Thursday, January 14, 2016

Jewel Week: August 25, 1969

Jewel's fourth week was their last good one.

It was not a good week at all for the Cubs.

On August 25, the Cubs lost to the Reds at Wrigley Field and their lead over the Mets was down to five games.  That was a three game loss over the past week.  By Wednesday of that week the lead shrunk to just 2½ games.  

This picture is one of just a few from the set that were actually taken in 1969.  That's quite a pose from the cheerleader of the Bleacher Bums.

Like Fergie, Hands was also a 20 game winner in 1969.
Jewel used a style for this picture that was later used by Donruss in 1981... out of focus pictures.

Color time...

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