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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1945

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1945 World Series – Detroit Tigers AL over Chicago Cubs NL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – Major League Cy Young Award Cy Young Award National...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1929

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1929 World Series – Philadelphia A’s AL over Chicago Cubs NL 4 games to 1 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1932

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1932 World Series – New York Yankees AL over Chicago Cubs NL 4 games to 0 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy Young...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1935

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1935 World Series – Detriot Tigers AL over Chicago Cubs NL 4 games to 2 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy Young...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1938

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1938 World Series – New York Yankees AL over Chicago Cubs NL 4 games to 0 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy Young...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1918

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1918 World Series – Boston Red Sox AL over Chicago Cubs NL 4 games to 2 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy Young...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1906

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1906 World Series – Chicago White Sox AL over Chicago Cubs NL 4 games to 2   Sort bySearch Days, Events, Players Title (A - Z)Date (Newest) January 5, 1906 1906 – John...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1907

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1907 World Series – Chicago Cubs NL over Detriot Tigers AL 4 games to 0 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy Young...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1908

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1908 World Series – Chicago Cubs NL over Detriot Tigers AL 4 games to 1 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy Young...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1910

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1910 World Series – Philadelphia A’s AL over Chicago Cubs NL 4 games to 1 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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Brewers clinch NL Central as Cubs slip to Wild Card

An unprecedented two one-game playoffs are played today to determine the winners of the NL Central and NL West division titles. In Wrigley Field, the Brewers crown an outstanding second half by defeating the Cubs, 3 – 1, their 8th straight win. They score twice in the 8th, with a single by unheralded SS Oswaldo Arcia, who goes 4-for-4, starting things off against Justin Wilson, one of six relievers used by Joe Maddon on the day. A double by Domingo Santana followed by Lorenzo Cain’s single drives in the go-ahead run and Ryan Braun adds another insurance run. Josh Hader then pitches the final two inning for the save, giving Milwaukee the best record in the National League.

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One of the worst school shootings in U.S. history takes place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, resulting in the deaths of 16 persons and numerous others wounded. One of the school’s most famous alumni, 1B Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs, rushes to his alma mater to attempt to provide comfort to survivors.

One of the worst school shootings in U.S. history takes place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, resulting in the deaths of 16 persons and numerous others wounded. One of the school’s most famous alumni, 1B Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs, rushes to his alma mater to attempt to provide comfort to survivors.

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Stephen Piscotty has a painful run around the bases

2017 – OF Stephen Piscotty has a painful run around the bases in the 5th inning of the Cardinals’ game against the Cubs. First, he reaches base when plunked of the left elbow by Jake Arrieta, then gets hit on the other elbow by C Willson Contreras when he advances to second on a wild pitch. He comes in to score when the Cubs misplay a ground ball near first base, but in the process is whacked in the head by 2B Javier Baez’s throw home and has to leave the game with a possible concussion. His is the only run in a 2 – 1 loss by the Cards.

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Chicago Cubs Sign John Lester 6 years $155M

One day after their south side rivals, it’s the Cubs’ turn to steal the headlines at the winter meetings in San Diego, CA. First, they sign highly sought-after free agent P Jon Lester to a six-year deal worth $155 million, and then they acquire C Miguel Montero from Arizona for minor leaguers Jeferson Mejia and Zack Godley.

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Future Hall of Famer Ron Santo passes away

Former major league third baseman Ron Santo dies in an Arizona hospital from complications of bladder cancer and diabetes. The 70 year-old, considered one of the best players in Cubs history, rejoined the team in 1990 as the team’s WGN radio announcer, enamoring his listeners with his devotion to the lovable losers and gaining their admiration for his continued failure to gain induction into the Hall of Fame, an honor he will receive posthumously in 2012.

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Chicago Cubs to be sold after 2007 season

On April 2, 2007, the Tribune Company announces that they will sell the Chicago Cubs at the conclusion of the season. The Tribune Co. had purchased the franchise for $20.5 million in 1981. Analysts predict that the company can fetch as much as $600 million for the team, which hasn’t won a World Series since 1918.

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The Cubs trade reliever Kyle Farnsworth his inconsistency out of the bullpen last season made him very unpopular with the Wrigley Field fans.

2005 – The Cubs trade reliever Kyle Farnsworth (4-5, 4.73) and a player to be named to the Tigers in exchange for pitcher Roberto Novoa (1-1, 5.09) and minor leaguers Scott Moore and Bo Flowers. Farnsworth’s inconsistency out of the bullpen last season made him very unpopular with the Wrigley Field fans.

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The trade that sent Sammy Sosa to the Baltimore Orioles from the Chicago Cubs is finalized

The trade that sent Sammy Sosa to the Baltimore Orioles from the Chicago Cubs is finalized after Commissioner Bud Selig approves the deal and the slugger passes his physical. Chicago receives second baseman Jerry Hairston, Jr. and two minor leaguers, then signs Jeromy Burnitz as a free agent to replace Sosa in right field.

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The long-anticipated trade of Nomar Garciaparra is finally accomplished

The long-anticipated trade of Nomar Garciaparra is finally accomplished as the Red Sox shortstop is traded to the Cubs in a four-team deal which includes the Twins and Expos. Chicago first acquires shortstop Orlando Cabrera from the Expos for shortstop Alex Gonzalez, relief pitcher Francis Beltran and minor leaguer Brendan Harris. They then pry 1B Doug Mientkiewicz from the Twins for minor league southpaw Justin Jones. Finally, Chicago flips its two new acquisitions to the Bosox for Garciaparra, prospect Matt Murton and cash.

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In one of the most remarkable at-bats in big league history, Alex Cora fouls off 14 consecutive pitches and then hits the 18th thrown to him by the Cubs’ Matt Clement over the right-field fence for a two-run home run which doubles LA’s lead to 4-0. The Dodger Stadium crowd cheered each foul ball, watching the increasing total displayed on the scoreboard.

In one of the most remarkable at-bats in big league history, Alex Cora fouls off 14 consecutive pitches and then hits the 18th thrown to him by the Cubs’ Matt Clement over the right-field fence for a two-run home run which doubles LA’s lead to 4-0. The Dodger Stadium crowd cheered each foul ball, watching the increasing total displayed on the scoreboard.

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foul ball made famous by Steve Bartman in the 2003 NLCS playoffs is blown

With hundreds of onlookers, including a man covered in ivy, singing Take Me Out to the Ball Game, the foul ball made famous by Steve Bartman in the 2003 NLCS playoffs is blown up at Harry Caray’s restaurant in Chicago. The infamous ball’s demise is executed by Cubs’ die-hard fan Michael Lantieri, an Oscar Award winner who has worked on similar special effects in the movies Jurassic Park and Back to the Future.

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Ron Santo, the team’s radio color commentator, joins Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and Billy Williams, becoming third player to have his number retired by the Cubs. The nine-time All-Star third baseman, who spent 14 of his 15-year career with Chicago (1960-73), will have his uniform #10 below Ernie Banks’ on the left-field foul pole.

Ron Santo, the team’s radio color commentator, joins Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and Billy Williams, becoming third player to have his number retired by the Cubs. The nine-time All-Star third baseman, who spent 14 of his 15-year career with Chicago (1960-73), will have his uniform #10 below Ernie Banks’ on the left-field foul pole.

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Slugger Sammy Sosa is ejected from the game during the first inning after he shatters his bat and the broken remains expose cork. The Cub outfielder will be suspended by major league baseball for eight games (reduced to 7 after an appeal) for his offense.

Slugger Sammy Sosa is ejected from the game during the first inning after he shatters his bat and the broken remains expose cork. The Cub outfielder will be suspended by major league baseball for eight games (reduced to 7 after an appeal) for his offense.

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Moises Alou (.331, 27, 108) signs a $27 million, three-year deal with the Cubs

2001 – Free agent Moises Alou (.331, 27, 108) signs a $27 million, three-year deal with the Cubs. The former Astro All-Star’s presence in the Chicago line-up, along with Fred McGriff and Sammy Sosa, will give the team a fearsome 3-4-5 threesome. The Cubs sign also trade OF Michael Tucker to the Royals in exchange for a player to be named.

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The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs, 14 – 8, in the longest nine-inning game in National League history: 4 hours, 22 minutes. The teams tie the major league record set in the American League by Baltimore and the Yankees on September 5, 1997.

The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs, 14 – 8, in the longest nine-inning game in National League history: 4 hours, 22 minutes. The teams tie the major league record set in the American League by Baltimore and the Yankees on September 5, 1997.

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At the Tokyo Dome the New York Mets defeat the Chicago Cubs in 11 innings

At the Tokyo Dome, the New York Mets defeat the Chicago Cubs in 11 innings, 5 – 1, on Benny Agbayani’s pinch-hit grand slam. Rey Ordóñez commits an error in the game, ending his major league record streak of 101 consecutive errorless games at shortstop. With a swipe of second base, Rickey Henderson joins Ted Williams as the only major league players to steal a base in four different decades.

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Cubs stop losing streak at 14 straight

The Chicago Cubs stop their season-opening losing streak at 14 games, rallying in the 6th inning to beat the New York Mets, 4 – 3, in the second game of a doubleheader. The Mets won the opener 8 – 2. Chicago’s 0-14 start sets a National League record and is the second worst behind the 1988 Baltimore Orioles, who began 0-21.

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