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July 27, 1880: Joe Tinker born

Joe Tinker was born on this day in 1880

June 27, 1893: “Brooklyn Day” at the World’s Fair and West Side Park

June 27 was “Brooklyn Day” at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago

May 1, 1880: White Stockings Earn Majors’ First Walk-Off Win

The Chicago White Stockings get the first walk-off win in major league history,

April 20, 1916: Cubs Play their First Game at Weeghman Park

Cubs Play their First Game at Weeghman Park

March 20: George Altman born

George Altman was born on this day in 1933

Feb. 11: Willie Smith born

Feb. 11, 1939: Willie Smith born in Anniston, Alabama. Cubs left fielder and first baseman 1968-70. Last  major league player to have pitched and played in the field at least 15 times each in a season. Hit a walk-off pinch-hit… Continue Reading →

Feb. 10, 1914: Johnny Evers resigns

Feb. 10, 1914: Johnny Evers resigns as player-manager of the Cubs.

Feb. 9, 1889: Albert Spalding’s Chicago White Stockings play in Egypt

Feb. 9, 1889: Albert Spalding’s Chicago White Stockings play The Pyramid Game in Giza, Egypt.

Feb. 6: Smoky Burgess born

Feb. 6, 1927: Forrest “Smoky” Burgess born in Caroleen, North Carolina. The 18-year major league catcher and 6-time All-Star debuted with the Cubs

#TBT West Side Park

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West Side Park at Polk & Wolcott

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