• EveryCubEver

    Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 19th, 2021
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    ~Mordecai Brown 1876–1948 (Cubs 1904-1912, 1916) He was born in 1876, the same year the Cubs played their very first season in the National League. Three Finger probably owns one of the best nicknames in baseball history, and he earned it the har...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 18th, 2021
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    ~Don Young 1945– (Cubs 1965, 1969) Young remains infamous in Cubs history for a dropped fly ball in 1969. His teammate Ron Santo called him out in a postgame rant to the press, and many people think it damaged the kid’s psyche and team unity. San...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 17th, 2021
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    ~Paul Derringer 1906–1987 (Cubs 1943-1945) To say that Derringer was a colorful personality is to understate the case. He got into quite a bit of trouble in the years before he joined the Cubs. He once woke up from an operation in a hospital reco...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Oct 16th, 2021
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    October 18, 1910 The Cubs played Game 2 of the World Series against the A’s in Philadelphia. The team had to feel like they were snake-bitten that year. With Johnny Evers already sidelined with a broken leg, Mordecai Brown (the scheduled starting...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 16th, 2021
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    ~Milo Allison 1890–1957 (Cubs 1913-1914) Milo played a grand total of three games for the Cubs over two seasons in West Side Grounds. The outfielder did manage to get a few hits and a stolen base in his extremely limited playing time. He later pl...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 15th, 2021
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    ~Bill Henry 1927–2014 (Cubs 1958-1959) Bill led the league in appearances in his second and final season with the Cubs. He served as their closer in 1959, winning 9 games, and saving 12. After the season ended, Henry was traded (along with Lou Ja...
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    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Oct 15th, 2021
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    October 15: In 1922, the Bears play their first ever game at Wrigley as the Bears. They beat Rochester 7-0. In 1934, the Bears crush the crosstown Cardinals 44-7. In 2016, Cubs blow late lead but come back to beat Dodgers in Game 1 of NLCS on Miguel Mo...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 14th, 2021
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    ~Joe Girardi 1964– (1989-1992, 2000-2002) Girardi was a rookie catcher on the Cubs team that surprised everyone and won their division in 1989. Even in his younger days he was seen as a calm force on the team. The Northwestern Grad (and Peoria na...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 13th, 2021
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    ~Rube Waddell 1876–1914 (Orphans 1901) Rube was a common nickname for hayseeds and farm boys, and Rube Waddell was definitely that. He only pitched one season for the Cubs (before they were even called that) in 1901, and was only a .500 pitcher t...
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    In This Week in 1908
    Oct 13th, 2021
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    How long ago was 1908? The World Series begins in Detroit amid much fanfare, but not a great deal of excitement. The Tigers, led by Ty Cobb, are the prohibitive underdogs and the city of Detroit isn’t optimistic that they can win it all. Big Ed R...