• EveryCubEver

    Turk Lown

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 1st, 2024
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    ~John Clarkson 1861–1909 (White Stockings 1884-1887) John Clarkson would have won several Cy Young Awards if he wasn’t a contemporary of Young. He started 70(!) games for the Cubs in 1885 and won 53(!) of them, easily the most in the league. 10 of those wins were shutouts. In 1887 he led the le...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 30th, 2024
    ~Turk Lown 1924–2016 (Cubs 1951-1958) His real name was Omar Joseph Lown, but everyone called him Turk because he loved to eat turkey. The Cubs thought he was a starter, but after his 16-27 record as a starter — with an ERA over five, they moved him to the bullpen once and for all in […]...