Happy 132nd birthday to former #Cub Lee Magee. Magee was actually his "stage" name (real name: Hoernschemeyer.) His last big league stop was Chicago. Lee was quietly banned for life in 1920 by Commissioner Landis for allegedly fixing games. #everyCubever pic.twitter.com/O7lrHLcU59— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) June 4, 2021
Friday, June 04, 2021
Thursday, June 03, 2021
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
Former #Cubs pitcher Larry Jackson was born 80 years ago today. In '64, Jackson led the league in wins with 24 (on a terrible, terrible Cubs team), and finished second in the Cy Young voting. In '66, he was traded to the Phillies for Fergie Jenkins. #everyCubever pic.twitter.com/8J8ppJ3YLW— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) June 2, 2021
Thank you to Robert Feder for the mention in his column today...
Steve King, the Chicago radio legend who hosted overnights on WGN for more than 25 years, could have been even more famous as a songwriter. In the June edition of Illinois Entertainer King reminisces to Rick Kaempfer about his earlier career as a musician and his brush with fame in 1962 when he wrote the song “Satan Is Her Name.” (Here is the link.) But Mercury Records, Lesley Gore and circumstances came together to thwart his musical stardom. Even so, the song lives on, Kaempfer reports, with at least seven versions of “Satan Is Her Name” on YouTube. “I’m amazed at the life this record has had,” said King.
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Gentleman George Decker was born 155 years ago today. He replaced Cap Anson at first base. One day in 1894, Decker & his #Cubs teammates Walt Wilmot and Jimmy Ryan saved hundreds of lives by breaking down a fence with baseball bats at West Side Grounds during a fire #everyCubever pic.twitter.com/butJ0qxy0p— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) June 1, 2021