• EveryCubEver

    Bobby Thomson

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 25th, 2021
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    ~Russ Meyer 1923–1997 (Cubs 1946-1948, 1956) Not to be confused with the B-movie director who was obsessed with large breasts, this Russ Meyer was known as Mad Monk because he had a vicious temper and didn’t take to coaching. One night he ran into an old girlfriend at a bar the players frequent...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 11th, 2021
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    ~Bob Chipman 1918–1973 (Cubs 1944-1949) The Cubs traded their young second baseman Eddie Stanky for Chipman, who was really just a journeyman pitcher. Stanky went on to play in three World Series, was named to three All-Star teams, led the league in on-base percentage twice, and most famously s...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 3rd, 2021
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    ~Luis Gonzalez 1967– (Cubs 1995-1996) Luis Gonzalez obviously got his nickname from his last name, because he already had it when he was on the Cubs, and he obviously didn’t hit like a Gonzo in Chicago (22 home runs in his 1 ½ years with the team). It’s not as if Gonzo’s Cubs career was [&helli...
    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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 25th, 2021
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    ~Jim Marshall 1931– (Cubs 1958-1959, Cubs manager 1974-1976) Marshall was both a player and a manager with the Cubs, although neither part of his career was particularly memorable. His best season as a player was in 1959. He got the most playing time of his career (331 AB) and hit 11 HR. As a m...