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Baseball history unpacked, October 18

The Philadelphia/Kansas City/Oakland Odyssey, The Pilots, The Expos, and other stories of Doom.

Baltimore Orioles v Seattle Mariners
throw back the clock, 2019
Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you 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. The embedded links often point to articles that pertain to the scenes, such as reproductions of period newspapers, images, and/or other such material as is often found in the wild.

Today in baseball history:

Box score.

Read Jim Bouton’s Ball Four or Carson van Lindt’s The Seattle Pilots Story for the full story. Here’s a nice writeup.

  • 2005 - The Montreal Canadiens pay tribute to the departed Expos team by raising a commemorative banner to the rafters of Montreal’s Bell Centre. Displaced mascot Youppi, working in his first game for the NHL team, and former players Gary Carter and Andre Dawson are on hand to assist in the hoisting of the blue and orange banner that features their retired numbers, 8 and 10, respectively, as well as the numbers for Tim Raines (30) and Rusty Staub (10). (1)

Box score. You didn’t really want video, did you?

Box score.


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