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    Author "Rick Kaempfer"

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 9th, 2024
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    On April 12, 1933, the Wrigley Field crowd is happier than it has been since 1919. This is the first game at Wrigley Field since Prohibition has been repealed, although it would be another month before beer is officially available again. The Cubs are t...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 9th, 2024
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    ~Hippo Vaughn 1888–1966 (Cubs 1913-1921) Hippo Vaughn got his nickname because of his size (he was about the same size as Rick Reuschel). He is quite simply one of the best pitchers in Cubs history. He arrived in Chicago as a struggling big leagu...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 8th, 2024
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    ~Kirby Higbe 1915–1985 (Cubs 1937-1939) Higbe didn’t get a lot of playing time with the Cubs in parts of three seasons in Chicago, including the 1938 pennant winning year. The Cubs used him primarily out of the bullpen. They traded him in the 193...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Apr 7th, 2024
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    How long ago was 1908? Newspaper readers in Chicago have no fewer than twelve daily newspapers to choose from. Newspaper boys sell them at every corner. Chicagoans can choose from The Chicago American (an afternoon paper owned by William Randolph Hears...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 7th, 2024
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    ~Bill Stoneman 1944– (Cubs 1967-1968) Stoneman was a local Chicago-area boy (Oak Park) the Cubs drafted in 1966. By July of ’67 he was up with the big club, and pitched pretty well out of the bullpen. He saved four games and nearly struck out a m...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 6th, 2024
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    ~Phil Regan 1937– (Cubs 1968-1972) Phil Regan wasn’t known as the vulture until he was converted to a reliever by the Dodgers in 1966. He was given his nickname by Sandy Koufax for picking up (cheap) wins in short relief. The vulture went 14-1 th...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Apr 5th, 2024
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II Rages On… *The Allied Forces liberate the Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald. *Kuniaki Koiso resigns as the Prime Minister of Japan, and is replac...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 5th, 2024
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    ~Ron Campbell 1940– (Cubs 1964-66) Ron was mainly a backup infielder for the Cubs, but he did get one shot in the starting lineup. In September of 1964, he was the team’s starting second baseman. He hit fairly well (.272) and had several clutch h...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 4th, 2024
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    ~Mickey Owen 1916–2005 (Cubs 1949-1951) Mickey led a fascinating life in and out of baseball. He was a four-time All-Star with the Brooklyn Dodgers during early 40s, and though he set a fielding record as a catcher in 1941, he is best remembered ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 3rd, 2024
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    ~Alex Grammas 1926–2019 (Cubs 1962-1963) Grammas was a big league infielder for ten years, the last year and half of which were with the Cubs. He came to the Cubs (along with Don Landrum) from the Cardinals in the midst of the College of Coaches ...