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Baseball history unpacked, June 27

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. Today’s birthday Cub could have used a swizzle stick for a bat.

Baseball history unpacked, June 24

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

Today in Cubs history: A Cubs game was cancelled because of the death of a Cardinals player

It was a somber day at Wrigley Field.

Baseball history unpacked, June 22

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. Mr. Cub says hello.

Today in Cubs history: The last sub-two hour nine-inning game at Wrigley Field

Perhaps these will make a return in the future.

Baseball history unpacked, June 20

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. This one has only one possible star.

Baseball history unpacked, June 17

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. Today’s feature had his hitting suit on in 1971.

Baseball history unpacked, June 15

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. Today we celebrate the sweet swinger from Whistler, Alabama.

Baseball history unpacked, June 13

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. This was one of the best Cubs trades ever.

Baseball history unpacked, June 10

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. El Mago performed a feat of legerdemain on this date in 2013.

Today in Cubs history: Jim Bullinger homers on the first MLB pitch he sees

He’s one of only eight pitchers to ever do that.

Baseball history unpacked, June 8

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. This one was the first first and shows no signs of flagging.

Baseball history unpacked, June 6

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. Things got interesting down on the farm, thanks to Branch Rickey.

Baseball history unpacked, June 3

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. This one struck out in the clutch.

Baseball history unpacked, June 1

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. Happy birthday, Randy Hundley, Carlos Zambrano.

Baseball history unpacked, May 30

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. This one had some wheels.

Today in Cubs history: A popup hits Aramis Ramirez in the head

The Cubs lost, and in a most unusual way.

Today in Cubs history: Mark Prior is hit by a line drive and his career path is altered

This was a key moment in Cubs history in the mid-2000s.

Baseball history unpacked, May 27

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. The anniversary of when Javy stole first base...

Baseball history unpacked, May 25

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. This one threw well out of the pen.

Baseball history unpacked, May 23

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. This one celebrates Mr. Cub himself!

Baseball history unpacked, May 20

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. This one had an unfortunate fate.

Today in Wrigley Field history: Jackie Robinson made his Wrigley debut 75 years ago

It brought the largest regular-season crowd in Wrigley history.

Here are all the Cubs who have homered in their first major league at-bat

Cubs players famous — and not — have accomplished this feat.

Baseball history unpacked, May 18

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. Happy birthday to Eric Young, Sr.

Baseball history unpacked, May 16

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. A historically big day for Sammy Sosa. Happy birthday Big Daddy!

Today in Cubs history: The Cubs vs. Cardinals typhoon game

This was the first time anyone could remember a game played in weather conditions like this.

Baseball history unpacked, May 11

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. This one threw a no-hitter as a Cub. Happy birthday, Milt!

Baseball history unpacked, May 9

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. This one passes the Turing test.

Today in Cubs history: Celebrating the day Kerry Wood struck out 20 Astros

It is arguably the most dominant pitching performance in MLB history.

Baseball history unpacked, May 6

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. This one had a long bad luck streak.

Baseball history unpacked, May 4

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. This one was a real Tiger.

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