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    Billy Herman

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Sep 3rd, 2019
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    September 3, 1936. A police officer may have cost the Cubs a victory. Henry Hanson was an ordinary Chicago cop. He was working security at a Cubs-Dodgers game. In the first inning of the game, young Cubs first baseman Phil Cavarretta hit a ball down the right field line, right were Hanson was standin...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Aug 27th, 2019
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    August 29, 1918 The Cubs clinched the National League pennant with a double-header sweep of the Cincinnati Reds. Lefty Tyler wins his 18th game in the opener, and Claude Hendrix wins his 20th game in the nightcap. It is the earliest any team in National League history clinched a pennant, but that rec...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Aug 7th, 2019
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    August 7, 1931. Former Cubs catcher Jimmy Archer adds to his legend. Jimmy was one of the best players on the Cubs during his decade in a Chicago uniform, being named to the “All American” team three years in a row (1912-1914). His throwing arm was the envy of the league. Chief Meyers, th...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 21st, 2019
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    ~Johnny Evers 1881–1947 (Cubs 1902-1913, Cubs manager 1913) Johnny Evers was the starting second baseman for the greatest Cubs team of all-time, the 1906-1910 dynasty. He got his nickname, the Crab, for the way he sidled up to grounders, but he lived up to his nickname in another way. Evers was...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 8th, 2019
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    ~Hank O’Day 1859–1935 (Cubs manager 1914) He was the umpire who made the most controversial call in baseball history…the play that became known as “The Merkle Boner.” The NY Giants never forgave him for favoring the Cubs on that play, and were especially suspicious of him because he was born an...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 7th, 2019
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    ~Billy Herman 1909–1992 (Cubs 1931-1941) He was named William Jennings Bryan Herman after the famed orator, and this Billy had an incredible big league career. He was a 10-time All-Star in 15 big league seasons (and his first two years, the All-Star game hadn’t been invented yet). He was consid...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Jul 5th, 2019
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    This week (July 5-11) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *First things first: ARMY RESTORES BREWERIES FOR GIs IN GERMANY. *The Philippines are declared liberated. Among those fighting in the battle: Rod Serling. He later tells quite a few war stor...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 30th, 2019
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    ~Mark Grudzielanek 1970– (Cubs 2003-2004) Mark was an All-Star early in his career with the Expos and a Gold Glover at second base for the Royals late in his career, but he also made several other big league stops along the way, including Los Angeles, St. Louis, Cleveland, and of course, the Cu...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jun 26th, 2019
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    June 27, 1932 The three major contenders for the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention 1932 (held at the Chicago Stadium from June 27 – July 2, 1932) were Franklin Roosevelt (Gov of NY), Speaker of the House John Nance Garner and former governor of New York and 1928 pres...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 13th, 2019
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    ~Jimmy Archer 1883–1958 (Cubs 1909-1917) He was the regular Cubs catcher from 1911 to 1917, but Jimmy Archer was much more than that. He was an early version of television’s Steve Austin; the bionic Cub. During the winter of 1902, at the age of 19, Archer was working as a barrel maker in Toront...