This Week In Wrigley History

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Apr 16th, 2017
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    April 16, 1972 Cubs rookie Burt Hooton throws a no-hitter in only his fourth big league start. He walks seven and strikes out seven Phillies on a cold and blustery Wrigley afternoon, throwing 120 pitches in the process.The Philadelphia lineup is no pushover. Among the good hitters Hooton has to face:...
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    Apr 9th, 2017
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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 This is the first game at Wrigley Field since Prohibition has been repealed, although it would be another month before beer is officially available again.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 the defending NL Champs, and the crowd of 25,000 w...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Apr 1st, 2017
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    April 4, 1994 First Lady Hillary Clinton appears at Wrigley Field to throw out the first pitch. Hillary later sits in the booth with Harry Caray and sings “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” with him. At one point, Harry grabs her and gives her a big wet kiss with his fleshy, meaty lips. Judgin...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Mar 4th, 2017
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    March 31, 2008 The Cubs opened their 2008 season at Wrigley Field by unveiling the statue of Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks. The statue was given a place of honor on the corner of Clark and Addison right by Wrigley Field’s main gate. Ernie was on hand to commemorate the honor, and so were a bevy [&hellip...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Feb 3rd, 2017
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    ~Februay 9, 1914 Wrigley Field (then known as Weeghman Park) was just a few months away from opening its doors for the first time when a boy was born to Chicago sportswriter Bill Bailey and his wife. Bailey’s real last name was Veeck, and he named his son after himself, William Veeck Jr. The el...
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    Jan 24th, 2015
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    There are lots of things written about Ernie Banks on this website, but in honor of Mr. Cub’s untimely passing, I thought I would put them all together in one place for you. First off, Ernie’s entry in my Every Cub Ever A-Z feature… ~Ernie Banks 1931 (Cubs 1953-1971) Ernie is not on...