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Baseball history unpacked, July 10

Hawk hatched, All-Star K action, and other stories

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... 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:

  • 1911 - Sherry Magee, star OF for the Phillies, knocks out umpire Bill Finneran with one punch after being ejected for disputing a called third strike. He is suspended for the season, but upon appeal he will be reinstated after five weeks and 36 games. The Phils win, 4-2, behind Grover Cleveland Alexander, who strikes out 9. (1,3)

Box score. The Cubs beat the Giants in 10 that day, 3-2.

Box score.

  • 1969 - The Cubs score five runs in the 5th inning to beat the Mets, 6 - 2, behind Bill Hands. The win halts the Mets’ seven-game win streak and leaves the New Yorkers in second place by four games. (3)

Box score.

  • 1984 - At San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, Dodger southpaw Fernando Valenzuela and Mets rookie Dwight Gooden combine to strike out six consecutive American League All-Stars on the 50th anniversary of Carl Hubbell’s memorable 1934 Midsummer Classic performance of setting down five future Hall of Famers on strikes. Gooden, at the age of 19, becomes the youngest player ever to participate in an All-Star Game. (1)

Box score.


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