Cubs & Phillies At Wrigley Notes

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*The Cubs and Phillies have played 867 games at Wrigley. The Cubs lead the series 476-387-4)

*August 25, 1922 – After scoring 14 runs in the first inning, the Cubs defeat the Phils 26-23. The 14-run inning remains the largest ever against the Phils.

*April 17, 1976 – Mike Schmidt ties a major-league record by hitting four home runs in four consecutive at-bats in a wild 18-16 Phils win. He finished 5-for-6 with 8 RBIs.

*May 17 1979 – another 10-inning classic as the Cubs rally from 21-9 down, tie the game at 22, and lose to Philadelphia 23-22 on a Schmidt 10th-inning homer. The two teams combine for 11 home runs.

*August 8, 1988 – in the first night game at Wrigley Field, Rick Sutcliffe is nearly blinded by flash bulbs on the first pitch, then gives up a lead-off homer to Phil Bradley. Mother Nature is not happy with the lights and the game is rained out.

*August 5, 1989 – Mike Schmidt hits the last of his 50 Wrigley Field homers off Jeff Pico. Those 50 HRs tie him for second on the visiting Wrigley list with Hank Aaron, trailing only Willie Mays (54).

Thanks to the Phillies PR dept.

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