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    Larry French

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Sep 3rd, 2019
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    September 3, 1936. A police officer may have cost the Cubs a victory. Henry Hanson was an ordinary Chicago cop. He was working security at a Cubs-Dodgers game. In the first inning of the game, young Cubs first baseman Phil Cavarretta hit a ball down the right field line, right were Hanson was standin...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Aug 28th, 2019
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    September 1, 1918 For the first time in baseball history, the season was ended a month early, by mutual agreement between baseball and President Wilson. Baseball was hit hard by the World War I. Some of the greatest players were shipped out. Cubs pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander was among them. He ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 28th, 2019
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    ~Joe E. Brown 1891–1973 (Cubs fan/movie star) His name isn’t remembered by many people today, but Joe E. Brown was an actor, comedian, and baseball nut. He was also one of the biggest movie stars in America during the 1930s. He made his mark in a series of baseball movies, and in his two ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 21st, 2019
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    ~Johnny Evers 1881–1947 (Cubs 1902-1913, Cubs manager 1913) Johnny Evers was the starting second baseman for the greatest Cubs team of all-time, the 1906-1910 dynasty. He got his nickname, the Crab, for the way he sidled up to grounders, but he lived up to his nickname in another way. Evers was...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Feature
    Jun 6th, 2019
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    Today is the 75th anniversary of D-day. 24 Chicago Cubs served in the military during World War II, but Larry French was the only one to actively take part in the D-Day invasion. French was an active player until joining the Navy, but realizing his baseball career was essentially over, he decided to ...
    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
    Apr 23rd, 2019
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    ~Dolph Camilli 1907–1997 (Cubs 1933-1934) After Cubs owner William Wrigley and team president Bill Veeck Sr. died, the club was handed to an inexperienced fish wholesaler named William Walker. He traded Dolph to the Phillies for Don Hurst. Camilli went on to hit over 200 home runs, made two All...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 16th, 2019
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    April 16, 1972 Cubs rookie Burt Hooton throws a no-hitter in only his fourth big league start. He walks seven and strikes out seven Phillies on a cold and blustery Wrigley afternoon, throwing 120 pitches in the process.The Philadelphia lineup is no pushover. Among the good hitters Hooton has to face:...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 1st, 2018
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    ~Larry French 1907 (Cubs 1935-1941) French was one of the most memorable characters to wear a Cubs uniform. He was a hero off the field (After leaving baseball, he participated in the invasion of Normandy as a landing craft material officer), but on the field it was a slightly different story. French...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Nov 1st, 2018
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    November 2, 2016 It didn’t happen at Wrigley, but who cares. We have to chronicle this forever… November 7, 1928 The Cubs acquired the greatest right handed batter in baseball history; Rogers Hornsby. He had one of the greatest seasons in Cubs history in 1929, got hurt in 1930, was named ...