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Baseball history unpacked, May 5

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Snapshots from the big picture of Cubs and MLB history.

Rookie Los Angeles Angels pitcher Bo Belinsky
Rookie Los Angeles Angels pitcher Bo Belinsky
Photo by Don Cravens/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/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:

Cubs birthdays: Tom Vickery, Lennie Merullo, Jim Kirby, Dave Gumpert, Also notable: Charles Bender 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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