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Baseball history unpacked, January 3

Cub and MLB news and notes from yesteryear — Babe Ruth’s secret deal, the first female play-by-play announcer, and other stories

Harry Caray and Mary Shane
Mary Shane

... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a lighthearted 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*. Beware of rabbit holes.

Today in baseball history:

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