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Cubs Heroes and Goats, 1984 edition: The NLCS

A fantastic start slowly evolves into a train wreck and disappointment.

Avert your eyes if you are still scarred from 1984. I actually wasn’t originally going to touch the playoffs, but there was a request for it and so with a little time left before real, meaningful baseball begins to be played we’ll go ahead and take a look at the National League Championship Series from that year.

Game 1, October 2 – Cubs crush Padres 13-0 (1-0)

  • Superhero – Rick Sutcliffe (.195). The Red Baron picked up right where his 20 win regular season left off. He threw seven innings of two-hit ball. He struck out eight, though his control was a bit off on the day. He allowed five walks and hit a batter. Most of you will best remember the long home run he also hit in the third inning off of Eric Show.
  • Hero – Bob Dernier (.126). When a game gets lopsided in a hurry, you’ll see guys up here who contributed in the early going. Bob had two hits and two walks in his five plate appearances. He scored three times. Most amazingly, he hit a home run off of Show …Read the Rest

    Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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