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    Lennie Merullo

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 5th, 2022
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    ~Lennie Merullo 1917–2015 (Cubs 1941-1947) Lennie was the starting shortstop for the Cubs in the 1940s, including the pennant winning season of 1945. He wasn’t known as a great fielder or hitter. In fact, Merullo averaged an error every three and half games or so (172 errors in 602 games, inclu...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    May 3rd, 2022
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II ends in Europe *Rocket scientist Werner von Braun and 120 members of his team surrender to U.S. forces. (Many of them become the backbone of our future space program) *The North German army surrenders t...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 27th, 2021
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    ~Dutch McCall 1920 (Cubs 1948) McCall pitched one full season in the majors (1948) as a 27-year-old rookie, and was among the league leaders in several categories, most notably walks and losses. In fact, he set the Cubs record by recording 13 losses in a row. He also led the Cubs in home runs allowed...