Tuesday, May 17, 2011

First Cubs Game

It's hard to believe that this is when it started getting serious.

This is the first Cubs game I ever attended:

May 9, 1986

San Diego Padres
Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA
Bip Roberts 2B 4 0 3 0 0 1 .206 .515 -0.048
   Garry Templeton SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .451 0.000
John Kruk LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .229 .556 -0.049
Tony Gwynn RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 .345 .898 0.066
Steve Garvey 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .232 .667 -0.063
Terry Kennedy C 3 2 1 1 1 0 .223 .670 0.088
Kevin McReynolds CF 3 1 1 3 1 1 .257 .760 0.335
Graig Nettles 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .171 .520 -0.053
Tim Flannery SS-2B 3 1 1 1 1 0 .265 .737 0.090
Andy Hawkins P 4 0 0 0 0 1 .214 .429 -0.062
Team Totals 33 6 10 6 3 6 .303 .967 0.304
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Generated 5/16/2011.

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA GSc WPA
Andy Hawkins, W (2-2) 9 5 2 2 1 2 1 4.10 70 0.198
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 1 2 1 2.00 70 0.198
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Generated 5/16/2011.

Chicago Cubs
Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA
Shawon Dunston SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 .299 .835 0.058
Gary Matthews LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .624 -0.068
   Matt Keough P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .500 0.000
Ryne Sandberg 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .784 -0.074
Keith Moreland RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .697 -0.067
Leon Durham 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .241 .756 0.017
Jody Davis C 3 0 1 0 0 0 .240 .664 -0.051
Ron Cey 3B 2 1 1 1 1 0 .184 .719 0.103
Jerry Mumphrey CF 3 1 1 0 0 1 .310 .790 -0.009
Rick Sutcliffe P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .688 -0.079
   Ray Fontenot P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
   Terry Francona PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .500 -0.026
Team Totals 31 2 5 2 1 2 .161 .478 -0.196
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/16/2011.

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA GSc WPA
Rick Sutcliffe, L (1-5) 7 7 5 5 2 6 3 4.21 47 -0.302
Ray Fontenot 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.86 0.015
Matt Keough 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.00 -0.015
Team Totals 9 10 6 6 3 6 3 6.00 47 -0.302
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/16/2011.

Ron Cey hit the 1st Cubs' HR I ever saw in person.

Looking at some of these images captured at Wrigley Field during the 1986 season make the memories come flooding back...

Love the old scoreboard with no lights and two divisions.

That's supposed to be Dwight Gooden pitching.

Nolan Ryan reaches back to pitch to Ryne Sandberg

This photo has all kinds of Classic, from the fashion, to
the mustache, and of course the paper beer cup.

No idea what it is, but I'd still buy whatever Torco sells.

When was your first game? Let's open time capsule.

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