Category Archive: Expanded E-edition.2015.TNP

Phillies outfielder lost a home run in the rain in the first night game at Wrigley Field.

The Game That Was Not—Philadelphia Phillies at Chicago Cubs, August 8, 1988

Between May 24, 1935 and August 7, 1988, Wrigley Field had hosted…
His baseball broadcasting career spanned three metropolises and four major league teams.

Lasting Impressions of Harry Caray

Harry Caray’s lasting impression and impact on American culture…
Though best known as a smooth-fielding All-Star shortstop for the Cubs, he also had a “brief but interesting stay on the South Side.”

“Don’t Tell Them any Different”: Don Kessinger Night Caps a Long Career

On September 8, 1978, North Side and South Side fans finally…
Left-hander was the Cubs' big winner in 1915.

The Last Best Day: When Chicago Had Three First-Place Teams

At the close of play on July 17, 1915, the American League’s…
the eager young Yankees first sacker.

Bears, Cubs, and a Moose, Oh My

Moose Skowron was a Yankees stalwart for years before his trade…
Detroit Tigers star hit a game-tying homer in Game 6 of the 1945 World Series.

A Fall Classic Comedy: Game Six, 1945

Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg went from hero to goat with an unfortunate…

Silas K. Johnson: An Illinois Farm Boy Who Made Baseball History

The story of Silas Kenneth Johnson, who went down in the history…
U.S. President chucks out the first ball at a Washington Senators opener.

Why did Wrigley, Lasker, and the Chicago Cubs Join a Presidential Campaign?

While professional baseball and politics have always been linked,…
A great pitcher and an even greater entrepreneur.

The Western Baseball Tours of 1879

Even before the start of the 1879 National League campaign, several…
with the Chicago Nationals in 1888, two years before he starred with the Chicago Pirates.

The Legacy of the Players’ League: 1890 Chicago Pirates

Although the Chicago Pirates lasted a single season in the short-lived…
whose pride in Chicago ultimately led to the formation of the National League, proclaimed that he would rather be a lamppost in Chicago than a millionaire in any other city.

William Hulbert: Father of Professional Sports Leagues

William Hulbert created the basic framework within which professional…

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