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    Joe Carter

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Sep 23rd, 2021
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    September 24, 1943 The Cubs call up outfielder Andy Pafko from their Los Angeles minor league team, and put him in the lineup. He would remain there for the next eight seasons. His first game at Wrigley Field is played in absolutely miserable weather conditions. It is freezing cold, the wind is howli...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 16th, 2021
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    ~Mel Hall 1960– (Cubs 1981-1984) Hall really burst onto the scene during the 1983 season. After getting a taste of the big leagues at the end of the ’81 and ’82 seasons, he won a job in 1983, and responded with a great year. Mel slugged 17 homers, hit .283 in just over 400 at-bats, […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 18th, 2021
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    ~Burleigh Grimes 1893–1985 (Cubs 1932-1933) Grimes never shaved on days he pitched, because the slippery elm he chewed to increase saliva irritated his skin, so he always had stubble on his face when he took the mound. That led to his nickname, Ol’ Stubblebeard. He wasn’t just known for his stu...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 7th, 2021
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    ~Joe Carter 1960 (Cubs 1983) The Cubs had the second pick in the 1981 draft, and for once, they didn’t blow it. They chose Joe Carter. Carter would go on to be a five-time All-Star, hit nearly 400 career homers, steal more 200 career bases, and hit a walk-off home run to win the World […...