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    Ned Williamson

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 9th, 2021
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    ~Walt Lanfranconi 1916–1986 (Cubs 1941) The small (5’7″) right-handed pitcher only got a cup of coffee with the Cubs in September of 1941 (two appearances) before being drafted into the military. He spent the rest of the war working for Uncle Sam. Lanfranconi never pitched for the Cubs again, b...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Oct 24th, 2021
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    ~Ned Williamson 1857–1894 (White Stockings 1879-1889) Williamson was Chicago’s star shortstop/third baseman during the 1880s. He thrilled the fans with his home runs, and was arguably the game’s first home run hero. In 1884 he hit 27 in one 112-game season. That was the record for 35 years. It ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Sep 2nd, 2021
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    ~Albert Spalding 1850–1915 (White Stockings player 1876-1877, owner 1878-1891) Spalding was already a four-time champion in Boston before he came to Chicago and convinced a few of his teammates to help stock the first National League team in Chicago. It was the beginning of a dynasty in Chicago...