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Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field and baseball history

Baseball history unpacked, February 23

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Happy birthday, Rondell White! Spring training cancellations and other stories.

Baseball history unpacked, February 21

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. MLB doing what they do, Cubs and Dodgers trade minor-league teams, and you can win 10,000 BCB points, not legally tender, by naming the players sent to Boston as compensation for signing Theo Epstein.

Baseball history unpacked, February 19

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. The seeds of today were planted yesterday.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: 2022 edition

Here we have a mystery photo from just a couple of years ago.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Tim Raines edition

When was this photo of the Montreal Expos star taken?

Baseball history unpacked, February 16

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Hall of Fame elections and the end of syndicate baseball. Happy birthday, Eduardo Sanchez! RIP, Gary Carter.

Baseball history unpacked, February 14

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Big things happened off-the-field on this date in baseball history. Some good, some bad.

Baseball history unpacked, February 12

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Rooftop bleacher creatures, Zonk for the Goose, and other stories. Happy birthday, Josh Phegley!

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Big crowd edition

You might not think there are ANY clues here. Dear reader, there most certainly are.

Cubs historical sleuthing: 1940s color film edition

The title says "Cubs game," but there are actually two different games in this video.

Baseball history unpacked, February 7

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Lots of passings. Happy birthday to Scott Feldman!

Baseball history unpacked, February 5

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Happy birthday, Daniel Palencia! And other stories.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Four 21st Century photos

Here are some recent images of the ballpark. Let’s go sleuthing!

Cubs historical sleuthing: 1970s edition

A couple of good clues made this one relatively easy.

Baseball history unpacked, February 2

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Happy birthday, Dan Winkler! And other stories.

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Remembering the 1984 Chicago Cubs

All the BCB stories on the 40th anniversary of the Cubs team that broke the postseason drought can be found here.

40 years later, let’s celebrate the 1984 Chicago Cubs

The team that broke the franchise’s 39-year postseason drought deserves to be remembered, all year long.

There’s an auction for a Wrigley Field night game sign — from 1945

Here are some details.

Baseball history unpacked, January 31

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Happy birthday, Ernie Banks, and other stories.

A look at Cubs trades in the expansion era: 2024

We have reached the present day.

A look at Cubs trades in the expansion era: 2023

A look back at last year.

Baseball history unpacked, January 29

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. KB loses his case, the GWRBI is 86ed, and other stories.

Cubs historical sleuthing: 1950s edition

This photo’s from the ‘50s, but not from the year many online sources say it is.

Cubs historical sleuthing: Ernie Banks and Ron Santo edition

But when? And where?

A look at Cubs trades in the expansion era: 2022

The jury’s still out on some of these.

Baseball history unpacked, January 26

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Steve Trout and others are traded for, plus the expanded strike zone and more!

A look at Cubs trades in the expansion era: 2021

Oh, man. Here we go.

A look at Cubs trades in the expansion era: 2020

This was a strange year in just about every way.

Baseball history unpacked, January 24

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Game time, pitch clock manipulation, and other stories. Happy birthday, Jose Quintana!

A look at Cubs trades in the expansion era: 2019

Some deals were made to try to put the Cubs back in the postseason.

A look at Cubs trades in the expansion era: 2018

The Cubs made a couple of late-season trades to help them down the stretch.

Baseball history unpacked, January 22

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Happy birthday, Brian Dayett, and other stories.

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