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    Wrigley 100 August 28: Ryno’s #23 Retired

    On this date in 2005, the Cubs paid tribute to new Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg and retired his number 23 with a flag on the right field foul pole joining Billy Williams’ number 26. Sandberg was feted by 38,763 fans at Wrigley before that day’s game against the Marlins and took a victory lap around the park after the ceremony where he thanked the fans for always making him feel at home. For Sandberg, there is great satisfaction in […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Tuesday @ Cincinnati

    * Cincinnati has posted 58 wins against the Cubs since the beginning of the 2010 season – its most wins versus any opponent in that span. * The Cubs have won three consecutive games and will be looking to win four in a row for the first time since June 30-July 4. * The Reds have won each of their last two games after posting just two victories in their previous 14 contests. Cincinnati leads the season series with the […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Tuesday vs. Cleveland

    * The Indians beat the Astros, 3-1, on Sunday, taking two of three from Houston over the weekend in the process. Cleveland (9-4 in last 13 games) hasn’t lost a series since dropping two to the Reds, August 6-7 (4-0-1 series record in last five). * Chicago lost, 7-4, at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, getting swept by New York, and losing its sixth straight game overall. The White Sox are 6-15 (.286) in August – tied with the Blue Jays […]

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    Wrigley 100 August 24: Ernie’s Last Home Run

    On this day in 1971, Ernie Banks hit his 512th and final major league home run in the Cubs 5-4 loss to the Reds at Wrigley Field. Banks solo homer off Cincinnati’s Jim McGlothlin tied the game at 3 in the 4th inning. As a player-coach for the Cubs that year, Mr. Cub played in 39 games, with three home runs in 83 at-bats. He played his final game on September 26 that year at Wrigley Field.

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    Cubs Game Notes For Sunday vs. Baltimore

    *A win today would give the Cubs their second interleague sweep of the season (June 30-July2 at Boston). *Javier Baez has homered in back-to-back games and has seven homers in his first 19 MLB games. *The Cubs have homered in a season-high eight straight games. *The Cubs bullpen has a 1.74 ERA in the team’s last 27 games and pitched 7.0 innings of shutout ball against the O’s yesterday. *The Cubs are 12-10 in August. *The Orioles lead the majors […]

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    Wrigley 100 August 22: Ernie Banks #14 Retired

    On this day in 1982, Ernie Banks’ number 14 became the first retired number in Chicago Cubs history. Banks was honored in a pre game ceremony at Wrigley Field and his remarks were as gracious as they had been at Ernie Banks Day on the same field 18 years before. ”I want to thank the Wrigley organization, my managers, coaches and friends who gave me encouragement when I needed it. I also want to thank the fans who have given […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Baltimore

    *The Orioles and Cubs have played just six games all-time, tied for the fewest in any interleague series involving teams that have not switched leagues in the interleague era. *The Orioles are averaging 6.43 runs per game vs. National League teams today. *Cubs pitchers have fared well at home, posting the lowest team ERA at “the friendly confines” in over 20 years at 3.44. *Chicago hasn’t scored five runs in any of its last 16 home games, tied for the […]

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    The Perfect Storm

    The “Perfect Storm” headline is too easy for what occurred Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, but it fits the best. There are a lot of frayed emotions among the San Francisco Giants and their fans today because of what happened and believe me, I sympathize. I think the Cubs and the umpires and Major League Baseball did too last night, which is why they waited four and a half hours before calling the game.   In this Twitter world, we […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Wednesday vs. San Francisco

    * Last night marked the sixth time since 1990 that the Cubs have played in a game that did not even go six innings. No other team has played in more than three in that span. * Jake Peavy has struck out his share of Cubs batters over the last dozen years averaging 9.13 K’s per nine innings against Chicago. * Throughout his career, Edwin Jackson has really struggled against NL West competition with a 6.12 ERA. * Over the […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Tuesday vs. San Francisco

    * The Giants took two of three from the Phillies over the weekend, winning their first series since August 1-4 vs. the Mets in the process. San Francisco had 33 hits in its series against Philadelphia – its most in any three-game series this season. * The Cubs beat the Mets, 4-1, yesterday, winning their second straight game, and splitting the four-game weekend series in New York with the victory. Chicago is 6-5 in its last 11 games at Wrigley […]

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