• EveryCubEver

    Today’s Cub Birthday

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 6th, 2021
    0 Comments
    2328 Views
    ~Steve Macko 1954–1982 (Cubs 1979-1980) His story is one of the most tragic tales in Cubs history. His father was a coach with the Cubs, and Steve was one of their hot young phenoms. He was a middle infielder, and made it to the majors in 1979. In August of 1980, he was injured in […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 5th, 2021
    0 Comments
    2425 Views
    ~Bob Newhart 1929– (Cubs fan 1929-present) Bob Newhart was born and raised in Chicago. He went to St. Ignatius High School on the West Side, and grew up rooting for the Chicago Cubs. He got his big break when a Chicago DJ named Dan Sorkin played a funny tape Bob made to entertain his colleagues...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 4th, 2021
    1 Comment
    3385 Views
    ~Eddie Waitkus 1919–1972 (Cubs 1941-1948) Eddie Waitkus was a fresh-faced young first baseman for the Cubs who joined the Cubs briefly in 1941 before being drafted into the military. He returned for the 1946 season as a highly decorated military hero (four battle stars) and promptly took over t...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 3rd, 2021
    0 Comments
    2628 Views
    ~Luis Gonzalez 1967– (Cubs 1995-1996) Luis Gonzalez obviously got his nickname from his last name, because he already had it when he was on the Cubs, and he obviously didn’t hit like a Gonzo in Chicago (22 home runs in his 1 ½ years with the team). It’s not as if Gonzo’s Cubs career was [&helli...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 2nd, 2021
    0 Comments
    2669 Views
    ~Albert Spalding 1850–1915 (White Stockings player 1876-1877, owner 1878-1891) Spalding was already a four-time champion in Boston before he came to Chicago and convinced a few of his teammates to help stock the first National League team in Chicago. It was the beginning of a dynasty in Chicago...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 1st, 2021
    0 Comments
    2944 Views
    ~Rico Carty 1939– (Cubs 1973) Rico Carty was a great hitter with the Atlanta Braves. He was an All-Star, won a batting title, had a cool nickname (“Beeg Boy”), and had an incredible on-base percentage one year (.454). Unfortunately, he hurt his knee, and by the time he came to the Cubs just a f...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 31st, 2021
    0 Comments
    2629 Views
    ~Ramon Hernandez 1940–2009 (Cubs 1968, 1976-1977) Ramon was known for his herky-jerky deceptive delivery that worked like a charm while he was a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, but not so much as a member of the Cubs. His lifetime ERA was 3.03, but those very good stats (including 46 career s...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 30th, 2021
    0 Comments
    2579 Views
    ~Kiki Cuyler 1898–1950 (Cubs 1928-1935) His real name is Hazen Shirley Cuyler. Cuyler was called “Cuy” by his school teammates. It was while winning the MVP title of the Southern Association with Nashville in 1923 that he acquired the Kiki nickname. Fans heard the players shout for him to take ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 29th, 2021
    0 Comments
    2125 Views
    ~Henry Blanco 1971– (Cubs 2005-2008) Affectionately called Hank White by the Cubs broadcasters (Blanco means White), Blanco was a backup catcher for the Cubs for two of their playoff years (2007-2008). The veteran served as a stabilizing force for the pitching staff and also provided a little p...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 28th, 2021
    0 Comments
    2707 Views
    ~Charlie Grimm 1898–1983 (Cubs player 1925-1936, Cubs manager 1932-1938, 1944-1949, 1960) They called Charlie Grimm “Jolly Cholly” because he was a fun-loving guy who always seemed to be happy during his 20 seasons as a player. He played the banjo to loosen up the team on long train rides, and ...