The present hasn’t been all that peachy for Cubs fans as of late. So let us contemplate the past for a minute or two…
This day in history…
Film director Frank Capra (1897) , Pope John Paul II (1918), Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson (1937), and Reggie “Mr. October” Jackson (1946) were all born.
Alexander the Great (?) (0323) and Lawrence Welk (1992) passed away.
-The city of Montreal was founded (1642)
-The Republican party nominated Abraham Lincoln as its presidential candidate (1860)
-New York Giant William Joyce hit 4 triples in one game (1897)
-Grauman’s Chinese Theater opened in Hollywood (1927)
-The first Major League All Star game was set for July 6th at Comsikey Park, to be played as a part of the Chicago’s World’s Fair (1933)
-New York City ended all night baseball games for the rest of WWII (1942)
– The Tigers and A’s both had 7 straight games postponed due to rain (1945)
-Mickey Mantle hit a home run from both sides of the plate for a record 3rd time (1956)
-164 died in a Cincinnati nightclub fire (1977)
-Oakland pitcher Dave Steward recorded his 12th (!!!) balk of the season (1988)
-Cubs Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg ended his record 123 game errorless streak (1990)