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    Roy Smalley

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 29th, 2019
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    ~Henry Blanco 1971– (Cubs 2005-2008) Affectionately called Hank White by the Cubs broadcasters (Blanco means White), Blanco was a backup catcher for the Cubs for two of their playoff years (2007-2008). The veteran served as a stabilizing force for the pitching staff and also provided a little p...
    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 This Week In Wrigley History
    Jun 18th, 2019
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    June 20, 1953. The official temperature in Chicago is 104 degrees; the hottest recorded day in Chicago history. The heat doesn’t stop the Cubs or Dodgers, who play a day game in the unrelenting sun at Wrigley Field. Incredibly, 17,000+ fans come out to smolder in the steamy hot ballpark and wat...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 14th, 2019
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    ~Hal Manders 1917–2010 (Cubs 1946) Hal pitched for the Tigers before being drafted into military service during World War II. When he returned, he pitched briefly for them again before being sent off to the team they beat in the previous year’s World Series. He got one start in September for th...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 9th, 2019
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    ~Roy Smalley 1926–2011 (Cubs 1948-1953) Roy had good pop for a shortstop, hitting 21 home runs one year, but his lifetime batting average was only .227, and he didn’t draw many walks either. In his first season, his on-base percentage was .265. That’s a pretty stunning total for a player with o...