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Baseball history unpacked, November 28

a stare is born, and other stories

MLB: Chicago Cubs-Media Day Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

A wildly popular Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history.

Today in baseball history:

Kiki Cuyler bio.

  • 1955 - Monte Irvin’s tenure with the Giants ends when the former Negro League standout is claimed in the Rule 5 draft by the Cubs. The future Hall-of-Fame outfielder will retire after playing one season in Chicago, finishing his brief eight-year major league career with a .293 batting average. (1)

Irvin bio.

  • 1979 - Right-hander Rick Sutcliffe, who compiled a 17-10 record on a losing Dodger team, is named on 20 of 24 writers’ ballots to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Outfielders Jeffrey Leonard of the Astros and Scot Thompson of the Cubs garner the remaining four votes. (1)

The Red Baron is still a favorite of some.


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