Greatest Moments: No. 2, Merkle's Boner

By Chris Rewers on Friday, April 22, 2011

The Cubs' chances of winning a second straight world championship and third straight National League pennant were not looking promising on Aug. 16, 1908 when Philadelphia right-hander George McQuillan outdueled the Cubs' Jack Pfiester in a 1-0 Phillies victory at Chicago's West Side Grounds.

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Greatest Moments: No. 7, Cubs Repeat as World Champions

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, January 29, 2011

(Editor's Note: Twenty-fourth in a series recalling the 30 greatest moments in Cubs history.)

It can be argued that from 1906-10 the Cubs were the greatest team in baseball history.

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1908: Merkle's Boner

By Chris Rewers on Monday, October 4, 2010

The Cubs' chances of winning a second straight world championship and third straight National League pennant were not looking promising on Aug. 16, 1908 when Philadelphia right-hander George McQuillan outdueled the Cubs' Jack Pfiester in a 1-0 Phillies victory at Chicago's West Side Grounds.

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The [Friday] Sports Pages

By Chris Rewers on Friday, April 9, 2010

It sucks getting old, but time marches on.

Some of my favorite Cubs teams were those of the late 80s. They included developing twenty-somethings like Greg Maddux, Jamie Moyer, Mark Grace, Rafael Palmeiro, Shawon Dunston, and Dave Martinez. I could relate to those guys. They were practically my age.

It came as somewhat of a shock when I came to the realization last night that the early 10s edition of the Cubs is closer in age to my graying self than my young co-worker who responded with a confused look when I started going into detail about the 1985 Bears season.

"Remember the game when the Fridge . . ."

"I don't," he interrupted. "I was only two."

And he was my boss.

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