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Baseball history unpacked, October 23

Coombs beats Cubs, Billy to Oakland, Red Baron wins the Cy, and other stories

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Curse you, Snoopy!

... 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:

  • 1910 - Jack Coombs wins his third game of the World Series when he goes the distance to beat the Cubs at Chicago’s West Side Grounds, 7-2. The A’s right-hander, in addition to winning Game 5 to give Philadelphia the world championship, also had complete-game victories in Games 2 and 3 of the Fall Classic. Eddie Collins had three hits, including two doubles, for the A’s. (1,2,3)

Box score.

The NY Times reported on this and preserved the file. It’s one of the 10 worst trades in Cubs history.


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