By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jul 16th, 2017
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    July 16, 1916. In the midst of their first year playing in this fancy new ballpark, the Chicago Cubs become the first team to allow their fans to keep the balls hit into the stands. That was the brainchild of their owner Charlie Weeghman (photo), who was a marketing visionary. It wasn’t long be...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 16th, 2017
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    ~Lee Elia 1937 (Cubs player 1968, Cubs manager 1982-1983) Elia was a big league shortstop who got a cup of coffee as a player with the Cubs in 1968. He got 3 hits in 17 at bats. The following spring he was traded to the Yankees for Nate Oliver. Cub fans don’t remember Lee for […]...