So begins a home run-free calendar streak of a lengthy period of time. Hopefully y'all can hang on to your sanity.
This year was the breakout season for Cubs closer Lee Smith.
He led the NL in saves with 29 - the first of four season he would lead the NL. It was also the year he was named to the first of seven All-Star teams and (ugh, the Calendar uses a comma before "and") received both Cy Young and MVP votes.