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Baseball history unpacked, March 5

... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a 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:

  • 1886 - A business wrangle in the National League ends in a weakening of the league’s famous 50 cents admission standard. The St.