Here's a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history. The embedded links often point to articles that pertain to the scenes, such as reproductions of period newspapers, images, and/or other such material as is often found in the wild. 1868 - The Forest Citys, an amateur team organized by the Forest City Baseball Club in 1865, endure a devastating defeat when they are pummelled by the Philadelphia Athletics, 85-11. A professional Forest City team will take the field next season, losing the first pro baseball game ever played in Cleveland when they drop a 25-6 decision to the Cincinnati Red Stockings at Case Commons.
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