By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Apr 2nd, 2017
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    April 2, 1917 Less than one month after beginning his second term in office, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany to keep the world “safe for democracy.” They obliged. The war didn’t immediately affect the national pastime. At first the American public rallied aroun...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 2nd, 2017
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    ~Jon Lieber 1970 (Cubs 1999-2003, 2008) When the Cubs acquired Lieber from the Pirates for Brant Brown, it was one of the best deals they ever made. Lieber anchored the rotation, winning 10, 12, and 20 games in his first three seasons. One day during a rain delay in his fourth season with the Cubs, [...