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Baseball history unpacked, June 23

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. The Sandberg Game and other stories.

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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:

The game.

  • 1994 - The Senate Judiciary Committee fails to approve antitrust legislation by a vote of 10-7. According to Donald Fehr, executive director of the Major League Players Association, the action leaves the players with little choice but to strike. (2)
  • 2020 - Following protracted negotiations there is now agreement to start an abbreviated 60-game season on July 23rd or 24th after the Players Association ratifies the proposed safety protocols. Players are to report to their team’s home city on July 1st to resume “spring” training. (1)

Cubs birthdays: Jack Hardy. Also notable: Jim Deshaies.

Today in history:

  • 930 - World’s oldest parliament, the Icelandic Parliament, is established, the Alþingi (anglicised as Althing or Althingi).
  • 1713 - The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • 1972 - Bernice Gera becomes first female umpire in US pro baseball, in a game between the Geneva Senators and Auburn Twins in Geneva, New York.

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