Remembering Phil Cavarretta and the 1945 Season

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It was the spring of 1945 and another baseball season was right around the corner. This is typically a time of warmth, renewal and – for baseball fans – excitement. Yet this spring, Americans on the homefront were tired. Wearied from years of terrible war and from the ever present Continue reading Remembering Phil Cavarretta and the 1945 Season

A Cubs Fan Tours the Negro Leagues Museum

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The Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City is something that I learned about much later on in my life as a baseball fan.  Although I had always known there were Negro Leagues due to segregation in professional baseball before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, I didn’t realize that an Continue reading A Cubs Fan Tours the Negro Leagues Museum

The Chicago Cubs Will Make History

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We have a few days to really enjoy the glorious reward of seeing our favorite baseball squadron finally obliterate narratives and have a shot at complete redemption.  The 71 years in between pennants certainly invokes the use of the word “history” in describing this momentous achievement, and while the young Continue reading The Chicago Cubs Will Make History

Road to Opening Day: #10

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The Cubs played the Mariners today, and lost in what will probably be typical fashion 3-0. Jeff Samardzija pitched a strong game, but the real highlight for the Cubs was Junior Lake robbing a home run. Mike Olt managed to play third, and looked fine despite not being tested much. Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #10

A Record Held By a Chicago Cub is Being Threatened

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Even though I never saw him play a game, Lewis Robert “Hack” Wilson has always been one of my favorite guys in Chicago Cubs history, and in general baseball. Not only was he a baseball player who was my size, he was one of the better players of his era. Continue reading A Record Held By a Chicago Cub is Being Threatened