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    Ralph Kiner

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 7th, 2021
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    ~Chuck Klein 1904–1958 (Cubs 1934-1935) Chuck Klein had two great nicknames: “The Hoosier Hammer” and “The Clouting Kraut.” The Hoosier part of his nickname came from his Indiana roots, and the Kraut part, of course, came from his German heritage. Needless to say, the hammer and clouting parts ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Sep 11th, 2021
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    September 11, 2001 Terrorists crash passenger jets into the World Trade Center in New York, and the Pentagon in Washington. Another jet crashes in Pennsylvania. In all, nearly 3000 were people killed. America is in shock. On what might have been the worst day in American history, the Cubs are at home...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Sep 3rd, 2021
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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 Weeks Historical Events
    Jun 19th, 2021
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    When the Rolling Stones came to Chicago in 1972, they were huge stars How huge? They stayed at the Playboy Mansion with Hugh Heffner. Robert Greenfield’s book, “S.T.P.: A Journey Through America with the Rolling Stones,” describes that Chicago trip this way… “The couches...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In News
    Feb 8th, 2014
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    Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner passed away yesterday. He was 91 years old. The New York Times has a wonderful obit. A few teams can lay claim to the great slugger. He wears a Pirates cap in the Hall of Fame. He was the broadcaster for the New York Mets for many years. But he […]...