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Boys of Zimmer: 30th Anniversary Series - 2/14/1989

While recently blogging about a random Cubs pitcher, Pat Perry, I became immersed in articles from 1988 and 1989. This is the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Cubs "Boys of Zimmer," a team that reached the postseason after a five year hiatus. This daily series will look back at Chicago Tribune articles and columns from 30 years ago, day by day.

The Chicago Tribune ran a special feature in the February 14, 1989 edition. It was a top ten ranking of the all-time best Chicago Cubs.

Jerome Holtzman created the list, and you read that right. Gabby Hartnett over Ernie Banks?!?!

In the article it was written Banks was a great ball player. But, Hartnett was a great, great ball player. Here's more on Holtzman, a legendary baseball sportswriter.

And the top ten all-time Cubs in the eyes of Jerome Holtzman as of February 1989.

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