Hack Wilson

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    May 21st, 2019
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    May 21, 1935 The immortal Babe Ruth played his last game at Wrigley Field. Ruth was a shell of his former self, struggling to stay afloat with the Boston Braves. And he made three outs his first three times to the plate, but in his last at bat ever in Wrigley Field, Babe Ruth stepped […]...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 15th, 2019
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    ~Bill North 1948– (Cubs 1971-1972) It isn’t that difficult to understand what the Cubs were thinking on November 21, 1972. They were coming off four consecutive seasons where the pitching faltered at the end of the year. Cubs management believed that a better bullpen would save their starters, ...
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    In This Week In Wrigley History
    May 14th, 2019
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    May 15, 1960 In his first start since being acquired from the Phillies, Cubs pitcher Don Cardwell has the most miraculous debut in Cubs history. He is facing the St. Louis Cardinals in the second game of a double header at Wrigley Field. Stan Musial was given the game off, but the Cardinals lineup st...
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    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...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 26th, 2019
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    ~Hack Wilson 1900–1948 (Cubs 1926-1931) Hack is still remembered for his record 1930 season when he drove in 191 runs, but during his Cubs days he was known for more than just slugging the baseball. He was known as a notorious hell raiser. Wilson had several run-ins with the law, his teammates,...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Feb 1st, 2019
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    Where were the Cubs? February 6, 1911 The most famous Cubs fan in history was born on this day. His name was Ronald Reagan. Reagan didn’t just grow up a Chicago Cubs fan. He owes much of his success to the team. Following college graduation, Reagan landed a job as a radio announcer at WOC [&hel...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 23rd, 2018
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    Ken Hubbs 1941 (Cubs 1961-1963) He wasn’t even 20 when he debuted for the Cubs in September of 1961, but he made enough of an impact to be named the starting second baseman in 1962. It was a rough year for the Cubs (they finished with their worst record ever—behind even the expansion Houston Co...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Dec 1st, 2018
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    December 5, 1933 The city of Chicago rejoiced because Prohibition was officially repealed. Prohibition had lasted for 13 years, and during those years the Cubs led the league in drunks. Rabbit Maranville, the manager of the Cubs for part of the 1925 season, played with a flask of whiskey in his pants...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 23rd, 2018
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    ~Harpo Marx 1888 (Cubs Fan) The Marx family moved from New York to Chicago in 1909. For much of that time they lived in a large house at 4512 South Grand Boulevard (now called Martin Luther King Boulevard). The house is still there. The Marx Brothers (Gummo, Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo) were alr...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 19th, 2018
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    ~Dickie Noles 1956 (Cubs 1982-1984, 1987) He was one of Dallas Green’s favorites, and the Cubs got him from the Phillies along with Keith Moreland shortly after Green arrived in Chicago. Noles would have gotten along great with the 1930 Cubs, Hack Wilson and Pat Malone. He was a drinker and a b...