Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 11th

On a flight back to London (after visiting girlfriend Jane Asher for her birthday a few days earlier) Paul McCartney refers back to his notes about a Beatles television special, borrows a notepad from a stewardess and starts to write down the lyrics to the song "Magical Mystery Tour".  He also begins sketching out a few ideas based around the concept. (An actual plot would have been nice!)

The Chicago Cubs win their season opener at home by a score of 4-2 over the Philadelphia Phillies.  

The Opening Day Line-Up:
Don Kessinger - SS
Glenn Beckert - 2B
Billy Williams - LF
Ron Santo - 3B
Ernie Banks - 1B
Lee Thomas - RF
Dick Bertell - C
Adolfo Phillips - CF
Ferguson Jenkins - P

Other Notable Names on the Roster This Season include Bill Hands - P; Ken Holtzman - P; Don Larsen - P; Joe Niekro - P; Randy Hundley - C; Paul Popovich - IF and Al Spangler - OF.  The 1967 Chicago Cubs were managed by Leo Durocher.