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    Hank Borowy

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 17th, 2020
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    ~Paul Derringer 1906–1987 (Cubs 1943-1945) To say that Derringer was a colorful personality is to understate the case. He got into quite a bit of trouble in the years before he joined the Cubs. He once woke up from an operation in a hospital recovery room, swung at a nurse, and knocked her out ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Oct 3rd, 2020
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    This week (October 3- October 10) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… THE WORLD SERIES (October 3- October 10) Game 1 It’s a cold and chilly day at Briggs Stadium (photo) in Detroit, but it starts off well for the visitors. The Chicago Tribune reportsR...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Sep 20th, 2020
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    This week (Sept 20-26) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Marlene Dietrich (photo) goes to Berlin for the first time since 1931. *36-year-old Eduard Wirths, the chief SS doctor at Auschwitz concentration camp commits suicide while in custody. *Mo...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Aug 27th, 2020
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    August 29, 1918 The Cubs clinched the National League pennant with a double-header sweep of the Cincinnati Reds. Lefty Tyler wins his 18th game in the opener, and Claude Hendrix wins his 20th game in the nightcap. It is the earliest any team in National League history clinched a pennant, but that rec...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Aug 16th, 2020
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    This week (Aug 16-Aug 22) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek meet in Chongqing to discuss an end to hostilities between the Communists and the Nationalists in China. Those hostilities won’t end 1949. In Pop Cu...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Jul 26th, 2020
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    This week (July 26-Aug 1) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Winston Churchill resigns as the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister after his Conservative Party is easily defeated by the Labour Party in the 1945 general election. Clement Attlee b...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 12th, 2020
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    ~Hank Borowy 1916–2004 (Cubs 1945-1948) He had won 17, 14, and 15 games in his three previous seasons with Yankees, and had already won 10 games in 1945 when the Cubs acquired Hank. Borowy was 29 years old and in the prime of his career. People thought the Yankees had lost their minds. After Bo...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 14th, 2019
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    ~Bill Buckner 1949 (Cubs 1977-1984) In his first season with the Cubs in 1977, Bill Buckner hit a respectable .284, but is there any doubt that Buckner’s mustache was the finest mustache in the entire National League that year? Billy Buck went on to have a great Cubs career, capped off by a bat...