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Chicago’s Poor and Baseball at the Turn of the Century

The Chicago of the mid-1800s that prided itself on its cleanliness and relatively high standard of living for its poor had disappeared by the turn of the century. Connecting the East, South, and West, Chicago rapidly bloomed due to the expansion of the railroad, its population growing from 360,000 in the 1880s to 1.7 million […]

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Game 86 Recap: Cubs 8, Reds 7

What You Need to Know: The Cubs finally snapped their five-game losing streak against the dreaded Reds, but it wasn’t easy. Trailing 5-0 and 7-2 at different points of the game (and as late as the seventh inning), the offense and bullpen picked up Tyler Chatwood, scoring one in the sixth, one in the seventh, and […]

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Game 85 Recap: Reds 3, Cubs 2

What You Need To Know: All good things must end. The Cubs six-game winning streak came to an end as Mike Montgomery couldn’t quite dance with Tyler Mahle on one of those strange summer days that’s warm but the wind howls in from the lake. And though the winds and air said “Do Not Enter,” the Cubs […]

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