Exclusive: The Untold Story of the 1969 Black Cat Game

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Monday is the 50th anniversary of the famous Black Cat Incident, when a black kitty jinxed the 1969 Cubs by appearing in front of their dugout during a game against the Mets at Shea Stadium.

Everyone knows that Ron Santo was in the on-deck circle when . . . → Read More: Exclusive: The Untold Story of the 1969 Black Cat Game

Did the Cubs Wear Pink Uniforms in 1968?

The other day I was interviewing a guy who worked in the Cubs’ clubhouse back in the late 1960s. It was for a non-uni-related story I’m working on, so we mostly talked about non-uni stuff, but every now and then he’d veer off on a tangent — including one that I’m going to share . . . → Read More: Did the Cubs Wear Pink Uniforms in 1968?

Gone Too Soon: 1940-1941 Pittsburgh Pirates

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul may be popping up here occasionally.]

Hey guys — Phil here. Today we have another installment of “Gone Too Soon,” a series by our own Alex . . . → Read More: Gone Too Soon: 1940-1941 Pittsburgh Pirates

A Detailed Look At The Apollo Program Patches

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50 years ago today, humankind accomplished what was once thought impossible: putting a man on the moon and safely returning him home (actually — it was two men who walked on the moon), with the Apollo Program set in motion years earlier by President . . . → Read More: A Detailed Look At The Apollo Program Patches