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John Paul Stevens attended World Series games at Wrigley Field in 1929, 1932, and 2016

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The very first Cubs game Stevens ever attended was also the first World Series game ever played at Wrigley Field, in October 1929. That game is remembered for Connie Mack’s decision to start veteran side-armer Howard Ehmke, who struck out 13 Cubs — a World Series record that would stand for many years. (I looked at the box scores for that series, which Philadelphia won in five games. One oddity is that Lefty Grove didn’t start any of the games, although he did appear twice in relief. Anybody know why?)

If that isn’t cool enough, Stevens was also at Babe Ruth’s famous called shot game three years later.

And he was in the stands tonight, 84 years later.

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