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    Grover Cleveland Alexander

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 13th, 2021
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    ~Rube Waddell 1876–1914 (Orphans 1901) Rube was a common nickname for hayseeds and farm boys, and Rube Waddell was definitely that. He only pitched one season for the Cubs (before they were even called that) in 1901, and was only a .500 pitcher that season, but he blossomed as a pitcher the nex...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 10th, 2021
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    ~Bill Killefer 1887–1960 (Cubs 1918-1921, Cubs manager 1921-1925) Bill Killefer was nicknamed Reindeer for his lumbering running style. Reindeer was a catcher and he ran like one. But he wasn’t just any catcher. Killefer was the personal catcher for Grover Cleveland Alexander, and he was the on...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Oct 8th, 2021
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    October 8 In 1929, the Cubs fall 3-1 to Philadelphia in first World Series game at Wrigley Field. On this day in 1945, the Cubs won a World Series game for the very last time. It was Game 6 of the series versus the Detroit Tigers, and it was captured on film. On this day […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Sep 17th, 2021
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    September 21, 1919 Grover Cleveland Alexander takes the mound against the Boston Braves. Ol’ Pete has had a season for the ages, shutting out every single team in the league at least once. With the season coming to a close, and both teams out of the pennant picture, Alexander bears down and takes car...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Aug 28th, 2021
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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 ...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 27th, 2021
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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, 2021
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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, 2021
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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, 2021
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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, 2021
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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...