Looking Back at ’84: Cubs Win! Cubs Win!

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 […]

Looking Back at ’84: The Sandberg Game

On a Saturday afternoon with Bob Costas calling the game for NBC, Ryne Sandberg cemented himself in the storied history of the Chicago Cubs. One of the greatest games in franchise history has since been nicknamed ‘The Sandberg Game‘ and for many reasons June 23, 1984 will be forever etched in the memory of generations […]

Looking Back at ’84: Cubs Acquire Dernier and Matthews

On March 27, 1984 Dallas Green orchestrated a trade with his former organization that would help define the ’84 Cubs. The Cubs’ GM traded pitcher Bill “Soup” Campbell along with catcher Mike Diaz to the Philadelphia Phillies for Bob Dernier, Gary Matthews and Porfi Altamirano. Bob Dernier and Ryne Sandberg became the ‘Daily Double‘ and […]

A Lot Has Happened Since That Year

We all know the year. We all know the teams involved. What we may not realize is how much has happened since the Cubs last won the World Series. If you are in the dark as to what I am referring to, it is regarding the year 1908, the last year the Chicago Cubs won […]

20 Years Under the Lights

It is hard to believe it has been 20 years since Opening Night at Wrigley Field. On August 8, 1988 the Chicago Cubs played the first ever night game at Wrigley against the Philadelphia Phillies and while the game was rained out and the lasting images are that of a young Greg Maddux and Les […]

The Cubs are on WGN

After watching the Cubs finish off a tremendous weekend against the Pittsburgh Pirates, WGN treated us all once again with more baseball on Sunday night. But this was not a game; this was a trip down memory lane that featured all of the sights and sounds from the last 60 years of Cubs’ baseball. The […]

Ten Years Later

There will never be another one like him. To put in simply, he was one of a kind. But the word simple and Harry Caray were seldom used in the same sentence. He was original and honest. He was baseball and for an entire generation, he was seemingly as important to the Chicago Cubs as […]

Crazy Eights

With tomorrow being the first day of 2008, the mainstream media will undoubtedly begin reminding the Faithful, on seemingly a daily basis, why this year is significant to the Chicago Cubs. While many organizations celebrate such anniversaries, it is safe to say there probably will not be any references to the accomplishment from a century […]

‘Tis the Season for Trivia

All appears to be quiet on the North Side of Chicago as baseball executives take a break for the Holidays. Kenny Williams was on ESPN 1000 with Bruce Levine on Saturday morning and he stated he only takes Christmas Day off. In the age of email, Blackberries and iPhones, general managers are awarded with as […]

Just Plain Trivial

90 years ago today, November 11, 1917, the Cubs traded pitcher Mike Pendergast and catcher Pickles Dilhoefer, along with $60,000 to the Phillies for Grover Cleveland Alexander and catcher Bill Killefer. Alexander posted a 128-83 record for the Cubs between 1918 and 1926 before finishing his Hall of Fame career in Philadelphia in 1930. One […]