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Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field and baseball history

Cubs historical sleuthing: 1970 edition

This one was easy, even without a scoreboard in view.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Marching band edition

This isn’t something we see at Wrigley anymore.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Sammy Sosa edition

Remember when the board kept track of Sammy’s homers?

Baseball history unpacked, February 1

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Pipp leaves Yankees, Mike Marshall hits them too far, and other stories.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: 2000s edition

This one was fairly easy to narrow down.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: You make the call

This one has stumped me, so far. Perhaps you, the BCB reader, can help.

Baseball history unpacked, January 30

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Happy birthday, Brailyn Marquez!

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Recent days edition

Here’s a much more modern photo than I’ve posted previously.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Philadelphia edition

There’s no one in sight. When was this taken?

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: 1970s aerial edition

This is a great shot of the ballpark from that era.

Baseball history unpacked, January 27

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. One of the best trades ever for the Cubs, and other stories of note.

Today in Cubs history: The time Fergie Jenkins was almost claimed by the White Sox

Yes, that’s right. Pull up a chair, this is a good story.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Another marquee photo

Here’s one I hadn’t seen before.

Baseball history unpacked, January 25

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. The Good Kid signs, Manfred signs, and other stories. Happy birthday, Jose Macias!

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Marquee edition

This has specific dates. But what year?

Baseball history unpacked, January 23

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Hack Wilson finds another new team, and other stories. Happy birthday, Jeff Samardzija

Cubs historical sleuthing: Dizzy Dean edition

This long-ago photo can be narrowed down pretty well.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: A Cubs vs. White Sox mystery

Just when was this?

Baseball history unpacked, January 20

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Important players pass, MLB.com, and other stories.

Cub Tracks lays it down

All the #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news you can use, four days a week. Cubs updates and other activity for your baseball day.

Cubs historical sleuthing: National anthem edition

Here’s a stumper for you to solve. Can you help find the date this was taken?

Baseball history unpacked, January 18

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Ernie Banks, Ron Cey, Kris Bryant, and more!

Cubs historical sleuthing: Joe Torre edition, take 2

The first pass was incorrect. Here’s the real story.

Baseball history unpacked, January 16

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Dizzy Dean born, and other stories.

Cubs historical sleuthing: 1971 video edition

This is a cool home video from more than 50 years ago.

Baseball history unpacked, January 13

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Kevin Foster had bad luck as a Cub. Today’s his birthday, and other stories.

Cubs historical sleuthing: Joe Torre edition

You wouldn’t think there are enough clues here... but there are.

Cubs historical sleuthing: Another play at the plate

The players tell the story.

Baseball history unpacked, January 11

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Pipp passes, and the Cubs made notable trades on this date in baseball history. My favorite player was traded for my favorite player.

Cubs historical sleuthing: Manager/umpire argument edition

We have enough clues to figure this one out, and there are a couple of interesting sidelights from this game.

Baseball history unpacked, January 9

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. The future draws ever nearer.

Cubs historical sleuthing: Lou Brock edition

Here he is scoring a run as a Cub.