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. 19, Overpowering the Big Red Machine

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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

My love affair with the Cubs blossomed during the summer of 1977 and it was a wild 16-15 victory over the two-time defending world champion Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on July 28 that sealed the deal.

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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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1968: A Prelude to Heartbreak

By Chris Rewers on Monday, July 26, 2010

When the Cubs opened the second half by winning three of four against the Philadelphia Phillies, I was guilty of dreaming of a miracle stretch run. But after Sunday night's extra-inning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, the reality that the Cubs won't contend in 2010 is beginning to sink in.

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Chris and Ronnie's Grand Night

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I lost interest in the All-Star Game long ago, but when I was a kid the Midsummer Classic was a very big deal.

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