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Baseball history unpacked, October 25

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. The Cubs lost to Cleveland in recent memory on this date, but they muddled through nevertheless. They also traded Fergie Jenkins.

Young Fergie
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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.

Today in baseball history:

Cubs birthdays: Jack Doyle, Vic Aldridge, Russ Meyer, Bobby Thomson, Pete Mikkelsen, Mike Harkey, Terrell Lowery, Alberto Cabrera, Tyler Payne. Also notable: Pedro Martinez HOF.

Today in history:

  • 1415 - Battle of Agincourt: Henry V’s forces defeat larger French army, and the longbow defeats the armored knight (Azincourt, France).
  • 1854 - The infamous “Charge of the Light Brigade” during the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War results in over 100 killed.
  • 1968 - Chicago recognizes Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable as its first settler.

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