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    Ted Abernathy

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Apr 16th, 2022
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    April 16, 1972 Cubs rookie Burt Hooton throws a no-hitter in only his fourth big league start. He walks seven and strikes out seven Phillies on a cold and blustery Wrigley afternoon, throwing 120 pitches in the process.The Philadelphia lineup is no pushover. Among the good hitters Hooton has to face:...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Mar 6th, 2022
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    ~Ted Abernathy 1933–2004 (Cubs 1965-1966, 1969-1970) Abernathy’s delivery was memorable–he was a submariner who nearly hit the ground with his arm on every pitch. The reliever pitched for seven teams during his fourteen year career, but probably had his best season in 1965 with the ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 7th, 2021
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    ~Joe Niekro 1944–2006 (Cubs 1967-1969) His brother Phil was already a star pitcher for the Braves when Joe Niekro was drafted in the third round by the Cubs in 1966. In his rookie season in Chicago (1967), Joe won 10 games. He won 14 games for the Cubs in 1968, but manager Leo Durocher, never [...