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Baseball history unpacked, June 29

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. Happy birthday Frank the Tank!

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On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue is pleased to present a light-hearted, Cubs-centric look at baseball’s colorful past, with plenty of the lore and various narratives to follow as they unfold over the course of time. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along. We also include Cubs’ player birthdays and a bit of world history, for context.

Today in baseball history:

Cubs birthdays: Bobby Morgan, Bob Shaw, John Boccabella, Bruce Kimm, Pedro Valdes, Brooks Raley, Frank Schwindel*. Also notable: Wilbert Robinson HOF, Harmon Killebrew HOF.

Today in world history:

  • 512 - A solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland.
  • 1682 - Sofia Alekseyevna names herself regent of Russia for her brothers Ivan V and half-brother Peter I.
  • 1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes after an 83-day filibuster in the US Senate.
  • 2008 - Thomas Beatie, the world’s first pregnant man, gives birth to a daughter.

Common sources:


There is a very active baseball history community and there are many facets to their views. We strive for clarity. Please be aware that we are trying to make the historical record as represented by our main sources coherent and as accurate as is possible. No item is posted here without corroboration. Some of these items spread from site to site without being verified. That is exactly why we ask for reputable sources, so that we can address them to the originators. BBRef is very cooperative in this regard, as are SABR and the Baseball Almanac. We have removed thenationalpastime from our sourcing list, as there have been multiple complaints about their content and they do not respond to attempts to communicate.

Also please remember that this is supposed to be fun.

Thank you for your cooperation. And thanks for reading!