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Feb. 11: Willie Smith born

Feb. 11, 1939: Willie Smith born in Anniston, Alabama. Cubs left fielder and first baseman 1968-70. Last  major league player to have pitched and played in the field at least 15 times each in a season. Hit a walk-off pinch-hit… Continue Reading →

Feb. 10, 1914: Johnny Evers resigns

Feb. 10, 1914: Johnny Evers resigns as player-manager of the Cubs.

Feb. 9, 1889: Albert Spalding’s Chicago White Stockings play in Egypt

Feb. 9, 1889: Albert Spalding’s Chicago White Stockings play The Pyramid Game in Giza, Egypt.

Feb. 6: Smoky Burgess born

Feb. 6, 1927: Forrest “Smoky” Burgess born in Caroleen, North Carolina. The 18-year major league catcher and 6-time All-Star debuted with the Cubs

#TBT West Side Park

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West Side Park at Polk & Wolcott

Feb. 2: Orval Overall born

Feb. 2, 1881: Orval Overall born in Farmersville, Calif. Cubs pitcher 1906-13.

Jan. 31: Ernie Banks born

Jan. 31, 1931: Ernie Banks is born in Dallas. Cubs shortstop and first baseman 1953-71.

Jan. 17: Don Zimmer born

Jan. 17, 1931: Don Zimmer born in Cincinnati. Cubs infielder 1960-61 & manager 1988-91. All-Star in ’61. Read his SABR bio

Jan. 13: Kevin Foster born

Jan. 13, 1969: Kevin Foster born in Evanston.

Jan. 11: Paddy Driscoll born

Jan. 11, 1895: John “Paddy” Driscoll born in Evanston. Played 13 games as an infielder with the Cubs in 1917.

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