• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 9th, 2021
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    ~Joe Pepitone 1940– (Cubs 1970-1973) On July 29, 1970, the Cubs traded their top prospect, shortstop Roger Metzger (who went on to play a decade in Houston) to the Astros for a player that had just walked out on his team because they tried to give him a roommate on the road — Joe Pepitone. [&he...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Oct 9th, 2021
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    This week in history, the Cubs were actually involved in historical events… October 9, 1907 The Cubs were playing the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. It was Game 2 of the series–the first game had ended in a tie (called because of darkness). More than 21,000 braved the cold October Ch...
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    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Oct 8th, 2021
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    October 8 In 1929, the Cubs fall 3-1 to Philadelphia in first World Series game at Wrigley Field. On this day in 1945, the Cubs won a World Series game for the very last time. It was Game 6 of the series versus the Detroit Tigers, and it was captured on film. On this day […]...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 8th, 2021
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    ~Mike Morgan 1959– (Cubs 1992-1995) For a few years Mike Morgan shared the record for playing on the most big league teams (he pitched for 12 different teams) until it was broken by Octavio Dotel. He pitched 22 seasons in the majors, making his debut as an 18-year-old. Morgan was an All-Star wi...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 7th, 2021
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    ~Chuck Klein 1904–1958 (Cubs 1934-1935) Chuck Klein had two great nicknames: “The Hoosier Hammer” and “The Clouting Kraut.” The Hoosier part of his nickname came from his Indiana roots, and the Kraut part, of course, came from his German heritage. Needless to say, the hammer and clouting parts ...
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    In This Week in 1908
    Oct 6th, 2021
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    How long ago was 1908? The Cubs and Giants end the season tied. A one game playoff between Cubs and Giants will decide the pennant: The replayed Merkle game (Oct 8) in New York at the Polo Grounds. The doors open at 11:00, and tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. There […]...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 6th, 2021
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    ~Jay Baller 1960– (Cubs 1985-1987) He pitched out of the Cubs bullpen for three seasons (’85-’87) and got progressively worse each season (3.46 ERA, 5.37 ERA, 6.35 ERA). After the ’87 season, the Cubs sent him packing. He later had a cup of coffee with the Royals and the Phillies. (Photo: Topps...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 5th, 2021
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    ~Norm McMillan 1895–1969 (Cubs 1928-1929) Called “Bub” because of his southern origins, Norm McMillan’s most productive season came in 1929 with the Chicago Cubs when he hit .271 in 459 at-bats with 5 home runs and 55 runs batted in. He also had 13 stolen bases. That season Bub was involved in ...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 4th, 2021
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    ~Tony LaRussa 1944– (Cubs 1973) On April 6, 1973, the Cubs won the opener 3-2 over the Expos in the bottom of the ninth because the best relief pitcher in baseball, Mike Marshall, walked in two runs. The winning run was scored by Tony LaRussa in his only game as a Cub. He came in […]...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 3rd, 2021
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    ~Dennis Eckersley 1954– (Cubs 1984-1986) Dennis was a 2-time All-Star as a starting pitcher, and a 4-time All-Star as a relief pitcher in 24 big league seasons. He was one of the rare pitchers who was a superstar in both roles. Eck won 20 games in a season and threw a no-hitter as a starting [&...