Friday, June 28, 2002
ESPN Classic celebrates sports in the Windy City with a 15-hour tribute to ChiTown on Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30. Classic Chicago highlights include some of Michael Jordan's finest moments with the Bulls and Kerry Wood's no-hitter with the Cubs in 1998. Here's the complete schedule:
Jordan and Phil Jackson thrived in Chicago. Jordan won five MVPs and six NBA titles with the Bulls.
All times easternClassic Chicago Saturday-Sunday, June 29-30 Saturday, June 29Noon - 7 p.m. - CLASSIC CHICAGONoon - MLB: Houston Astros at Chicago Cubs (1998)
Just five games into his career, Kerry Wood tied one of baseball's biggest records. Wood, just 20 years old, struck out 20 to match Roger Clemens' mark for a nine-inning game, pitching a one-hitter to lead the Cubs to a 2-0 victory over the Astros.
2 p.m. - 1997 NBA Finals, Game 5
Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz
Michael Jordan, playing despite a flu that had him vomiting until just before game time, scored 38 points and made a huge 3-pointer with 25 seconds left to lead the Bulls to a 90-88 victory over the Jazz in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Jordan scored 15 points in the final quarter and moved the Bulls within one victory of their fifth championship in the '90s.
4 p.m. - SportsCentury: Michael Jordan5 p.m. - 1993 NBA Finals, Game 6: Chicago Bulls at Phoenix Suns
John Paxson hit a dramatic three-pointer with just four seconds left and Michael Jordan scored 33 points to finish with the highest scoring average in finals history as Chicago pulled out a 99-98 victory to win their third consecutive NBA title. Charles Barkley had 21 points and 17 rebounds for Phoenix.
Sunday, June 30Noon - 8 p.m. - CLASSIC CHICAGO (continued)Noon - Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox (2000)
Ray Durham's one out double down the left-field line scored Herbert Perry with the winning run in the 14th inning as the White Sox scored a 6-5 triumph over their crosstown rivals the Cubs.
2 p.m. - 1992 NBA Finals, Game 6
Portland Trail Blazers at Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls pulled off a spectacular fourth-quarter comeback, rallying from a 17-point deficit to defeat the Trail Blazers 97-93 and win their second straight National Basketball Association Championship. Michael Jordan scored 12 of his 33 points in the final six minutes.
4 p.m. - Schaap One on One: Walter Payton4:30 p.m. - Road to the Super Bowl XX: Bears vs. Patriots5:30 p.m. - Super Bowl XX Films: Bears vs. Patriots6 p.m. - SportsCentury: Walter Payton7 p.m. - SportsCentury: Jim McMahon