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    Bill Nicholson

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Aug 20th, 2019
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    August 22, 1982 The Cubs retire the first number in franchise history: #14 in honor of Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks. No-one had worn #14 since Ernie retired as a coach in 1973, but by raising the #14 flag the Cubs make it official. In the lineup for the Cubs that day is a rookie third […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jul 30th, 2019
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    July 30,1962 The All-Stars gather in Chicago’s Wrigley Field to play their second All-Star game of the season. The first one was played in Washington in early July. There are 21 Hall of Famers in the game on this Monday afternoon (yes, that’s right, a Monday afternoon All Star Game). The ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jul 3rd, 2019
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    July 7, 1952 The 1952 Republican National Convention is held at the International Amphitheatre from July 7 to July 11, 1952. The Republicans nominate Dwight D. Eisenhower for president. The former general is still immensely popular. As his running mate, they name the anti-communist crusading Senator ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    May 10th, 2019
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    This week (May 10–May 16) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Georgia welcomes back the famous General Courtney Hodges *The New York Times describes the damage in Germany this way: “Berlin is dead. As a city, it no longer exists. The p...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 23rd, 2019
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    April 23, 1914. One day after the Cubs drew the smallest Opening Day crowd in their history, a new ballpark opened on Addison & Clark. At the time, it was called “Weeghman Park”, and the team that played there was in the Federal League. This is how the Chicago Tribune described that ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 11th, 2018
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    ~Bill Nicholson 1914 (Cubs 1939-1948) Though he is known to history by his nickname “Swish”, Cubs fans didn’t call him that, Brooklyn Dodgers fans did. The big left-handed hitter had a routine when he came up to bat. He would swing his bat across the plate several times after steppi...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Oct 3rd, 2018
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    This week (October 3- October 10) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… THE WORLD SERIES (October 3- October 10) Game 1 It’s a cold and chilly day at Briggs Stadium (photo) in Detroit, but it starts off well for the visitors. The Chicago Tribune reportsR...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Sep 17th, 2018
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    September 21, 1919 Grover Cleveland Alexander takes the mound against the Boston Braves. Ol’ Pete has had a season for the ages, shutting out every single team in the league at least once. With the season coming to a close, and both teams out of the pennant picture, Alexander bears down and takes car...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Uncategorized
    Sep 13th, 2018
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    This week (Sept 13-19) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *A very special post-war message from Bing Crosby… *Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London for treason. *Typhoon Makurazaki in Japan kills 3,746 people. *Big news a...