Frank Chance

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Oct 20th, 2018
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    How long ago was 1908? Broadway superstar George M. Cohan (photo) takes the victorious World Series champs out to Rector’s restaurant in Chicago to celebrate their big victory. He and his Broadway troupe perform for Frank Chance, Joe Tinker, Harry Steinfeldt, Del Howard, Jimmy Sheckard and thei...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Oct 16th, 2018
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    October 18, 1910 The Cubs played Game 2 of the World Series against the A’s in Philadelphia. The team had to feel like they were snake-bitten that year. With Johnny Evers already sidelined with a broken leg, Mordecai Brown (the scheduled starting pitcher of Game 2 and the team’s best pitc...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Oct 13th, 2018
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    How long ago was 1908? The World Series begins in Detroit amid much fanfare, but not a great deal of excitement. The Tigers, led by Ty Cobb, are the prohibitive underdogs and the city of Detroit isn’t optimistic that they can win it all. Big Ed Reulbach, who has been on fire for the past [&hell...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Oct 9th, 2018
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    This week in history, the Cubs were actually involved in historical events… October 9, 1907 The Cubs were playing the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. It was Game 2 of the series–the first game had ended in a tie (called because of darkness). More than 21,000 braved the cold October Ch...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 4th, 2018
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    ~Tony LaRussa 1944 (Cubs 1973) On April 6, 1973, the Cubs won the opener 3-2 over the Expos in the bottom of the ninth, after the best relief pitcher in baseball, Mike Marshall, walked in two runs. The winning run was scored by Tony LaRussa, in his only game as a Cub. He came in […]...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Oct 2nd, 2018
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    October 3, 1915 The Cubs play their final game in the dilapidated ballpark known as West Side Grounds. It has been their home since 1893, but it is considered a fire (made of wood) and safety (falling apart) hazard. Cubs owner Charles Murphy simply refuses to spend any money on the park’s upkee...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 29th, 2018
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    ~Harry Steinfeldt 1877 (Cubs 1906-1910) Harry was the forgotten man in the Cubs infield that also included Hall of Famers, Tinker, Evers, and Chance, but he was every bit as important to that Cubs dynasty as any of them. If only his last name were a little more poetic—Franklin Adams may have in...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Sep 29th, 2018
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    How long ago was 1908? Tension builds for the big game between Pittsburgh and the Cubs… *In Cincinnati, Joe Tinker (photo) hits a home run on September 29th that lodges into the experimental “light tower” in centerfield. Because there isn’t a rule in place about what happens i...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 17th, 2018
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    ~Wildfire Schulte 1882 (Cubs 1904-1916) Wildfire (real name Frank) didn’t get his nickname for his style of play (although he stole home 22 times), or his tendency to hit the town (although Frank Chance used to chide him for that in the press). He got it because he named his favorite pony after...
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    Sep 15th, 2018
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    How long ago was 1908? Republican presidential nominee William H. Taft turns 51 (Sept 15). He is the hand-picked successor of Teddy Roosevelt, having served as his Secretary of War. The Republicans nominated him in June, and the Democrats nominated William Jennings Bryan to oppose him. Taft is from O...