• EveryCubEver

    Today’s Cubs Birthdays (February 23)

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 23rd, 2023

    ~Jim Bolger 1932–2020 (Cubs 1955-1959)
    Bolger backed up all three outfield positions for the Cubs in the late 50s. His best season was 1957, when he got the most extensive playing time of his career. He hit .275 in 273 at bats, and knocked in 33 runs. He also played for the Reds, Indians, and A’s in his big league career. His nickname was Dutch. (Photo: 1955 Topps Baseball Card)

    ~Rondell White 1972– (Cubs 2000-2001)
    The Cubs got White at the trading deadline in 2000, and he was considered a key addition to their lineup, providing protection for Sammy Sosa and Mark Grace. When he was healthy he played well for the Cubs, hitting over .300 and playing a very solid outfield. Unfortunately, he wasn’t healthy often, and the Cubs let him leave after the 2001 season. White played 15 seasons in the big leagues, and was an All-Star in 2003 for the San Diego Padres. (He also played for the Expos, Yankees, Royals, Tigers and Twins)

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