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When the Cubs were the Microbes

October 26, 2016 — Something on the sports pages caught my eye. It was a headline about a baseball game. A headline about a team called the Chicago Microbes. That stopped me in my tracks. What the hell was that? Read the story on Medium.

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We solve the mystery of the Cubs’ early name: The Microbes

Time Out Chicago, April 3, 2012 — Historian Robert Loerzel digs through historical documents to find out just why the Cubs were once called the Microbes. Read the story at Time Out Chicago.