Charlie Grimm

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 14th, 2018
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    ~Bill Buckner 1949 (Cubs 1977-1984) In his first season with the Cubs in 1977, Bill Buckner hit a respectable .284, but is there any doubt that Buckner’s mustache was the finest mustache in the entire National League that year? Billy Buck went on to have a great Cubs career, capped off by a bat...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 5th, 2018
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    ~P.K. Wrigley 1894 (Cubs owner 1932–1977) He was 38 years years old when he inherited the Chicago Cubs. At his father’s deathbed in 1932, Wrigley promised he would never sell the team. Unfortunately for the Cubs, he lived up to that promise. Not only didn’t he have the passion for b...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 11th, 2018
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    ~Rabbit Maranville 1891 (Cubs 1925) Nicknamed for his speed and rabbit-like leaps, Rabbit Maranville was always a great fielder, but he was even better known for his partying. One time when he was on the Pirates, there was a ‘no drinking’ rule on the team (which was understandable conside...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Oct 23rd, 2018
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    October 23, 1886 The Cubs finished up the World Series. The 1886 National League team from Chicago was known as the White Stockings–it would be another fifteen years before the Cubs name emerged. But they were a powerhouse team; the defending champions. Led by their first baseman/manager Cap An...
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    In This Week in 1945
    Oct 3rd, 2018
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    This week (October 3- October 10) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… THE WORLD SERIES (October 3- October 10) Game 1 It’s a cold and chilly day at Briggs Stadium (photo) in Detroit, but it starts off well for the visitors. The Chicago Tribune reportsR...
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    In This Week in 1945
    Sep 27th, 2018
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    This week (Sept 27-Oct 3) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… In Baseball *THE CUBS WIN THE PENNANT! THE CUBS WIN THE PENNANT! *The Chicago Tribune reports the good news this way: AFTER SEVEN YEARS, CHICAGO HAS A CHAMPION AGAIN! The Cubs will meet the American ...
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    In This Week in 1945
    Sep 20th, 2018
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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, 2018
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    ~Charlie Grimm 1898 (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, 2018
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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...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 17th, 2018
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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 Glenn Beck...