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Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field and baseball history

Baseball history unpacked, September 23

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Fred Merkle memorialized.

Baseball history unpacked, September 21

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. His last Wrigley game was on this date in 1997.

Today in Cubs history: Jason Berken strikes out 4 in an inning

Let’s remember a guy!

Today in Cubs history: A movie shoot between games of a Wrigley Field doubleheader

It wound up with some unintentional humor.

Baseball history unpacked, September 19

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Today’s pictured player was never the same after the bat incident.

Baseball history unpacked, September 16

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Mel Hall’s birthday and other stories.

Baseball history unpacked, September 14

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Carlos Zambrano threw a gem at Wrigley North on this date in 2008.

Baseball history unpacked, September 12

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. This crafty lefty revived his career with the Cubs.

Baseball history unpacked, September 9

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. The Minor League Player of the Year for 2014.

Baseball history unpacked, September 7

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Oh, what could have been... the star-crossed Mark Prior.

Baseball history unpacked, September 5

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. The Cubs play at Comiskey, and other stories.

Today in Cubs history: Billy Williams’ consecutive game streak ends

It had lasted 1,117 games.

Today in Cubs history: Milt Pappas’ perfect game is ruined in the ninth, but he throws a no-hitter

He came thisclose.

Today in Cubs history: Kerry Wood strikes out 4 in an inning

And he had a chance for five!

Baseball history unpacked, September 2

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. This one has a bit of everything.

Baseball history unpacked, August 31

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Steve Trachsel was briefly in the news.

Baseball history unpacked, August 29

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. This one goes deep.

Baseball history unpacked, August 26

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. 4 50-homer seasons.

Today in Cubs history: The Cubs and Phillies combine for a total runs record that still stands

Dozens of runs crossed the plate on an August afternoon a century ago, and that mark has not been surpassed.

Baseball history unpacked, August 24

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Kid K started young.

Baseball history unpacked, August 22

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. The Mike Quade era begins on this date.

Baseball history unpacked, August 19

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Norman Rockwell ends up on a tie?

Baseball history unpacked, August 17

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Ray Chapman memorial day.

Baseball history unpacked, August 15

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Ernie Banks Day!

Baseball history unpacked, August 12

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. This one might be worth keeping around.

A brief history of Chicago Cubs neutral site games

Yes, it’s Iowa. And the Cubs will take part in the second Field of Dreams Game.

Baseball history unpacked, August 10

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. One of the biggest of the Cubs’ early stars.

Baseball history unpacked, August 8

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Today’s celebrant batted .209 over parts of four seasons.

Baseball history unpacked, August 5

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. Sluggin’ Sammy turns in his sixth consecutive 100 RBI season.

Baseball history unpacked, August 3

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. This one played only a year in the Majors.

Baseball history unpacked, August 1

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. Lots of video today.

Today in Wrigley Field history: The Cubs host an All-Star Game

Including the story of an enterprising future BCB reader who got in!