Cubs general manager, Dallas Green built a great Cubs team that made it to the playoffs for the first time in 39 years (1945). Ryne Sandberg was named NL MVP and the Cubs won the first 2 games of the 5 game series, but the rest of this story did not go so well. A walk-off home run by Steve Garvey, a ground ball that went through Leon Durham's legs and the Padres went to the World Series instead of the Cubs.
October 2, 1984
NLCS, Game 1
What a great game, the Cubs defeat the San Diego Padres 13-0 in the first game of the National League Championship Series. Bob Dernier led off the game with a home run, Rick Sutcliffe hit a home run and Gary Matthews drove in 4 runs. Cubs lead the Series 1 game to 0.
October 3, 1984
NLCS, Game 2
In game 2 of the NLCS, the Cubs take a 2-0 lead in the Series with a 4-2 victory. Steve Trout pitches 8 1/3 innings with Lee Smith getting the final 2 outs.
October 4, 1984
NLCS, Game 3
As the Series goes to San Diego, the Padres get their first victory of the NLCS with a 7-1 victory over the Cubs.
October 5, 1984
NLCS, Game 4
A very tough loss for the Cubs in Game 4 of the NLCS. The lead went back and forth throughout the game. Jody Davis had a big day with 3 hits and 3 RBI and a home run. Leon Durham homered as well. But with the score tied in the ninth inning, Lee Smith faced Steve Garvey who sent the game to a Game 5 with a dramatic walk-off home run.