Cultivating Catuli - Chicago Cubs History Podcast
A weekly Chicago Cubs history podcast. Join Michael from The Awesome 80s Podcast and Corey and Kurt from Ivy Envy as they tell stories that you may or may not know about our beloved Cubs. This podcast is not affiliated or associated with the Chicago Cubs or Major League Baseball.
On this episode, Michael talks about the Cubs World Tour of 1888. This episode was recorded before the cancellation of the 2020 Cubs vs. Cardinals series in London.
On this episode, Josh (from Louisiana) talks about Cubs players (from Louisiana.)
On this episode, Michael digs into the idea that the Chicago Cubs were involved in a scheme to purposefully lose the 1918 World Series.
When looking back at the 1918 World Series, it doesn't take long to notice that baseball operated in a different manner back then compared to MLB today. This episode focuses on the games played in Chicago. Did the Cubs owner put his team at a disadvantage for financial gain?
On this episode, Michael walks us through the history of songs about The Chicago Cubs.
On this episode, Michael shares the history of one of Norman Rockwell's most famous pieces, The Dugout. Michael makes the case that the wrong team was chosen for this painting.
With sign-stealing being the primary topic around baseball this off-season, we decided to dig into the history of the Cubs with sign-stealing. Hank Schenz was a light-hitting infielder who had more value with a telescope in the scoreboard than he did on the field. The story doesn't end there, though. Hank may be responsible for one of the biggest moments in baseball history.
On this episode, Kurt looks at the history of free agency.
In this episode, you'll learn about Margaret Donahue, the first non-owner woman to serve as a front-office executive.
On this episode, you'll learn about Lloyd McClendon. Lloyd was a little league legend and a part of the 1989 NL East Champion Cubs team.
On this episode, Kurt looks at the people and entities who have owned the Cubs since 1876.
The Cubs have not always trained in Mesa, Arizona. On this episode, Michael talks about the Cubs training on Catalina Island.
In June of 1989, the Chicago Cubs had the 8th pick overall and selected high schooler, Earl Cunningham. On this episode, you will hear about Cunningham's career trajectory.
On this episode, you'll learn about long-time Cubs clubhouse manager, Yosh Kawano. Yosh worked for the Cubs for 73 years.
On this episode, we talk about the first MLB player from Puerto Rico, Chicago Cubs pitcher, Hiram Bithorn.
Let's be fair, throughout history, the Cubs haven't had a lot of truly important walk-off home runs late in the season. On this episode, you will hear about the home run that catapulted the Cubs into the 1938 postseason and was worthy of a ticker-tape parade.
Nicknames have been part of baseball from the beginning. On this episode, we talk about some historic Cubs nicknames and share our thoughts on current player nicknames.
In the 1960's, the Chicago Cubs implemented a unique managing technique, the College of Coaches. Listen to this episode to hear what they tried, and how it went over.
We start our second season of this podcast with a topic that nearly all Cubs fans are familiar with, our hatred of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Michael from Galesburg takes the reigns on this episode. He has had this topic in mind for an episode since we started the podcast. Michael has a special kind of hatred for the Cardinals, and he lays out all of their transgressions in this episode.
On this episode, we share some thoughts on the 30 for 30 Podcast episode on the lights at Wrigley.
On this episode, you will learn about the most famous Cubs "ball-girl", Marla Collins.
On this episode, you will hear the Cubs' connection to the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
The case could be made that Ronald Reagan would not have been the 40th president if it weren't for the Chicago Cubs.
In the off-season before the 1993 season, the Cubs let future Hall-of-Famer Greg Maddux walk, and sign with the Atlanta Braves. This is a front-office decision that will haunt Cubs fans for years. On this episode, you'll learn how this situation went down.
On this episode, you're going to hear about Gabby Hartnett, who is far and away the best catcher in the history of the Chicago Cubs.
On this episode of Cultivating Catuli, you're going to learn about the original Mr. Cub, Phil Cavarretta.
On this episode, we share the history and meaning of the Eamus Catuli sign.
On this episode, Michael walks us through the history of the name of the team we now call the Chicago Cubs. He also shares the sketchy history of the team's mascot.
Kurt brings you a topic that is a follow up to his previous Leo Durocher episode. He shares how Leo lost the 1971 team and drove Ron Santo to strangulation.
On this episode, Michael talks about the Wrigley Field located in Los Angeles, California.
In this episode of Cultivating Catuli, you will hear about the history of artificial turf at Wrigley Field.
On this episode of Cultivating Catuli, Michael talks about the flags that fly at Wrigley Field.
Despite playing in just 123 games over the course of five seasons, Bill Schuster held a significant distinction for decades. Bill Schuster was the last Cubs player to score a run in a World Series game in which the Cubs won, until 2016. As a pinch-runner, Schuster scored the walk-off run in the 12th inning of Game #6 in the 1945 World Series.
In this episode of Cultivating Catuli, we share some of Schuster's antics from his years in the Pacific Coast League. If you miss Andy's Rube Waddell stories on the Ivy Envy Podcast, you may get a kick of Mr. Bill Schuster.
On this episode of Cultivating Catuli, Michael talks with us about Charlie Grimm. "Jolly Cholly" managed the Cubs from 1932-1938, 1944-1949, and 1960.
Leo Durocher was the Cubs manager from 1966-1972. In this episode, you will learn more about "Leo the Lip", who "viewed baseball as a sports relative of guerilla warfare" and uttered the words "Mother don't get to third."
On the fourth episode of Cultivating Catuli, we talk about what is probably considered the most lopsided trade in the history of Major League Baseball, if not all of American professional sports.
In June of 1964, the Cubs traded Lou Brom for Ernie Broglio. In this episode, you'll hear why the Cubs made that trade, how it was received at the time, and how things turned out. Lou Brock became a Hall of Famer and Ernie Broglio was a below replacement level player and within a few years, his career was done.
On this episode of Cultivating Catuli, we look at one of the most memorable Cubs games in history, The Ryne Sandberg Game.
The Cubs hosted their rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals on June 23rd, 1984, and the game was broadcast nationally as the NBC Game of the Week. 1984 was Ryne Sandberg's breakout year, and this was his breakout game. Listen to learn more about his 5-6 2HR 7 RBI performance.
On the 2nd episode of Cultivating Catuli, Michael points out that Joe Buck and others that covered the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians missed a great opportunity to talk about something both clubs had in common, Bill Veeck.
Thanks for downloading the first episode of Cultivating Catuli. The idea for this podcast started as three friends that are Cubs fans rode on an Amtrak train, heading to a celebration in Grant Park, just hours after the Chicago Cubs became 2016 World Series Champions.
A listener of The Ivy Envy Podcast suggested to Corey that the podcast does more to educate newer Cubs fans on the history of the Cubs. Michael from Galesburg, of The Awesome 80s Podcast, saw Cultivating Catuli as a solution.
On this podcast, you will hear stories of players, games, occurrences, and more. In this first episode, we start with an iconic piece of Cubs history, the Wrigley Field Marquee.