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    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    May 21st, 2019
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    May 21, 1935 The immortal Babe Ruth played his last game at Wrigley Field. Ruth was a shell of his former self, struggling to stay afloat with the Boston Braves. And he made three outs his first three times to the plate, but in his last at bat ever in Wrigley Field, Babe Ruth stepped […]...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 15th, 2019
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    ~Bill North 1948– (Cubs 1971-1972) It isn’t that difficult to understand what the Cubs were thinking on November 21, 1972. They were coming off four consecutive seasons where the pitching faltered at the end of the year. Cubs management believed that a better bullpen would save their starters, ...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Apr 17th, 2019
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    April 21, 1986 It’s hard to imagine a more heavily hyped television program than Geraldo Rivera’s broadcast on April 21, 1986 from the former Al Capone headquarters (1928-1931) at the Lexington Hotel in Chicago. The hotel was about to be renovated, but not before Geraldo was allowed to in...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 21st, 2018
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    ~Freddie Lindstrom 1905 (Cubs 1935) Lindstrom was a big star in New York for the Giants. In his rookie season of 1924, he came up late in the year and led the Giants to the World Series. He had many great seasons in New York, especially 1928, when he finished 2nd in the MVP voting, […]...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 23rd, 2018
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    ~Dennis Lamp 1952 (Cubs 1977-1981) His major league debut came late in the 1977 season, when he was called up to help out the fading Cubs team that had started so strong that season. Judging by his 6.30 ERA, he wasn’t quite ready for prime time. Lamp was a member of the starting rotation the [&...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 15th, 2018
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    ~Speed Martin 1893 (Cubs 1918-1922) His real name was Elwood, but they called him Speed because he could get the ball up to the plate in a hurry. He was a member of the pennant winning 1918 Cubs team, but only appeared in nine games for them that year, and didn’t appear in the World […]...
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    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Sep 10th, 2018
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    September 12, 1998 Sammy Sosa becomes the first Cubs player to hit 60 home runs in a season. He does it in the sixth inning of wild slugfest against Milwaukee Brewers reliever Valerio de los Santos. Sammy’s homer is memorable, but it isn’t the most dramatic homer of the game. On a day the...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 27th, 2018
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    ~Emil Verban 1915 (Cubs 1948-1950) Verban played second base for the Cubs. They called him the antelope because of his speed, but by the time Verban played for the Cubs, he wasn’t exactly tearing up the basepaths. In his three seasons with the Cubs he stole a total of seven bases. To say that V...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 18th, 2018
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    ~Burleigh Grimes 1893 (Cubs 1932-1933) Grimes never shaved on days he pitched, because the slippery elm he chewed to increase saliva irritated his skin, so he always had stubble on his face when he took the mound. That led to his nickname, Ol’ Stubblebeard. He wasn’t just known for his st...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jul 24th, 2018
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    July 25, 1941 Emmett Till is born on the south side of Chicago. His mother Mamie probably doesn’t care that the all-white Chicago Cubs are at Wrigley Field beating Boston 5-4, thanks to a 6th inning homer from Babe Dahlgren. Chicago is just as segregated as the big leagues. Emmett Till will live long...