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    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Oct 6th, 2021
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    How long ago was 1908? The Cubs and Giants end the season tied. A one game playoff between Cubs and Giants will decide the pennant: The replayed Merkle game (Oct 8) in New York at the Polo Grounds. The doors open at 11:00, and tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. There […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Oct 4th, 2021
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    ~Tony LaRussa 1944– (Cubs 1973) On April 6, 1973, the Cubs won the opener 3-2 over the Expos in the bottom of the ninth because the best relief pitcher in baseball, Mike Marshall, walked in two runs. The winning run was scored by Tony LaRussa in his only game as a Cub. He came in […]...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Oct 2nd, 2021
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    October 3, 1915 The Cubs play their final game in the dilapidated ballpark known as West Side Grounds. It has been their home since 1893, but it is considered a fire (made of wood) and safety (falling apart) hazard. Cubs owner Charles Murphy simply refuses to spend any money on the park’s upkee...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 29th, 2021
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    ~Harry Steinfeldt 1877–1914 (Cubs 1906-1910) Harry was the forgotten man in the Cubs infield that also included Hall of Famers Tinker, Evers, and Chance, but he was every bit as important to that Cubs dynasty as any of them. If only his last name were a little more poetic — Franklin Adams may h...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Sep 29th, 2021
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    How long ago was 1908? Tension builds for the big game between Pittsburgh and the Cubs… *In Cincinnati, Joe Tinker (photo) hits a home run on September 29th that lodges into the experimental “light tower” in centerfield. Because there isn’t a rule in place about what happens i...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 20th, 2021
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    ~Zeke Bonura 1908–1987 (Cubs 1940) Bonura was a track and field star as a teen, setting a record for the javelin throw. Zeke started off his baseball career with a bang too, averaging 20 homers and 100+ RBIs four seasons in a row for the White Sox. After going to the Senators and Giants, Bonura...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 17th, 2021
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    ~Wildfire Schulte 1882–1949 (Cubs 1904-1916) Wildfire (real name Frank) didn’t get his nickname for his style of play (although he stole home 22 times), or his tendency to hit the town (although Frank Chance used to chide him for that in the press). He got it because he named his favorite pony ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Uncategorized
    Sep 15th, 2021
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    How long ago was 1908? Republican presidential nominee William H. Taft turns 51 (Sept 15). He is the hand-picked successor of Teddy Roosevelt, having served as his Secretary of War. The Republicans nominated him in June, and the Democrats nominated William Jennings Bryan to oppose him. Taft is from O...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 12th, 2021
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    ~Fred Luderus 1885–1961 (Cubs 1909-1910) Luderus was a rugged German-American first baseman who backed up Hall of Famer Frank Chance during his first two seasons in the big leagues. He only hit one homer for the Cubs, and it was an inside-the-park shot against the team he played for the rest of...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 11th, 2021
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    ~Ray Grimes 1893–1953 (Cubs 1922-1925) Ray Grimes was an instant phenom for the Cubs when he joined them for his rookie season of 1922. He was an absolute RBI machine, one of the great clutch hitters of his era. During that season he set a record that still stands today when he got an RBI [&hel...