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    Richie Ashburn

    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 Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 17th, 2021
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    ~John Buzhardt 1936–2008 (Cubs 1958-1959) Buzhardt burst onto the scene in September of 1958 and immediately made his presence known. In his first two big league starts he beat Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale. The following year he tossed a one-hitter for the Cubs before developing elbow problems...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jul 30th, 2021
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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
    Jun 20th, 2021
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    ~Wayland Dean 1902–1930 (Cubs 1927) Wayland Dean was one of those tragic stories that pepper baseball history. He was deeply troubled; a chronic alcoholic who suffered from depression. But he had a live fastball and made his way up to the majors in 1924 with the New York Giants. The Giants unde...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 19th, 2021
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    ~Richie Ashburn 1927–1997 (Cubs 1960-1961) While it was great to have the Hall of Famer Ashburn covering centerfield for the 1960 and 1961 Cubs, the lifetime .308 hitter was long past his prime. He put up those Hall of Fame numbers mostly for the Philadelphia Phillies. The stories about Ashburn...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Feature
    Feb 26th, 2020
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    On this Ash Wednesday, we salute the most famous Ash to ever play for the Cubs… ~Richie Ashburn 1927–1997 (Cubs 1960-1961) While it was great to have the Hall of Famer Ashburn covering centerfield for the 1960 and 1961 Cubs, the lifetime .308 hitter was long past his prime. He put up thos...