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    Lew Burdette

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jul 10th, 2019
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    July 13, 1977 The New York City Blackout of 1977 was an electricity blackout that affected most of New York City from July 13, 1977 to July 14, 1977. New York was already feeling tense because the economy was tanking and the unsolved Son of Sam murders were taking place, and the blackout seemed to [&...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 22nd, 2018
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    ~Dick Bartell 1907 (Cubs 1939) Acquired in a trade with the Giants (for among others, starting shortstop Billy Jurges, and outfielder Frank Demaree), Dick was the starting shortstop for the Cubs in 1939. Bartell was accustomed to the hardscrabble New York media, and that didn’t serve him well d...