Baseball history unpacked, July 23

Robinson in the Hall, Beating the shift, Swish hits 4 homers in the twin bill, and other stories

A Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we view selected moments gleaned from the rich pageant of Major League Baseball history. No graphs or advanced metrics were harmed during the commission of these articles.

Today in baseball history:

  • 1922 – Cubs 1B Ray Grimes homers in Chicago’s 4 – 1 win over the Robins, giving him at least one RBI in 17 consecutive games, a major league record. He’ll fail to drive in a run on the 25th against Boston. (3)

Box score. Vic Aldridge got the win over Harry Shriver. Zack Wheat drove in the only run for Boston, his 70th RBI of the season.

  • 1925 – In a Class C Western Association minor league game against the Topeka Jayhawks, Paul Richards of the Muskogee Chiefs is summoned from his shortstop position to pitch. The future major league player and manager throws with both hands during his brief appearance on the mound, including an unusual confrontation with a switch-hitter, that briefly …Read the Rest

    Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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