Early baseball history is often a blur of fact vs. fiction.
The case of HOF left-hander and former Cub, Rube Waddell, is no exception.
Luckily there are guys like Dan O’Brien, a well respected source on Waddell, who’ve dedicated countless hours to uncover the truths of baseball’s past.
My latest ‘Cubs History’ piece featured Waddell’s brief tenure with the Cubs. O’Brien was kind enough to fill me in on some slight inaccuracies with the post, and I’ve since updated the post accordingly. Below is a copy of his email to me.