Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    May 24th, 2017
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    This week (May 24–May 30) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Americans pause reverently to pay homage on Memorial Day… *William Joyce (“Lord Haw-Haw”) is captured. He is lat...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 24th, 2017
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    ~Jack Pfiester 1878 (Cubs 1906-1911) Jack was an important member of the starting rotation during the Cubs dynasty. The team went to the World Series four of his six seasons. He won 20 games for the 1906 team that won a record setting 116 games before ...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 23rd, 2017
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    ~Augie Galan 1912 (Cubs 1934-1941) Augie was the leadoff man on the Cubs team that set the all-time record by winning 21 games in a row in 1935. He was the hottest hitter of all the Cubs during the streak. Augie hit 5 of his 12 home runs that season an...
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    In Every Cub Ever (A-Z)
    May 22nd, 2017
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    Today we feature EVERY CUB EVER beginning with the letter P. Everyone from Gene Packard to Shadow Pyle–100 entries in all. What will you find there? 16 classic baseball cards, 11 videos, two celebrity fans, a manager and a coach, two classic audi...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    May 22nd, 2017
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    May 24, 1923 Colonel Robert McCormick broke ground on the Tribune Tower. Sixty years later the Cubs would be run by the men in that tower, but in 1923, they were still run by William Wrigley. Wrigley had commissioned the building of his own magnificent...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 22nd, 2017
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    ~Coleman Griffith 1893 (Cubs psychologist–1938) Griffith was a psychology professor at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). In 1938 Griffith was asked by PK Wrigley to do a complete psychological analysis of the Cubs for a project he ca...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 21st, 2017
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    ~Bob Molinaro 1950 (Cubs 1982) He was a member of Baseball Digest’s all-rookie team with the White Sox in 1978, but by the time Bob Molinaro became a Cub in 1982 it was clear that he was merely a backup outfielder. In 66 at-bats for the Cubs he h...
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    In This Week In Wrigley History
    May 21st, 2017
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    May 21, 1935 The immortal Babe Ruth played his last game at Wrigley Field. Ruth was a shell of his former self, struggling to stay afloat with the Boston Braves. And he made three outs his first three times to the plate, but in his last at bat ever in ...
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    In Every Cub Ever (A-Z)
    May 21st, 2017
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    Today we feature EVERY CUB EVER beginning with the letter O. Everyone from Mike O’Berry to Mickey Owen–34 entries in all. What will you find there? A Hall of Famer, three classic baseball cards, a classic audio clip, a broadcaster, a manage...
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    In Every Cub Ever (A-Z)
    May 20th, 2017
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    Today we’re featuring EVERY CUB EVER beginning with the letter N. Everyone from Chris Nabholz to Rich Nye–43 entries in all. What will you find there? 7 classic baseball cards, six videos, a celebrity fan, a song, the Mad Russian, a batter ...