Greatest Moments, No. 4: The Sandberg Game

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Cubs' season was at a crossroads when the St. Louis Cardinals visited Wrigley Field for a three-game series, June 22-24, 1984.

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100 Worst: No. 99 Bobby Murcer

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Right Fielder, 1977-79

.270 BA, 43 HR, 175 RBI with Cubs

(Editor's Note: Second in a series identifying the 100 worst Cubs of all-time.)

Bobby Murcer was a five-time All-Star and the best player on the New York Yankees during the early 1970s, but by the time he arrived to the Cubs in 1977, his best days had passed him by.

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1998: Brant Brown's Error

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Memories are made of moments.

As great as Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg was - a consistently good hitter and spectacular fielder - during his 15-year Cubs career, he will always be remembered by most Cubs fans old enough to remember for his exploits on a single afternoon. On June 23, 1984 at Wrigley Field, Sandberg hit game-tying home runs off Cardinals relief ace Bruce Sutter in the ninth and 10th innings of a game that the Cubs eventually won. It has become known as the "Sandberg Game."

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Cubs 7, Cardinals 3

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hero: Casey Coleman (3-2) allowed three runs - two earned - on five hits over seven innings while striking out four and walking two. Coleman, who did not allow a hit after the third, retired the last nine and 14 of the final 15 batters he faced.

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All Shook Up

By Chris Rewers on Monday, August 16, 2010

The end of summer was near, second grade was beckoning, and the Cubs' fortunes were plummeting. If that wasn't bad enough, my mother informed me on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1977, that I would be accompanying her and my Aunt Barb to Orland Square Mall. I had been planning to watch that afternoon's game between the Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates, but a 7-year-old's plans are quite often trumped by Mom's.

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Aisle 231, Row 9, Seat 12

By Chris Rewers on Monday, May 31, 2010

"Should I bring a sweatshirt?" my wife Denise asked me as we were preparing to leave the house for our most recent visit to Wrigley Field.

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Cubs 7, Brewers 6

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hero: Kosuke Fukudome's two-run single off LaTroy Hawkins capped a four-run, two-out Cubs rally in the eighth that put the Cubs in front.

Goat: Can Jeff Baker play left field? What's Moises Alou up to these days?

Alfonso Soriano doubled and went 1-for-3, raising his average to .214, but his defense continues to be atrocious.

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