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    Theodore Roosevelt

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 20th, 2020
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    ~Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis 1866 (Cubs fan 1893-1944) On this day in 1866, the future first commissioner of baseball was born, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis. He is best remembered as the man who banned the Black Sox for life, and saved the game from the evils of gambling, but Judge Kenesaw Mountai...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Oct 27th, 2020
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    How long ago was 1908? Cubs utility player Solly Hofman turns 26 years old. He is finally celebrating his wedding and honeymoon, something that manager Frank Chance made him put off until the season ended. Hofman followed the boss’ orders without complaint: “I guess Miss Looker’s ju...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jun 12th, 2020
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    June 18, 1912 During the 1912 Republican convention in Chicago at the Chicago Coliseum (1513 S. Wabash Ave.), Theodore Roosevelt’s supporters in the gallery tooted horns and rubbed sandpaper together to imitate the sounds of the “Taft steamroller” which was running them over without considering their...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 4th, 2020
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    ~Ted Lilly 1976– (Pitcher, Cubs 2007-2010) Ted Lilly was a fan favorite during his time with the Cubs. His full name is Theodore Roosevelt Lilly, and yes he was named after the president. Although he didn’t really walk softly and carry a big stick. He was simply a reliable pitcher, someth...