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    Phil Cavarretta

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Sep 23rd, 2019
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    September 24, 1943 The Cubs call up outfielder Andy Pafko from their Los Angeles minor league team, and put him in the lineup. He would remain there for the next eight seasons. His first game at Wrigley Field is played in absolutely miserable weather conditions. It is freezing cold, the wind is howli...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 7th, 2019
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    ~Mark Prior 1980– (Cubs 2002-2006) Prior was considered the franchise. He was the second overall pick of the draft, and he pitched like it initially. He finished in the top ten in Rookie of the Year voting in 2002, and then put it all together in 2003. He won 18 games, struck out 245, and [&hel...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Sep 6th, 2019
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    This week (Sept 6-12) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Hideki Tojo (photo), Japanese Prime Minister during most of WW II, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal. The attempt fails, and he is later hanged. *Vice Adm. John Sidney M...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Sep 3rd, 2019
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    September 3, 1936. A police officer may have cost the Cubs a victory. Henry Hanson was an ordinary Chicago cop. He was working security at a Cubs-Dodgers game. In the first inning of the game, young Cubs first baseman Phil Cavarretta hit a ball down the right field line, right were Hanson was standin...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Aug 13th, 2019
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    August 13, 1987 The Cubs retire the number of one of the all-time greats: Good Ol’ Number 26, Billy Williams. It is only the second number they ever retired (Ernie was first). Maybe there is some magic in the air, because the woeful Cubs come back to win the game in dramatic fashion. Catcher Jo...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Aug 6th, 2019
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    August 6, 1959 Billy Williams makes his major league debut with the Cubs. He plays left field and bats third, and in his first big league at-bat, facing journeyman Phillies pitcher Jim Owens, Billy drives in Tony Taylor with the first run of the game. That turns out to be the game winner, as the [&he...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Aug 2nd, 2019
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    This week (Aug 2-Aug 8) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *President Harry Truman announces the successful bombing of Hiroshima with the atomic bomb, while returning from the Potsdam Conference aboard the U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Augusta (CA-3...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jul 30th, 2019
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    July 30,1962 The All-Stars gather in Chicago’s Wrigley Field to play their second All-Star game of the season. The first one was played in Washington in early July. There are 21 Hall of Famers in the game on this Monday afternoon (yes, that’s right, a Monday afternoon All Star Game). The ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jul 23rd, 2019
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    July 23, 1962 The Cubs make television history. Their game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Wrigley Field is beamed into Europe by Telstar, the first communications satellite. This is the first live sporting event from America ever beamed into Europe. The Cubs lineup that day features the Rookie ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Jul 19th, 2019
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    This week (July 19-25) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II *French marshal Philippe Pétain (photo), who headed the Vichy government during World War II, goes on trial for treason. *American radio broadcasts call on Japan to surrender or face destruction. *At the...