Sammy Sosa

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 16th, 2019
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    April 16, 1972 Cubs rookie Burt Hooton throws a no-hitter in only his fourth big league start. He walks seven and strikes out seven Phillies on a cold and blustery Wrigley afternoon, throwing 120 pitches in the process.The Philadelphia lineup is no pushover. Among the good hitters Hooton has to face:...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Apr 10th, 2019
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    April 13, 1992 The city of Chicago was undergoing one of the strangest events in it’s colorful history. 250 million gallons of water were flooding the basements of Loop office buildings and retail stores because workers doing rehabilitation work on the Kinzie Street Bridge crossing the Chicago ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 9th, 2019
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    On April 12, 1933, the Wrigley Field crowd is happier than it has been since 1919. This is the first game at Wrigley Field since Prohibition has been repealed, although it would be another month before beer is officially available again. The Cubs are the defending NL Champs, and the crowd of 25,000 w...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 1st, 2019
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    April 4, 1994 First Lady Hillary Clinton appears at Wrigley Field to throw out the first pitch. Hillary later sits in the booth with Harry Caray and sings “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” with him. At one point, Harry grabs her and gives her a big wet kiss with his fleshy, meaty lips. Judgin...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 12th, 2018
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    ~Sammy Sosa 1968 (Cubs 1992-2004) Sammy was a phenomenon during his time with the Cubs. He holds the all-time record for homers hit in a Cubs uniform (545), and most of them were hit in dramatic fashion. His chase of the Roger Maris record (along with Mark McGwire) captivated the world in 1998. Durin...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 31st, 2018
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    ~Fred McGriff 1963 (Cubs 2001-2002) He was nicknamed the Crime Dog because of his last name’s similarity to the “actual” crime dog McGruff. Our crime dog, it’s safe to say, was at best a reluctant Cub. He refused to be traded to the Cubs at first, and then when he finally agre...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 21st, 2018
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    ~George Bell 1959 (Cubs 1991) Bell was a three-time all-star and former MVP when the Cubs signed him to a big free agent contract before the 1991 season. He had a good year with the Cubs, slugging 25 homers and hitting .285, but his long-term value to the Cubs came during the following offseason. The...
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    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Oct 9th, 2018
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    This week in history, the Cubs were actually involved in historical events… October 9, 1907 The Cubs were playing the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. It was Game 2 of the series–the first game had ended in a tie (called because of darkness). More than 21,000 braved the cold October Ch...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 7th, 2018
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    ~Chuck Klein 1904 (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 cl...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Oct 1st, 2018
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    October 1, 1932 The most famous moment in Wrigley Field history occurred. Or did it? It was Game 3 of the World Series. The Yankees had won the first two at Yankee Stadium. Soon-to-be President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (sitting next to Chicago mayor Anton Cermak) threw out the first pitch. In the st...