• EveryCubEver

    Bob Speake

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Feature
    Oct 31st, 2021
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    On this Halloween we feature a man they called Spook… ~Bob Speake 1930 (Cubs 1955,1957) His real name was Robert Speake, and he went by Bob, but his nickname was Spook. Spook was an outfielder/first baseman for the Cubs during the ’55 and ’57 seasons, and had decent pop in his bat (...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 22nd, 2021
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    ~Ray Burris 1950– (Cubs 1973-1979) Ray anchored the Cubs rotation in the mid-70s, twice winning 15 games in a season (’75 & ’76). Unfortunately for Ray, expectations were very high for him. He arrived on the Cubs just as Fergie Jenkins was departing, and the team hoped that Burris could st...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 4th, 2021
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    ~Chuck Tanner 1928–2011 (Cubs 1957-1959) Chuck Tanner played in the big leagues for parts of eight different seasons. His career started with a bang — a home run in his very first big league at-bat for the Milwaukee Braves in 1955. They released him near the beginning of the 1957 season, and th...