By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 5th, 2017
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    ~Lennie Merullo 1917 (Cubs 1941-1947) Lennie was the starting shortstop for the Cubs in the 1940s, including the pennant winning season of 1945. He wasn’t known as a great fielder or hitter. Merullo averaged an error every three and half games or so (172 errors in 602 games), a home run every 3...
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    In This Week in 1908
    May 5th, 2017
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    How long ago was 1908? The first modern day Mother’s Day in America was celebrated this week in 1908. The first attempt to make Mother’s Day a holiday had come in 1870, when social activist Julia Ward Howe tried to create a holiday to unite women against war. She was inspired by Ann Jarvi...
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    In Every Cub Ever (A-Z)
    May 5th, 2017
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    Today we feature EVERY CUB EVER beginning with the letter C. From Cabrera to Cvengros–161 entries in all. What will you find there? Three Hall of Famers, 17 videos, 26 classic baseball cards, two Cubs scribes, three Cubs broadcasters, three classic audio clips, three songs, three celebrity fans...
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    In News
    May 5th, 2017
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    On this Cinco de Mayo we celebrate all of the Mexican-born players who have played for the Cubs… ~Hector Torres 1945 (Cubs 1971) The Cubs aquired Torres in a straight shortstop for shortstop swap with the Houston Astros. The Astros got Roger Metzger in return. Torres hit .224 backing up Don Kes...