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    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 9th, 2019
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    ~Steve Swisher 1951– (Cubs 1974-1977) Swisher was acquired by the Cubs from the White Sox in the trade that sent Ron Santo over to the south side of the city. For most of his time with the Cubs, Swisher shared the catcher job with George Mitterwald. But in 1976, he had his best season in [&hell...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Aug 7th, 2019
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    August 7, 1931. Former Cubs catcher Jimmy Archer adds to his legend. Jimmy was one of the best players on the Cubs during his decade in a Chicago uniform, being named to the “All American” team three years in a row (1912-1914). His throwing arm was the envy of the league. Chief Meyers, th...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jul 24th, 2019
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    July 25, 1941 Emmett Till is born on the south side of Chicago. His mother Mamie probably doesn’t care that the all-white Chicago Cubs are at Wrigley Field beating Boston 5-4, thanks to a 6th inning homer from Babe Dahlgren. Chicago is just as segregated as the big leagues. Emmett Till will live long...
    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 Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 17th, 2019
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    ~Don Kessinger 1942– (Cubs 1964-1975) Kessinger had a brilliant career with the Cubs, holding down the starting shortstop position for over a decade during the Cubs resurgence of the late 60s/early 70s. Kessinger was an All-Star five years in a row (68-72) and a two-time Gold Glover. He and Gle...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jul 16th, 2019
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    July 16, 1916. In the midst of their first year playing in this fancy new ballpark, the Chicago Cubs become the first team to allow their fans to keep the balls hit into the stands. That was the brainchild of their owner Charlie Weeghman (photo), who was a marketing visionary. It wasn’t long be...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 14th, 2019
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    ~Steve Stone 1947– (Cubs 1974-1976) Of course we all remember Steve Stone’s long run as the TV color man for the Cubs, but he also pitched for them three seasons in the mid-70s (‘74-‘76). The Cubs acquired him from the White Sox (along with catcher Steve Swisher) for Ron Santo, who toiled away ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jul 2nd, 2019
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    July 2, 1917. Three future NFL Hall of Famers played at Cubs Park (now known as Wrigley Field) in a big league baseball game. Paddy Driscoll (photo) played 2B for the Cubs. That was his only year in baseball, but he went on to a great football career with the Chicago Bears and the Chicago […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jun 25th, 2019
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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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 25th, 2019
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    ~Aramis Ramirez 1978– (Cubs 2003-2011) The Cubs acquired Ramirez during the playoff push of 2003, and he paid off in a big way that season. He hit 4 homers and knocked in ten runs during the playoffs. He also became the best third baseman the Cubs have had since Ron Santo. He was a two-time [&h...