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    Keith Moreland

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Sep 10th, 2019
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    September 12, 1998 Sammy Sosa becomes the first Cubs player to hit 60 home runs in a season. He does it in the sixth inning of wild slugfest against Milwaukee Brewers reliever Valerio de los Santos. Sammy’s homer is memorable, but it isn’t the most dramatic homer of the game. On a day the...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Aug 6th, 2019
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    August 6, 1959 Billy Williams makes his major league debut with the Cubs. He plays left field and bats third, and in his first big league at-bat, facing journeyman Phillies pitcher Jim Owens, Billy drives in Tony Taylor with the first run of the game. That turns out to be the game winner, as the [&he...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jun 4th, 2019
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    June 5, 1985 The Cubs played the game featured in the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”. If you’ve seen the movie, you probably remember the three goof offs spending the day at the ballpark. It wasn’t a recreated game–it was an actual Wednesday afternoon game at Wri...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 21st, 2019
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    ~Bob Molinaro 1950– (Cubs 1982) He was a member of Baseball Digest’s all-rookie team with the White Sox in 1978, but by the time Bob Molinaro became a Cub in 1982 it was clear that he was merely a backup outfielder. In 66 at-bats for the Cubs he hit one home run, stole one base, […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 2nd, 2019
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    ~Keith Moreland 1954– (Cubs 1982-1987) He was a tough former Texas football player with the given name of Bobby Keith Moreland, but to his Cubs teammates, he was simply known as Zonk. One of the many former Phillies on the Dallas Green-led Cubs of the mid-80s, Moreland was the Cubs’ leading bat...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Apr 2nd, 2019
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    April 2, 1917 Less than one month after beginning his second term in office, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany to keep the world “safe for democracy.” They obliged. The war didn’t immediately affect the national pastime. At first the American public rallied aroun...