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    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 Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 9th, 2019
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    On April 12, 1933, the Wrigley Field crowd is happier than it has been since 1919. This is the first game at Wrigley Field since Prohibition has been repealed, although it would be another month before beer is officially available again. The Cubs are the defending NL Champs, and the crowd of 25,000 w...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 1st, 2019
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    April 4, 1994 First Lady Hillary Clinton appears at Wrigley Field to throw out the first pitch. Hillary later sits in the booth with Harry Caray and sings “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” with him. At one point, Harry grabs her and gives her a big wet kiss with his fleshy, meaty lips. Judgin...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Feature
    Jan 21st, 2019
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    As the nation celebrates Martin Luther King day, we honor the Cub players named King… ~King Cole 1886 (Cubs 1909-1912) His real name was Leonard Leslie Cole. He started his baseball career as a pitcher with the Cubs in 1909. By 1910, he was the ace of the staff. He led the National League that ...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 21st, 2018
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    ~Bob Rush 1925 (Cubs 1948-1957) The big righthander was a two-time all-star for some pretty bad Cubs teams. He won over 100 games in a Cubs uniform, including a 17-win year in 1952, and four different seasons with 13 wins. The Cubs traded him to the World Champion Milwaukee Braves after the 1957 seas...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 18th, 2018
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    ~Les Mann 1892 (Cubs 1916-1919) Mann was nicknamed Major after the World War 1 flying ace, Major Harry Mann. He was an outfielder for the Cubs in their inaugural season at the ballpark now known as Wrigley Field, but had also played there the year before, with the Federal League Whales. He actually b...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 19th, 2018
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    ~Mike Royko 1932 (Cubs fan 1932-1997) Few Chicagoans were more closely associated with the Chicago Cubs than Mike Royko. As a columnist for the Daily News, The Chicago Sun Times, and the Chicago Tribune, he often wrote about his favorite team; bleeding Cubbie blue right onto the page. Other than a br...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Sep 18th, 2018
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    September 19, 1949 Easy Eddie O’Hare was a lawyer. He moved to Chicago in 1927, and soon found himself working for Al Capone. He made a fortune as a lawyer in the Capone empire, and became one of Scarface’s confidants. He was there when Capone eagerly greeted Charles Lindbergh upon the av...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Sep 11th, 2018
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    September 11, 2001 Terrorists crash passenger jets into the World Trade Center in New York, and the Pentagon in Washington. Another jet crashes in Pennsylvania. In all, nearly 3000 were people killed. America is in shock. On what might have been the worst day in American history, the Cubs are at home...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 10th, 2018
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    ~Larry Cororan 1859 (White Stockings 1880-1885) In 1880 and 1881, Larry Corcoran was clearly the best pitcher in all of baseball. He was ambidextrous; once pitched both left handed and right handed in a game. But the diminutive Corcoran (only 5’3″, 127 pounds), dominated the rest of the N...