Remembering Jackie Robinson - and Mike Royko

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, April 16, 2011

This is a terrific post, courtesy of Bob Vorwald. Mike Royko recalls attending Jackie Robinson's first game at Wrigley Field on May 18, 1947. Royko's column was published on Oct. 25, 1972 after Robinson's death. (From One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko).

Greatest Moments: No. 11, Almost Perfect

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, January 20, 2011

(Editor's Note: Twentieth in a series recalling the 30 greatest moments in Cubs history.)

It was perhaps the most bittersweet no-hitter in major league history.

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Greatest Moments, No. 26: Hooton's No-Hitter

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, December 30, 2010

(Editor's Note: Fifth in a series recalling the 30 greatest moments in Cubs history.)

Just 9,583 hearty souls ventured to Wrigley Field on a cool drizzly Sunday afternoon to watch the Cubs host the Philadelphia Phillies on April 16, 1972 in the second game of the season. They were rewarded for their dedication with an unforgettable day as Burt Hooton pitched a no-hitter in the North Siders' 4-0 triumph.

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Almost Perfect

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, September 2, 2010

It was perhaps the most bittersweet no-hitter in major league history.

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