Lee Walls

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    May 14th, 2019
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    May 15, 1960 In his first start since being acquired from the Phillies, Cubs pitcher Don Cardwell has the most miraculous debut in Cubs history. He is facing the St. Louis Cardinals in the second game of a double header at Wrigley Field. Stan Musial was given the game off, but the Cardinals lineup st...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 6th, 2019
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    ~Clyde Beck 1900 (Cubs 1926-1930) Beck was a backup infielder for the Cubs for most of his five year Cubs career. He started nearly 90 games for them in the 1928 season, and then went back to the bench for the pennant winning 1929 season. The highlight of his career was probably May 12, 1930. [&helli...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 15th, 2018
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    ~Bill Henry 1927 (Cubs 1958-1959) Bill led the league in appearances in his second and final season with the Cubs. He served as their closer that year, winning 9 games, and saving 12. After the season ended, Henry was traded (along with Lou Jackson & Lee Walls) to the Reds for slugging third bas...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 13th, 2018
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    ~Rube Waddell 1876 (Orphans 1901) Rube was a common nickname for hayseeds and farmboys, and Rube Waddell was definitely that. He only pitched one season for the Cubs (before they were even called that) in 1901, and was only a .500 pitcher that season, but he blossomed as a pitcher the next season whe...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jul 2nd, 2018
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    July 2, 1917. Three future NFL Hall of Famers played at Cubs Park (now known as Wrigley Field) in a big league baseball game. Paddy Driscoll (photo) played 2B for the Cubs. That was his only year in baseball, but he went on to a great football career with the Chicago Bears and the Chicago […]...