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    Bruce Sutter

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jul 23rd, 2019
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    July 23, 1962 The Cubs make television history. Their game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Wrigley Field is beamed into Europe by Telstar, the first communications satellite. This is the first live sporting event from America ever beamed into Europe. The Cubs lineup that day features the Rookie ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 24th, 2019
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    ~Rollie Hemsley 1907–1972 (Cubs 1931-1932) Rollie was the backup catcher on the Cubs in 1931 and 1932, but he didn’t get along with manager Rogers Hornsby. Although Hornsby was a degenerate gambler, he was also a teetotaler that really cracked down on the team drinkers. Offenders included just ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 25th, 2019
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    ~Jacob Rubenstein 1911 (Cubs fan 1911-1967) Cub fan Jacob Rubenstein was born in Chicago; one of eight children of Jewish parents who had immigrated from Poland. He didn’t have a happy childhood. His parents divorced when he was 11. By the time he was 14, his mother was committed to a mental in...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 16th, 2019
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    April 16, 1972 Cubs rookie Burt Hooton throws a no-hitter in only his fourth big league start. He walks seven and strikes out seven Phillies on a cold and blustery Wrigley afternoon, throwing 120 pitches in the process.The Philadelphia lineup is no pushover. Among the good hitters Hooton has to face:...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 8th, 2019
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    ~Bruce Sutter 1953 (Cubs 1976-1980) Bruce Sutter is a Hall of Famer, but of course, he’s not wearing a Cubs hat even though he had his best and most dominating seasons on the North Side of Chicago. He was a six-time All-Star including four times with the Cubs. He won the Cy Young Award in [&hel...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 9th, 2018
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    ~Darold Knowles 1941 (1975-1976) After being acquired in the trade of Cub icon Billy Williams, Knowles became a mentor for a young Bruce Sutter in the bullpen for the Cubs. Knowles had been a key member of the bullpen for the Oakland A’s dynasty in the early 70s, but when he pitched for the Cub...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 4th, 2018
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    Lee Smith 1957 (Cubs 1980-1987) When Big Lee came up with the Cubs in 1980, he was a starting pitcher. They moved him to the closer role after they floundered in 1981 after the trade that sent Bruce Sutter to the Cardinals. Big Lee turned out to be one of the most consistent closers in […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Dec 1st, 2018
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    December 2, 1965: Cubs acquire Bill Hands and Randy Hundley December 3: In 1971, Cubs acquire Jose Cardenal…In 2003, Cubs sign LeTroy Hawkins. December 4, 2002: Cubs trade Todd Hundley for Grudzielanek and Karros December 5, 1987: Cubs trade Palmeiro, Moyers and others for Mitch Williams Decemb...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 23rd, 2018
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    ~Dennis Lamp 1952 (Cubs 1977-1981) His major league debut came late in the 1977 season, when he was called up to help out the fading Cubs team that had started so strong that season. Judging by his 6.30 ERA, he wasn’t quite ready for prime time. Lamp was a member of the starting rotation the [&...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In News
    Aug 4th, 2014
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    Stuart Shea is the author of Wrigley Field: The Long Life and Contentious Times of the Friendly Confines, published by University of Chicago Press in spring 2014, as well as of Fab Four FAQ (with Rob Rodriguez) and Pink Floyd FAQ. He has edited five baseball annuals and is assistant editor of Who’s W...