Rajah arrives, Beckert departs, Renteria rented, and other stories
A wildly popular 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:
- 1928 – The cash-strapped Braves send player/manager Rogers Hornsby to the Cubs in exchange for $200,000 and hurlers Percy Jones, Harry ‘Socks’ Seibold, Bruce Cunningham, outfielder Fred Maguire, and catcher Lou Leggett. Boston owner Emil Fuchs will replace the “Rajah’, who will hit .380 along with 39 home runs and 149 RBIs for his new club, in the dugout, making him the last person to manage a major league club without any professional playing experience until Ted Turner’s one game foray as a skipper, also with the Braves, in 1977. (1)
- 1964 – The National League approves the move of the Milwaukee Braves to Atlanta but orders them to stay in Milwaukee for the 1965 season, in spite of poor attendance over the last two years. The Braves will eventually move to Atlanta in 1966.
1973 – The Cubs trade …Read the Rest
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