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  • 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...
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  • Kerry Wood charity unites sports stars

    Kerry Wood charity unites sports stars
    Chicago Cubs players, current and former, came together to support the nonprofit Wood Family Foundation's annual Woody's Winter Warm-Up Jan. 17 at Harry Caray's Tavern on Navy Pier. Retired Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood and his wife, Sarah, welcomed more than...
  • Hall of Famers love Wrigley—but hate the wind

    Hall of Famers love Wrigley—but hate the wind
    With temperatures in the 80s and not a cloud to be found in a pristine blue sky in Chicago, Hank Aaron found himself reliving some of his glory days Saturday afternoon. "I think I have an urge to grab [a bat], but I don't know what I could do with it,"...
  • Baseball Hall-of-Famer Jerome Holtzman dies

    Baseball Hall-of-Famer Jerome Holtzman dies
    Jerome Holtzman, who went from copy boy to Hall of Famer in a distinguished career as a Chicago sportswriter, died Saturday after a long illness. He was 81 and was affectionately known to colleagues as "the Dean," a term reflecting his stature as a...
  • Zambrano solid on mound, plate in win

    Zambrano solid on mound, plate in win
    How windy was it Wednesday night during the Cubs' 12-3 victory over Cincinnati at Wrigley Field? So windy the Cubs took down the ceremonial flags for Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Ron Santo, along with the center-field pennants signifying the...
  • Perfect penmanship

    It occurred to me that the world, or baseball, anyhow, owes Jerome Holtzman his own action figure. Being the freshly designated "official baseball historian" is all very nice, but action figures say it louder these days. Why an action figure for...
  • April 14 - Jim McArdle

    Living the Dream To purchase a copy of the book: Living the Dream: An Inside Account of the 2008 Cubs Season About the book: Following the Cubs' quest to avert having 'a bad century' Would you put everything on the line for your beloved Cubbies by...
  • 'Let's play two tonight!' -- Ernie Banks visits WGN Sports Night

    'Let's play two tonight!' -- Ernie Banks visits WGN Sports Night
    Cubs legend Ernie Banks spent an hour with the WGN Sports Night crew on April 7, 2011, to talk about his career, Billy Williams, recognition for his efforts to promote civil rights, and Kap's skills as a shortstop. Check out the pictures and listen to the...
  • Video: The Cubs unveil the new Ron Santo statue

    Video: The Cubs unveil the new Ron Santo statue
    In a pregame ceremony, the Chicago Cubs today unveiled a statue outside Wrigley Field dedicated to player/broadcaster Ron Santo. Speakers at the ceremony included Billy Williams, Pat Hughes and Vicki Santo.