By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 9th, 2017
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    ~Joe Pepitone 1940 (Cubs 1970-1973) On July 29, 1970, the Cubs traded their top prospect, shortstop Roger Metzger (who went on to play a decade in Houston) to the Astros for a player that had just walked out on his team because they tried to give him a roommate on the road—Joe Pepitone. Pepitone was ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Oct 9th, 2017
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    This week in history, the Cubs were actually involved in historical events… October 9, 1907 The Cubs were playing the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. It was Game 2 of the series–the first game had ended in a tie (called because of darkness). More than 21,000 braved the cold October Ch...