Greatest Moments: No. 2, Merkle's Boner

By Chris Rewers on Friday, April 22, 2011

The Cubs' chances of winning a second straight world championship and third straight National League pennant were not looking promising on Aug. 16, 1908 when Philadelphia right-hander George McQuillan outdueled the Cubs' Jack Pfiester in a 1-0 Phillies victory at Chicago's West Side Grounds.

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1932: Babe Ruth's Called Shot

By Chris Rewers on Monday, October 11, 2010

Babe Ruth's "Called Shot" is one of the great legends in the history of baseball and Wrigley Field - but I'm sorry to report that it never happened. It's a case in which sportswriters refused to let the facts get in the way of a great story and as the years have passed, fiction has evolved into fact.

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1908: Merkle's Boner

By Chris Rewers on Monday, October 4, 2010

The Cubs' chances of winning a second straight world championship and third straight National League pennant were not looking promising on Aug. 16, 1908 when Philadelphia right-hander George McQuillan outdueled the Cubs' Jack Pfiester in a 1-0 Phillies victory at Chicago's West Side Grounds.

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One Hack of a Season

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The story of Hack Wilson's incredible 1930 season began the previous autumn, on Oct. 12, 1929 at Philadelphia's Shibe Park.

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Ramirez Joins The Immortals... and Larry Parrish

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Interesting stuff courtesy of Chris Jaffe at The Hardball Times:

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Chad Tracy Sighted On Field During Game

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, May 2, 2010

Chad Tracy took full advantage of a rare start in place of a slumping Aramis Ramirez in Sunday's 10-5 Cubs win over the Diamondbacks, going 3-for-4 with an RBI.

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