By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    May 17th, 2017
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    This week (May 17–May 23) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *U-Boats defeated, Tokyo bombed… *Heinrich Himmler, German head of the SS, commits suicide in British custody. He was only 45 years old. *President of Germany Karl Dönitz and...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 17th, 2017
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    ~Hal Carlson 1892 (Cubs 1927-1930) Hal Carlson was a veteran starting pitcher acquired by the Cubs in 1927 from the Pittsburgh Pirates. He pitched for them for several seasons, and didn’t make much of an impact. He had a pretty high ERA, and his record was under .500, but in 1930, the Cubs were...