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    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Aug 7th, 2018
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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, 2018
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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...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 9th, 2018
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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 h...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 5th, 2018
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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 (in this case Fleer) didn’t bother using his real first name anymore. (It was Rich.) Unfortunately for the Cubs, Rich got richer pitching for the C...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Wrigley Field Memories
    Feb 26th, 2016
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    As the nation gathers around the television this weekend to watch the Academy Awards, Just One Bad Century features some of the Cubs connections to Hollywood over the years. BEFORE HOLLYWOOD Essanay Studios 1907-1917 Not many people realize that Chicago was once the movie capitol of the world. That t...