Happy birthday to former Cubs closer, Carlos Marmol. A very frustrating guy to watch. Marmol walked a lot of hitters, but he also struck out a lot with a devastating slider. In 2010, he had perhaps the best season for a Cubs relief pitcher saving 38 games with a 2.55 ERA and an amazing 138 trikeouts
in just 77 2/3 innings. He pitched for the Cubs from 2006 to 2013.
October 14, 1885
Game 1 of the World Series ends in a 5-5 tie in a game called by darkness at West Side Park in Chicago. The St. Louis Browns had a 5-1 lead into the 8th inning when the White Stockings (Cubs) scored 4 runs, 3 on Fred Pfeffer's 3-run home run.
October 14, 1929
Ouch, the Cubs try to extend the World Series, but blow a 2-0 lead in the 9th inning as Mule Haas hits a 2-run HR to tie game and Bing Miller's RBI double is the walk-off victory for the game and the season ends as the Philadelphia A's defeat the Cubs 3-2 and win the World Series 4 games to 1.
October 14, 1908
At Bennett Park, Orval Overall pitches another great game, this one a complete game 3-hit shutout as Cubs defeat the Tigers 2-0 to win the World Series 4 games to 1 over the Tigers.
October 14, 1906
After Cubs win 116 games in regular season, they can't finish the deal as the White Sox defeat the Cubs 7-1 to win the WS 4 games to 2.
October 14, 2003
Cubs have a 3-0 lead going into the 8th inning with Mark Prior pitching a strong game and are just 5 outs away from a World Series appearance. The Marlins Luis Castillo has a very long at bat against Prior and one foul ball down the left field line becomes the "Bartman" incident where a fan interfered with Moises Alou's abillity to make the catch. Prior and the Cubs collapsed soon after this incident. A dropped ground ball by Alex Gonzalez and what looked like it should be a double play was also a very big play in an 8-run 8th inning by the Marlins. The Cubs blow a great chance to make it to the World Series. Kerry Wood takes the mound in Game 7 the following night.
I know it's difficult to watch this game all over again, but MLB network did a good recap of the game interviewing Marlins manager, Jack McKeon and Cubs shortstop Alex Gonzalez.
October 14, 2017
NLCS, Game 1
In Los Angeles, Albert Almora hits a 2-run home run off Clayton Kershaw, but the Dodgers come back and Chris Taylor's 2-run home run in the 6th gives the Dodgers a 3-2 lead and they go on to take the 1st game of the