• EveryCubEver

    Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 13th, 2024
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    ~Claude Hendrix 1889–1944 (Cubs 1916-1920) Claude Hendrix may be one of the most important figures in early Wrigley Field history. He started the very first game played in the ballpark (as a member of the Chi Feds), and the very first game the Cu...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Apr 12th, 2024
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On *But it rages on without the American president. On the afternoon of April 12, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is in Warm Springs Georgia. He says, “I have a ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 12th, 2024
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    ~Moose Moryn 1926–1996 (Cubs 1956-1960) His real name was Walter. He was a big boy, 6’2, 205 pounds, which undoubtedly led to his nickname. Moose had a few good power years, knocking in 88 runs in 1957 and hitting 26 home runs in 1958. In ’58 he ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 11th, 2024
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    ~Hank Schenz 1919–1988 (Cubs 1946-1949) Hank was mainly a backup infielder during his time in Chicago, but he did get one shot at starting in 1948. That season, a really bad one for the team, Schenz hit .261 and played a serviceable second base. ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Apr 10th, 2024
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    April 13, 1992 The city of Chicago was undergoing one of the strangest events in it’s colorful history. 250 million gallons of water were flooding the basements of Loop office buildings and retail stores because workers doing rehabilitation work ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 10th, 2024
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    ~Chuck Connors 1921–1992 (Cubs 1951) The physically imposing 6’5″ Connors played first base for the Cubs in 1951 and hit a whopping two home runs in 200 at bats, not exactly the kind of power you want from a big first baseman. That performance ea...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 9th, 2024
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    On April 12, 1933, the Wrigley Field crowd is happier than it has been since 1919. This is the first game at Wrigley Field since Prohibition has been repealed, although it would be another month before beer is officially available again. The Cubs are t...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 9th, 2024
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    ~Hippo Vaughn 1888–1966 (Cubs 1913-1921) Hippo Vaughn got his nickname because of his size (he was about the same size as Rick Reuschel). He is quite simply one of the best pitchers in Cubs history. He arrived in Chicago as a struggling big leagu...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 8th, 2024
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    ~Kirby Higbe 1915–1985 (Cubs 1937-1939) Higbe didn’t get a lot of playing time with the Cubs in parts of three seasons in Chicago, including the 1938 pennant winning year. The Cubs used him primarily out of the bullpen. They traded him in the 193...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Apr 7th, 2024
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    How long ago was 1908? Newspaper readers in Chicago have no fewer than twelve daily newspapers to choose from. Newspaper boys sell them at every corner. Chicagoans can choose from The Chicago American (an afternoon paper owned by William Randolph Hears...