By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Jun 9th, 2018
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    How long ago was 1908? Chicago’s Board of Aldermen announce that the addresses in Chicago will all be changed beginning September 1st, 1909. Madison and State streets are declared the center of the grid system, and all addresses will be based on their proximity to those streets. (Photo: Madison...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 9th, 2018
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    ~Roy Smalley 1926 (Cubs 1948-1953) Roy had good pop for a shortstop, hitting 21 home runs one year, but his lifetime batting average was only .227, and he didn’t draw many walks either. In his first season, his on-base percentage was .265. That’s a pretty stunning total for a player with ...