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Baseball history unpacked, June 14

... clips from the big motion picture of #Cubs and #MLB history.

Washington Natinals vs Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - June 14, 2005 Photo by Kirby Lee/Getty Images

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

Today in baseball history:

Box score.

Box score.

  • 1995 - Mike Benjamin goes 6-for-7, five singles and a double, and drives in the winning run in the 13th inning of the Giants’ 4-3 victory over Chicago at Wrigley Field. The Giants third baseman sets a major league record by getting 14 hits in three games. (1,3)
  • 1996 - Cal Ripken, Jr. sets a new consecutive games record by playing in his 2,216th consecutive game. The previous mark of 2,215 was held by Hiroshima Carp third baseman Sachio Kinugasa while playing in the Japanese Central League. (3)
  • 2005 - After being asked to investigate in the seventh inning, the umpires examine Brendan Donnelly’s glove for a foreign substance and discover illegal pine tar. The Angel pitcher, who claims he uses the material to control sweating, is tossed, resulting in his skipper Mike Scioscia and Nationals manager Frank Robinson exchanging angry words, which incites a brawl, clearing both benches and bullpens. (1,3,4)

Cubs birthdays: Doc Parker, Hal Manders, Bud Hardin, Jerry Spradlin.

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