PK Wrigley

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Dec 5th, 2018
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    ~P.K. Wrigley 1894 (Cubs owner 1932–1977) He was 38 years years old when he inherited the Chicago Cubs. At his father’s deathbed in 1932, Wrigley promised he would never sell the team. Unfortunately for the Cubs, he lived up to that promise. Not only didn’t he have the passion for b...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 24th, 2018
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    ~Rollie Hemsley 1907 (Cubs 1931-1932) Rollie was the backup catcher on the Cubs in 1931 and 1932, but he didn’t get along with manager Rogers Hornsby. Although Hornsby was a degenerate gambler, he was also a tee-totaler that really cracked down on the team drinkers. Offenders included just abou...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Feb 3rd, 2018
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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...