• EveryCubEver

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 24th, 2024
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    ~Starlin Castro 1990– (Cubs 2010-2015) The Dominican shortstop burst onto the scene as the youngest player in the big leagues (age 20) in 2010, and was an immediate smash. He hit .300 as a rookie, became an All-Star, led the league in hits in his second year, and improved his power numbers and ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 23rd, 2024
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    ~Mike Remlinger 1966– (Cubs 2003-2005) Jim Hendry was big believer in signing veteran relievers, and Remlinger was one of the guys he brought in to help put that 2003 team over the top. He was in his eleventh season in the big leagues (having already pitched for Atlanta, Cincinnati, the Mets an...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Mar 22nd, 2024
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II Rages On *The end is near for Hitler. He is seen in public for the last time (March 22) *The Arab League is formed with the adoption of a charter in Cairo, Egypt. *Generals Eisenhower/Bradley/Patton att...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 22nd, 2024
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    –Dick Ellsworth 1940 (Cubs 1958-1966) Ellsworth experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows during his Cubs career. The lefthander won 20 games one year (one of only six lefties to lead the team in wins since World War II), and lost 22 games another year. He made the All Star team, but fi...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 21st, 2024
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    ~Shawon Dunston 1963– (Cubs 1985-1995, 1997) Dunston was the first overall pick in the 1982 amateur draft, and had one of the greatest arms of any shortstop in baseball history. He was also a fan favorite (fans kept track of his batting average with the Shawon-O-Meter), and had a successful 17-...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 20th, 2024
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    ~George Altman 1933– (Cubs 1959-1962, 1965-1967) Big George, as he was known, had a few great seasons in the big leagues, and he was wearing a Chicago Cubs uniform when he did it. He joined Chicago after completing his military service and had an immediate impact. His two best seasons came duri...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 19th, 2024
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    ~Richie Ashburn 1927–1997 (Cubs 1960-1961) While it was great to have the Hall of Famer Ashburn covering centerfield for the 1960 and 1961 Cubs, the lifetime .308 hitter was long past his prime. He put up those Hall of Fame numbers mostly for the Philadelphia Phillies. The stories about Ashburn...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 18th, 2024
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    ~Dick Littlefield 1926–1997 (Cubs 1957) Littlefield was the very definition of the well-travelled journeyman pitcher. Before coming to the Cubs, he pitched for the Browns, White Sox, Tigers, Orioles, Pirates, Cardinals and Giants. His best season in the big leagues was probably 1954, when he wo...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Mar 17th, 2024
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    How long ago was 1908? One of the big issues being debated in Chicago is the influx of “undesirable” immigrant types. Chicago society is up in arms, and they aren’t afraid to say so publicly. Frances E. Hamilton is quoted in this week’s Chicago Tribune. He states the case of h...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 17th, 2024
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    ~Charlie Root 1899–1970 (Cubs 1926-1941) In 1969 Root was named the all-time greatest Cubs right-hander, but despite all his accomplishments, he’ll always be most remembered for something that probably never happened…Babe Ruth’s called shot during the 1932 World Series. Root always denied that ...