• EveryCubEver

    Sammy Drake

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 23rd, 2021
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    ~Solly Drake 1930– (Cubs 1956) Solly got a lot of time in center field for the 1956 Cubs. He showed some speed on the base paths (nine stolen bases), and played decently defensively, but didn’t really hit enough to keep his spot in the lineup. Drake later played for the Dodgers and Phillies. Bo...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 7th, 2021
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    ~Chuck Klein 1904–1958 (Cubs 1934-1935) Chuck Klein had two great nicknames: “The Hoosier Hammer” and “The Clouting Kraut.” The Hoosier part of his nickname came from his Indiana roots, and the Kraut part, of course, came from his German heritage. Needless to say, the hammer and clouting parts ...