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    Greg Maddux

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Aug 13th, 2019
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    August 13, 1987 The Cubs retire the number of one of the all-time greats: Good Ol’ Number 26, Billy Williams. It is only the second number they ever retired (Ernie was first). Maybe there is some magic in the air, because the woeful Cubs come back to win the game in dramatic fashion. Catcher Jo...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Aug 6th, 2019
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    August 6, 1959 Billy Williams makes his major league debut with the Cubs. He plays left field and bats third, and in his first big league at-bat, facing journeyman Phillies pitcher Jim Owens, Billy drives in Tony Taylor with the first run of the game. That turns out to be the game winner, as the [&he...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 22nd, 2019
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    ~Scott Sanderson 1956–2019 (Cubs 1984-1989) The local kid (Northbrook) was acquired by Dallas Green before the 1984 season in the trade that sent Craig Lefferts and Carmelo Martinez to San Diego. Sanderson pitched very well for the Cubs that year. He was the fourth starter behind Sutcliffe, Tro...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 9th, 2019
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    ~Willie Wilson 1955– (Cubs 1992) Willie Wilson was one of the most dynamic players in baseball during the 1980s. Unfortunately, he wasn’t on the Cubs during those years. He was one of the all-time great leadoff hitters, a two-time All-Star and Silver Slugger, and a batting champion, but it was ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    May 7th, 2019
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    May 8, 1963 Cubs pitcher Bob Buhl ends his long nightmare. Pitchers are not supposed to be great hitters, but Bob Buhl had taken that concept to a whole different level. His record setting streak began in 1961, when he was still with the Milwaukee Braves. That year he got a whopping 4 hits in [&helli...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 14th, 2019
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    ~Greg Maddux 1966– (Cubs 1986-1994, 2004-2006) Early in is his Cub career Greg Maddux acquired one of the best baseball nicknames, Mad Dog. Maddux’s nickname is a combination of truth and irony. His looks are deceiving; a slightly-built boyish looking player with a soft and unassuming voice. He...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    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 ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Sep 23rd, 2018
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    September 24, 1943 The Cubs call up outfielder Andy Pafko from their Los Angeles minor league team, and put him in the lineup. He would remain there for the next eight seasons. His first game at Wrigley Field is played in absolutely miserable weather conditions. It is freezing cold, the wind is howli...