Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cubtober 3rd

Chicago Cubs fans have had better Octobers than October 2009. Here a few examples of years where they were still following the team in October, and why.

On this day in 1915, the Cubs played their final game in their championship field...West Side Grounds. The next season they would begin playing in a new ballpark on the North Side.

On this day in 1938, the city of Chicago has a parade for the pennant winning 1938 Cubs.

On this day in 1945, the World Series begins, Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers. Read all about that series here.

On this day in 1976, Bill Madlock wins the National League batting title in his final at bat as a member of the Chicago Cubs.

He is traded for Bobby Murcer after the season.