Today’s Cubs Birthdays (December 8)
~Reed Johnson 1976 (Cubs 2008-2009, 2011-2012)
Johnson was a fan favorite during his time with the Cubs. He made highlight-reel catches in centerfield, and delivered clutch hits time after time. He hit over .300 in three of his four Cubs seasons.
~Kid Camp 1869 (Colts 1894)
They called him “Kid” because his big brother Lew was also on the team. Kid was a pitcher. He started two games for the Cubs (then known as the Colts) and completed both of those games, but he was hit pretty hard. He gave up more than two runners an inning, and registered an ERA of 6.55. He previously had a cup of coffee with the Pirates.