• EveryCubEver

    Today’s Cub Birthday

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Dec 20th, 2020
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    ~Gabby Hartnett 1900 (Cubs 1922-1940) Gabby was one of the greatest Cubs of all-time. His real name was Charles Leo Hartnett. No surprise where that nickname came from, he was known as someone who was “constantly talking” when he was catching. Gabby is known as one of the all-time greats,...
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    Dec 19th, 2020
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    ~Tony Taylor 1935 (Cubs 1958-1960) Tony was the starting second baseman for the Cubs in 1958 and 1959 but was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1960 for Don Cardwell. The Cubs were clearing out a spot for their brand new acquisition, Don Zimmer. When the Cubs got Zimmer from the Dodgers (for Ron...
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    Dec 18th, 2020
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    ~Lance Richbourg 1897 (Cubs 1932) Richbourg (photo) was a backup outfielder on the 1932 pennant winning Cubs. It was the last season of his eight-year big league career (spent mostly in Boston). He was 34 years old at the time, and backed up all three starting outfielders: Kiki Cuyler, Johnny Moore a...
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    Dec 17th, 2020
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    ~Marvell Wynne 1959 (Cubs 1989-1990) The local Chicago kid (Hirsh High School) finally got his chance to play for his hometown Cubs when he was no longer a kid. He was 29 when the Cubs picked him up to provide some veteran presence down the stretch of the 1989 division race. Marvell played all three ...
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    Dec 16th, 2020
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    ~Adolfo Phillips 1941 (Cubs 1966-1969) His nickname was the Panamanian Flash. The Cubs thought they were acquiring their next superstar when they got Panamanian outfielder Adolpho Phillips from the Phillies in 1966. That turned out to be true…but it was the pitcher that was thrown in on the dea...
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    Dec 15th, 2020
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    ~Mike Proly 1950 (Cubs 1982-1983) Proly pitched pretty well for some pretty bad Cubs teams. He won six games and saved two more in over 100 appearances with the Cubs. His ERA in 1982 was a very respectable 2.30. Proly also pitched for the White Sox, Phillies, and Cardinals. (Photo: 1983 Fleer Basebal...
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    Dec 14th, 2020
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    ~Bill Buckner 1949 (Cubs 1977-1984) In his first season with the Cubs in 1977, Bill Buckner hit a respectable .284, but is there any doubt that Buckner’s mustache was the finest mustache in the entire National League that year? Billy Buck went on to have a great Cubs career, capped off by a bat...
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    Dec 13th, 2020
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    ~Ferguson Jenkins 1942 (Cubs 1966-1973, 1982-1983) Fergie is one of the top five pitchers to ever wear a Chicago Cubs uniform. He led the league in wins twice, fewest walks per 9 innings five times, and complete games nine times. His streak of six straight seasons with 20 or more wins (1967–1972) is ...
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    Dec 12th, 2020
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    Bob Carpenter 1917 (Cubs 1947) He was a local Chicago boy (Parker High School) who pitched for the Giants before and after the war, and finally got his shot at pitching for his hometown Cubs as a 29-year-old in 1947. Carpenter appeared in only four games, and posted an ERA of 4.91. It was the [&helli...
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    Dec 11th, 2020
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    ~Bill Nicholson 1914 (Cubs 1939-1948) Though he is known to history by his nickname “Swish”, Cubs fans didn’t call him that, Brooklyn Dodgers fans did. The big left-handed hitter had a routine when he came up to bat. He would swing his bat across the plate several times after steppi...