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Baseball history unpacked, November 22

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Happy birthday to Austin Romine and others. Plus Max Headroom!

Happy birthday, Austin Romine!
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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: Dick Bartell, Lew Burdette, Joe Nathan, Austin Romine*.

Today in history:

  • 1497 - Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope on way to first voyage from Europe to reach India.
  • 1842 - Mount St Helens in Washington erupts.
  • 1968 - 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek - Captain Kirk and Uhura).
  • 1987 - Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.

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