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Baseball history unpacked, February 1

Scenes from the rich tapestry of the great game.

... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a lighthearted, information-rich, 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*.

February 1 turns out to have been an important day, historically-speaking, with events that occurred on that day affecting current events in surprising ways. Read on to find out why! And how!

Today in baseball history:

Common sources:

*We vet each item as much as time allows. Please let us know if an item is in error, especially if you have a source. Thanks for reading.