On Monday, September 24, 1984 the Chicago Cubs accomplished a feat the organization had not done in 39 years … they won a pennant. Rick Sutcliffe allowed only two hits, faced 28 batters in nine innings and the Cubs defeated the Pirates in Pittsburgh, 4-1.
Rick Sutcliffe struck out Joe Orsulak for the final out … Jody Davis pumped his fist and the celebration began.
The Chicago Cubs won the National League Eastern Division crown for the first time and advanced to baseball’s postseason after a magical summer on the North Side of Chicago.
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