By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 16th, 2018
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    ~Babe Phelps 1908 (Cubs 1933-1934) His real name was Ernest Phelps, but he was known as Blimp when he played for the Cubs; a tribute to the hefty 225 pounds he carried on his frame. Phelps was a rarely used backup catcher for the Cubs in the early 30s, biding his time on the bench […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 16th, 2018
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    April 16, 1972 Cubs rookie Burt Hooton throws a no-hitter in only his fourth big league start. He walks seven and strikes out seven Phillies on a cold and blustery Wrigley afternoon, throwing 120 pitches in the process.The Philadelphia lineup is no pushover. Among the good hitters Hooton has to face:...