Baseball history unpacked, August 10

A Maddux before there was a Maddux, cash me umpside, Dex’s big day, and other stories

A Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history.

Today in baseball history:

Box score. Jimmy Lavender won in relief over Hub Perdue. BBref’s biography page for Umpire Bill Finneran confirms this story. The next year, July 11, Sherry Magee knocked him out with one punch. This page has that story.

Box score. Center fielder Dave Robertson drove in both Chicago runs with a home run.

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