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Baseball history unpacked, November 20

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. The Boys of Zimmer and other events.

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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: Laurie Reis, Clark Griffith HOF, Andy Coakley, Jess Dobernic, Jay Johnstone, Rick Monday, Alex Arias, Sam Fuld.

Today in history:

  • 1272 - Edward I proclaimed King of England after death of his father, Henry III. He would take two years to return to England from the Ninth Crusade.
  • 1888 - Willard Bundy patents timecard clock.

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