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    Bill Madlock

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Sep 11th, 2019
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    September 11, 2001 Terrorists crash passenger jets into the World Trade Center in New York, and the Pentagon in Washington. Another jet crashes in Pennsylvania. In all, nearly 3000 were people killed. America is in shock. On what might have been the worst day in American history, the Cubs are at home...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    May 28th, 2019
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    May 30, 1922 The goat of the 1918 World Series, Max Flack, was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for fellow outfielder Cliff Heathcote between games of a double header. Flack was a fan favorite until he dropped a crucial fly ball in the ninth inning of the deciding game of the 1918 World Series. [&he...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 25th, 2019
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    ~Jim Marshall 1931– (Cubs 1958-1959, Cubs manager 1974-1976) Marshall was both a player and a manager with the Cubs, although neither part of his career was particularly memorable. His best season as a player was in 1959. He got the most playing time of his career (331 AB) and hit 11 HR. As a m...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 20th, 2019
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    ~Bobby Murcer 1946–2008 (Cubs 1977-1979) It’s not like the Cubs went looking for Bobby Murcer. They had one thing in mind after their disastrous 1976 season, and that was getting rid of disgruntled two-time batting champion Bill Madlock. Madlock was going to cost too much money; therefore he ha...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 2nd, 2019
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    ~Nick Dumovich 1902 (Cubs 1923) Dumovich (photo) was just a 21-year old kid when he got his chance, but in his only season in the bigs, the young pitcher was hit hard and didn’t have good control. ~Ray Jacobs 1902 (Cubs 1928) Ray played exactly two games in the big leagues and both of them [&he...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 26th, 2018
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    ~Hillary Rodham Clinton 1947 (Cubs fan 1947-Present) She grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois, an unabashed Cubs fan. Even though she later claimed to have been a Yankees fan, there is documentary evidence to prove her Cubs love. In 1993, when she was the First Lady, she accepted induction into the Emil V...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Oct 23rd, 2018
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    October 23, 1886 The Cubs finished up the World Series. The 1886 National League team from Chicago was known as the White Stockings–it would be another fifteen years before the Cubs name emerged. But they were a powerhouse team; the defending champions. Led by their first baseman/manager Cap An...