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    Wrigley 100 September 20: Cubs Clinch vs. Cards

    September 20, 2008 was easily one of the most joyous days in Wrigley Field history. The Cubs capped a great season by clinching the National League Central crown against the St. Louis Cardinals. It was a gorgeous afternoon with a crowd of 41,567 roaring throughout in anticipation of a second straight post-season appearance for the Cubs. Ted Lilly was the hero of the day, allowing only four runs in seven innings of work on the mound and laying down a […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Kershaws

    *Chicago is the home run haven for rookies this year. The White Sox lead the majors with 41 HRs from rookies (see Abreu, Jose) and the Cubs are second with 37 rookie homers. The last time the Cubs had 37+ home runs from rookies in a season was 1966. The ’66 Cubs had 58 home runs from rookies (Randy Hundley – 19, Byron Browne – 16, Adolfo Phillips – 16, John Boccabella – 6 and Fergie Jenkins – 1). *As […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Thursday vs. Dodgers

    * The Cubs lead the season series between these teams, 2-1. However, the Dodgers have won each of their last four trips to Wrigley Field – last losing there back in May of 2012. * The Dodgers have been outscored 26-6 during their current two-game losing streak and will be looking to avoid dropping three consecutive games for just the fourth time this season. * The Cubs have won each of their last three games, limiting their foes to a […]

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    Wrigley 100 September 16: Stennett’s Lucky 7

    On this day at Wrigley Field in 1975, the Pittsburgh Pirates pounded out 24 hits and annihilated the Cubs 22-0 led by second baseman Rennie Stennett’s seven hits in seven at-bats. 4,932 fans witnessed the game including White Sox starting pitcher Jim Kaat. No one in the modern era has ever matched Stennett’s seven-hit performance in a nine-inning game. Wilbert Robinson did it in 1892 for Baltimore (in the National League at the time). Stennett was a career .274 hitter […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Tuesday vs. Cincinnati

    *  Since 2010, the Reds are 60-26 vs. the Cubs, the best record in baseball against a divisional foe. *Johnny Cueto has a 2.46 ERA since 2011, second-best in MLB during that span to Clayton Kershaw (2.11). * Anthony Rizzo’s eight home runs against Cincinnati in 2014 are one shy of the most by a Cubs batter against the Reds.in any season. Derek Lee hit nine against the Reds in 2005. *The Cubs are 21-4 this season at Wrigley in […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Monday @ Kansas City

    * The Royals have won six out of the last seven matchups between the two teams, holding the White Sox to three or fewer runs in each of those games. Chicago has hit just .137 with runners in scoring position over its last seven games against Kansas City. * The Royals have lost six out of their last nine games to fall 1.5 games back of the Tigers in the AL Central. Since September 1, the Royals have averaged 3.15 […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Monday vs. Cincinnati

    * The Reds are 11-5 against the Cubs this season, improving to 60-25 versus Chicago since the beginning of 2010. It’s the most wins by any team versus a single opponent over the past five years. * After dropping two of three games to Milwaukee this weekend, the Reds have dipped to 20-35 since the All-Star break. It’s their lowest winning percentage (.364) after the break since 1948 (27-49, .355). * The Cubs snapped their seven-game losing streak on Saturday, […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Friday @ Pittsburgh

    * The Cubs were swept by the Blue Jays in Toronto in their last series, and have now dropped six straight games by a combined score of 48-10. Including Wednesday’s 11-1 drubbing, Chicago has allowed at least 10 runs 11 times in 2014 (third most in NL). * Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia, 4-1, on Thursday, recording its second straight and sixth victory in the last seven games overall. Including three two-baggers yesterday, the Bucs have had at least one double in […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Friday vs. Minnesota

    * The Twins have scored at least eight runs in each of their last four road games against the White Sox, which is tied for the longest such active road streak against one team (Mets vs. Rays, Dodgers vs. Blue Jays). * The White Sox have received a quality start from their pitchers in each of their last seven games – the longest active streak in the American League. * The White Sox have scored fewer than three runs in […]

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    Wrigley 100 September 8: Pete Ties Ty

    On this day in 1985, the Chicago Bears were manhandling the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Soldier Field in their first game of the year, but at Wrigley Field, Pete Rose took the nation’s eyes off the NFL when he banged out two hits to tie Ty Cobb’s all-time mark of 4,191. Rose singled in the first inning to draw within one hit of Cobb’s record, grounded out to second in the third inning, then singled to right off Reggie Patterson […]

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