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Baseball history unpacked, April 28

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Snapshots from the big picture of Cubs and MLB history, approaching our 500th appearance.

Chicago Cubs Photo Day
Happy birthday, John Gaub!
Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select snapshots from the big picture of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history.

Today in baseball history:

“Maybe I called it wrong, but it’s official.” — Tom Connolly

Cubs birthdays: Walt Woods, Luis Quinones, John Gaub. Also notable: Barry Larkin HOF.

Common sources:

There is a very active baseball history community and there are many facets to their views. We strive for clarity. Please let us know (nicely) if you feel that an item is in error and we will address that issue to the originator(s), if at all possible.

Thanks for reading!