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Baseball history unpacked, September 17

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A thrice-weekly look at #Cubs and #MLB history. Plenty of the lore and deep dives into various narratives.

Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds
Happy birthday, @ithrow88! Dan Haren, take a bow.
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On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a light-hearted, Cubs-centric look at baseball’s colorful past, with plenty of the lore and deep dives into various narratives that expand over the course of time. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along. Don’t be afraid to click the links for ‘inside baseball’ on the entries, which change from year to year as we re-examine the subjects.

September 17 was a day for historical debuts, plus a couple of no-hitters, one of which has been called the ‘greatest game ever pitched’. Check it out below!

Today in baseball history:

Cubs birthdays: Frank Schulte, Earl Webb, Jim Woods, Thad Bosley, Dan Haren. Also notable: Orlando Cepeda HOF.

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