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Criminal Baseball: The Chicago Colts and the Sunday Observance League

Every Day Is Like Sunday

Readers of the Chicago Daily Tribune woke up on the morning of June 23rd, 1895, to discover that the day’s baseball game between the Chicago Colts (fore-runners to the Cubs) and the Cleveland Spiders was likely to be delayed. On account of police raid. As the paper reported, the Rev. W.W. Clark of the Sunday Observance League had demanded warrants for the arrest of team captain Cap Anson and the rest of the Chicago starting nine, for breaking the Sabbath laws.

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  • Here's Scully's call on Bryant's 10th-inning homer:

    "And it's a long fly ball, a mean fly ball, and a gone fly ball."

    VirginiaPhil 1 hour 6 min ago view
  • When the Cubs were the old, hundred-year Cubs, one bad hop did not undo their opponents.

    VirginiaPhil 1 hour 10 min ago view
  • If only he was clutcher. More clutcher.

    Jackstraw 2 hours 28 min ago view
  • cubs win...bryant with 7HR in his last 8 games.

    crunch 9 hours 41 min ago view
  • bryant 2nd HR of the night for a 2 run lead in the 10th? sure, why not. awesome.

    crunch 10 hours 8 min ago view
  • gawd...jansen's thrown 5 pitches in the past 5 minutes.

    wild pitch (and a K, boo) with heyward advancing! 1 out, heyward on 3rd.

    HEYWARD SCORES ON A 2nd WILD PITCH! TIE!

    crunch 10 hours 23 min ago view
  • leadoff double (heyward!) top of the 9th...RALLY!

    crunch 10 hours 31 min ago view
  • carlos ruiz is still coming up to "in the air tonight" by phil 'are you kidding me' collins in LA.

    many years ago before phil collins it was a soulja boy song.

    dude has odd taste in music. at least it's not yanni...i guess.

    crunch 10 hours 40 min ago view
  • Funniest skybox ever

    jacos 11 hours 21 min ago view
  • that was some joke ass official scoring giving him a double. either way, seager's on 2nd and soler's play in the OF is still sketchy.

    crunch 11 hours 29 min ago view
  • Schwarber is worse right?

    jacos 11 hours 34 min ago view
  • Seager with the two out double *cough* to left field in the bottom of the fourth. If Soler just plays that bunny hop off his nuts, it's a single - certainly no double.

    Eric S 11 hours 51 min ago view
  • rizzo is tired of SD/LA night games...yet another towering one that died on the warning track.

    crunch 12 hours 31 min ago view
  • jacos 12 hours 42 min ago view
  • Monty dropped a two strike curve on AGon

    Holy shit!

    jacos 12 hours 59 min ago view
  • See I told you they were up to no good

    http://thebiglead.com/2016/08/26/video-ben-zobrist...

    jacos 13 hours 20 sec ago view