Don Kessinger on the 1969 Cubs team: I think about it all the time

Bob Sirott

FILE – In this Sept. 9, 1969, file photo, a black cat stands in front of the Chicago Cubs’ dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in New York. Cubs fans Erik Williams and Brad Knaub are hoping to exorcise the Curse of the Billy Goat this postseason by, well, slaughtering one of their own goats. They own a company that produces sausage and other food from locally sourced meats. Now, perhaps this entire endeavor is another crackpot scheme by Cubs fans to help deliver a World Series title. But research has proven that superstitions actually do help athletes perform better. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)

Don Kessinger has a special connection to the city of Chicago. He was the Cubs’ second baseman for 12 seasons and attended six All Star games during that time. After a brief stint with the St. Louis Cardinals, he returned to Chicago to finish his career with the White Sox. Kessinger joined Bob Sirott and Dave Eanet to share memories of the Cubs teams he played on, to talk about what it was like preceding Tony La Russa as manager of the White Sox, and what it meant to him for his Alma Mater, Ole’ Miss, to retire his jersey number.

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