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Cubs Historic Photos: 15th In A Series – Bleed Cubbie Blue

The link below refers to a picture you would see if you click the link at the bottom.  It’s not cool of me to steal the guy’s picture – so I leave you with the paragraph below to entice you, and click the link to see this and other cool photos from a site I like.

If you’re familiar with old ballparks at all, the archways in the background should have given it away — that’s the old Comiskey Park, and the only time these two players would have been together at that park was the 1950 All-Star Game on July 11, 1950. The Cub is Andy Pafko, who was traded to the Dodgers less than a year after this photo was taken in one of the worst deals the Cubs made in that era (Pafko, who had played in the 1945 World Series for the Cubs, went on to play in three more, one for the Dodgers and two for the Milwaukee Braves, while the Cubs… didn’t). The Pirate is Ralph Kiner, who, in another 1950’s Cubs tradition, became a member of the North Siders long after he was good. Four years after this photo was taken, Kiner was acquired by the Cubs in a 10-player deal (huge deals like that were popular in the ’50s) — none of the other nine did anything significant.

via Cubs Historic Photos: 15th In A Series – Bleed Cubbie Blue.

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