By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 5th, 2018
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    ~Lennie Merullo 1917 (Cubs 1941-1947) Lennie was the starting shortstop for the Cubs in the 1940s, including the pennant winning season of 1945. He wasn’t known as a great fielder or hitter. Merullo averaged an error every three and half games or so (172 errors in 602 games), a home run every 3...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    May 5th, 2018
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    How long ago was 1908? The first modern day Mother’s Day in America was celebrated this week in 1908. The first attempt to make Mother’s Day a holiday had come in 1870, when social activist Julia Ward Howe tried to create a holiday to unite women against war. She was inspired by Ann Jarvi...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In News
    May 5th, 2018
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    On this Cinco de Mayo we celebrate all of the Mexican-born players who have played for the Cubs… ~Hector Torres 1945 (Cubs 1971) The Cubs aquired Torres in a straight shortstop for shortstop swap with the Houston Astros. The Astros got Roger Metzger in return. Torres hit .224 backing up Don Kes...