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Baseball history unpacked, September 14

Big Z’s no-no, 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:

  • 1905 – Joe Tinker and Johnny Evers engage in a fistfight on the field during an exhibition game in Washington, Indiana, because Evers took a taxi to the park, leaving his teammates in the hotel lobby. The pair will not speak to each other again for thirty-three years. (2)
  • 1907 – At the West Side Grounds, Chicago beats the visiting Reds, 12 – 5. The Cubs collect 19 hits to the Reds 10 hits – all 29 are singles.
  • 1913 – Cubs’ pitcher Larry Cheney, despite giving up fourteen hits, blanks the Giants, 7-0. The contest marks the first time a team has been shut out after collecting that many hits. (1)
  • 1961 – The Cardinals and Cubs set a National League record by using 72 players in a doubleheader (more than 18 innings). St. Louis leads the way with 37 players and wins twice, 8-7 and then 6-5 …Read the Rest

    Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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