• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 5th, 2022
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    ~Ron Campbell 1940– (Cubs 1964-66) Ron was mainly a backup infielder for the Cubs, but he did get one shot in the starting lineup. In September of 1964, he was the team’s starting second baseman. He hit fairly well (.272) and had several clutch hits (including six doubles, a triple, and a homer...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 4th, 2022
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    ~Mickey Owen 1916–2005 (Cubs 1949-1951) Mickey led a fascinating life in and out of baseball. He was a four-time All-Star with the Brooklyn Dodgers during early 40s, and though he set a fielding record as a catcher in 1941, he is best remembered for a fielding error he made in Game 4 of the Wor...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 3rd, 2022
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    ~Alex Grammas 1926–2019 (Cubs 1962-1963) Grammas was a big league infielder for ten years, the last year and half of which were with the Cubs. He came to the Cubs (along with Don Landrum) from the Cardinals in the midst of the College of Coaches fiasco. The veteran glove man backed up young Cub...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Apr 2nd, 2022
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    April 2, 1917 Less than one month after beginning his second term in office, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany to keep the world “safe for democracy.” They obliged. The war didn’t immediately affect the national pastime. At first the American public rallied aroun...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 2nd, 2022
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    ~Jon Lieber 1970– (Cubs 1999-2003, 2008) When the Cubs acquired Lieber from the Pirates for Brant Brown, it was one of the best deals they ever made. Lieber anchored the rotation, winning 10, 12, and 20 games in his first three seasons. No Cub pitcher won 20 games again until Jake Arrieta did i...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In News
    Apr 2nd, 2022
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    On Good Friday we tell you about former Cub Wilbur Good… ~Wilbur Good 1885 (Cubs 1911-1915) Wilbur came to the Cubs in the trade that sent popular catcher Johnny Kling to Boston. His nickname was “Lefty” and he played for the Cubs in the years after their dynasty (1906-1910) and bef...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 1st, 2022
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    April 4, 1994 First Lady Hillary Clinton appears at Wrigley Field to throw out the first pitch. Hillary later sits in the booth with Harry Caray and sings “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” with him. At one point, Harry grabs her and gives her a big wet kiss with his fleshy, meaty lips. Judgin...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 1st, 2022
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    ~Jake Jaeckel 1942– (Cubs 1964) His real first name was Paul, but his teammates called him Jake. Jaeckel got a cup of coffee as a September call up for the last place 1964 Cubs. He pitched two scoreless innings in his debut, retiring the likes of Sandy Alomar, Matty Alou, Rico Carty, and Joe To...