On May 17, 1979, the Philadelphia Phillies outslug the Chicago Cubs, 23-22, overcoming a 21-9 deficit at Wrigley Field. Mike Schmidt provides the winning margin with his second home run-a 10th inning shot against Bruce Sutter. Dave Kingman hits three home runs for the Cubs.

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Game Played on Thursday, May 17, 1979 (D) at Wrigley Field

PHI N 7 0 8 2 4 0 1 0 0 1 – 23 24 2
CHI N 6 0 0 3 7 3 0 3 0 0 – 22 26 2

BATTING
Philadelphia Phillies

AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
McBride rf 8 2 3 1 0 2 2 0
Bowa ss 8 4 5 1 0 0 2 8
Rose 1b 7 4 3 4 1 0 16 0
Schmidt 3b 4 3 2 4 4 0 0 3
Unser lf 7 1 1 2 0 2 2 0
Maddox cf 4 3 4 4 0 0 0 0
Gross pr,cf 2 1 1 1 0 0 3 0
Boone c 4 2 3 5 2 0 4 0
Meoli 2b 5 0 1 0 2 2 1 3
Lerch p 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Bird p 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
Luzinski ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Espinosa pr 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
McGraw p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reed p 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
McCarver ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eastwick p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 53 23 24 23 12 7 30 15

FIELDING –
DP: 2. Schmidt-Meoli-Rose, Bowa-Rose.
E: Schmidt 2 (5).

BATTING –
2B: Bowa 2 (6,off Lamp,off Hernandez); Maddox 2 (10,off Moore,off Hernandez);
Rose 2 (14,off Moore,off Hernandez); Boone (6,off Caudill).
3B: Gross (1,off Caudill).
HR: Schmidt 2 (14,1st inning off Lamp 2 on 1 out,10th inning off Sutter 0 on
2 out); Boone (2,1st inning off Lamp 2 on 1 out); Lerch (1,1st inning off
Moore 0 on 2 out); Maddox (6,3rd inning off Hernandez 2 on 2 out).
SF: Unser (2,off Hernandez); Gross (1,off Hernandez).
HBP: Boone (1,by Hernandez).
IBB: Schmidt 2 (3,by Hernandez 2); Boone 2 (6,by Hernandez 2).
Team LOB: 15.

BASERUNNING –
SB: Bowa (6,2nd base off Caudill/Foote); Meoli (1,2nd base off Sutter/Foote).

Chicago Cubs

AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
De Jesus ss 6 4 3 1 1 1 3 0
Vail rf 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 0
Burris p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Thompson ph,rf 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Buckner 1b 7 2 4 7 0 0 8 1
Kingman lf 6 4 3 6 1 1 3 0
Ontiveros 3b 7 2 1 1 0 1 2 0
Martin cf 6 2 3 3 0 0 3 0
Sutter p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Foote c 6 1 3 1 0 0 7 0
Sizemore 2b 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 3
Caudill p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Murcer rf,cf 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Lamp p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Moore p 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Hernandez p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Dillard ph,2b 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1
Biittner ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kelleher 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Totals 56 22 26 22 3 4 30 9
FIELDING –
E: De Jesus (8), Kingman (4).

BATTING –
2B: Martin (10,off Lerch); Foote (4,off McGraw); De Jesus (7,off Reed).
3B: Moore (1,off Bird).
HR: Kingman 3 (12,1st inning off Lerch 2 on 0 out,4th inning off Bird 1 on
2 out,6th inning off Reed 0 on 2 out); Ontiveros (1,4th inning off Bird
0 on 2 out); Buckner (4,5th inning off McGraw 3 on 1 out); Martin (3,5th
inning off McGraw 1 on 2 out).
GDP: Kingman (2,off Bird); Biittner (1,off Reed).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Philadelphia Phillies

IP H R ER BB SO HR BFP
Lerch 0.1 5 5 5 0 0 1 6
Bird 3.2 8 4 4 0 2 2 18
McGraw 0.2 4 7 4 3 1 2 10
Reed 3.1 9 6 6 0 0 1 19
Eastwick W(1-0) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
Totals 10 26 22 19 3 4 6 59
Inherited Runners – Scored: Bird 1-1; Reed 1-0.
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Chicago Cubs

IP H R ER BB SO HR BFP
Lamp 0.1 6 6 6 0 0 2 7
Moore 2 6 7 7 2 1 1 14
Hernandez 2.2 7 8 6 7 1 1 24
Caudill 1.1 3 1 1 2 3 0 9
Burris 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 6
Sutter L(1-1) 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Totals 10 24 23 21 12 7 5 68
HBP: Hernandez (1,Boone).
IBB: Hernandez 4 (6,Schmidt 2,Boone 2).
Inherited Runners – Scored: Hernandez 2-2; Burris 2-0.
.
Umpires: HP – Dick Cavenaugh, 1B – Bill Lawson, 2B – Dennis Riccio, 3B – Dave Slickenmeyer
Time of Game: 4:03 Attendance: 14952
Starting Lineups:

Philadelphia Phillies Chicago Cubs
1. McBride rf De Jesus ss
2. Bowa ss Vail rf
3. Rose 1b Buckner 1b
4. Schmidt 3b Kingman lf
5. Unser lf Ontiveros 3b
6. Maddox cf Martin cf
7. Boone c Foote c
8. Meoli 2b Sizemore 2b
9. Lerch p Lamp p

PHILLIES 1ST: McBride singled to left; Bowa doubled to left
[McBride to third]; Rose reached on a fielder’s choice [McBride
out at home (pitcher to third), Bowa stayed at second]; Schmidt
homered [Bowa scored, Rose scored]; Unser singled to center;
Maddox singled to left [Unser to second]; Boone homered [Unser
scored, Maddox scored]; MOORE REPLACED LAMP (PITCHING); Meoli
was called out on strikes; Lerch homered; McBride popped to
third; 7 R, 7 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 7, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: De Jesus singled to center; Vail singled to right [De
Jesus to second]; Buckner singled to right [De Jesus scored,
Vail to second]; Kingman homered [Vail scored, Buckner scored];
Ontiveros grounded out (first unassisted); Martin doubled to
right; BIRD REPLACED LERCH (PITCHING); Foote lined to right;
Sizemore singled to center [Martin scored]; Moore tripled to
center [Sizemore scored]; De Jesus flied out to right; 6 R, 7 H,
0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 7, Cubs 6.

PHILLIES 2ND: Bowa grounded out (first unassisted); Rose walked;
Schmidt popped to shortstop; Unser lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB. Phillies 7, Cubs 6.

CUBS 2ND: Vail singled to left; Buckner singled to center [Vail
to third]; Kingman grounded into a double play (third to second
to first) [Vail stayed at third, Buckner out at second];
Ontiveros grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Phillies 7, Cubs 6.

PHILLIES 3RD: Maddox doubled to right; Boone singled to left
[Maddox scored, Boone to second (error by Kingman)]; Meoli flied
out to center; Bird walked; McBride singled to center [Boone
scored, Bird to second]; Bowa singled to center [Bird to third,
McBride to second]; Rose doubled [Bird scored, McBride scored,
Bowa to third]; HERNANDEZ REPLACED MOORE (PITCHING); Schmidt was
walked intentionally; Unser grounded out (first unassisted)
[Bowa scored, Rose to third, Schmidt to second]; Maddox homered
[Rose scored, Schmidt scored]; Boone was hit by a pitch; Meoli
singled to left [Boone to second]; Bird struck out; 8 R, 7 H, 1
E, 2 LOB. Phillies 15, Cubs 6.

CUBS 3RD: Martin grounded out (shortstop to first); Foote
grounded out (third to first); Sizemore singled to right;
Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 15, Cubs 6.

PHILLIES 4TH: McBride flied out to center; Bowa singled to left;
Rose doubled to right [Bowa scored]; Schmidt was walked
intentionally; Unser forced Schmidt (second to shortstop) [Rose
to third]; Maddox doubled [Rose scored, Unser to third]; GROSS
RAN FOR MADDOX; Boone was walked intentionally; Meoli forced
Boone (second to shortstop); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Phillies 17,
Cubs 6.

CUBS 4TH: GROSS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); De Jesus struck
out; Vail singled to left; Buckner flied out to left; Kingman
homered [Vail scored]; Ontiveros homered; Martin flied out to
center; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 17, Cubs 9.

PHILLIES 5TH: LUZINSKI BATTED FOR BIRD; Luzinski walked;
ESPINOSA RAN FOR LUZINSKI; McBride singled to right [Espinosa to
second]; Bowa doubled to right [Espinosa scored, McBride to
third]; Rose reached on an error by De Jesus [McBride scored
(RBI), Bowa stayed at second, Rose to first]; Schmidt walked
[Bowa to third, Rose to second]; Unser hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Bowa scored (unearned), Rose to third]; Gross hit a
sacrifice fly to left [Rose scored (unearned), Schmidt to
second]; Boone was walked intentionally; Meoli walked [Schmidt
to third, Boone to second]; Espinosa grounded out (second to
first); 4 R (2 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB. Phillies 21, Cubs 9.

CUBS 5TH: MCGRAW REPLACED ESPINOSA (PITCHING); Foote singled to
left; Sizemore reached on an error by Schmidt [Foote to second,
Sizemore to first]; DILLARD BATTED FOR HERNANDEZ; Dillard walked
[Foote to third, Sizemore to second]; De Jesus walked [Foote
scored, Sizemore to third, Dillard to second]; Vail flied out to
center; Buckner homered [Sizemore scored (unearned), Dillard
scored, De Jesus scored]; Kingman walked; Ontiveros struck out;
Martin homered (unearned) [Kingman scored (unearned)]; Foote
doubled to left; REED REPLACED MCGRAW (PITCHING); Sizemore
grounded out (shortstop to first); 7 R (4 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Phillies 21, Cubs 16.

PHILLIES 6TH: CAUDILL REPLACED SIZEMORE (PITCHING); DILLARD
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); McBride struck out; Bowa singled to
left; Rose lined to left; Bowa stole second; Schmidt walked;
Unser struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 21, Cubs 16.

CUBS 6TH: Dillard singled to shortstop; De Jesus doubled to
center [Dillard to third]; Vail grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Dillard scored, De Jesus to third]; Buckner grounded out
(shortstop to first) [De Jesus scored]; Kingman homered;
Ontiveros grounded out (pitcher to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Phillies 21, Cubs 19.

PHILLIES 7TH: Gross tripled to center; Boone doubled to center
[Gross scored]; Meoli was called out on strikes; Reed walked;
BURRIS REPLACED VAIL (PITCHING); MURCER REPLACED CAUDILL
(PLAYING RF); McBride struck out; Bowa grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 22, Cubs 19.

CUBS 7TH: Martin grounded out (shortstop to first); Foote
reached on an error by Schmidt [Foote to first]; Murcer singled
to right [Foote to second]; BIITTNER BATTED FOR DILLARD;
Biittner grounded into a double play (shortstop to first)
[Murcer out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 22, Cubs
19.

PHILLIES 8TH: KELLEHER REPLACED BIITTNER (PLAYING 2B); Rose
singled to center; Schmidt flied out to right; Unser grounded
out (first unassisted) [Rose to second]; Gross grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 22, Cubs 19.

CUBS 8TH: De Jesus singled to shortstop; THOMPSON BATTED FOR
BURRIS; Thompson singled to right [De Jesus to third]; Buckner
singled to center [De Jesus scored, Thompson to second]; Kingman
flied out to center; Ontiveros forced Buckner (second to
shortstop) [Thompson to third]; Martin singled to center
[Thompson scored, Ontiveros to second]; Foote singled to left
[Ontiveros scored, Martin to second]; Murcer grounded out
(second to first); 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 22, Cubs 22.

PHILLIES 9TH: THOMPSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); SUTTER
REPLACED MARTIN (PITCHING); MURCER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
CF); Boone lined to center; Meoli walked; MCCARVER BATTED FOR
REED; Meoli stole second; McCarver grounded out (second to
first) [Meoli to third]; McBride grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 22, Cubs 22.

CUBS 9TH: EASTWICK REPLACED MCCARVER (PITCHING); Kelleher
grounded out (shortstop to first); De Jesus popped to first in
foul territory; Thompson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 22, Cubs 22.

PHILLIES 10TH: Bowa grounded out (second to first); Rose flied
out to left; Schmidt homered; Unser struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Phillies 23, Cubs 22.

CUBS 10TH: Buckner lined to left; Kingman struck out; Ontiveros
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies
23, Cubs 22.

Final Totals R H E LOB
Phillies 23 24 2 15
Cubs 22 26 2 7