By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Jun 30th, 2018
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    How long ago was 1908? A massive explosion occurs in a remote part of Russia, Tunguska in Siberia. Experts are dispatched to try to figure out what it was. Some think it was a comet. Some think it was a meteor. Some think it was a UFO. The measuring devices available at the time are […]...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 30th, 2018
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    ~Mark Grudzielanek 1970 (Cubs 2003-2004) Mark was an all-star early in his career with the Expos and a Gold Glover at second base for the Royals late in his career, but he also made several other big league stops along the way, including Los Angeles, St. Louis, Cleveland, and of course, the Cubs. He ...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 29th, 2018
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    ~John Boccabella 1941 (Cubs 1963-1968) Boccabella was considered one of the brightest prospects in the Cubs organization. He was so highly touted that Cubs manager Leo Durocher couldn’t wait to play him at first base and send Ernie Banks out to pasture. In the only season Boccabella got over 20...
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    In Every Cub Ever (A-Z)
    Jun 29th, 2018
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    Today we feature EVERY CUB EVER beginning with the letter U. It’s true there weren’t a lot of them, but there were three. What will you find there? A Canadian pitcher/outfielder, a batter with a perfect on-base percentage, a classic baseball card, and an usher who worked at the ballpark f...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 28th, 2018
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    ~Mark Grace 1964 (Cubs 1988-2000) They called him Amazing Grace, after the song, and because of his amazing glove work around first base. Mark Grace anchored first for the Cubs for more than a decade and became one of Wrigley Field’s fan favorites. He won four gold gloves, hit .300 nine times, led th...
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    In Every Cub Ever (A-Z)
    Jun 28th, 2018
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    Today we feature EVERY CUB EVER beginning with the letter T. Everyone from Jerry Tabb to Mike Tyson–73 entries in all. What will you find there? A Hall of Famer, 18 classic baseball cards, eight Cubs named Taylor, five videos, two classic audio clips, the man who hit one of the most famous home...
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    In This Week in 1945
    Jun 28th, 2018
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    This week (June 28-July 4) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Germany is divided between the Allied occupied forces. *The Polish Provisional Government of National Unity is set up by Soviets. In Chicago *The Chicago Board of Trade Building at 141...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 27th, 2018
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    ~Jim Edmonds 1970 (Cubs 2008) Edmonds was an eight-time Gold Glover and four-time all-star with the Angels and Cardinals before coming to the Cubs from the Padres in the middle of the 2008 season. He had been a hated rival while a member of the World Series champion Cardinals, but Cub fans warned to ...
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    In Every Cub Ever (A-Z)
    Jun 27th, 2018
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    Today we feature EVERY CUB EVER beginning with the letter S. Everyone from Vic Saier to Matt Szczur–206 entries in all. What will you find there? Five Hall of Famers, 31 classic baseball cards, 22 videos, 16 Cubs named Smith, seven Celebrity fans, five 1908 Cubs, five classic audio clips, 5 Cub...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jun 26th, 2018
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    June 27, 1932 The three major contenders for the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention 1932 (held at the Chicago Stadium from June 27 – July 2, 1932) were Franklin Roosevelt (Gov of NY), Speaker of the House John Nance Garner and former governor of New York and 1928 pres...