By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Aug 11th, 2017
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    How long ago was 1908? One of the ugliest racial riots in American history occurs this week (Aug 14) in Springfield, Illinois. Before the race riots are over, forty homes are burned to the ground, 24 businesses are destroyed, and seven people are dead: two black people (lynched by the angry mob) and ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 11th, 2017
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    ~Bob Scheffing 1913 (Cubs player 1941-1950, Cubs manager 1957-1959) Scheffing was a Cubs catcher in 1941 and 1942, but was drafted into the military before the 1943 season. Unfortunately for him, he had to listen to his teammates make the 1945 World Series from afar, because he didn’t get out o...