• EveryCubEver

    Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jun 19th, 2021
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    When the Rolling Stones came to Chicago in 1972, they were huge stars How huge? They stayed at the Playboy Mansion with Hugh Heffner. Robert Greenfield’s book, “S.T.P.: A Journey Through America with the Rolling Stones,” describes tha...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 19th, 2021
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    ~Blake Parker 1985– (Cubs 2012-2014) Parker was a Cubs draft choice who got a lot of action of out the bullpen during the 2013 season. He appeared in 49 games for the Cubs that year and pitched fairly well, registering an ERA of 2.72. Unfortunate...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 18th, 2021
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    ~Lou Brock 1939–2020 (Cubs 1961-1964) It’s not that the Cubs didn’t realize they had a good potential player on their hands. It’s just that they didn’t know how to develop him. Brock came up through the Cubs system during their ill-fated College ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jun 18th, 2021
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    June 20, 1953. The official temperature in Chicago is 104 degrees; the hottest recorded day in Chicago history. The heat doesn’t stop the Cubs or Dodgers, who play a day game in the unrelenting sun at Wrigley Field. Incredibly, 17,000+ fans come ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 17th, 2021
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    ~Phil Douglas 1890–1952 (Cubs 1915-1919) They called him “Shufflin’ Phil” Douglas because he sort of shuffled his feet when he walked, but he was one of the best pitchers on the Cubs. Phil was a starter in their 1918 pennant-winning rotation. Unf...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Jun 16th, 2021
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    How long ago was 1908? The Republican Convention comes to the Coliseum in Chicago, June 16-19. Teddy Roosevelt is one of the most popular Presidents in history, but he has decided not to seek a third term. On the second day of the convention, however, ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 16th, 2021
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    ~Kerry Wood 1977– (Cubs 1998-2008, 2011-2012) He wasn’t even 21 years old when he came up to the majors in May of 1998, but he made his mark right away. On May 6, 1998, he took the mound on a very cold and wet day in Wrigley Field and pitched one...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 15th, 2021
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    ~Billy Williams 1938– (Cubs 1959-1974) Billy Williams got his nickname (“Sweet Swingin’ Billy from Whistler”) because of his nearly perfect swing and his hometown: Whistler, Alabama. He played for the Cubs from 1959-1974 and is simply one of the ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Feature
    Jun 14th, 2021
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    Why do we celebrate Rick Monday on Flag Day? This profile entry from Every Cub Ever explains it quite well… ~Rick Monday 1945 (Cubs 1972-1976) Monday was a key member of the Cubs during the early-to-mid 70s. The former first overall pick in the d...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Jun 14th, 2021
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    This week (June 14-20) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Eisenhower welcomed in England… In Chicago *What had once been the NBC Blue Network officially becomes known as ABC under its new own...