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    George Mitterwald

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Jun 7th, 2019
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    This week (June 7-13) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *The Franck Committee recommends against a surprise nuclear bombing of Japan. The committee was led by Manhattan Project scientist, Nobel Prize winning physicist James Franck (photo). His co...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 1st, 2019
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    ~Randy Hundley 1942– (Cubs 1966-1973, 1976-1977) Randy was a good ol’ boy from Martinsville, Virginia who talked with a Southern accent, and also had a fierce competitiveness. So naturally, his teammates called him Rebel. During his stellar Cubs career he was an All-Star and Gold Glove winner (...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 10th, 2019
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    ~Jim Hickman 1937–2016 (Cubs 1969-1973) After eight forgettable seasons with three different teams, Jim Hickman was magically transformed from a perennial struggler to a powerful slugger. In 1970 at the age of 33, “Gentleman Jim” somehow batted .315, with 32 home runs, 115 runs batted in, and 1...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 9th, 2018
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    ~Steve Swisher 1951 (Cubs 1974-1977) Swisher was acquired by the Cubs from the White Sox in the trade that sent Ron Santo over to the south side of the city. For most of his time with the Cubs, Swisher shared the catcher job with George Mitterwald. But in 1976, he had his best season in […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jul 23rd, 2018
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    July 23, 1962 The Cubs make television history. Their game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Wrigley Field is beamed into Europe by Telstar, the first communications satellite. This is the first live sporting event from America ever beamed into Europe. The Cubs lineup that day features the Rookie ...