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    Sammy Taylor

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 9th, 2024
    On April 12, 1933, the Wrigley Field crowd is happier than it has been since 1919. This is the first game at Wrigley Field since Prohibition has been repealed, although it would be another month before beer is officially available again. The Cubs are the defending NL Champs, and the crowd of 25,000 w...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 27th, 2024
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    ~Sammy Taylor 1933–2019 (Cubs 1958-1962) Taylor was a catcher for the Cubs in the late 50s and early 60s. His best season with the bat was 1959, when he clubbed 13 homers. But he also had a very rough time of it behind the plate, leading the league in homers and stolen bases allowed. He [&helli...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jun 25th, 2023
    June 29, 1969 The Cubs celebrated “Billy Williams Day” at Wrigley Field. They were playing a double-header against the Cardinals, and the surging Cubs didn’t disappoint, winning both games. Fergie Jenkins won the opener 3-1, and Dick Selma followed suit in the second game, winning 1...