January 11, 1977 A great Cub, Rick Monday is traded to the Dodgers, but the Cubs got the better of this deal getting Bill Buckner who ultimately won a batting title with the Cubs and Ivan Dejesus who had productive years with the Cubs before being dealt to the Philadelphia Phillies to bring Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg back in return.
Charlie Root was the Chicago Cubs pitcher that was pitching to Babe Ruth for his "called shot" in the 1932 World Series. Her daughter discusses how Root, one of the best pitchers in Chicago Cubs history, was saddened being known primarily for this historic moment in baseball history.
May 26, 1997 Both Sammy Sosa and Tony Womack (for the Pirates) hit an inside the park home run in the same inning. Cubs defeat the Pirates 2-1. Photo from Bleed Cubbie Blue who has Sosa as #3 on the top 100 Chicago Cubs of all time. sbn.to/Jmqscb
May 17, 1979 A historic slugfest at Wrigley Field as the Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Chicago Cubs 23-22. Dave Kingman hits 3 home runs, Mike Schmidt hits 2 home runs, including the game winning home run against Bruce Sutter. Bleed Cubbie Blue website has Kingman as #75 on the list of top 100 Chicago Cubs of all-time. sbn.to/97GR7l