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    Billy Williams

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 17th, 2019
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    ~Don Kessinger 1942– (Cubs 1964-1975) Kessinger had a brilliant career with the Cubs, holding down the starting shortstop position for over a decade during the Cubs resurgence of the late 60s/early 70s. Kessinger was an All-Star five years in a row (68-72) and a two-time Gold Glover. He and Gle...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 15th, 2019
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    ~Bubbles Hargrave 1892–1969 (Cubs 1913-1915) His real name was Eugene Hargrave, but everyone called him Bubbles because he stuttered every time he said a word that started with the letter “B”. As much as Bubbles hated his nickname, he must have known that it could have been worse. His younger b...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 10th, 2019
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    ~Andre Dawson 1954– (Cubs 1987-1992) Andre Dawson was a fan favorite with the Cubs from 1987-1992. Warren Cromartie, one of Andre’s teammates with the Expos, explained Andre’s nickname in his autobiography: “Andre’s nickname was the ‘Hawk’ because his facial features resembled a hawk’s. He had ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 28th, 2019
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    ~Mark Grace 1964– (Cubs 1988-2000) They called him Amazing Grace, after the song, and because of his amazing glove work around first base. Mark Grace anchored first for the Cubs for more than a decade and became one of Wrigley Field’s fan favorites. He won four Gold Gloves, hit .300 nine times,...
    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 This Week In Wrigley History
    Jun 25th, 2019
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    June 29, 1969 The Cubs celebrated “Billy Williams Day” at Wrigley Field. They were playing a double-header against the Cardinals, and the surging Cubs didn’t disappoint, winning both games. Fergie Jenkins won the opener 3-1, and Dick Selma followed suit in the second game, winning 1...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 20th, 2019
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    ~Wayland Dean 1902–1930 (Cubs 1927) Wayland Dean was one of those tragic stories that pepper baseball history. He was deeply troubled; a chronic alcoholic who suffered from depression. But he had a live fastball and made his way up to the majors in 1924 with the New York Giants. The Giants unde...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jun 19th, 2019
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    When the Rolling Stones came to Chicago in 1972, they were huge stars How huge? They stayed at the Playboy Mansion with Hugh Heffner. Robert Greenfield’s book, “S.T.P.: A Journey Through America with the Rolling Stones,” describes that Chicago trip this way… “The couches...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 15th, 2019
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    ~Billy Williams 1938– (Cubs 1959-1974) Billy Williams got his nickname (“Sweet Swingin’ Billy from Whistler”) because of his nearly perfect swing and his hometown: Whistler, Alabama. He played for the Cubs from 1959-1974 and is simply one of the greatest players to ever wear a Cubs uniform. Swe...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Jun 14th, 2019
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    This week (June 14-20) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Eisenhower welcomed in England… In Chicago *What had once been the NBC Blue Network officially becomes known as ABC under its new owner, Edward J. Noble (who had bought it in 1943 an...