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Cubs Calendar 1/18/13 - Sandberg Game


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#1 Fishin Phil

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:30 AM

Cubs Trivia:

In the famous "Sandberg Game" of June 23, 1984, when Ryne Sandberg twice homered off Cardinals closer Bruce Sutter to tie the game, which Cubs player drove in the winning run in the 11th inning?
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:35 AM

Don't know, but just for fun, I'll say the guy they got for Sutter, Durham.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:26 AM

I'm drawing a complete blank on this one, but ...

When I last saw a replay of the game, what struck me --- other than Sandberg's performance --- was the top of the 10th. A Cardinal (McGee?) hit a high foul ball down the left field line very close to the Bartman location. The Cubs left fielder (Gary Matthews Sr.?) went over and a fan knocked the ball away before he could catch it. There was no reaction from the Cubs. The Cardinal hitter then got a hit that was an important part of their 2-run rally. There was a lot of deja vu. But the Cubs of 1984, especially Sandberg, seemed to have more grit than those of 2003, and came back to tie and win the game.

My memory is a wee bit hazy on some details, so some of you with clearer memories can correct me.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:33 AM

This is a difficult one. I have the name in front of me, and I still can't remember this guy.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:25 AM

I clearly remember this game and the winning run. Don't remember who got on, but it was Davie Owen - or Owens.

Edit -- It was a hit to right field. If I really do remember.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:29 AM

Spriggs, you are starting to scare me a little.

That is correct.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:39 AM

I'm drawing a complete blank on this one, but ...

When I last saw a replay of the game, what struck me --- other than Sandberg's performance --- was the top of the 10th. A Cardinal (McGee?) hit a high foul ball down the left field line very close to the Bartman location. The Cubs left fielder (Gary Matthews Sr.?) went over and a fan knocked the ball away before he could catch it. There was no reaction from the Cubs. The Cardinal hitter then got a hit that was an important part of their 2-run rally. There was a lot of deja vu. But the Cubs of 1984, especially Sandberg, seemed to have more grit than those of 2003, and came back to tie and win the game.

My memory is a wee bit hazy on some details, so some of you with clearer memories can correct me.


I don't remmeber that play. Didn't McGee hit for the cycle in the game? I do recall that it was the game of the week and Kubek and Costas gave the player of the game to McGee.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:42 AM

Spriggs, you are starting to scare me a little.

That is correct.


So is it Owen or Owens? I know he had a brother playing somewhere at the time - who was smaller than Davie.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:12 AM

It was Owen.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:56 AM


Spriggs, you are starting to scare me a little.

That is correct.


So is it Owen or Owens? I know he had a brother playing somewhere at the time - who was smaller than Davie.


Was that Spike?

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

I remember the Trib's sports section's headline the next day: "Sandberg Back With A Bang!"

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

No... that's not right. That doesn't make any sense. That headline must have been from '87 after he came back from the DL...

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:37 AM

No, no, no, that's "Sandberg Back With a Bong". Wait, that's not right....
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

Anyone remember why Ryno went on the DL in '87? He was injured during a Cards game, right? Out for ~ a month?

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:05 AM



Spriggs, you are starting to scare me a little.

That is correct.


So is it Owen or Owens? I know he had a brother playing somewhere at the time - who was smaller than Davie.


Was that Spike?


Yes! That's him




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