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    Wes Covington

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 9th, 2023
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    ~Roy Smalley 1926–2011 (Cubs 1948-1953) Roy had good pop for a shortstop, hitting 21 home runs one year, but his lifetime batting average was only .227, and he didn’t draw many walks either. In his first season, his on-base percentage was .265. That’s a pretty stunning total for a player with o...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 27th, 2023
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    ~Johnny Gill 1905–1984 (Cubs 1935-1936) His teammates called him “Patcheye.” Johnny didn’t wear a patch over his eye, although he must have at least once, because the nickname “Patcheye” stuck with him throughout his career. He was a minor-league lifer, playing more than 23 seasons. He was one ...