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Baseball history unpacked, December 27

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Happy birthday to Dylan Floro and a host of other former Cubs.

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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: Bill Bishop, Pete Lamer, Red Lynn, Charlie Brewster, Dutch McCall, Phil Gagliano, Byron Browne, Raúl González, David Aardsma, Cole Hamels, Tyler Duffey, Dylan Floro.

Today in History:

  • 537 - Hagia Sophia inaugurated by the Emperor Justinian I as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral.
  • 1512 - Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World.
  • 1947 - 1st “Howdy Doody Show” (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC.

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.