By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 19th, 2017
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    ~Harry Craft 1915 (Cubs Manager/College of Coaches 1961) Harry was a centerfielder nicknamed “Wildfire” for the Reds during his playing days (late 1930s-early 1940s) before going into coaching. He was Mickey Mantle’s first coach in the minor leagues. He became a big league coach wit...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Apr 19th, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II Rages On *Adolph Hitler turns 56 years old in his Berlin bunker. He can already hear the gunfire above ground. His world is closing in on him. When he investigates the wreckage above ground, even he sta...