Baseball history unpacked, September 24

Cubs clinch in Pittsburgh, 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. We do our best to verify the accuracy of the contents. Please let us know if an item is inaccurate (but be nice).

Today in baseball history:

  • 1904 – Cubs P Bob Wicker, who pitched a 12-inning one-hitter in June, allows just one hit in regulation in beating Brooklyn, 4 – 0. Chicago also takes the nitecap, 7 – 4, in seven innings. (3)
  • 1908 – Harry Pulliam upholds Hank O’Day‘s delayed decision and declares the previous day’s controversial game between the Giants and Cubs a tie, a decision nobody likes. The Cubs demand the game be forfeited to them as the crowd prevented play from continuing, although darkness would have soon ended it. Both teams appeal. Pulliam sees no inconsistency with the September 4th incident that was similar to Merkle’s Boner and claims he has merely upheld his umpire on a question of fact in each case. …Read the Rest

    Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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