Category On This Day

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. 7: Juan Pizarro born

Feb. 7, 1937: Juan Pizarro born in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

Feb. 7: Pat Moran born

Feb. 7, 1876: Pat Moran born in Fitchburg, Mass. Cubs catcher 1906-09.

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

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. 23, 1943: Ski Jumping at Wrigley Field

Jan. 23, 1943: A ski jumping competition sponsored by the Norge Ski Club of Cary, Illinois, draws over 6,000 fans to Wrigley Field.

Jan. 20: Ozzie Guillen born

Jan. 20, 1964: Ozzie Guillen born in Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela. White Sox shortstop 1985-97 & manager 2004-11.

« Older posts

© 2020 Chicago Baseball History Today — Powered by WordPress

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑