Cubs historical Heroes and Goats: Comebacks

In the wake of Saturday’s win, here’s a look at some of the great comebacks in Cubs history.

Saturday’s wild game got me thinking about how the comeback stacked up with some memorable comebacks in Cubs history. With no game to recap for Heroes & Goats today, let’s have a look back at Saturday and other big Cubs comebacks.

How epic was that comeback?

First of all, you’d think it would be easier to track down the great comebacks a team has made. But I had to dig quite a bit to find as many as I did. Here is a look at 10 of the greatest comebacks in Cubs history. In all but one instance, I’ve examined just how low the probability of victory was as per the WPA statistic. WPA isn’t perfect as it doesn’t try to account for where a game is being played, the weight of the moment, the quality of the opposition, etc. It simply looks at how likely a team is to win the game based upon the current situation in terms of score, outs remaining and any base runners in play.

With that in mind, I’ve organized the comebacks I was able to …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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