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    Billy Herman

    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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 30th, 2019
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    May 2, 1917. Only one pitcher in Major League history has lost a no-hitter to another pitcher throwing a no-hitter. Of course, that player was a Cub: Hippo Vaughn. Only 3500 fans were in the stands at Weeghman Park (now known as Wrigley Field). Fred Toney was pitching for the Reds. Vaughn was the ace...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 23rd, 2019
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    ~Dolph Camilli 1907–1997 (Cubs 1933-1934) After Cubs owner William Wrigley and team president Bill Veeck Sr. died, the club was handed to an inexperienced fish wholesaler named William Walker. He traded Dolph to the Phillies for Don Hurst. Camilli went on to hit over 200 home runs, made two All...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Apr 19th, 2019
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II Rages On *Adolph Hitler turns 56 years old in his Berlin bunker. He can already hear the gunfire above ground. His world is closing in on him. When he investigates the wreckage above ground, even he sta...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 26th, 2018
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    ~Dave Rader 1948 (Cubs 1978) Rader was a Cub for only one season (1978), and he hit only .203 that season, but all three Cubs catchers in 1978 sported tremendous mustaches (the other two were Tim Blackwell and Larry Cox).That’s a feat that may never be replicated. Rader also caught for the Gian...