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Baseball history unpacked, November 1

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. 2016 Game 6, Jeremiah Estrada’s birthday, and other stories.

Happy birthday, Jeremiah Estrada!
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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: Fred Demarais, Sherman Kennedy, Earl Blackburn, James York, Larry French, Clint Compton, Miguel Dilone, Anthony Bass, Jeremiah Estrada*. Also notable: Bid McPhee HOF.

Today in history:

  • 1348 - The Black Death reaches London on or about this date.
  • 1512 - Michelangelo’s paintings on ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican first exhibited.
  • 1665 - Robert Hooke’s landmark work “Micrographia” with drawings using a microscope and coining the word “cell” is published by the Royal Society.
  • 1800 - John Adams becomes the first US President to live in the White House.
  • 1922 - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk takes Constantinople from Mehmed VI, proclaiming the Republic of Turkey and bringing an end to the Ottoman Empire.

Common sources:


Some of these items spread from site to site without being verified. That is exactly why we ask for reputable sources if you have differences with a posted factoid, so that we can address that to the originators and provide clarity if not ‘truth’. Nothing is posted here without at least one instance of corroboration