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Lennie Merullo is pictured with his son Len "Boots" Merullo in the 1940s. (Courtesy of Lennie Merullo)MoreCloseclosemore
Lennie Merullo is pictured with his son Len "Boots" Merullo in the 1940s. (Courtesy of Lennie Merullo)

The baseball world is mourning the loss of Chicago Cubs player Lennie Merullo, who died Saturday at the age of 98. Merullo had been the last surviving Cubs player to have played in a World Series.

We revisit a conversation that Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson had with Lennie Merullo prior to the 2014 celebration of the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field, the longtime home of the Cubs.

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  • Lennie Merullo, played shortstop for the Chicago Cubs for seven years in the major leagues in the 1940s.

This segment aired on June 1, 2015.

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