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Baseball history unpacked, December 28

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Dahlen’s fall, Leyritz’ bad day, and other stories

Christie’s To Auction Memorabilia From Golden Age Of Baseball Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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:

  • 1895 - Star Chicago Colts shortstop Bill Dahlen breaks his left arm in a fall.
  • 1944 - Washington Senators third baseman Buddy Lewis wins the Distinguished Flying Cross for precision flying over the Burma War Theater. (3)
  • 1957 - After Representative Kenneth B. Keating, a member of the House’s Antitrust Subcommittee, indicates Congress should reopen its sports hearing, CBS announces it will not broadcast major league games into any area at the time a minor league game is scheduled. The television network has entered an agreement with six teams - Indians, Orioles, Phillies, Reds, White Sox, and Yankees - to telecast major league games nationally on Sundays next season. (1)
  • 2007 - Former major league player Jim Leyritz is arrested in Florida. He crashed his car into another vehicle, killing the occupant. He is charged with DUI manslaughter and driving with a suspended license. (3)
  • Cubs birthdays: None. Also notable: Count Sensenderfer (wotta name), Ted Lyons (HoF)

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