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Cubs Heroes and Goats 1984 Edition: Games 8-14

Cubs return home from 3-4 road trip for a seven-game homestand.

The Cubs opened the 1984 season with a seven game trip to the West Coast on which they went 3-4. Three of the four losses were by one run and the other was by two. So the Cubs didn’t get blown out of the water, but didn’t exactly jump out to an amazing start. They returned home for their first homestand of the season to face three National League East foes.

For those of you who don’t remember, in those days the leagues had only two divisions, one East and one West. In the National League, that was two divisions of six. Of course, those divisions weren’t simply divided geographically as multiple teams that played in the NL West are geographically located further east than the St. Louis Cardinals. In those days, the NL East included the Cubs, Cardinals, Pirates, Phillies, Mets, and the Montreal Expos.

The home opener was played on April 13 against the New York Mets. Steve Trout was given the ball for the Cubs and Dwight Gooden took the mound for the Mets. Dwight was a rookie in 1984 and …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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