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Baseball history unpacked, October 12

Cubs file for bankruptcy, Theo Epstein signs, 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. It’s a beautiful day for a ball game — let’s get started!

Today in baseball history:

  • 1907 – At Detroit’s Bennett Park, right-hander Mordecai ‘Three Finger’ Brown throws a 2-0 shutout, beating the Tigers to capture the World Championship for the Cubs. Although Game 1 ended in a 3-3, 12-inning tie, Chicago becomes the first club to sweep a Fall Classic when the team wins the next four games. (1)

Box score. Stolen bases were the principal weapon of the day as Brown and the Cubs defeated George Mullin. Third baseman Harry Steinfeldt also tripled for the Cubs.

  • 1929 – The A’s, trailing 8-0 during Game 4 of the World Series, erupt for ten runs in the seventh inning off three Cub pitchers en route to a 10-8 victory. Chicago’s Hack Wilson becomes one of the goats of the game when he loses two balls in the sun in center …Read the Rest

    Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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