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    Grover Cleveland Alexander

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Aug 28th, 2019
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    September 1, 1918 For the first time in baseball history, the season was ended a month early, by mutual agreement between baseball and President Wilson. Baseball was hit hard by the World War I. Some of the greatest players were shipped out. Cubs pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander was among them. He ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 27th, 2019
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    ~Emil Verban 1915–1989 (Cubs 1948-1950) Verban was a second baseman for the Cubs. They called him the Antelope because of his speed early in his career, but by the time Verban played in Chicago, he wasn’t exactly tearing up the base paths. In his three seasons with the Cubs he stole a total of ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Aug 23rd, 2019
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    This week (Aug 23-Aug 29) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *The depth of the destruction in Japan is slowly seeping out. From the New York Times: “30,000 MORE DIE SLOW DEATH IN HIROSHIMA: JAPS – Report Many Sufferers Cry, ‘Kill...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 22nd, 2019
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    ~Ray Burris 1950– (Cubs 1973-1979) Ray anchored the Cubs rotation in the mid-70s, twice winning 15 games in a season (’75 & ’76). Unfortunately for Ray, expectations were very high for him. He arrived on the Cubs just as Fergie Jenkins was departing, and the team hoped that Burris could st...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Aug 14th, 2019
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    August 14, 1908 In the midst of the Cubs final championship season, a horrible race riot broke out in Springfield Illinois. Before the race riots were over, forty homes were burned to the ground, 24 businesses were destroyed, and seven people were dead: two black people (lynched by the angry mob) and...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Aug 7th, 2019
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    August 7, 1931. Former Cubs catcher Jimmy Archer adds to his legend. Jimmy was one of the best players on the Cubs during his decade in a Chicago uniform, being named to the “All American” team three years in a row (1912-1914). His throwing arm was the envy of the league. Chief Meyers, th...
    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 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 Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 5th, 2019
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    ~Goose Gossage 1951– (Cubs 1988) He was so universally referred to by his nickname when he arrived in Chicago in 1988, even the baseball card makers (Fleer) didn’t bother using his real first name anymore. (It was Rich.) Unfortunately for the Cubs, Rich got richer pitching for the Cubs only aft...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jun 26th, 2019
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    June 27, 1932 The three major contenders for the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention 1932 (held at the Chicago Stadium from June 27 – July 2, 1932) were Franklin Roosevelt (Gov of NY), Speaker of the House John Nance Garner and former governor of New York and 1928 pres...