• EveryCubEver

    Today’s Cub Birthday

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Mar 14th, 2022
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    ~Steve Lake 1957– (Cubs 1983-1986, 1993) Steve spent eleven years in the big leagues as a backup catcher, beginning and ending his career with the Cubs. He was known as a great defensive catcher. Lake ranks ninth on the all-time list for percentage of baserunners thrown out trying to steal. But...
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    Mar 13th, 2022
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    ~Chippy Gaw 1892–1968 (Cubs 1920) One of the greatest names in baseball history–Chippy Gaw–pitched only briefly for the Cubs. After logging nearly ten years in the minors, he got into six big league games in 1920, mainly as a reliever. In his last Major League appearance on July 4, 1920, he cam...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Mar 12th, 2022
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    Johnny Callison 1939 (Cubs 1970-1971) The Cubs acquired him in November of 1969, in a trade that they hoped would put them over the top. They traded pitcher Dick Selma (who had been a favorite of the Bleacher Bums because of his cheerleading routine from the bullpen) and a young prospect, to the Phil...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Mar 11th, 2022
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    ~Jack Spring 1933–2015 (Cubs 1964) He pitched for seven teams in his eight big league seasons, and for exactly one month that team was the Cubs. They acquired Jack in May of 1964, and he pitched in seven games over the next few weeks. But then on June 15, 1964, Spring was called into the [&hell...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Mar 10th, 2022
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    ~Bill Heath 1939– (Cubs 1969) Bill Heath was a backup catcher for the Cubs in 1969, and with less than 200 career at bats, certainly qualifies as a “cup of coffee.” His story has a very dramatic ending by the way. Heath was catching on August 19, 1969. If you’re a real stats g...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Mar 9th, 2022
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    ~Terry Mulholland 1963– (Cubs 1997-1999) He was a mediocre starting pitcher for the Cubs in 1997, but Mulholland was a key contributor out of the bullpen during their wild card season of 1998. He was the main lefty setup man, and when Rod Beck was resting his tired arm, Terry filled in for him....
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    Feb 29th, 2016
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    ~Bill Long 1960 (Cubs 1990) Long was acquired from the White Sox, and pitched one season for the Cubs out of the bullpen. He went 6-1 with a 4.37 ERA. Long is the only Cubs player in history to be born on Leap Day....
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jan 24th, 2015
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    There are lots of things written about Ernie Banks on this website, but in honor of Mr. Cub’s untimely passing, I thought I would put them all together in one place for you. First off, Ernie’s entry in my Every Cub Ever A-Z feature… ~Ernie Banks 1931 (Cubs 1953-1971) Ernie is not on...