• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 4th, 2021
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    ~Dick Selma 1943–2001 (Cubs 1969) He was nicknamed Mortimer Snerd by his teammates after Edgar Bergen’s famous dummy. Selma was a key member of the 1969 Cubs. He won 10 games for them and led the staff in strikeouts per nine innings after being acquired from the Padres. Selma became a fan favor...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Nov 3rd, 2021
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    How Long Ago was 1908? Republican William Howard Taft is elected President of the United States (Nov 3); winning all of the states in the North and losing every single state south of the Mason Dixon line. The electoral map of 1908 looks very similar to the electoral map of today, except that the part...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 3rd, 2021
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    ~Ken Holtzman 1945– (Cubs 1966-1971) He would become one of the rarest animals on the North American continent…a quality homegrown Chicago Cubs starting pitcher. But Holtzman was the real deal. He went 9-0 for the Cubs while serving in the National Guard in 1967, and when his military service w...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 2nd, 2021
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    ~Dutch Zwilling 1888–1978 (Cubs 1916) Until 2015, if you went to the Baseball Encyclopedia and looked at the last name listed there, you would have found Dutch Zwilling. (Now it is non-Cub Tony Zych). Dutch was born in St. Louis, and only lasted four big league seasons, but the center fielder m...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Nov 1st, 2021
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    November 10, 1483 Martin Luther was born. He is known, of course, for starting the Protestant Reformation in Europe, but some Cub fans believe he also has a hand in keeping the Cubs out of the World Series. How can that be? Consider this. Before Charles Weeghman built the ballpark we now know as Wrig...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 1st, 2021
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    ~Larry French 1907–1987 (Cubs 1935-1941) French was one of the most memorable characters to wear a Cubs uniform. He was a hero off the field (after leaving baseball, he participated in the invasion of Normandy as a landing craft material officer), but on the field it was a slightly different st...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Nov 1st, 2021
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    November 2, 2016 It didn’t happen at Wrigley, but who cares. We have to chronicle this forever… November 7, 1928 The Cubs acquired the greatest right handed batter in baseball history; Rogers Hornsby. He had one of the greatest seasons in Cubs history in 1929, got hurt in 1930, was named ...