Randy Jackson

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 10th, 2019
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    –Randy Jackson 1926 (Cubs 1950-1955, 1959) His real first name was Ransom, and gosh darnit, he was kind of handsome, so his teammates began calling him Handsome Ransom (His teammates thought he looked like Gregory Peck). “Handsome Ransom” Jackson was one of the best players on the C...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 2nd, 2018
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    ~Hector Villanueva 1964 (Cubs 1990-1992) Unlike most .230-hitting bad-fielding catchers, Hector managed to become a crowd favorite at Wrigley Field. Many fans saw themselves in Hector’s Ruthian physique. Others appreciated his “swing for the fences on every swing” approach to hittin...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 5th, 2018
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    ~Rube Novotney 1924 (Cubs 1949) Novotney was a University of Illinois product who got one short cup of coffee with the Cubs in 1949. He was a backup catcher who appeared in 22 games. He hit .269 in his limited appearances. Rube also played nine seasons in the minor leagues. ~Tony Jacobs 1925 (Cubs 19...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jul 30th, 2018
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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 ...