October 26, 1971
Fergie Jenkins becomes the first Cubs in history to win the NL Cy Young
award with a 24-13 record in the 1971 season. Fergie also sturcke out
263 batters and posted a 2.77 ERA.
The Cubs finished the 1971 season with an 83-79 record and finished 3rd
in the NL East division.
November 7, 1979
Bruce Sutter continued to be one of the best relief pitchers in 1979 and
became only the 2nd NL relief pitcher to win the Cy Young (Mike Marhsall
was the 1974 Cy Young Award Winner). Sutter led the NL with 37 saves,
had a 6-6 record with a 2.22 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 101 1/3 innings.
Sutter was the winning pitcher in the All-Star game at the Kingdome in
Seattle in 1979 pitching 2 scoreless innings, giving up 2 hits and 2
walks and striking out 3 batters (Jim Rice, Rick Burleson and Bobby Grich).
the Cubs struggled a bit in 1979 posting an 80-82 record finishing 5th
in the NL East.
October 23, 1984
When the Cubs traded top prospect, Joe Carter to the cleveland Indians
for Rick Sutcliffe on June 13, 1984, the Cubs had a 1 1/2 game lead
in the NL East over the New York Mets.
Sutcliffe would post an incredible record of 16-1 the remainder of the
season to help the Cubs finish the season as NL East champions (6 1/2
games better than the Mets).
Sutcliffe won game 1 of the NLCS over the Padres at Wrigley Field not
only with his pitching arm, but his bat as well as he hit a home run
to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead in the series that the Cubs ended up losing
in 5 games.
November 11, 1992
Greg Maddux was named the 1992 Cy Young winner, the first of his 4th
consecutive Cy Young Awards from 1992 to 1995 (the final 3 were as a
member of the Atlanta Braves).
Maddux went 20-11 for the 1992 Cubs with a 2.18 ERA and pitched 9 complete
games and 4 shutouts.
Maddux also won a Gold Glove for his 3rd straight season.
the 1992 Cubs struggled to a 4th place finish in the NL East with a 78-84