Chicago Cubs by Month


February is another slow month for baseball and the Cubs. The Cubs do part ways with Sammy Sosa and get Mike Fontenot back in return. The Bartman ball is destroyed and a legendary announcer, Harry Caray passes away.

February 2, 2005

Cubs trade Sammy Sosa to the Orioles for Mike Fontenot, Jerry Hairston Jr and Dave Carouthers.

February 2

The birthday of Cubs old-time great, Orval Overall

February 4

Happy birthday to former Cubs pitcher, Dan Plesac

February 6

Happy birthday to Cubs pitcher, Travis Wood.

February 6
The birthday of President Ronald Reagan. Reagan announced Chicago Cubs games at a Des Moines radio station in the 1930's.

February 7

Happy birthday to Burt Hooton

February 9

The birthday of old-time Cubs great, Heine Zimmerman

February 10, 1916

Chicago Cubs send cash to the Chicago Whales of the Federal League and bring back Three Finger Brown, Clem Clemens, Mickey Doolan, Bill Fischer, Max Flack, Claude Hendrix, Les Mann, Dykes Potter, Joe Tinker, Rollie Zeider and George McConnell. The Cubs will move in to Wrigley Field in 1916.

February 10, 1914

Johnny Evers resigns as player-manager of the Cubs as the last of the Cubs famous DP combo

February 10, 1914

Charles Murphy announces resignation of Johnny Evers as manager. Evers is the last of the famous Tinkers to Evers to Chance double play combo to play for the Cubs. He does return to the team as a manager in 1921. Evers is traded to the Boston Braves and helps lead the team to a World Series championship in 1914.

February 11

The birthday of old-time Cubs great, Jimmy Ryan

February 11, 1977

Cubs trade 2-time batting champion with the Cubs, Bill Madlock & Rob Sperring, but do get back 2 good Cubs players, Bobby Murcer & Steve Ontiveros.

February 11, 1914

Not a good trade as Cubs send Johnny Evers to Braves. Evers will win MVP honors and lead the Braves to a WS victory in 1914.

February 12, 1988

Cubs trade Keith Moreland to the Padres for Rich "Goose" Gossage.

February 13, 1964

1962 Rookie of the Year, Ken Hubbs tragically dies at the age of 22 in a plane crash.

February 15

Happy birthday to Ron Cey (Cubs, 1983-1986).  He helped the Cubs get one win short of a World Series in 1984.  His 84 home runs in the 1980's is 6th among all Cubs players behind Ryne Sandberg, Leon Durham, Jody Davis, Keith Moreland and Andre Dawson.  

More Chicago Cubs February Birthdays

February 15

Happy Birthday to Ron Cey (ChicagoCubs 1983-1986)

February 16

Happy Birthday to Cubs catcher (1979-1981) Barry Foote

February 18, 1998

Harry Caray long-time Cubs announcer dies at the age of 83

February 18, 1952

Cubs begin their first spring training in Mesa AZ at Rendezvous Park.

February 18, 2004

Cubs sign Greg Maddux to bring him back to the team for the 2004 season.

February 19, 1987

Harry Carey suffers a stroke, returns to booth on May 19

February 20, 1956

PK Wrigley sells the Los Angeles Angels of the PCL to Walter O'Malley and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Wrigley Field in Los Angeles was included in the deal.

February 20, 1943

PK Wrigley announces formation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

February 23, 1979

MannyTrillo traded from the Chicago Cubs to the PhiladelphiaPhillies for 5 players.

February 23, 2005

Cubs announce they will retire the number #23 for Ryne Sandberg

February 25, 1988

Cubs granted authorization to play night games at Wrigley Field.

February 25
Quite a day for Cubs birthdays: 

Hall of Famers, Ron Santo & Monte Irvin.  Cubs World Series Champions
Johnny Kling (1907, 1908) & Jorge Soler (2016).  Cubs general manager
Ed Lynch (1995-2000) and Cubs announcer, Bob Brenly (2005 to  2012). 

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February 25

The birthday of Cubs Hall of Famer, Ron Santo.  He won 5 Gold Glove awards (3B) and was a 9-time All-Star.  

More Cubs February Birthdays

February 25

The birthday of Cubs great, Andy Pafko (Cubs, 1943-1951).  A member of the 1945 World Series team.  5-time all-star (1945, 1947-1950).  He won the World Series in 1957 with the Milwaukee Braves.  

February 26

Happy birthday to cubs Closer, Hector Rondon & former Cub Mark DeRosa

February 26, 2004

Bartman Ball is destroyed after being bought at auction.

February 27, 1998

Harry Carey's funeral

February 27

The birthday of old-time Cubs great, Sammy Taylor and Matt Stairs (Chicago Cubs, 2001)