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Baseball history unpacked, April 3

Cubs and MLB news — Black Sox aftermath, Eckersley traded, and other stories

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No sim-Game on the 2nd. I did run a Home Run Derby episode between Kyle Schwarber, Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Javier Baez. Lots of long balls!

Today, the sim-Cubs will open a series against the sim-Diamondbacks. It’ll be live at 3 p.m. CT. Al will post the game thread at 2:30 p.m. CT.

.. 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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