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    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jul 4th, 2021
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    On this Indepedence Day, we celebrate these Free Men who must have felt this day had a certain significance to them… ~Buck Freeman 1896 (Cubs 1921-1922) Freeman was part of the starting rotation of the Cubs in 1921 as a rookie, alongside the likes of Hall of Famer Grover Cleveland Alexander. Bu...
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    Jun 21st, 2021
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    On this first day of summer, we remember fan favorite Champ. This is his profile from our EVERY CUB EVER feature… ~Champ Summers 1946 (Cubs 1975-1976) Summers received his nickname “Champ” from his father: “Dad took one look at me when I was born and said, He looks like heR...
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    Jun 14th, 2021
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    Why do we celebrate Rick Monday on Flag Day? This profile entry from Every Cub Ever explains it quite well… ~Rick Monday 1945 (Cubs 1972-1976) Monday was a key member of the Cubs during the early-to-mid 70s. The former first overall pick in the draft cost the Cubs Kenny Holtzman to acquire him,...
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    Jun 6th, 2021
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    Today is the 75th anniversary of D-day. 24 Chicago Cubs served in the military during World War II, but Larry French was the only one to actively take part in the D-Day invasion. French was an active player until joining the Navy, but realizing his baseball career was essentially over, he decided to ...
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    May 5th, 2021
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    On this Cinco de Mayo we celebrate all of the Mexican-born players who have played for the Cubs… ~Hector Torres 1945 (Cubs 1971) The Cubs aquired Torres in a straight shortstop for shortstop swap with the Houston Astros. The Astros got Roger Metzger in return. Torres hit .224 backing up Don Kes...
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    May 1st, 2021
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    On this May Day, we celebrate the Cubs who were named May. These are their profiles from our Every Cub Ever feature… ~Derrick May 1968 (Cubs 1990-1994) Derrick was a first round Cubs draft choice in 1986, and made his big league debut in 1990. The son of big leaguer Dave May didn’t really...
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    Apr 30th, 2021
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    A tribute to Bushes, Forrests, Trees, and Woods in honor of Arbour Day… ~Guy Bush 1901 (Cubs 1923-1934) The Mississippi Mudcat got his nickname because he came from Mississippi and had a very strange delivery. It was described like this by F.C. Lane in Baseball Magazine (1930): “On the hu...
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    Apr 22nd, 2021
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    On this Earth Day, we celebrate the Cubs career of the man they called “Dirt”, and another one called Mudrock… ~Dick Tidrow 1947 (Cubs 1979-1982) His teammates called him “Dirt”. His odd nickname reflected his basic, simple approach to the game. His real name was Richard...
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    Apr 4th, 2021
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    There haven’t been any Easter Bunnies that played for the Cubs, but there have been a few rabbits… ~Rabbit Maranville 1891 (Cubs 1925) Nicknamed for his speed and rabbit-like leaps, Rabbit Maranville was always a great fielder, but he was even better known for his partying. One time when ...
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    Apr 2nd, 2021
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    On Good Friday we tell you about former Cub Wilbur Good… ~Wilbur Good 1885 (Cubs 1911-1915) Wilbur came to the Cubs in the trade that sent popular catcher Johnny Kling to Boston. His nickname was “Lefty” and he played for the Cubs in the years after their dynasty (1906-1910) and bef...