By Rick Kaempfer
    In News
    Apr 9th, 2017
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    We are not besmirching Palm Sunday. In fact, we’re at church right now. On the other hand, Palm Sunday does seem like the most thematically appropriate day to present for you two Cubs pitchers who famously used the palmball. ~Ray Culp 1941 (Cubs 1967) Ray Culp was already a two-time 14-game win...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 9th, 2017
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    On April 12, 1933, the Wrigley Field crowd is happier than it has been since 1919. This is the first game at Wrigley Field since Prohibition has been repealed, although it would be another month before beer is officially available again. The Cubs are the defending NL Champs, and the crowd of 25,000 w...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 9th, 2017
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    ~Hippo Vaughn 1888 (Cubs 1913-1921) Hippo Vaughn got his nickname because of his size (he was about the same size as Rick Reuschel). In 1917 he became famous for the double no-hitter game, when Vaughn pitched a no-hitter for nine innings and lost the game to another pitcher throwing a no-hitter, Fred...