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Baseball history unpacked, July 5

A thrice-weekly look at #Cubs and #MLB history.

Coach Gary Matthews
Happy Birthday, Sarge!
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On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a Cubs-centric look at baseball’s colorful past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along. Don’t be afraid to click the links for some inside baseball on the entries.

Today in baseball history:

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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.