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Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field and baseball history

Cubs historical sleuthing: Bill Buckner and Tim Raines edition

You might think a random throw to first base is unsleuthable. But you’d be wrong.

Cubs historical sleuthing: Gary Carter edition

This future Hall of Famer was involved in a close play at the plate at Wrigley. But when?

Baseball history unpacked, January 17

A thrice-weekly look at #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB history. Thanks for the gumballs!

The Cubs’ road uniforms had centered numbers in 1972. Here’s why

It’s something unique in Cubs — and MLB — history.

Cubs historical sleuthing: Ryne Sandberg edition

I decided to take on a real challenge here.

Cubs historical sleuthing: Don Zimmer edition

The photo at the top of this post doesn’t tell you the whole story, but I will tell that story to you, dear reader.

Cub Tracks’ face time

The latest in our long-running series of #Cubs-related news articles. #MLB, #MiLB, too. Cub Tracks looks way better with a mask on.

Cubs historical sleuthing: Fergie Jenkins edition

I wonder if anyone still has the scorecard they got signed that day.

Baseball history unpacked, January 14

A thrice-weekly look at #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB history. This one has a sweet swing.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: 1938 aerial edition

There’s a lot you can find from just one photo, beyond what’s happening on the field.

Cubs historical sleuthing: Dizzy Dean edition

This one doesn’t appear to have many clues... but it was actually pretty easy.

Baseball history unpacked, January 12

A thrice-weekly look at #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB history. This one feels a draft.

Cubs historical sleuthing: Rick Monday edition

This was a tough one.

Cubs historical sleuthing: Ron Santo and Roberto Clemente edition

When did this play involving two future Hall of Famers happen?

Baseball history unpacked, January 10

A thrice-weekly look at #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB history. The Cubs get a new president, and other such affairs of state.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Bears NFL Sunday edition

One last Bears/Wrigley photo before their season ends.

Cubs historical sleuthing: 1950 edition

There’s a Hall of Famer in this photo.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Tony Perez edition

This future Hall of Famer was playing against the Cubs... but when?

Baseball history unpacked, January 7

A thrice-weekly look at #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB history. Two of the biggest contracts in Cubs history were born on this date.

Cubs historical sleuthing: Joe Pepitone edition

This photo came with some incorrect information attached, so I found out the real story.

Cubs historical sleuthing: The story of three Taylors

A typical Cubs story of the times.

Baseball history unpacked, January 5

A thrice-weekly look at #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB history. Charles Weeghman* buys the boys of blue, a bevy of birthdays, and a buffet of other bullets.

Cubs historical sleuthing: A different type of sleuth

Instead of sleuthing a photo, in this installment, I’m sleuthing part of an article.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: 1929 edition

This was an early version of a "hat trick" of sorts, but this photo wasn’t taken when Getty Images says it was.

Baseball history unpacked, January 3

A thrice-weekly look at #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB history. Some occurrences of note happened on this date.

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: NFL Sunday edition

Let’s look back at a better era of Chicago Bears football.

Cubs 4-inning saves: Adbert Alzolay, September 1, 2021

This game gave us a hint of just how good Adbert could be.

Baseball history unpacked, December 31

A thrice-weekly look at #Cubs and #MLB history. This one doesn’t crash.

Cubs 4-inning saves: Mike Montgomery, May 25, 2017

It was the longest — but not the most important — save of MiMo’s career.

In memoriam: Remembering the Cubs we lost in 2021

Rest in peace.

Cubs 4-inning saves: Sean Gallagher, July 18, 2007

He was once a top prospect.

Baseball history unpacked, December 29

A thrice-weekly look at #Cubs and #MLB history. Look, you think you have tribbles?

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