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One of Tucson's biggest Cubs Fans

Posted at 9:30 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 13:36:07-04
It's easy to find a cubs fan these days. But one Tucsonan is especially long suffering.
It started with watching games on TV back in the 1950's 
"They were on every day, where as they played only in the daytime because they had no lights,"  said Larry Hochwert .
Hochwert has been collecting memorabilia for as long as he can remember.  
"It was just one thing here, and one thing there, and all the sudden there were boxes."
Including a singing Harry Carey.
"There's Harry Carey. Take me out to the ballgame."
He even managed to save a cubs themed baby bottle, once used by his granddaughter. 
"And now the only worry is where the post season and world series stuff is gonna go."
For now, it's here, in his office, where he owns a carpet business. 
"Everything is special in its own right, it all says cubs and Chicago on it." 
And no Cubs shrine is complete without a special spot for Mr. cub himself, Ernie Banks.  
What are some of your favorite memories about Ernie Banks? "He was really a nice guy. He always smiled." 
Hochwert hopes that he'll be able to add another piece of cubs memorabilia, one that says world series champions. 
"One day it has to happen right? And when it does, no one can say you're a fair weather fan."