By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 10th, 2017
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    ~Jim Hickman 1937 (Cubs 1969-1973) After eight forgettable seasons with three different teams, Jim Hickman was magically transformed from a perennial struggler to a powerful slugger. In 1970 at the age of 33, “Gentleman Jim” somehow batted .315, with 32 home runs, 115 runs batted in, and 102 runs sco...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    May 10th, 2017
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    This week (May 10–May 16) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Georgia welcomes back the famous General Courtney Hodges *The New York Times describes the damage in Germany this way: “Berlin is dead. As a city, it no longer exists. The p...