• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 12th, 2023
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    ~Sweetbread Bailey 1895–1939 (Cubs 1919-1921) His real name is Abraham Lincoln Bailey because he shares a birthday with the famous president. What is the origin of his nickname? Well, “sweetbreads” is defined as “the thymus or, sometimes, the pancreas of a young animal (usuall...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 11th, 2023
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    ~Willie Smith 1939–2006 (Cubs 1968-1970) Willie’s greatest day as a Cub happened on April 8, 1969. He hit a pinch-hit 2-run walk off home run to win the game on Opening Day. That began a year long love affair between the Cubs and their fans. On September 4, 1969, with the Cubs still holdi...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Feb 10th, 2023
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    How long ago was 1908? This young violinist, Benny Kubelsky, is a Cubs fan living in Waukegan, Illinois. He turns 14 years old on Valentine’s Day. Three years from now he’ll have a chance to join the Marx Brothers on tour, but his mother won’t let him. So, he pursues a Vaudeville ca...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 10th, 2023
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    –Randy Jackson 1926–2019 (Cubs 1950-1955, 1959) His real first name was Ransom, and gosh darnit, he was kind of handsome, so his teammates began calling him Handsome Ransom (His teammates thought he looked like Gregory Peck). “Handsome Ransom” Jackson was one of the best playe...