The overly friendly confines
MAY 17, 1979
in baseball, the Chicago Cubs scored 6 runs in the first, 3 in the fourth, 7 in the fifth, 3 in the sixth, 3 more in the eight and still lost. The
Phillies beat the Cubs in ten innings 23 to 22. There were eleven home runs on this windy afternoon at Wrigley Field, a record at the time. It’s as though
Gale Sayers sneaked into Wrigley and ran off a few touchdowns in his old
Bears stomping grounds.
The wind was reportedly blowing out that day (ya think?). The Cubs’
Dave Kingman had three home runs. Teammate
Bill Buckner had a grand slam and seven runs batted in. The Phillies
Mike Schmidt hit two home runs, including the came winner.
The Cubs also have the record for the most runs scored by a team, 36, against the Louisville Colonels on
June 29, 1897
. The Boston Red Sox scored 29 against the St. Louis Browns June 8, 1950 and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City A’s 29-6 on April 23, 1955.
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