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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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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1989: Big First Inning Helps Cubs Top Giants

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I was in a sour mood when I woke up on the morning of Oct. 5, 1989. I was still in distress over the Cubs' 11-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants the previous night in the opening game of the National League Championship Series. Coal gray skies and a steady rain did not help my frame of mind.

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Dodgers 7, Cubs 0

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hero: Ryan Theriot went 2-for-4 and accounted for half of the Cubs' hit total.

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It's Been Worse

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, June 19, 2010

What an embarrassment Saturday's 12-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Wrigley Field was. But it still fell short of the humiliation the Cubs must have felt following their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Friendly Confines on Sept. 16, 1975.

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Brewers 8, Cubs 6

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hero: Marlon Byrd's two-run homer in the fourth inning tied the game at 4, and came right after Pat and Ron explained what a terrific guy Marlon is and what a great presence he is in the clubhouse. He could not have timed it better.

Goat: The Cubs have a full-time nutritionist on the payroll. Would someone please tell him to make sure that Carlos Zambrano is properly hydrated? Water, Gatorade, whatever. I thought the mention of Z's cramps was a thing of the past.

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Sincerely, JCB

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