Fred McGriff

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 24th, 2018
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    ~Preston Ward 1927 (Cubs 1950-1953) Ward was Cubs property for four seasons, but he was serving in the military during two of them (1951-1952). He was a first baseman for the Cubs in 1950, and was known as a pretty good glove man, but he didn’t hit like a first baseman. Ward was not blessed [&h...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 25th, 2018
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    ~Babe Herman 1903 (Cubs 1933-1934) That’s right, “Babe” played for the Cubs. Unfortunately, it wasn’t “THE” Babe. His real name was Floyd Caves Herman, but his manager in the minors called him “Babe” after he got a hit in his first at bat. Babe Ruth was...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Dec 1st, 2017
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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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 31st, 2017
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    ~Fred McGriff 1963 (Cubs 2001-2002) He was nicknamed the Crime Dog because of his last name’s similarity to the “actual” crime dog McGruff. Our crime dog, it’s safe to say, was at best a reluctant Cub. He refused to be traded to the Cubs at first, and then when he finally agre...