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    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jul 16th, 2019
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    July 16, 1916. In the midst of their first year playing in this fancy new ballpark, the Chicago Cubs become the first team to allow their fans to keep the balls hit into the stands. That was the brainchild of their owner Charlie Weeghman (photo), who was a marketing visionary. It wasn’t long be...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 23rd, 2019
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    ~Dolph Camilli 1907–1997 (Cubs 1933-1934) After Cubs owner William Wrigley and team president Bill Veeck Sr. died, the club was handed to an inexperienced fish wholesaler named William Walker. He traded Dolph to the Phillies for Don Hurst. Camilli went on to hit over 200 home runs, made two All...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 14th, 2018
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    ~Joe Girardi 1964 (1989-1992, 2000-2002) Girardi was a rookie catcher on the Cubs team that suprised everyone and won their division in 1989. Even in his younger days he was seen as a calm force on the team. The Northwestern Grad (and Peoria native) seemed to really enjoy playing in his home state. B...