This Week In Cubs History – 03/18/07

Two weeks and counting…. This is the week a spot was created for Ernie Banks when the Cubs traded Roy Smalley to the Braves. Shawon Dunston was born, Joe Borowski broke his arm in 2005, Jack Quinlan was killed, Glenallen Hill was born and the Cubs traded for Gary Matthews, Jr. Now to the ‘Way […]

This Week In Cubs History – 03/11/07

Daylight savings time and 22 days left until the Cubs open the regular season in Cincinnati. Highlights from this week include…. The South Side of Chicago was given a team and permission to use a former name by the team on the North Side, The Mayor of Wrigley Field was born, Sammy Sosa was extended […]

This Week In Cubs History – 03/04/07

Greetings from the desert…. Highlights from this week in Cubs History includes Andre Dawson signed with the Cubs in 1987, the Tinkers to Evers to Chance famous infield was completed, Hack Wilson was elected to the Hall and the Cubs played their first game in Mesa. Now to the ‘Way Back Machine’….

This Week In Cubs History – 02/25/07

Happy Birthday Ron Santo! The Cubs 2007 Cactus League schedule gets underway on Thursday at Mesa against the San Francisco Giants. The Cubs have announced Jason Marquis will take the ball on the opening day of spring training. Tuesday is the other big day on the calendar this week….Ron Santo will find out if he […]

This Week In Cubs History – 02/18/07

The last full week of February. Position players report date is Monday and the Cubs have a little meeting scheduled for Tuesday to discuss Carlos Zambrano and his 2007 paycheck. Plus Cubs single game tickets go on sale on Friday….those are just of the few highlights of the week ahead. As for historically, this was […]

Revisiting Orwell

The Cubs were coming off a horrible season, they had just seen their crosstown rivals win their division as they finished near the bottom of the National League, in fact 19 games back of the Phillies and just 3 games ahead of the Mets for the worst record in the league. They just hired a […]

This Week In Cubs History – 02/11/07

Another week closer to the 2007 season….pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park on Wednesday. This was the week the Cubs traded Bill Madlock in 1977, Carlos Zambrano avoided arbitration a year ago, Keith Moreland was traded for Goose Gossage, Ken Hubbs was killed, King Kelly was sold to Boston and the face of baseball’s […]

This Week In Cubs History – 02/04/07

Super Bowl….Super Bears. While today’s big game will be at the forefront of sports fans everywhere, the upcoming week is the last full week without baseball in 2007 until sometime in late October or early November. Pitchers and catchers report to big league camps in 10 days and in 24 days Carlos Zambrano should be […]

Meet the New Boss

Lou Piniella was born Louis Victor Piniella on August 28, 1943 in Tampa, Florida. Sweet Lou, as he was later nicknamed because of his swing, was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cleveland Indians in 1962 and was later drafted by the Washington Senators in 1963. He made his major league debut at […]

This Week In Cubs History – 01/28/07

This Week In Cubs History returns to the CCO…. Every Sunday from now to the start of the season there will be a weekly recap on what has taken place in the history of the Chicago National League Ball Club. Some entries will be direct days in Cubs history, some will have trades or signings […]