• EveryCubEver

    Today’s Cub Birthday

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jan 17th, 2023
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    ~Don Zimmer 1931 (Cubs 1960-1961) (Photo: 1961 Topps Baseball Card) Most modern day Cub fans know the tale of his managing days in Chicago, but not many know about his interesting stint as a Cubs player. In April of 1960, the Cubs made a trade with the reigning World Champion Dodgers to acquire one o...
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    Jan 16th, 2023
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    ~Dizzy Dean 1910 (Cubs 1938-1941) He was colorful, exciting, cocky, and the best pitcher in baseball. Unfortunately, that last description only applied to his years before he joined the Cubs in 1938. His best years were with the Cardinals, where he led the league in strikeouts 4 times, wins twice (in...
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    ~Grover Cleveland Lowdermilk 1885 (Cubs 1912) When your real name is a mouthful like Grover Cleveland Lowdermilk, you’re bound to get tagged with a nickname. He was tall (6’4″) and lanky (190 lbs), so his Cubs teammates dubbed him “Slim”. Slim was born just a few months ...
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    Jan 14th, 2023
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    ~Hank Gornicki 1911 (Cubs 1941) Hank was acquired from the Cardinals. The Cubs pitched him in one game in 1941, didn’t like what they saw, voided the deal, and sent him back to the Cardinals. The Pirates later gave him a longer shot in the big leagues, but his stint with that team was interrupt...
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    Jan 13th, 2023
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    ~Kevin Foster 1969 (Cubs 1994-1998) Kevin Foster was born and raised in the Chicago area, so it was a dream come true when he came to the Cubs in 1994. He had his ups (a 12 win season in ’95 and a 10 win season in ’97), and downs (he had trouble giving up the […]...
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    Jan 12th, 2023
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    ~Paul Reuschel 1947 (Cubs 1975-1977) When he was called up to the Cubs in 1975, his little brother Rick was already the ace of the staff. Rick was a starting pitcher, but Paul was used almost exclusively out of the bullpen (he started two games for the Cubs in 1976). The highlight of his career [&hel...
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    Jan 11th, 2023
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    ~Paddy Driscoll 1895 (Cubs 1917) Paddy Driscoll is a football hall of famer, but he also got a cup of coffee in Major League Baseball thanks to the Cubs. In 1917, the team’s second season at what is now known as Wrigley, he played in 13 games and got 32 at bats. Unfortunately, he only […...
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    Jan 10th, 2023
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    ~Tom Dolan 1855 (White Stocking 1879) He got his first taste of the big leagues in Chicago (4 at bats in 1879), but later played seven big league seasons elsewhere. (Photo: Old Judge Cigarette Card, 1888) ~George Pierce 1888 (Cubs 1912-1916) George pitched six years in the big leagues–five of t...
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    Jan 9th, 2023
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    ~Ivan de Jesus 1953 (Cubs 1977-1981) Ivan de Jesus was born in Puerto Rico. The Cubs made a rare good trade after the 1976 season when they sent Rick Monday to the Dodgers for Bill Buckner and a little known prospect named Ivan de Jesus. Ivan had a few very good years with the Cubs, […]...
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    Jan 8th, 2023
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    ~Bruce Sutter 1953 (Cubs 1976-1980) Bruce Sutter is a Hall of Famer, but of course, he’s not wearing a Cubs hat even though he had his best and most dominating seasons on the North Side of Chicago. He was a six-time All-Star including four times with the Cubs. He won the Cy Young Award in [&hel...