Monday, September 24, 2012

Cubs 365, September 24

On this day in 1984, the Cubs clinched their first post-season appearance in 39 years. They did it in Pittsburgh against the Pirates.

Rick Sutcliffe was on the mound for the Cubs, and he was masterful. The Cubs scored in each of the first three innings and never looked back. Sutcliffe went the distance, dramatically striking out Joe Orsulak for the final out of the game.

The entire city (OK, half the city) of Chicago went wild.

Harry Caray and Jack Brickhouse were both in the clubhouse during the celebration in Pittsburgh, and Harry offered his usual homespun advice...