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    John Clarkson

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    May 1st, 2019
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    May 1, 1893 The Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago. It is the biggest World’s Fair the world had ever seen, scheduled to begin on the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of the new world. It covers 600 acres, features 200 or so brand new structures and buildings (many designed by ...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Oct 23rd, 2018
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    October 23, 1886 The Cubs finished up the World Series. The 1886 National League team from Chicago was known as the White Stockings–it would be another fifteen years before the Cubs name emerged. But they were a powerhouse team; the defending champions. Led by their first baseman/manager Cap An...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 2nd, 2018
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    ~Albert Spalding 1850 (White Stockings player 1876-1877, owner 1878-1891) He was a star pitcher for Chicago in 1876 & 1877, but he was always a little ahead of his time. For instance, while he was still playing, he became the first “sissy” that insisted on wearing a glove. And he did it because ...
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    Jul 17th, 2018
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    July 18, 1910 The poem “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon” written by Franklin Adams was published in the New York Evening Mail. It’s probably the most famous poem ever written about the Cubs, and it was so memorable it probably got Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance elected into...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 1st, 2018
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    ~John Clarkson 1861 (White Stockings 1884-1887) John Clarkson would have several Cy Young Awards if he wasn’t a contemporary of Young. He started 70(!) games for the Cubs in 1885 and won 53(!) of them, easily the most in the league. 10 of those wins were shutouts. In 1887 he led the league in w...