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1926 In a Chicago Tribune article detailing the team's business side, the Cubs causally reveal Weeghman Park will now be known as Wrigley Field, reflecting the club's ownership by William Wrigley, Junior. The steel-and-concrete ballpark, originally named for the previous owner Charles H. Weeghman, served as the home for the Federal League's Chicago Whales until the Cubs moved to the new venue after the clubs merged under his ownership when the Federal League team folded.
1971 The Cubs send 25-year-old right-hander Jim Colborn, Brock Davis, and Earl Stephenson to the Brewers for outfielder Jose Cardenal. Chicago's newest flycatcher will have a productive stay in the Windy City, batting .296 during his six-year tenure with the team.
2008 After being declined salary arbitration by the Cubs earlier in the week, Bobby Howry (7-5, 5.35) agrees to a $2.75M, one-year deal with the Giants. San Francisco plans to use the 35-year-old right-handed reliever as the club's primary setup man.
2009 The A's trade right-handed pitcher Jeff Gray and prospects Matt Spencer and Ronny Morla to the Cubs for infielders Jake Fox and Aaron Miles, along with cash considerations. With Fox's addition to their lineup, Oakland gets a much-needed power boost from the right side of the plate.
2010 Former major league third baseman Ron Santo dies at the age of 70 in an Arizona hospital from bladder cancer and diabetes complications. Consider one of the best players in Cubs history, rejoined the team in 1990 as a WGN radio announcer, enamoring his listeners with his love of the game and gaining their admiration for his struggle to earn induction into the Hall of Fame, an honor he receives posthumously in 2012.

5 Fact(s) Found