Joe Girardi

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 10th, 2017
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    ~Rod Blagojevich 1956 (Cubs fan 1956-Present) He was a Congressman, the Governor of Illinois, and a convicted felon–but through it all, he remained a Cubs fan. When Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano pitched a no-hitter Sept. 14, 2008, Blagojevich proclaimed Sept. 16 “Carlos Zambrano Day.” Be...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 3rd, 2017
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    ~Damon Berryhill 1963 (Cubs 1987-1991) Berryhill was the primary catcher for the surprising 1989 Cubs team that won their division, the Boys of Zimmer. He shared the position with fellow young catcher Joe Girardi. He was known for his toughness behind the plate and his clutch hitting, but he also pro...
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    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Dec 1st, 2017
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    December 2, 1965: Cubs acquire Bill Hands and Randy Hundley December 3: In 1971, Cubs acquire Jose Cardenal…In 2003, Cubs sign LeTroy Hawkins. December 4, 2002: Cubs trade Todd Hundley for Grudzielanek and Karros December 5, 1987: Cubs trade Palmeiro, Moyers and others for Mitch Williams Decemb...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 14th, 2017
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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...
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    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Oct 1st, 2017
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    October 1, 1932 The most famous moment in Wrigley Field history occurred. Or did it? It was Game 3 of the World Series. The Yankees had won the first two at Yankee Stadium. Soon-to-be President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (sitting next to Chicago mayor Anton Cermak) threw out the first pitch. In the st...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Aug 21st, 2017
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    Johnny Conlisk is as “Chicago” as they come. Both his father and grandfather were high ranking members of the Chicago Police Department. Many other family members have been Chicago Police officers as well. His father advised him not to go into “the family business” and Johnny took him at his word. Fo...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 3rd, 2017
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    ~Jose Molina 1975 (Cubs 1999) Yes, that’s right, the Cubs had a Molina. Jose was the middle brother of the big-league-catcher-brother-trio. He is a year younger than Benjie and seven years older than Yadier. Jose had a couple of career highlights, including winning a World Series with the Angel...