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    Russ Meyer

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    May 8th, 2022
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    May 9, 1873 Future Chicago mayor Anton Cermak is born. Throughout the last century many of Chicago’s mayors have been White Sox fans (most notably the Daleys), but there have been a few notable exceptions, and Mayor Cermak may have been the most famous. He loved the Cubs. When the Cubs and Yank...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 25th, 2021
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    ~Russ Meyer 1923–1997 (Cubs 1946-1948, 1956) Not to be confused with the B-movie director who was obsessed with large breasts, this Russ Meyer was known as Mad Monk because he had a vicious temper and didn’t take to coaching. One night he ran into an old girlfriend at a bar the players frequent...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 4th, 2021
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    ~Eddie Waitkus 1919–1972 (Cubs 1941-1948) Eddie Waitkus was a fresh-faced young first baseman for the Cubs who joined the Cubs briefly in 1941 before being drafted into the military. He returned for the 1946 season as a highly decorated military hero (four battle stars) and promptly took over t...