Pat Pieper

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 17th, 2019
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    ~Doyle Lade 1921 (Cubs 1946-1950) The Cubs got him from the White Sox during the 1946 season, and Doyle stayed with the Cubs the rest of the decade. His best season was 1947. He won 11 games and posted a 3.94 ERA pitching for a less-than-stellar Cubs team. After that season, he was mostly used [&hell...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Feb 3rd, 2019
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    ~Februay 9, 1914 Wrigley Field (then known as Weeghman Park) was just a few months away from opening its doors for the first time when a boy was born to Chicago sportswriter Bill Bailey and his wife. Bailey’s real last name was Veeck, and he named his son after himself, William Veeck Jr. The el...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jun 25th, 2018
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    June 29, 1969 The Cubs celebrated “Billy Williams Day” at Wrigley Field. They were playing a double-header against the Cardinals, and the surging Cubs didn’t disappoint, winning both games. Fergie Jenkins won the opener 3-1, and Dick Selma followed suit in the second game, winning 1...