By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 30th, 2017
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    ~William Wrigley Jr. 1861 (Cubs owner 1918-1932) William Wrigley LOVED baseball. He didn’t buy the Cubs as an investment. He bought the team because he loved the game, and had since he was a boy. This is William Wrigley in his own words, in Time Magazine in 1930… “Outside of school ...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 29th, 2017
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    ~Harry Steinfeldt 1877 (Cubs 1906-1910) Harry was the forgotten man in the Cubs infield that also included Hall of Famers, Tinker, Evers, and Chance, but he was every bit as important to that Cubs dynasty as any of them. If only his last name were a little more poetic—Franklin Adams may have in...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Sep 29th, 2017
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    How long ago was 1908? Tension builds for the big game between Pittsburgh and the Cubs… *In Cincinnati, Joe Tinker (photo) hits a home run on September 29th that lodges into the experimental “light tower” in centerfield. Because there isn’t a rule in place about what happens i...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 28th, 2017
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    ~Dick Gernert 1928 (Cubs 1960) He was the nephew of fellow Cub Dim Dom Dallessandro. Gernert had a few good years with the Red Sox before coming to the Cubs. The outfielder/first baseman had 100 career homers on his resume when he arrived at Wrigley Field. Unfortunately for the Cubs, he didn’t ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Sep 27th, 2017
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    This week (Sept 27-Oct 3) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… In Baseball *THE CUBS WIN THE PENNANT! THE CUBS WIN THE PENNANT! *The Chicago Tribune reports the good news this way: AFTER SEVEN YEARS, CHICAGO HAS A CHAMPION AGAIN! The Cubs will meet the American ...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 27th, 2017
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    ~Don Schulze 1962 (Cubs 1983-1984) Schulze was a local high school hero (Lake Park High School in Roselle) when he was drafted in the first round (11th overall pick) by the Cubs in 1980. (Future Cubs manager Ricky Renteria was picked later in that round, as were fellow current managers Terry Francona...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 26th, 2017
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    ~Dave Martinez 1964 (Cubs 1986-1988, 2000) Martinez came up through the Cubs system and debuted in the big leagues with the Cubs. At the time, he was only 21 years old. In 1987 he won the starting centerfield job. He hit .292 with 16 stolen bases. Why did the Cubs trade the youngster the following [&...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 25th, 2017
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    ~Pat Malone 1902 (Cubs 1928-1934) Malone was a two-time 20-game winner with the Cubs and led the team to the 1929 and 1932 World Series, but he also hung out with Hack Wilson. When they weren’t playing baseball, they were either drinking or brawling. The stories are legendary. In Malone’s...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 24th, 2017
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    ~Rafael Palmeiro 1964 (Cubs 1986-1988) Two incredibly bright prospects came up to the Chicago Cubs around the same time. Unfortunately, both Mark Grace and Rafael Palmeiro played the same position (first base). To get both of their bats into the lineup, Palmeiro was moved out to left field. His 1988 ...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Sep 24th, 2017
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    September 27, 1876 The last game of the first official National League season is played. The Chicago White Stockings (today’s Cubs) beat the Hartford Dark Blues 16-10. Because Chicago ends the season seven games ahead of the second place St. Louis Brown Stockings, they are declared the champion...