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1971 Chicago Cubs Home Uniform Set 1a

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Here is the 1971 Chicago Cubs home uniform set. Both the Cubs and the Cardinals were a couple of my favorite teams when I was a kid back in the early 70's...of course after the Orioles. The Cubs had a number of pretty decent teams then but the Pirates always seemed to win the NL East (1970-72). Their 2nd Baseman Glenn Beckert was 3rd in hitting behind Joe Torre and Ralph Garr, and Fergie Jenkins was 1st in wins and 2nd in strikeouts behind Tom Seaver. The 1971 All-Star Game had a number of Cubs...Glenn Beckert started at 2nd and Jenkins, Ron Santo, and Don Kessinger were subs.

While I was working in the bus parts department at Capital Area Transit (Harrisburg, PA's transit authority), I got to know a fella at Mohawk Manufacturing and Supply Co., in Niles, IL. (suburbs of Chicago) named Otto...I don't know his last name. Mohawk sold bus parts to bus companies. Otto was a H--U--G--E Cubs fan. He was an older gentleman who retired and still worked part-time at Mohawk. He loved talking to people. Otto remembered Cubs from back in the 50's. He knew quite well of the guys that I kinda liked...Don Kessinger, Glenn Beckert, Billy Williams, Joe Pepitone, Cleo James, Rick Monday, and Ron Santo. I think that he even took in some games at Wrigley. He was a REALLY great guy and super at customer service...something that hardly exists anymore. I dedicate my Cubs sets to him!!!

I got my info from Bill Henderson's program "Game Worn MLB Jersey Guide".


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