On September 16, 1989 — 1989 – Pirates ace John Smiley (12-7) scatters nine hits to top the Cubs’ Greg Maddux (17-12). The Bucs win, 8 – 6, but the Cubs still lead by 5 1/2 games over the Mets and Cardinals.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 16
National Pastime September 16
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