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    Turk Lown

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jul 30th, 2020
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    July 30,1962 The All-Stars gather in Chicago’s Wrigley Field to play their second All-Star game of the season. The first one was played in Washington in early July. There are 21 Hall of Famers in the game on this Monday afternoon (yes, that’s right, a Monday afternoon All Star Game). The ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 1st, 2020
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    ~John Clarkson 1861–1909 (White Stockings 1884-1887) John Clarkson would have won several Cy Young Awards if he wasn’t a contemporary of Young. He started 70(!) games for the Cubs in 1885 and won 53(!) of them, easily the most in the league. 10 of those wins were shutouts. In 1887 he led the le...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    May 30th, 2020
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    ~Turk Lown 1924–2016 (Cubs 1951-1958) His real name was Omar Joseph Lown, but everyone called him Turk because he loved to eat turkey. The Cubs thought he was a starter, but after his 16-27 record as a starter — with an ERA over five, they moved him to the bullpen once and for all in […]...