• Kevin Jackson

    1971

    No.
    100
    JULY 19, 2013
    Pearl Jam And Mr. Cub

    Cubs legend Ernie Banks joined Pearl Jam and lead singer Eddie Vedder -- a diehard Cubs fan -- on stage to sing "All The Way," Vedder's tribute to his favorite team during the band's rain-soaked concert at Wrigley Field.

    Editor's note: What follows is ESPNChicago.com's ranking of the 100 Most Memorable Moments in Wrigley Field History. You can rank your own top 20 HERE.

  • 99
    No.
    JANUARY 23, 1944

    1944

    Ski Jumping To 2B

    The Norge Ski Club's ski jump tournament was held over two weekends in 1944. Skiers took off from a scaffold ski jump covered in ice and snow and skiers and landed behind second base.

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    2004

    No.
    98
    JUNE 9, 2004
    Falling Bricks

    A fan's letter, according to the Chicago Tribune, wound its way around City Hall reporting "a chunk of concrete about the size of a small brick" landed on the foot of an elderly woman at Wrigley and warned that something be done before people were killed. Over the next month, two more reports of falling concrete into the stands followed and protective netting was eventually installed.

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    1987

    No.
    97
    AUGUST 27, 1987
    Cubs Retire No. 26

    The Cubs retired Billy Williams' No. 26 in the same year he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Williams, who spent 16 years of his 18-year career with the Cubs, was a six-time All-Star.

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    2003

    No.
    96
    JUNE 7, 2003
    Denying Clemens

    Eric Karros hit a three-run home run and Kerry Wood outdueled Roger Clemens to deny the Yankees great his 300th career victory.

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    1920

    No.
    95
    JUNE 26, 1920
    Gehrig Flashes Power

    In a game between top New York and Chicago high schools, Lou Gehrig hit a ninth-inning grand slam to lead Commerce High School of New York past Lane Tech 12-8.

  • 94
    No.
    JULY 1, 1943

    1943

    Women's League All-Stars

    The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, made famous in the movie "A League of Their Own," held its first All-Star Game at Wrigley Field. The game was played under temporary lights.

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    2003

    No.
    93
    AUGUST 17, 2003
    Ozzy 'Sings' Stretch

    Continuing in a long line of celebrity guest conductors who don't know much about baseball, Ozzy Osbourne led Wrigley on an indistinguishable version of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame."

  • 92
    No.
    JUNE 28, 1981

    1981

    Soccer A Big Draw

    The Chicago Sting of the North American Soccer League defeated the New York Cosmos 6-5 in front of 30,501 fans. In a rough season for the Cubs, the Sting outdrew every Cubs game except their home opener.

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    2009

    No.
    91
    MAY 3, 2009
    Honoring No. 31s

    Hall of Famers Ferguson Jenkins and Greg Maddux played in Cubs uniforms 20 years apart but were honored together in a 20-minute pregame ceremony retiring their No. 31, the fifth number to be retired by the club.

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    2007

    No.
    90
    JUNE 29, 2007
    Ramirez To Rescue

    Aramis Ramirez hit a game-winning homer to beat the Brewers, helping them make a playoff push and edge Milwaukee for the division crown. The Cubs extended their winning streak to seven games with Ramirez's two-run, two-out line-drive homer in the ninth to lift them to a 6-5 victory over the first-place Brewers.

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    1998

    No.
    89
    OCTOBER 3, 1998
    Maddux Outduels Wood

    Trailing the Braves two games to none in the National League Division Series, the Cubs sent 20-year-old Kerry Wood, who missed September with an elbow injury, to the mound in his playoff debut against future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux. Wood gave up just one run in five innings, but the Cubs couldn't solve Maddux, who pitched the Braves to a 6-2 series-clinching victory.

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    2005

    No.
    88
    SEPTEMBER 4, 2005
    Buffett Packs Wrigley

    Selling 78,000 tickets in advance of the concert, Jimmy Buffett packed in the parrot-heads for the first rock concert at the venerable park, the musician's idea seven years prior.

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    1951

    No.
    87
    APRIL 17, 1951
    What A Blast

    No one has hit Wrigley Field's famous manual scoreboard in center field with a batted ball. But Sam Snead, perhaps the greatest golfer in the world at the time, teed up a golf ball and cleared the scoreboard before a game against the Reds.

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    1941

    No.
    86
    APRIL 26, 1941
    Music To Their Ears

    The Cubs were the first team to have an organ play inside their ballpark.

  • 85
    No.
    AUGUST 21, 1954

    1954

    'Trotters Visit

    The Harlem Globetrotters defeated George Mikan's U.S. All-Stars 57-51 in a game played under portable lights.

  • AP Photo/Peter Southwick

    1990

    No.
    84
    JULY 9, 1990
    Sandberg Wins Derby

    With Wrigley Field hosting the 61st All-Star Game, Ryne Sandberg led the National League to a victory over the AL in the Home Run Derby with three homers. Sandberg was crowned the champion even though the derby at the time was considered a team competition.

  • AP Photo/Brian Kersey

    1998

    No.
    83
    JUNE 5, 1998
    Da Coach Sings Stretch

    A tardy Mike Ditka kept the fans waiting -- and almost forced Steve Stone and Chip Caray to fill in for him -- only to hustle his way into the broadcast booth to lead Wrigley in the singing of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch. An out-of-breath Ditka turned in what might have been the fastest rendition in history.

  • AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

    1998

    No.
    82
    APRIL 10, 1998
    Here's To You, Harry

    Two months after his death, the Cubs dedicated a Harry Caray statue at the corner of Clark and Sheffield. The statue was relocated to the bleacher entrance at Waveland and Sheffield on Sept. 1, 2010.

  • AP Photo/John Swart

    1989

    No.
    81
    OCTOBER 4, 1989
    Playoffs At Night

    The Cubs lost 11-3 to the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, the first postseason night game at Wrigley.

  • AP Photo/M. Spencer Green

    2008

    No.
    80
    MARCH 31, 2008
    Cubs Honor Banks

    With the inscription "Let's play two," Ernie Banks' most famous catchphrase, Mr. Cub's statue was unveiled near the main entrance of the park at the intersection of Sheffield and Addison.

  • AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

    2011

    No.
    79
    AUGUST 22, 2011
    Piniella Bows Out

    Cubs manager Lou Piniella surprised many when he announced that day's game would be his last. Citing the need to step away to care for his ailing mother in Florida, Piniella got emotional during the game and talking about his decision after, closing the book on a 41-year baseball career, including 23 as a manager. Mike Quade took over as interim manager for the final 38 games of the 2010 season.

  • 78
    No.
    MAY 15, 1960

    1960

    Cardwell's No-Hitter

    Don Cardwell, who was acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies two days before, tossed a no-hitter against the Cardinals.

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    1937

    No.
    77
    DECEMBER 12, 1937
    Bears Lose NFL Championship

    Sammy Baugh led the Washington Redskins past the Chicago Bears 28-21 in the 1937 NFL championship game with 14 fourth-quarter points before a crowd of 15,878 at Wrigley.

  • 76
    No.
    OCTOBER 10, 1920

    1920

    First Football Game

    Wrigley Field has held more than baseball games. In the first professional football game at what was then named Cubs Park, the Chicago Tigers hosted the Racine Cardinals in a 0-0 draw in front of a crowd of 8,000.

  • AP Photo/Peter Southwick

    1990

    No.
    75
    JULY 10, 1990
    Hosting Midsummer Classic

    The American League beat the National League 2-0 in a rain-soaked All-Star Game. Cubs Ryne Sandberg and Andre Dawson were in the NL starting lineup, but Mother Nature proved to be a rude host with rain delaying the game in the seventh inning and chasing away many of the 39,071 in attendance.

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    2007

    No.
    74
    OCTOBER 6, 2007
    Swept By Arizona

    The Cubs were eliminated from the NLDS with their third straight loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Chris Young homered on the game's first pitch off Arizona's Livan Hernandez, but before it was over, three different Cubs pitchers surrendered three home runs and the Diamondbacks turned four double plays to complete the sweep with a 5-1 victory.

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    1942

    No.
    73
    MAY 24, 1942
    Paige Beats Dean

    Satchel Paige's K.C. Monarchs defeated Dizzy Dean's All-Stars in front of 29,000 fans at Wrigley.

  • AP Photo/Paul Beaty

    2011

    No.
    72
    October 1, 2011
    Bueller? Bueller?

    The Cubs celebrated the 25th anniversary of the release of the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," about a suburban kid who plays hooky with his best friend and girlfriend and asks Chicago movie fans to suspend all notion of disbelief. He eats lunch at a swanky restaurant downtown, visits the Sears Tower, Art Institute and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, performs in the Von Steuben Parade and goes to a Cubs game (and catches a foul ball) all in the same afternoon.

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    1983

    No.
    71
    June 10, 1983
    Fergie's Gem

    Ferguson Jenkins showed he still had something left in the tank in his final season, pitching a four-hit, complete-game shutout against the St. Louis Cardinals for his 281st career win. Jenkins was released the following spring, finishing his career with 284 victories.

  • 70
    No.
    SEPTEMBER 30, 1984

    1984

    Back In The Playoffs

    The Cubs celebrated their first postseason berth since 1945 by taking a victory lap around the park after a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on the last day of the regular season.

  • AP Photo/John Swart

    1993

    No.
    69
    JULY 7, 1993
    Red On A Rooftop

    Reds pitcher Tom Browning pulled a prank, appearing in uniform on a Wrigley rooftop during and waving to his teammates. He reportedly pulled the stunt to loosen up his slumping team after the firing of manager Tony Perez. New manager Davey Johnson wasn't amused and fined Browning.

  • AP Photo/Brian Kersey

    2012

    No.
    68
    MAY 18, 2012
    Wood Calls It Quits

    Kerry Wood wanted to end his Cubs career on a high note, and the fan favorite did, striking out the last batter he faced before greeting his son as he walked off the field to the dugout for the final time.

  • 67
    No.
    JULY 28, 1977

    1977

    Home Run Derby

    The Cubs and Cincinnati Reds tied the NL record for most combined homers in a single game: 11. The Cubs beat the Reds 16-15 in 13 innings.

  • AP Photo

    1958

    No.
    66
    MAY 13, 1958
    Stan The Man's 3,000th

    The St. Louis Cardinals' Stan Musial collects hit No. 3,000, a pinch-hit double off the Cubs' Moe Drabowsky.

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    1976

    No.
    65
    OCTOBER 3, 1976
    Madlock Wins Crown

    Bill Madlock won the National League batting title by going 4-for-4 on the last day of the season, edging out Ken Griffey Sr.

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    1919

    No.
    64
    SEPTEMBER 21, 1919
    Quick Pitching

    Grover Cleveland Alexander pitched a 58-minute, nine-inning game, a 3-0 win over the Boston Braves.

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    1917

    No.
    63
    MAY 1, 1917
    Dual No-Hitters

    The Cubs' Jim "Hippo" Vaughn and the Reds' Fred Toney had no-hitters through nine innings before Cincinnati's Jim Thorpe, a former Olympian, drove in the winning run in the 10th. Toney finished the no-hitter.

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    1927

    No.
    62
    APRIL 12, 1927
    Wrigley At Last

    The stadium took on its current Wrigley Field name at the start of the 1927 season. The Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-1 before 42,000 in the first game in the newly renamed ballpark.

  • AP Photo/Charles Bennett

    1989

    No.
    61
    AUGUST 29, 1989
    All The Way Back

    The Cubs began an epic rally in the bottom of the sixth, eventually coming back from a 9-0 deficit to beat the Houston Astros 10-9 in 10 innings. Dwight Smith drove in the game winner with a bases-loaded single off Dave Smith.

  • 60
    No.
    1921

    1921

    Home Of The Staleys

    Before they were the Bears, the pro football Chicago Staleys struck a deal to make Cubs Park their home venue. The franchise played their home games at the ballpark until moving to Soldier Field 1971.

  • AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

    2010

    No.
    59
    JUNE 13, 2010
    Celebrating The Cup

    Championship trophies are a rare sight at Wrigley Field, but in one memorable showing of civic pride, the Cubs, White Sox and champion Blackhawks shared the field for a photo op with the Stanley Cup, Chicago's first in 49 years.

  • AP Photo/John Zich

    1994

    No.
    58
    APRIL 4, 1994
    Tuffy Blasts Off

    Journeyman outfielder Tuffy Rhodes turned in one of the greatest Opening Day performances of all time, belting three home runs off the Mets' Dwight Gooden. He also singled, but the Cubs lost 12-8. He hit only five more homers that season.

  • 57
    No.
    SEPTEMBER 27, 2001

    2001

    Sosa's Show Of Patriotism

    With the Cubs playing their first game at Wrigley Field since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Sammy Sosa sprinted out to his position in right field holding up an American flag, earning a standing ovation. Later in the game Sosa hit a home run -- his 59th of the season -- and held up a small American flag as he rounded the bases.

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    1976

    No.
    56
    APRIL 17, 1976
    Four Schmidt Homers

    The Phillies rallied back from a four-run deficit, in large part due to four Mike Schmidt homers, as the Phillies beat the Cubs 18-16 in 10 innings.

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    2003

    No.
    55
    OCTOBER 7, 2003
    NLCS Opener Drama

    In a game with seven home runs, four triples and six doubles, Sammy Sosa's two-run homer with two outs in the ninth sent the game into extra innings, but the Marlins had the last word as Mike Lowell led off the 11th with a pinch-hit blast to carry Florida to a 9-8 victory over the Cubs in the opening game of the NLCS.

  • AP Photo/Warren Wimmer

    2010

    No.
    54
    DECEMBER 8, 2010
    Farewell To Santo

    Ron Santo made one final trip to Wrigley Field when his funeral procession stopped at Wrigley Field. Fans lined the streets around the park to pay their respects to Santo, who died from complications with bladder cancer.

  • AP Photo/John Swart

    1984

    No.
    53
    AUGUST 7, 1984
    Brawling With The Mets

    In the midst of a fierce battle for the NL East lead, the Cubs were getting the best of the Mets in a doubleheader. In the second game, Mets pitcher Ed Lynch hit Keith Moreland with a pitch and Moreland rushed the mound, starting a bench-clearing brawl.

  • AP Photo/LES

    1969

    No.
    52
    JUNE 29, 1969
    Iron Man Williams

    Billy Williams played in his 896th consecutive game, breaking the National League record that Stan Musial had held. Williams' streak later reached 1,117 games.

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    2005

    No.
    51
    JULY 26, 2005
    Maddux Notches 3,000 Ks

    On a day in which rain delayed the start of the game by nearly three hours, the Cubs' Greg Maddux became the 13th member of the 3,000-strikeout club and ninth pitcher in history with both 3,000 strikeouts and 300 victories when he got San Francisco's Omar Vizquel to look at a called third strike to end the third inning.

  • AP Photo/les
    No.
    50

    Live From The Bleachers

    Continuing a tradition he started with the White Sox, Harry Caray broadcast games from time to time from the Wrigley Field bleachers.

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    2003

    No.
    49
    SEPTEMBER 27, 2003
    Claiming The Central

    Sammy Sosa sprayed fans in the right field bleachers with champagne while his teammates and manager Dusty Baker jogged around Wrigley Field in celebration of the Cubs' 4-2, 7-2 doubleheader sweep of the Pirates that clinched the NL Central. It was the Cubs' first division championship since they won the NL East in 1989.

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    2008

    No.
    48
    SEPTEMBER 20, 2008
    Another Central Crown

    The Cubs clinch the NL Central title with a 5-4 win over St. Louis. The Cubs took their second victory lap around Wrigley in two years with their second straight NL Central title, the first back-to-back postseason appearances since they played in three consecutive World Series from 1906 to '08.

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    2003

    No.
    47
    SEPTEMBER 28, 2003
    No. 10 Retired

    Claiming it meant more to him than the Hall of Fame, which eluded him during his lifetime, Ron Santo became the third Cubs player after Ernie Banks and Billy Williams to have his number retired. The nine-time NL All-Star was recognized one day after the Cubs won the NL Central and within two years of losing both legs to diabetes.

  • AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi

    1988

    No.
    46
    SEPTEMBER 30, 1988
    A Visit From The President

    As his presidency wound down, former baseball broadcaster Ronald Reagan stopped by the Wrigley Field press box to do a little play-by-play with Harry Caray.

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    1982

    No.
    45
    AUGUST 22, 1982
    Cubs Retire No. 14

    The Cubs retired Ernie Banks' No. 14. Banks is the Cubs' all-time leader in games played (2,528), at-bats (9,421), and total bases (4,706). He won back-to-back NL MVP awards in 1958 and 1959.

  • AP Photo/FJ

    1970

    No.
    44
    DECEMBER 13, 1970
    So Long, Wrigley

    The Bears played their final game at Wrigley before moving to Soldier Field, beating the Green Bay Packers 35-17.

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    1933

    No.
    43
    DECEMBER 17, 1933
    Bears Win NFL Title

    In the first year the NFL was split into two divisions, East and West, the Chicago Bears won the inaugural NFL championship game over the New York Giants 23-21 in front of 26,000 spectators.

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    2010

    No.
    42
    NOVEMBER 20, 2010
    One End Zone

    Illinois took on Northwestern in the first college football game at Wrigley since 1938 -- and the first football game of any kind since the Bears left for Soldier Field after the 1970 season. Because the east end zone was one day earlier ruled unsafe with just a foot clearance until the brick wall, only the west end zone was used. Mikel Leshoure ran for a school-record 330 yards and two touchdowns as the Illini beat Northwestern 48-27.

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    1998

    No.
    41
    SEPTEMBER 28, 1998
    The Tiebreaker

    With both teams finishing the regular season with 89-73 records, the Cubs and Giants played a one-game tiebreaker to determine the NL wild-card team. Gary Gaetti homered and Steve Trachsel pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings. Leading 5-0 going into the ninth, the Cubs held on for a 5-3 victory and a matchup in the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves, who swept them out of the playoffs.

  • AP Photo/NFL Photos

    1941

    No.
    40
    DECEMBER 21, 1941
    Another NFL Title

    The Bears defeated the New York Giants 37-9 to win the NFL championship.

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    1945

    No.
    39
    OCTOBER 8, 1945
    Last World Series

    The Cubs beat the Tigers 8-7 in 12 innings to force Game 7 in their last World Series appearance.

  • AP Photo/Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Museum

    1922

    No.
    38
    AUGUST 25, 1922
    Another Phillies Classic

    Forty-nine runs were scored at Wrigley Field in what is still the highest-scoring game in major league history. The Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 26-23. The Cubs had a 25-6 lead in the fourth, but the Phillies outscored the Cubs 17-1 during the last five innings. The Cubs escaped a threat in the ninth to avoid what would have been the biggest comeback in history.

  • AP Photo

    1969

    No.
    37
    JUNE 22, 1969
    Santo's Signature

    Excited after a ninth-inning comeback win over the Expos, Ron Santo performed his first heel-click, running up the third-base line and clicking his heels three times. Santo, who battled diabetes during his playing career, was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2012, two years after his death.

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    1932

    No.
    36
    SEPTEMBER 20, 1932
    A Pennant Winner

    The Cubs clinched the National League pennant with a 5-2 win over the Pirates.

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    1972

    No.
    35
    APRIL 16, 1972
    Hooton Tosses No-Hitter

    Burt Hooton, a 22-year-old rookie, tossed a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies on a chilly day at Wrigley Field.

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    1976

    No.
    34
    MAY 14, 1976
    Kingman's Blast

    Dave Kingman, then with the New York Mets, hit the longest homer at Wrigley, traveling 500-plus feet up over Waveland and down Kenmore. Kingman would join the Cubs in 1978.

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    1937

    No.
    33
    January 1, 1937
    Adding The Ivy

    One of Wrigley Field's signature features -- the ivy along the outfield wall -- was planted in 1937 under the direction of general manager Bill Veeck as part of a plan to improve the bleachers.

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    1985

    No.
    32
    September 8, 1985
    Chasing Cobb

    Pete Rose hit two singles off the Cubs to tie Ty Cobb's record of 4,191 hits. The game was suspended due to darkness after the ninth inning, resulting in a 5-5 tie.

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    1979

    No.
    31
    May 17, 1979
    Phillies Slugfest

    The Cubs lost 23-22 to the Philadelphia Phillies in 10 innings, despite three home runs from Dave Kingman. Mike Schmidt hit two for the Phillies. There were 50 combined hits in the game.

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    1925

    No.
    30
    November 26, 1925
    Galloping Ghost Debuts

    On Thanksgiving Day, Red Grange made his NFL debut in front of 36,600 fans as he and the Bears took on the Chicago Cardinals.

  • 29
    No.
    OCTOBER 3, 2004

    2004

    Sosa Bolts Early

    Sammy Sosa was fined $87,400 for arriving late to the Cubs final regular season game and then leaving early. Security cameras in the team parking lot caught him leaving 15 minutes after the game started. He was traded to the Orioles later that offseason.

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    2009

    No.
    28
    January 1, 2009
    Drop The Puck

    In the first NHL Winter Classic to pit at least one of the Original Six teams, the defending Stanley Cup champion Red Wings defeated the Blackhawks 6-4 before 40,818 at Wrigley.

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    1948

    No.
    27
    May 18, 1948
    Visit By Robinson

    A crowd of 46,572, the biggest in Wrigley Field's regular-season history, turned out to see Jackie Robinson in his first visit to Chicago with the Dodgers.

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    1953

    No.
    26
    September 17, 1953
    Mr. Cub Arrives

    Ernie Banks made his Chicago debut. He played 19 seasons for the Cubs and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.

  • AP Photo/James Palmer

    1969

    No.
    25
    August 19, 1969
    Holtzman Tosses No-No

    Ken Holtzman threw his first no-hitter, a 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves in which he outdueled Phil Niekro. Holtzman did not record a strikeout in the game, which was won on Ron Santo's three-run homer.

  • AP Photo/John Swart

    1987

    No.
    24
    July 8, 1987
    Dawson Beaned

    Eric Show hit Andre Dawson in the face with a pitch in the third inning. While Dawson remained on the ground, bleeding profusely, Rick Sutcliffe led the charge out of the Cubs' dugout, setting off an ugly brawl. Dawson had hit three homers vs. the Padres in the series, causing the Cubs to believe the pitch was thrown on purpose.

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    1924

    No.
    23
    October 1, 1924
    Cubs Baseball On The Air

    The first Chicago professional game was broadcast from Wrigley on WGN with A.W. Kaney commentating. The Cubs topped the White Sox 10-7. Owner William Wrigley Jr. correctly believed that radio would spur excitement and bring more spectators to the ballpark.

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    1930

    No.
    22
    September 28, 1930
    Hack's Record Season

    Future Hall of Famer Hack Wilson drove in two runs to set an MLB single-season record of 191 RBIs, a mark which stands to this day.

  • Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images

    1984

    No.
    21
    OCTOBER 2, 1984
    Starting Strong

    The Cubs hit five home runs, including two from Gary Matthews and one from starter Rick Sutcliffe, in a 13-0 win over the San Diego Padres in Game 1 of the 1984 National League Championship Series.

  • AP Photo/Jon Swart

    1983

    No.
    20
    APRIL 29, 1983
    Elia's Epic Rant

    With the Cubs off to a 5-14 start and getting booed by the hometown crowd, manager Lee Elia lost his patience in epic style, going on an expletive-laden rant about the fans' behavior. He apologized and kept his job, but was fired later that season.

  • AP Photo

    1982

    No.
    19
    APRIL 9, 1982
    Time To Stretch

    New Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray sang "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch for the first time at Wrigley Field in a game against the Mets. He began the tradition while working in the White Sox's TV booth.

  • AP Photo/Steve Matteo

    2003

    No.
    18
    JUNE 3, 2003
    The Cork Incident

    In the middle of one of the worst slumps of his career, Sammy Sosa's bat shatters during an at-bat against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The home plate umpire notices something on the infield grass and finds cork. Umpire Tim McClelland ejects calls Sosa out and ejects him from the game for using the corked bat. Sosa later admits his guilt, claiming it was an honest mistake.

  • AP photo/Mark Elias

    1994

    No.
    17
    APRIL 7, 1994
    Jordan, Sox Hero

    The highlight of Michael Jordan's foray into baseball came in the Windy City Classic at Wrigley Field, when the Bulls superstar went 2-for-5 with two RBIs against the Cubs in the annual exhibition game. The next day Jordan made his minor league debut for the Birmingham Barons.

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    1916

    No.
    16
    APRIL 20, 1916
    The New Tenants

    After the Federal League folded, the Cubs moved into Weegham Park. They beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings in the first National League game at the park.

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    1914

    No.
    15
    APRIL 23, 1914
    The Beginning

    Wrigley Field was named Weegham Park when the first game was played there 100 years ago. The field hosted Chicago's Federal League team, which was known as both the Federals and the Whales. The Federals beat the Kansas City Packers 9-1 in the ballpark's opener.

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    2003

    No.
    14
    OCTOBER 15, 2003
    Falling To The Fish

    Trying to recover from losing the "Bartman Game," the Cubs sent Kerry Wood to the mound against the Marlins. He eased some concerns of Cubs fans when he belted a two-run home run in the second inning to erase a 3-1 Marlins lead. Moises Alou followed with a two-run homer in the third inning for a 5-3 lead but Wood and the Cubs couldn't make it hold up, falling short of their first World Series appearance since 1945.

  • Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images

    1929

    No.
    13
    OCTOBER 8, 1929
    First World Series

    Wrigley Field hasn't seen a World Series game since 1945, but it hosted its first at the end of the 1929 season. The Philadelphia A's beat the Cubs 3-1 in Game 1.

  • AP Photo

    1972

    No.
    12
    SEPTEMBER 2, 1972
    Pappas Loses Perfection

    Leading 8-0, Milt Pappas loses a perfect game with two outs in the ninth on a walk to Larry Stahl. Pappas held on for a no-hitter, but he claimed home-plate umpire Bruce Froemming cost him the perfect game because of a bad call.

  • AP Photo/Anne Ryan

    1945

    No.
    11
    OCTOBER 6, 1945
    Curse Of The Billy Goat

    Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis reportedly placed a curse on the Cubs after his pet goat was denied entry to the 1945 World Series vs. the Tigers. The Cubs have not returned to the World Series since, despite the efforts of Sianis' nephew Sam, who has been allowed by the club to bring a goat onto the field several times, the first time in 1984.

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    1998

    No.
    10
    SEPTEMBER 13, 1998
    Sosa Belts 61, 62

    Sammy Sosa hit two home runs -- Nos. 61 and 62 -- to tie Mark McGwire during the great home run race in 1998. Sosa's two 480-foot blasts came in an 11-10 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in 10 innings. He finished the season with 66, behind McGwire's 70.

  • AP Photo/NFL Photos

    1963

    No.
    9
    DECEMBER 29, 1963
    Bears Win Title

    The Bears' defense, known as the Monsters of the Midway, stopped the Giants and Y.A. Tittle to win the NFL championship game 14-10.

  • Ronald L. Mrowiec/Getty Images

    1970

    No.
    8
    MAY 12, 1970
    Mr. Cub's 500th

    Ernie Banks hit his 500th home run off Braves pitcher Pat Jarvis. Banks retired the next season with a career total of 512.

  • AP Photo/John Swart

    1988

    No.
    7
    AUGUST 8, 1988
    Let There Be Lights

    The long-awaited first night game at Wrigley Field, the only ballpark in the major leagues without lights, went bad from the start when Phillies leadoff hitter Phil Bradley homered off Rick Sutcliffe before the game was rained out after three and a half innings. The first official night game came the next day with a 6-4 victory over the New York Mets.

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    1938

    No.
    6
    SEPTEMBER 28, 1938
    Homer In The Gloamin'

    Gabby Hartnett's two-out, game-winning shot at twilight -- known as the "Homer in the Gloamin'" -- put the Cubs in first place. They won the division three days later.

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    1965

    No.
    5
    JANUARY 12, 1965
    Sayers Runs Wild

    Gale Sayers tied an NFL record with six touchdowns in a single game as the Bears beat San Francisco 61-20.

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    1984

    No.
    4
    JUNE 23, 1984
    The Sandberg Game

    In what would quickly come to be known as the "Sandberg game," Ryne Sandberg saved the game twice with ninth- and 10th-inning home runs off the Cardinals' Bruce Sutter. The Cubs went on to win 12-11 in 11 innings.

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    1998

    No.
    3
    MAY 6, 1998
    Kid K Is Born

    In just his fifth major league start, 20-year-old Kerry Wood turned in one of the most dominating pitching performances of all time, striking out 20 Astros while allowing no walks and just one hit.

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    1932

    No.
    2
    OCTOBER 1, 1932
    Babe Calls His Shot

    A legendary tale was born in Game 3 of the World Series with Babe Ruth's called shot. Witnesses said Ruth pointed to center field before launching his home run, although Cubs pitcher Charlie Root maintained until his death that no "called shot" occurred.

  • AP Photo/Morry Gash

    2003

    No.
    1
    OCTOBER 14, 2003
    The Bartman Game

    The image of the bespeckled fan wearing a Cubs hat, blue sweatshirt and green turtleneck was forever etched in team history when Steve Bartman, along with several other spectators, reached for a foul ball by the Marlins' Luis Castillo with one out in the eighth inning and the Cubs leading 3-0 in Game 6 of the NLCS. Bartman deflected it from Cubs left fielder Moises Alou and the Cubs ended up yielding eight runs in the inning, losing 8-3 and being eliminated in Game 7 the next day.

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