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Billy Williams

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  • Ernie Banks: Under his spell

     Ernie Banks: Under his spell
    As kids we copied his batting stance — crouching with the right elbow extended up, and fingers wiggling up and down on the bat handle. We even ran like him — wrists moving in front of his chest. Back in the days when the Cubs usually battled...
  • Miguel Montero to Google: Did I get traded to the Cubs?

    Miguel Montero to Google: Did I get traded to the Cubs?
    Miguel Montero is the Cubs' new starting catcher. Based on his reaction to his first taste of life as a Cub, he may also want to be your new best friend. The two-time All-Star's Twitter feed suggests he was more of a puppy who had spent his entire...
  • Sports books are Triumph for small Chicago publisher

    Sports books are Triumph for small Chicago publisher
    Mitch Rogatz closely monitored the ebb and flow of the World Series in October. He had big money involved but it had nothing to do with betting. Rogatz, founder and publisher of Triumph Books, a Chicago-based company that specializes in sports books,...
  • Cubs won't be boring under Joe Maddon, but will they be winners?

     Cubs won't be boring under Joe Maddon, but will they be winners?
    We've already established that Joe Maddon is crazy, one of the prerequisites to taking the Cubs job in the first place. But we also found out Monday that Maddon wants his players to be just as crazy as him. "You have to have a little bit of crazy to...
  • Sunday's recap: Cubs 5, Brewers 2

    The summary The Cubs wrapped up a 73-89 season with a 5-2 victory over the Brewers. Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run home run in the first, rookie Arismendy Alcantara hit a two-run, tie-breaking double in the sixth, and Hector Rondon converted his 15th...
  • Konerko's Chicago legacy more than just numbers

    The celebration of Paul Konerko's White Sox career has been ongoing since SoxFest in January, and if Konerko has been a little uncomfortable with it, well, that's just another reason why Sox fans love their "Paulie." In an age when it pays to be a "me...
  • Maddux gets cold shoulder

    Maddux gets cold shoulder
    The Cubs may have tempted fate at Wrigley Field this year by replacing the old brick wall behind home plate, adding advertisements to the center-field scoreboard, moving the flag bearing left fielder Billy Williams' retired number to the right-field...
  • Year-by-year inductees

    (BBWAA: Elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America; VC: Elected by the Veterans Committee; NL: Elected by the Veterans Committee based on Negro league career): 1936 -- BBWAA: Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, Honus...
  • Is Wrigley Field itself cursed?

    Is Wrigley Field itself cursed?
    You can't really recount the history of Wrigley Field without darkness closing in — the darkness of legendary homers in the gloamin' as well as the darkness of curses and superstitions involving priests, ashes and farm animals. And what of the...
  • Sidewalks: Dreams of fields

    Sidewalks: Dreams of fields
    With the hockey season having come to its joyful conclusion, it is time to turn our attentions to those other professional athletes laboring in sunshine on spacious green fields on the city's North and South sides. These would be baseball players, and if...
  • From 2007: The bummer of 69(%)

    Ron Santo's heart was broken again Tuesday when he was denied entrance into the Baseball Hall of Fame, leaving the former Cubs icon to wonder whether his day ever will come. The nine-time All-Star learned Tuesday morning the Veterans Committee again...