• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Apr 17th, 2022
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    April 21, 1986 It’s hard to imagine a more heavily hyped television program than Geraldo Rivera’s broadcast on April 21, 1986 from the former Al Capone headquarters (1928-1931) at the Lexington Hotel in Chicago. The hotel was about to be renovated, but not before Geraldo was allowed to in...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 17th, 2022
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    ~Cap Anson 1852–1922 (White Stockings 1876-1897) He still holds Cubs career records for most hits, most runs, most doubles, most RBI, and highest batting average (with 2000 or more at bats). Anson is quite simply the greatest player in Chicago Cubs history, and probably the most important playe...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 16th, 2022
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    ~Babe Phelps 1908–1992 (Cubs 1933-1934) His real name was Ernest Phelps, but he was known as Babe throughout most of his big league career. He was also known as Blimp when he played for the Cubs; a tribute to the hefty 225 pounds he carried on his frame. Phelps was a rarely used backup catcher ...
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    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 16th, 2022
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    April 16, 1972 Cubs rookie Burt Hooton throws a no-hitter in only his fourth big league start. He walks seven and strikes out seven Phillies on a cold and blustery Wrigley afternoon, throwing 120 pitches in the process.The Philadelphia lineup is no pushover. Among the good hitters Hooton has to face:...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 15th, 2022
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    ~King Cole 1886–1916 (Cubs 1909-1912) His real name was Leonard Leslie Cole. He started his baseball career as a pitcher with the Cubs in 1909. By 1910, he was the ace of the staff. He led the National League that season with a record of 20-4 and helped win a National League Pennant for the [&h...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 14th, 2022
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    ~Greg Maddux 1966– (Cubs 1986-1994, 2004-2006) Early in is his Cub career Greg Maddux acquired one of the best baseball nicknames, Mad Dog. Maddux’s nickname is a combination of truth and irony. His looks are deceiving; a slightly-built boyish looking player with a soft and unassuming voice. He...
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    In This Week in 1908
    Apr 14th, 2022
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    How long ago was 1908? The Cubs open the 1908 season as the defending champions. They play in Cincinnati against the Reds, one of the worst teams in the National League. Stud pitcher Orval Overall has a shaky first inning, but settles down after that and the Cubs win the game in the ninth. Pinch [&he...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 13th, 2022
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    ~Claude Hendrix 1889–1944 (Cubs 1916-1920) Claude Hendrix may be one of the most important figures in early Wrigley Field history. He started the very first game played in the ballpark (as a member of the Chi Feds), and the very first game the Cubs played there. On the other hand, his career en...
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    In This Week in 1945
    Apr 12th, 2022
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On *But it rages on without the American president. On the afternoon of April 12, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is in Warm Springs Georgia. He says, “I have a terrific pain in the back of my head.” He t...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 12th, 2022
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    ~Moose Moryn 1926–1996 (Cubs 1956-1960) His real name was Walter. He was a big boy, 6’2, 205 pounds, which undoubtedly led to his nickname. Moose had a few good power years, knocking in 88 runs in 1957 and hitting 26 home runs in 1958. In ’58 he had three homers in one game (5/30/58) against [&...