Babe Ruth

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    May 21st, 2019
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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 Wrigley Field, Babe Ruth stepped […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    May 14th, 2019
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    May 15, 1960 In his first start since being acquired from the Phillies, Cubs pitcher Don Cardwell has the most miraculous debut in Cubs history. He is facing the St. Louis Cardinals in the second game of a double header at Wrigley Field. Stan Musial was given the game off, but the Cardinals lineup st...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Feb 2nd, 2019
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    How long ago was 1908? Cubs backup infielder Heinie Zimmerman celebrates his 21st birthday (Feb 9) this week. The youngster will have a big impact on the Cubs this year, but not in a good way. He will eventually become a great hitter (winning a batting title in 1912 and nearly winning the triple crow...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jan 22nd, 2019
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    *On January 20, 2009, President Obama was inaugurated President of the United States in 2009. The Chicago Tribune was putting together the final details for their sale of the Cubs to Tom Ricketts and his family. The final price tag is $900 million. *On January 23, 1737, John Hancock was born. He late...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 21st, 2018
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    ~Bob Rush 1925 (Cubs 1948-1957) The big righthander was a two-time all-star for some pretty bad Cubs teams. He won over 100 games in a Cubs uniform, including a 17-win year in 1952, and four different seasons with 13 wins. The Cubs traded him to the World Champion Milwaukee Braves after the 1957 seas...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Nov 1st, 2018
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    November 10, 1483 Martin Luther was born. He is known, of course, for starting the Protestant Reformation in Europe, but some Cub fans believe he also has a hand in keeping the Cubs out of the World Series. How can that be? Consider this. Before Charles Weeghman built the ballpark we now know as Wrig...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 24th, 2018
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    ~Ned Williamson 1857 (White Stockings 1879-1889) Williamson was Chicago’s star shortstop/third baseman during the 1880s. He thrilled the fans with his home runs, and was arguably the game’s first home run hero. In 1884 he hit 27 in one 112 game season. That was the record for 35 years. It...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 22nd, 2018
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    ~Jimmie Foxx 1907 (Cubs 1942, 1944) He was nicknamed the Beast because of his imposing physical presence. Foxx is one of the all-time greatest sluggers: a two time World Series champ, a three time MVP, winner of two batting titles. Foxx led the league in home runs four times, RBI three times (despite...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Oct 1st, 2018
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    October 1, 1932 The most famous moment in Wrigley Field history occurred. Or did it? It was Game 3 of the World Series. The Yankees had won the first two at Yankee Stadium. Soon-to-be President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (sitting next to Chicago mayor Anton Cermak) threw out the first pitch. In the st...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Sep 18th, 2018
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    September 19, 1949 Easy Eddie O’Hare was a lawyer. He moved to Chicago in 1927, and soon found himself working for Al Capone. He made a fortune as a lawyer in the Capone empire, and became one of Scarface’s confidants. He was there when Capone eagerly greeted Charles Lindbergh upon the av...