• EveryCubEver

    Today’s Cub Birthday

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    Jan 10th, 2024
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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, 2024
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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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    ~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...
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    Jan 7th, 2024
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    ~Alvin Dark 1922 (1958-1959 Cubs) (Photo: 1959 Topps Baseball Card) Dark had his best years with the Giants in New York, but as a member of the Cubs he was involved in one of the strangest plays in baseball history. It happened on June 30, 1959. It all started when a missed strike three got […...
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    Jan 6th, 2024
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    ~Clyde Beck 1900 (Cubs 1926-1930) Beck was a backup infielder for the Cubs for most of his five year Cubs career. He started nearly 90 games for them in the 1928 season, and then went back to the bench for the pennant winning 1929 season. The highlight of his career was probably May 12, 1930. [&helli...
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    Jan 5th, 2024
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    ~Riggs Stephenson 1898 (Cubs 1926-1934) Stephenson was a former All-American football player, and his nickname Old Hoss fit his build. Old Hoss was a great hitter, one of the best in Cubs history. He still holds the Cubs record for hitters with more than 2000 ABs, with a .336 lifetime average. In the...
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    Jan 4th, 2024
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    ~Ted Lilly 1976– (Pitcher, Cubs 2007-2010) Ted Lilly was a fan favorite during his time with the Cubs. His full name is Theodore Roosevelt Lilly, and yes he was named after the president. Although he didn’t really walk softly and carry a big stick. He was simply a reliable pitcher, someth...
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    Jan 3rd, 2024
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    ~Adrian Garrett 1943 (Cubs 1970, 1973-75) Garrett was primarily used as a pinch hitter because he had a lot of power. He hit 280 homers in the minors and 102 in Japan. His little brother Wayne was a member of the 1969 Miracle Mets. (Photo: Topps 1974 Baseball Card) ~John Fluhre 1894 (Cubs 1915) He [&...
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    Jan 2nd, 2024
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    ~Nick Dumovich 1902 (Cubs 1923) Dumovich (photo) was just a 21-year old kid when he got his chance, but in his only season in the bigs, the young pitcher was hit hard and didn’t have good control. ~Ray Jacobs 1902 (Cubs 1928) Ray played exactly two games in the big leagues and both of them [&he...
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    Jan 1st, 2024
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    ~Ethan Allen 1904 (Cubs 1936) (Photo: 1933 Goudy Baseball Card) The Cubs were a strong team throughout the 1930s, including the 1936 season. They were the defending National League champions that May when they traded future Hall of Famer Chuck Klein (a relative disappointment with the Cubs) back to t...