This Week in Wrigley History (October 15–October 21)

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Oct 15th, 2018
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    1922 Bears

    October 15: In 1922, the Bears play their first ever game at Wrigley as the Bears. They beat Rochester 7-0. In 1934, the Bears crush the crosstown Cardinals 44-7.

    In 2016, Cubs blow late lead but come back to beat Dodgers in Game 1 of NLCS on Miguel Montero grand slam.

    October 16: In 1923, the Cubs lose the City Series to the White Sox, 4 games to 2. In 1927, Red Grange returns to Wrigley Field as a member of the New York Yankees (football)…In 2016, Clayton Kershaw shuts out the Cubs to even the NLCS at 1-1.

    October 17: In 1926, the Bears beat the crosstown Cardinals 16-0.

    October 18: In 1931, Red Grange and the Bears beat the Cardinals 26-13.

    October 19: In 1941, the Bears crush the Detroit Lions 49-0.

    October 20: In 1968, the Bears beat the Eagles 29-16. In 2015, Cubs lose Game 3 of the NLCS to the Mets. The key play for the Cubs is a wild pitch by Trevor Cahill on strike three that allows Yoenis Céspedes to score, putting the Mets up 3–2.

    October 21: In 1951, the Bears beat the 49ers 13-7 in front of 42,000+ fans. In 2015, the Cubs are eliminated from the NLCS by the New York Mets. Mets sweep the series in four games. The Cubs never had a lead at any point in the four game series. Daniel Murphy absolutely killed them, hitting .529 with the four home runs and a 1.294 slugging percentage for the series.

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