By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Jun 30th, 2017
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    How long ago was 1908? A massive explosion occurs in a remote part of Russia, Tunguska in Siberia. Experts are dispatched to try to figure out what it was. Some think it was a comet. Some think it was a meteor. Some think it was a UFO. The measuring devices available at the time are […]...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 30th, 2017
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    ~Mark Grudzielanek 1970 (Cubs 2003-2004) Mark was an all-star early in his career with the Expos and a Gold Glover at second base for the Royals late in his career, but he also made several other big league stops along the way, including Los Angeles, St. Louis, Cleveland, and of course, the Cubs. He ...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 29th, 2017
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    ~John Boccabella 1941 (Cubs 1963-1968) Boccabella was considered one of the brightest prospects in the Cubs organization. He was so highly touted that Cubs manager Leo Durocher couldn’t wait to play him at first base and send Ernie Banks out to pasture. In the only season Boccabella got over 20...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 28th, 2017
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    ~Mark Grace 1964 (Cubs 1988-2000) They called him Amazing Grace, after the song, and because of his amazing glove work around first base. Mark Grace anchored first for the Cubs for more than a decade and became one of Wrigley Field’s fan favorites. He won four gold gloves, hit .300 nine times, led th...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Jun 28th, 2017
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    This week (June 28-July 4) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Germany is divided between the Allied occupied forces. *The Polish Provisional Government of National Unity is set up by Soviets. In Chicago *The Chicago Board of Trade Building at 141...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 27th, 2017
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    ~Jim Edmonds 1970 (Cubs 2008) Edmonds was an eight-time Gold Glover and four-time all-star with the Angels and Cardinals before coming to the Cubs from the Padres in the middle of the 2008 season. He had been a hated rival while a member of the World Series champion Cardinals, but Cub fans warned to ...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jun 26th, 2017
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    June 27, 1932 The three major contenders for the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention 1932 (held at the Chicago Stadium from June 27 – July 2, 1932) were Franklin Roosevelt (Gov of NY), Speaker of the House John Nance Garner and former governor of New York and 1928 pres...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 26th, 2017
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    ~Howie Pollet 1921 (Cubs 1953-1955) The Cubs acquired Pollet in the trade that also brought Ralph Kiner and Joe Garagiola to Chicago. Pollet was a former 20-game winner (twice) and all-star (three times), but was toward the end of his career by the time the Cubs got him. He won 17 games in his three ...
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    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jun 25th, 2017
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    June 29, 1969 The Cubs celebrated “Billy Williams Day” at Wrigley Field. They were playing a double-header against the Cardinals, and the surging Cubs didn’t disappoint, winning both games. Fergie Jenkins won the opener 3-1, and Dick Selma followed suit in the second game, winning 1...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 25th, 2017
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    ~Babe Herman 1903 (Cubs 1933-1934) That’s right, “Babe” played for the Cubs. Unfortunately, it wasn’t “THE” Babe. His real name was Floyd Caves Herman, but his manager in the minors called him “Babe” after he got a hit in his first at bat. Babe Ruth was...