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    King Kelly

    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 ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 31st, 2018
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    ~King Kelly 1857 (White Stockings 1880-1886) King Kelly was famous for his running and hitting (he invented or at least perfected the hit and run), and he was said to have inspired the poem “Casey at the Bat,” but he was also considered a big fat cheater. If the umpire wasn’t looking, he would run [&...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    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 ...