Dick Bartell

    By Rick Kaempfer
    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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 22nd, 2018
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    ~Dick Bartell 1907 (Cubs 1939) Acquired in a trade with the Giants (for among others, starting shortstop Billy Jurges, and outfielder Frank Demaree), Dick was the starting shortstop for the Cubs in 1939. Bartell was accustomed to the hardscrabble New York media, and that didn’t serve him well d...