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    Burt Hooton

    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 This Weeks Historical Events
    Apr 10th, 2019
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    April 13, 1992 The city of Chicago was undergoing one of the strangest events in it’s colorful history. 250 million gallons of water were flooding the basements of Loop office buildings and retail stores because workers doing rehabilitation work on the Kinzie Street Bridge crossing the Chicago ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 7th, 2019
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    Burt Hooton 1950 (Cubs 1971-1975) Hooton got off to an incredible start in his big league career. He came up at the end of the 1971 season and had three tremendous starts (2-0, two complete games, one shutout, 22 Ks in 21 innings). In fact, he was so good, the Cubs felt they could afford […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 19th, 2018
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    ~Tony Taylor 1935 (Cubs 1958-1960) Tony was the starting second baseman for the Cubs in 1958 and 1959 but was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1960 for Don Cardwell. The Cubs were clearing out a spot for their brand new acquisition, Don Zimmer. When the Cubs got Zimmer from the Dodgers (for Ron...
    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 This Week In Wrigley History
    Sep 10th, 2018
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    September 12, 1998 Sammy Sosa becomes the first Cubs player to hit 60 home runs in a season. He does it in the sixth inning of wild slugfest against Milwaukee Brewers reliever Valerio de los Santos. Sammy’s homer is memorable, but it isn’t the most dramatic homer of the game. On a day the...