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Baseball history unpacked, August 7

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources, a little bit cheesy but nicely displayed. Maddux’ 300th and other stories.

Greg Maddux throws during his 300th win, this date in 2004
Photo by Michael Zagaris/MLB via 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:

Today in history:

  • 322 BC - Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon following the death of Alexander the Great.
  • 1573 - Francis Drake’s fleet returns to Plymouth after a year spent raiding for Spanish treasure.
  • 1606 - Possible first performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth, performed in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace for King James I.
  • 1882 - Hatfields of south West Virginia and McCoys of east Kentucky feud, 100 wounded or die.
  • 1946 - 1st US commemorative coin of an African American, Booker T. Washington (half dollar).

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 (this also includes the history bullets). Thanks for reading, and thanks also for your cooperation.