With the MLB season postponed, the city of Chicago misses its two favorite baseball teams, the Cubs and the Sox. Normally, we’d have one of our home teams playing every day, but until the league makes its decision on whether or not to return, we’ll be left waiting. A lack of sports has been tough for fans, and we’ve tried to make things easier with some of the best Chicago sports highlights and Bulls throwback games to watch. And now, this week, we’re here to help cure your sports needs again with some great Chicago Cubs highlight games for all you northside fans to rewatch.
Best Chicago Cubs Highlight Games
The Sandberg Game
In this highlight game, former Cubs second baseman hits a pair of home runs to tie the game in the 9th and 10th innings. Famously known as, “The Sandberg Game,” the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 12-11 in this matchup against our division rival.
Mark Grace Hits “The Cycle”
Not every player in the league bats for the cycle in their careers, a feat that comes from hitting a single, double, triple, and home run in one game. In Chicago Cubs history, only nine such players have been able to do so. The most recent Cubbie to bat the cycle came in 1993 when Mark Grace hit one against the Padres. While the Cubs didn’t win that game, it’s still an incredible accomplishment and makes for an entertaining game.
Kris Bryant’s 3 HR Game
Speaking of games with superior batting performances, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has had two games in his career with three home runs. His most recent one happened a little over a year ago on May 17th against the Nationals. Thanks to Bryant, the Cubs went on to win 14-6 in this throwback game.
Carlos Zambrano’s No-Hitter
Moving on to strong pitching performances in Cubs history, our first no-hitter on this list comes from Carlos Zambrano. Back in 2008, Zambrano struck out 10 batters against the Houston Astros to get the win. The game was played in Miller Park in Milwaukee due to a hurricane, but that didn’t stop Carlos or the Cubs.
Jake Arrieta’s No-Hitter
The next no-hitter on this list comes from former pitcher Jake Arrieta. The first no-hitter in his career came against the Los Angeles Dodgers on their own turf. The Chicago Cubs beat the Dodgers 2-0 in this one, and it only took Arrieta 116 pitches to do it.
NLCS Cubs vs Dodgers Game 5
This next Chicago Cubs throwback game is also against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but this one’s in the playoffs. In game five of the NLCS, the Cubs would take down LA once again in their quest for a pennant. Jon Lester pitched the win for the north-side in this one, giving up only one hit in seven innings.
World Series Game 7
We’ve covered this one before in our favorite Chicago sports highlight games, but it’s too good not to include on this list. After not winning a World Series title for 108 years, the Cubs clinched the pennant in extra innings of game seven. This is definitely one of the most exciting games in Cubs history and one that every fan will remember fondly.
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