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    Dutch Leonard

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 25th, 2020
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    ~Dutch Leonard 1909–1983 (Cubs 1949-1953) Dutch was one of the oldest players to ever suit up for the Cubs, and the oldest player in all of baseball during his time with the Cubs. Dutch was already 40 when the Cubs acquired the four-time All-Star (with the Senators during the war years) in 1949...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 4th, 2019
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    ~Eddie Waitkus 1919–1972 (Cubs 1941-1948) Eddie Waitkus was a fresh-faced young first baseman for the Cubs who joined the Cubs briefly in 1941 before being drafted into the military. He returned for the 1946 season as a highly decorated military hero (four battle stars) and promptly took over t...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jun 11th, 2019
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    June 14, 1949 Eddie Waitkus became a household name in America, but he certainly didn’t want it to happen the way it did. While he was with the Cubs, the young first baseman was known for his great defense, his smoking line-drives, and his left-handed bat. The pinnacle of his Cubs career came i...