Fergie Jenkins

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Apr 17th, 2019
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    April 21, 1986 It’s hard to imagine a more heavily hyped television program than Geraldo Rivera’s broadcast on April 21, 1986 from the former Al Capone headquarters (1928-1931) at the Lexington Hotel in Chicago. The hotel was about to be renovated, but not before Geraldo was allowed to in...
    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:...
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    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 This is the first game at Wrigley Field since Prohibition has been repealed, although it would be another month before beer is officially available again.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 Weeks Historical Events
    Apr 2nd, 2019
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    April 2, 1917 Less than one month after beginning his second term in office, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany to keep the world “safe for democracy.” They obliged. The war didn’t immediately affect the national pastime. At first the American public rallied aroun...
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    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...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 13th, 2018
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    ~Ferguson Jenkins 1942 (Cubs 1966-1973, 1982-1983) Fergie is one of the top five pitchers to ever wear a Chicago Cubs uniform. He led the league in wins twice, fewest walks per 9 innings five times, and complete games nine times. His streak of six straight seasons with 20 or more wins (1967–1972) is ...
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    Dec 1st, 2018
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    December 2, 1965: Cubs acquire Bill Hands and Randy Hundley December 3: In 1971, Cubs acquire Jose Cardenal…In 2003, Cubs sign LeTroy Hawkins. December 4, 2002: Cubs trade Todd Hundley for Grudzielanek and Karros December 5, 1987: Cubs trade Palmeiro, Moyers and others for Mitch Williams Decemb...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 27th, 2018
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    ~Johnny Schmitz 1920 (Cubs 1941-1951) He was nicknamed Bear Tracks because of his lumbering shuffle to the mound. Schmitz was only twenty when he was called up to the majors, and pitched two seasons for the Cubs, but was drafted to serve in World War II in 1942. Bear Tracks was one of the rare [&hell...
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    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 Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 7th, 2018
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    ~Chuck Klein 1904 (Cubs 1934-1935) Chuck Klein had two great nicknames: “The Hoosier Hammer” and “The Clouting Kraut”. The Hoosier part of his nickname came from his Indiana roots, and the Kraut part, of course, came from his German heritage. Needless to say, the hammer and cl...