• EveryCubEver

    Tim Blackwell

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 26th, 2023
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    ~Dave Rader 1948 (Cubs 1978) Rader was a Cub for only one season (1978), and he hit only .203 that season, but all three Cubs catchers in 1978 sported tremendous mustaches (the other two were Tim Blackwell and Larry Cox).That’s a feat that may never be replicated. Rader also caught for the Gian...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 19th, 2023
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    ~Tim Blackwell 1952– (Cubs 1978-1980) With Blackwell on the roster from 1978-1980, the Cubs knew that they had someone who could hit against both lefties and righties (he was a switch hitter), and if necessary, he could also be an emergency understudy for any Wyatt Earp movie being filmed in th...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Jun 7th, 2023
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    ~George Mitterwald 1945– (Cubs 1974-1977) While the Cubs were surging toward their 1945 National League pennant, future Cubs catcher George Mitterwald was born in California. Acquired in a trade for Randy Hundley in 1974, George hit 26 home runs for the Cubs. Granted, that was in four full seas...