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    Charlie Grimm

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Sep 20th, 2020
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    This week (Sept 20-26) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Marlene Dietrich (photo) goes to Berlin for the first time since 1931. *36-year-old Eduard Wirths, the chief SS doctor at Auschwitz concentration camp commits suicide while in custody. *Mo...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 28th, 2020
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    ~Charlie Grimm 1898–1983 (Cubs player 1925-1936, Cubs manager 1932-1938, 1944-1949, 1960) They called Charlie Grimm “Jolly Cholly” because he was a fun-loving guy who always seemed to be happy during his 20 seasons as a player. He played the banjo to loosen up the team on long train rides, and ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jul 17th, 2020
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    July 18, 1910 The poem “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon” written by Franklin Adams was published in the New York Evening Mail. It’s probably the most famous poem ever written about the Cubs, and it was so memorable it probably got Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance elected into...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 17th, 2020
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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 This Weeks Historical Events
    Jun 26th, 2020
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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
    Jun 24th, 2020
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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 This Week In Wrigley History
    May 28th, 2020
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    May 30, 1922 The goat of the 1918 World Series, Max Flack, was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for fellow outfielder Cliff Heathcote between games of a double header. Flack was a fan favorite until he dropped a crucial fly ball in the ninth inning of the deciding game of the 1918 World Series. [&he...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    May 24th, 2020
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    This week (May 24–May 30) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Americans pause reverently to pay homage on Memorial Day… *William Joyce (“Lord Haw-Haw”) is captured. He is later charged with high treason in London for his En...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 22nd, 2020
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    ~Coleman Griffith 1893–1966 (Cubs psychologist 1938) In 1938, University of Illinois psychologist Coleman Griffith was asked by PK Wrigley to do a complete psychological analysis of the Cubs for a project he called “Experimental Laboratories of the Chicago National League Ball Club.” Naturally,...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 20th, 2020
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    ~Bobby Murcer 1946–2008 (Cubs 1977-1979) It’s not like the Cubs went looking for Bobby Murcer. They had one thing in mind after their disastrous 1976 season, and that was getting rid of disgruntled two-time batting champion Bill Madlock. Madlock was going to cost too much money; therefore he ha...