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#1 hansman1982

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:09 AM

On what date did the Cubs come back from a franchise-record deficit to defeat the Houston Astros? What was the deficit and final score?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:21 AM

I remember watching that game. I wonder why I wasn't working - it was a day game at Wrigley. They kept showing some fan was holding up a (revised) card that showed how many more runs they needed...

It was a 9 run deficit they overcame and they won the division that year. It couldn't have been 84, so it must have been 1989. Score was... don't remember, so I'll guess 12-11.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:23 AM

I remember watching that game. I wonder why I wasn't working - it was a day game at Wrigley. They kept showing some fan was holding up a (revised) card that showed how many more runs they needed...

It was a 9 run deficit they overcame and they won the division that year. It couldn't have been 84, so it must have been 1989. Score was... don't remember, so I'll guess 12-11.


Jesus H. Crimeny Jones - 9 runs is correct, 1989 is correct.

Score was wrong therefore:

LOSER!!!! DO NOT PASS GO!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:25 AM

Maybe I am new to the game, but should I be more impressed that Spriggs knows everything or if he ever doesn't know something?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:26 AM

Was it really 89? I remember that game, too. Wasn't it 9-1 at one point before they pulled out a 10-9 victory?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:30 AM

I was thinking it was 9-0. I was assuming the Astros scored another run or two. Maybe not? Doesn't seem liek there were a lot of homers that game. Just a lot of hits. I think either Walton or Dwight Smith knocked in the winning run.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:32 AM

Was it really 89? I remember that game, too. Wasn't it 9-1 at one point before they pulled out a 10-9 victory?


10-9 is correct. The calendar states the deficit was 9 runs on August 29, 1989.

Here is the box score: http://www.baseball-...198908290.shtml

After 5 it was 9-0, then the Cubs scored 2 in the 6th, 3 in the 7th and 4 in the 8th to tie it. In the 10th Dave Smith singled in Jerome Walton on a bases loaded hit to RF.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:42 AM

I was thinking it was 9-0. I was assuming the Astros scored another run or two. Maybe not? Doesn't seem liek there were a lot of homers that game. Just a lot of hits. I think either Walton or Dwight Smith knocked in the winning run.


It scares me how much knowledge you have of the Cubs.

Thanks to TWC for reminding me on Twitter that I had to do this today...thanks to Spriggs for getting the question 2/3rds correct. Thanks to my employer for giving me internet to use at work. Thank you to my Secret Santa for giving me the calendar. Thank you to all the little people...

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:47 AM


I was thinking it was 9-0. I was assuming the Astros scored another run or two. Maybe not? Doesn't seem liek there were a lot of homers that game. Just a lot of hits. I think either Walton or Dwight Smith knocked in the winning run.


It scares me how much knowledge you have of the Cubs.

Thanks to TWC for reminding me on Twitter that I had to do this today...thanks to Spriggs for getting the question 2/3rds correct. Thanks to my employer for giving me internet to use at work. Thank you to my Secret Santa for giving me the calendar. Thank you to all the little people...


Nicely done, Hans! Phil could be the new Wally Pipp!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:48 AM


Was it really 89? I remember that game, too. Wasn't it 9-1 at one point before they pulled out a 10-9 victory?


10-9 is correct. The calendar states the deficit was 9 runs on August 29, 1989.

Here is the box score: http://www.baseball-...198908290.shtml

After 5 it was 9-0, then the Cubs scored 2 in the 6th, 3 in the 7th and 4 in the 8th to tie it. In the 10th Dave Smith singled in Jerome Walton on a bases loaded hit to RF.

Walton and Smith had nice rookie seasons that year. I was sky high on those two guys.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:56 AM



Was it really 89? I remember that game, too. Wasn't it 9-1 at one point before they pulled out a 10-9 victory?


10-9 is correct. The calendar states the deficit was 9 runs on August 29, 1989.

Here is the box score: http://www.baseball-...198908290.shtml

After 5 it was 9-0, then the Cubs scored 2 in the 6th, 3 in the 7th and 4 in the 8th to tie it. In the 10th Dave Smith singled in Jerome Walton on a bases loaded hit to RF.

Walton and Smith had nice rookie seasons that year. I was sky high on those two guys.

Joe would only have to do it for another 2,129 more days.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:57 AM


Was it really 89? I remember that game, too. Wasn't it 9-1 at one point before they pulled out a 10-9 victory?


10-9 is correct. The calendar states the deficit was 9 runs on August 29, 1989.

Here is the box score: http://www.baseball-...198908290.shtml


That box score is a trip. Tuesday afternoon, probably the first week of school, eighth grade, which means I would have gotten home in PERFECT TIME to see innings 6-10.

Also: wow, Rafael Ramirez -- 3-for-5 w/ 7 RBIs? Dang.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:59 AM

There was another game that I remember... similar time frame, maybe a year or two earlier... Cubs came back from another big defect, but ended up losing 14-13 or something. Guess I'll troll through B-R.com for a while at work....

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:59 AM




Was it really 89? I remember that game, too. Wasn't it 9-1 at one point before they pulled out a 10-9 victory?


10-9 is correct. The calendar states the deficit was 9 runs on August 29, 1989.

Here is the box score: http://www.baseball-...198908290.shtml

After 5 it was 9-0, then the Cubs scored 2 in the 6th, 3 in the 7th and 4 in the 8th to tie it. In the 10th Dave Smith singled in Jerome Walton on a bases loaded hit to RF.

Walton and Smith had nice rookie seasons that year. I was sky high on those two guys.

Joe would only have to do it for another 2,129 more days.


haha!! Yep!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:59 AM

What was the deficit a couple years ago in May when the Cubs beat the Rockies? I wanna say it was May 30 or 31 but I can't remember the year. Like 7 or 8?




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