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Baseball history unpacked, May 3

Snapshots from the big picture of Cubs and MLB history,

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... 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:

Cubs birthdays: George Gore, John Hollison, Frank Morrissey, Ralph Michaels, Chris Cannizzaro, Davey Lopes, Joe Kmak, Ryan Dempster. Also notable: Eppa Rixey HOF, Red Ruffing 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.

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