• EveryCubEver

    College of Coaches

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 5th, 2021
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    ~Norm McMillan 1895–1969 (Cubs 1928-1929) Called “Bub” because of his southern origins, Norm McMillan’s most productive season came in 1929 with the Chicago Cubs when he hit .271 in 459 at-bats with 5 home runs and 55 runs batted in. He also had 13 stolen bases. That season Bub was involved in ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 29th, 2021
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    ~Harry Steinfeldt 1877–1914 (Cubs 1906-1910) Harry was the forgotten man in the Cubs infield that also included Hall of Famers Tinker, Evers, and Chance, but he was every bit as important to that Cubs dynasty as any of them. If only his last name were a little more poetic — Franklin Adams may h...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 17th, 2021
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    ~Don Kessinger 1942– (Cubs 1964-1975) Kessinger had a brilliant career with the Cubs, holding down the starting shortstop position for over a decade during the Cubs resurgence of the late 60s/early 70s. Kessinger was an All-Star five years in a row (68-72) and a two-time Gold Glover. He and Gle...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 18th, 2021
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    ~Lou Brock 1939–2020 (Cubs 1961-1964) It’s not that the Cubs didn’t realize they had a good potential player on their hands. It’s just that they didn’t know how to develop him. Brock came up through the Cubs system during their ill-fated College of Coaches era. Every few weeks Lou was getting d...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jun 11th, 2021
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    June 14, 1949 Eddie Waitkus became a household name in America, but he certainly didn’t want it to happen the way it did. While he was with the Cubs, the young first baseman was known for his great defense, his smoking line-drives, and his left-handed bat. The pinnacle of his Cubs career came i...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 19th, 2021
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    ~Harry Craft 1915–1995 (Cubs Manager/College of Coaches 1961) Harry was a centerfielder nicknamed “Wildfire” for the Reds during his playing days (late 1930s-early 1940s) before going into coaching. He was Mickey Mantle’s first coach in the minor leagues. He became a big league coach with Lou B...