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Baseball history unpacked, July 8

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The simCubs, behind Russell Johnson Kyle Hendricks and Ryan Tepera, defeated the White Sox ten to zip as Ian Happ pounded a home run and drove in three on the day. Albert Almora Jr. looked like he wants to stay with the big club and Kris Bryant got small.

A good time was had by all on the right side of the rivalry and the highlight are full of sunshine and rainbows:

Today, southpaws duel on the South Side as Carlos Rodon squares off against Ryan Yarbrough. Al will have more about the game in the game post at 2:30 p.m. CT Tuesday. and then I’ll post the actual URL to the stream at 3 p.m. CT. Or you can catch the game at the BCB Media Center and also catch past games and game videos, if you want the full #simCubs experience.

... 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 hand-picked scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history*.

Today in baseball history:

Cubs birthdays: Buttons Briggs, Rowdy Elliott, Charlie Gilbert, Al Spangler, Ken Patterson, Jerome Walton, Bobby Ayala, Jaime Garcia. Also notable: Hank O’Day HOF.

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*We try to vet each item. Please let us know if an item is in error, especially if you have a source. A note: The history of baseball necessarily reflects certain political realities. My official view is centrist, regardless of my personal feelings or failings. Thanks for reading!