The ’67 Cubs Took First TodayLeave a Comment
On this day in 1967, the “Lovable Losers” took their first step toward respectability on a crazy Sunday afternoon at #WrigleyField when the crowd wouldn’t leave. The #Cubs got a 3-hitter from Fergie Jenkins, who had a double, triple and RBI to beat the #Reds. Their win put them in the win column for the 13th time in 14 games and in first place that late in the season for the first time since 1945. The crowd wouldn’t budge until the grounds crew changed the center field standings flags and put the Cubs on top.
July 2, 1967 – After the #Cubs 4-1 victory over the #Reds at Wrigley Field, many of the 40,464 patrons stay in the ballpark awaiting the outcome of the #Cards/Mets game. When the results are posted with a New York win, which puts the Cubs in first place by half of a game, the enthusiastic fans refuse to leave the ‘Friendly Confines’ until the flags above the scoreboard are changed, a task usually done the next day, to reflect the home team’s position at the top of the standings.
The Cubs 10-2 loss to the #Mets Friday proves that when it rains it pours. Jake Arrieta takes the mound Saturday and is pound for pound a better pitcher than Bartolo Colon who he opposes and we oppose to ever pitching naked.
LET’S SHAKE IT OFF AND START A NEW WINNING STREAK TODAY!
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