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    William Wrigley

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jun 5th, 2022
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    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 23rd, 2022
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    ~Dolph Camilli 1907–1997 (Cubs 1933-1934) After Cubs owner William Wrigley and team president Bill Veeck Sr. died, the club was handed to an inexperienced fish wholesaler named William Walker. He traded Dolph to the Phillies for Don Hurst. Camilli went on to hit over 200 home runs, made two All...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jan 1st, 2022
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    (Wrigley Field Postcard, 1940s) ~On January 1, 2009, Wrigley Field was turned into an ice arena. The Detroit Red Wings came to town and played the Chicago Blackhawks in an actual NHL regular season game. They called it the 2009 NHL Winter Classic. It was the first sporting event at Wrigley that wasn&...
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    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Nov 11th, 2021
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    ~Rabbit Maranville 1891–1954 (Cubs 1925) His real name was Walter. Nicknamed for his speed and rabbit-like leaps, Rabbit Maranville was always a great fielder, but he was even better known for his partying. When he was with the Pirates he was known for playing with a flask in his pocket. One ti...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Sep 30th, 2021
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    ~William Wrigley Jr. 1861–1932 (Cubs owner 1918-1932) William Wrigley LOVED baseball. He didn’t buy the Cubs as an investment. He bought the team because he loved the game, and had since he was a boy in Philadelphia. It killed him that his dad made him work at a young age, because every day he ...
    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 ...