie Foxx 1907 (Cubs 1942, 1944) He was nicknamed the Beast because of his imposing physical presence. Foxx is one of the all-time greatest sluggers: a two time World Series champ, a three time MVP, winner of two batting titles. Foxx led the league in home runs four times, RBI three times (despite...
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    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Oct 22nd, 2021
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    October 22: In 1933, Red Grange and Bronko Nagurski lead the Bears to a 13-7 victory over the Packers. In 1961, the Bears beat the vaunted 49ers shotgun offense 31-0. In 2016, Kyle Hendricks pitches  8 1⁄3 innings in the clinching game of the NLCS to send the Cubs to their first World Series since [&...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 21st, 2021
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    ~George Bell 1959– (Cubs 1991) Bell was a three-time All-Star and former MVP when the Cubs signed him to a big free agent contract before the 1991 season. He had a good year with the Cubs, slugging 25 homers and hitting .285, but his long-term value to the Cubs came during the following offseas...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Oct 20th, 2021
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    How long ago was 1908? Broadway superstar George M. Cohan (photo) takes the victorious World Series champs out to Rector’s restaurant in Chicago to celebrate their big victory. He and his Broadway troupe perform for Frank Chance, Joe Tinker, Harry Steinfeldt, Del Howard, Jimmy Sheckard and thei...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 20th, 2021
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    ~Wid Matthews 1896–1965 (Cubs GM 1950-1956) When Matthews came to the Cubs in 1950, he arrived with a sparkling reputation. Wid had been an assistant to Branch Rickey with the Dodgers, and he promised to return the Cubs to their glory days. He did do one thing that was long overdue before he le...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 19th, 2021
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    ~Mordecai Brown 1876–1948 (Cubs 1904-1912, 1916) He was born in 1876, the same year the Cubs played their very first season in the National League. Three Finger probably owns one of the best nicknames in baseball history, and he earned it the hard way. As a seven-year-old boy, Mordecai caught h...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 18th, 2021
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    ~Don Young 1945– (Cubs 1965, 1969) Young remains infamous in Cubs history for a dropped fly ball in 1969. His teammate Ron Santo called him out in a postgame rant to the press, and many people think it damaged the kid’s psyche and team unity. Santo apologized the next day, but Young was never t...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 17th, 2021
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    ~Paul Derringer 1906–1987 (Cubs 1943-1945) To say that Derringer was a colorful personality is to understate the case. He got into quite a bit of trouble in the years before he joined the Cubs. He once woke up from an operation in a hospital recovery room, swung at a nurse, and knocked her out ...