• EveryCubEver

    Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 13th, 2024
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    ~Footsie Blair 1900–1982 (Cubs 1929-1931) His real name was Clarence Vick Blair, and he was primarily a backup second baseman (he also backed up 1B and 3B) with the Cubs from 1929-1931. In 1930, he became the regular second baseman after Rogers H...
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    In This Week in 1945
    Jul 12th, 2024
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    This week (July 12-18) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *At Potsdam, the three main Allied leaders begin their final summit of the war (meeting ends August 2). Truman informs Churchill that the Ju...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 12th, 2024
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    ~Tom Gorzelanny 1982– (Cubs 2009-2010) The homegrown pitcher (Marist High School) was acquired by the Cubs in the summer of 2009 when their starting rotation suffered a few injuries. He had pitched for the Pirates the previous 4 1/2 seasons, and ...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 11th, 2024
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    ~Jimmy Slagle 1873–1956 (Cubs 1902-1908) One of the wily old veterans on the last Cubs team to win the World Series (1908) in the 20th century. Slagle was 35. He was known as Rabbit (because of his speed), and Shorty (because of his height — 5’7″...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jul 10th, 2024
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    July 13, 1977 The New York City Blackout of 1977 was an electricity blackout that affected most of New York City from July 13, 1977 to July 14, 1977. New York was already feeling tense because the economy was tanking and the unsolved Son of Sam murders...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 10th, 2024
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    ~Andre Dawson 1954– (Cubs 1987-1992) Andre Dawson was a fan favorite with the Cubs from 1987-1992. Warren Cromartie, one of Andre’s teammates with the Expos, explained Andre’s nickname in his autobiography: “Andre’s nickname was the ‘Hawk’ becaus...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jul 9th, 2024
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    July 10, 1990 The All-Star Game was played at Wrigley Field. It was a miserable, rainy night, but the fans were treated to the sight of some all-time greats plying their trade. The American League team featured the likes of future Hall of Famers Rickey...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 9th, 2024
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    ~Willie Wilson 1955– (Cubs 1992) Willie Wilson was one of the most dynamic players in baseball during the 1980s. Unfortunately, he wasn’t on the Cubs during those years. He was one of the all-time great leadoff hitters, a two-time All-Star and Si...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 8th, 2024
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    ~Hank O’Day 1859–1935 (Cubs manager 1914) He was the umpire who made the most controversial call in baseball history…the play that became known as “The Merkle Boner.” The NY Giants never forgave him for favoring the Cubs on that play, and were es...
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    In This Week in 1908
    Jul 7th, 2024
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    How long ago was 1908? The Summer Olympics open in London on July 13th. The games had been scheduled to take place in Italy, but the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 1906 had devastated Naples and London was chosen as the alternative site. Twenty-two nation...