By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 3rd, 2017
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    ~Norman Rockwell 1893 (Cubs cover 1948) How bad were the Cubs in 1948? They finished in last place, 27 ½ games out of first place. Their hitting was atrocious (fewest home runs, fewest walks), their pitching staff was brutal (fewest shutouts, second most walks), their speed was non-existent (fewest s...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Feb 3rd, 2017
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    ~Februay 9, 1914 Wrigley Field (then known as Weeghman Park) was just a few months away from opening its doors for the first time when a boy was born to Chicago sportswriter Bill Bailey and his wife. Bailey’s real last name was Veeck, and he named his son after himself, William Veeck Jr. The el...