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Baseball history unpacked, November 27

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Baseball has had a few sad days, This is one, including the passing of Marvin Miller, who affected the game more than most players ever did, and in a positive fashion.

Marvin Miller
RIP Marvin MIller
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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: Hank Miklos, Tony York, Johnny Schmitz, Bob Schultz, Cal Howe, Dave Giusti, Ron Tompkins, Jason Berken. Also notable: Ivan Rodriguez HOF.

Today in history:

  • 1295 - English King Edward I calls what later became known as “The Model Parliament” extending the authorities of its representatives.
  • 1870 - The New York Times dubs baseball “The National Game” (Yale also claims this).
  • 1910 - New York’s Penn Station opens as world’s largest railway terminal.
  • 1934 - Bank robber Baby Face Nelson and two FBI agents die in a shoot-out in Barrington, Illinois.
  • 1952 - Only win ever for NFL’s Dallas Texans (1-11), beating the Chicago Bears, 27-23 at the Rubber Bowl in Akron, Ohio.

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.