October 10, 2003

October 10, 2003

#OnThisDay in @chicagocubs history ▸ The Cubs take a 2-1 game advantage in the NLCS when they beat the Florida @marlins in extra innings at Pro Player Stadium, 5-4. The eventual winning run scores in the top of the 11th when Doug Glanville triples off Florida’s Braden Looper to plate Kenny Lofton, who had singled after the first out was made in the frame.

September 29, 1986

September 29, 1986

#OnThisDay in @chicagocubs history ▸ Cubs’ rookie pitcher Greg Maddux faces off against @phillies’ rookie Mike Maddux at Veterans Stadium marking the first, and only, time in @mlb history that two rookie brothers started against each other.

Younger brother Greg got the better of his older sibling, as the Cubs went on to an 8-3 victory over Philadelphia.

jrboeke: September 17, 1953 #OTD in @chicagoc…

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September 17, 1953

#OTD in @chicagocubs​ history ▸

Ernie Banks becomes the first African-American ballplayer to appear in a Cubs uniform during a 14-4 shellacking by the @phillies. Only 2,793 fans were on hand at @wrigleyfield to see Banks’ debut (0-3, 1xBB and 1 run scored), but many more would go on to see him before his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977…

September 12, 1998

September 12, 1998

#OnThisDay in @chicagocubs history ▸ Newly acquired utility man Orlando Merced upstages Sammy Sosa’s 60th homer by blasting a ninth inning, three-run, walk-off homer to cap the Cubs comeback from a 10-2 deficit, giving the Cubs a 15-12 victory over the visiting Milwaukee @brewers, keeping the Cubs in contention for the 1998 wild card slot.