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    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jun 11th, 2024
    June 14, 1949 Eddie Waitkus became a household name in America, but he certainly didn’t want it to happen the way it did. While he was with the Cubs, the young first baseman was known for his great defense, his smoking line-drives, and his left-handed bat. The pinnacle of his Cubs career came i...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 1st, 2023
    ~Larry French 1907–1987 (Cubs 1935-1941) French was one of the most memorable characters to wear a Cubs uniform. He was a hero off the field (after leaving baseball, he participated in the invasion of Normandy as a landing craft material officer), but on the field it was a slightly different st...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Sep 4th, 2023
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    September 9th, 1965. The place was Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. 29,130 fans in the stands witnessed one of the best pitched games in Major League History. On the mound for the Dodgers was Sandy Koufax, on his way to his second Cy Young (he would a third in 1966). For the Cubs, Bob Hendley, [&helli...