• EveryCubEver

    Every Cub Ever (N)

    By Rick Kaempfer
    Jan 14th, 2015

    Extra entries beginning with the letter N…

    Bob Newhart~Bob Newhart 1929 (Cubs fan 1929-present)
    Bob Newhart was born and raised in Chicago. He went to St. Ignatius High School on the West Side, and grew up rooting for the Chicago Cubs. He got his big break when a Chicago DJ named Dan Sorkin played a funny tape Bob made to entertain his colleagues. Newhart was a 30-year-old accountant — still living at his parents’ house — when his star started to rise. He decided to switch careers and give comedy a go in the late ’50s. The Buttoned Down Mind Of Bob Newhart — which outsold Beatles albums in the ’60s — made him a superstar. When Bob got his first network sitcom, he naturally set the show in Chicago. His character’s home was this building at 5901 N. Sheridan on the city’s north side. His office was near the river on Michigan Avenue. And during one memorable episode, Bob counseled a struggling pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. Newhart has lived in LA for nearly 50 years now, but he remains a Chicago Cubs fan. One day backstage at a Tonight Show taping, John Belushi ran into Newhart and asked him if he remembered going to a Chicago Cubs game years earlier and autographing baseballs for kids between innings. “I was one of those kids,” said Belushi. Added Newhart, “Cubs lost.” In an interview with the Daily Herald in 2011, he recalled “I will always remember 1945 when I was 16 years old and the Cubs had won the national league pennant. I went and watched as the Cubs paraded down LaSalle Street.”

    ~Ted Norstrom (Cubs Song)
    Ted specializes in songs about the Cubs, but this particular song was inspired by this very website. Thanks, Ted.

    Videos and audio beginning with the letter N…

    Navarro hits three dingers in one game

    Bill Nicholson hits a double in the 1944 All Star Game…

    Joe Niekro got caught doctoring a baseball once, and appeared on Letterman’s show to have fun with his own 10-game suspension…

    Rich Nye today…

    Rick’s favorite baseball card beginning with the letter N

    Good ol’ Bill Nicholson

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