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Baseball history unpacked, April 10

Jackie Robinson signed, the birth of The Rifleman, and other stories

Chuck Connors & Elizabeth Jane Riddell At Premiere
The Big Country
Photo by Bruce Bailey/Getty Images

... as always on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I bring 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 I’ve chosen as illustrative of the scenes, from The Society for American Baseball Research, reproductions of period newspapers, images, and other such material. It’s all lightly unpacked and folded neatly, just for you.

You might learn something, but mostly, it’s for fun!

Today in baseball history:


Thanks for reading.

Cats rool.