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Baseball history unpacked, November 24

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Jeimer Candelario’s birthday, and other stories.

Happy birthday, Jeimer Candelario!
Photo by Matt Dirksen/Getty Images

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: Pete Noonan, Dave Hansen, Jeimer Candelario*. Also notable: Joe Medwick HOF.

Today in history:

  • 1221 - Battle of the Indus: Genghis Khan’s Mongol force defeats Shah Jalal ad-Din’s army, last battle in Mongolian conquest of Khwarezmian Empire.
  • 1639 1st observation of transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree - helped establish size of the Solar System.
  • 1859 - English naturalist Charles Darwin publishes “On the Origin of Species” radically changing the view of evolution and laying the foundation for evolutionary biology.
  • 1971 - American “Dan Cooper” hijacks a plane, extorts $200,000 in ransom, jumps out of the plane over Washington State and is never seen again.

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