Today In Cubs History: October 7
1933 - Flags are at half staff for Game Five to honor William L. Veeck, Chicago Cubs president, who died suddenly. On the field, the World Series comes to a close when Mel Ott homers in the 10th inning for a 4-3 Giants victory over Washington.
1945 - Hank Greenberg's three doubles led Detroit to an 8-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs, giving the Tigers a 3-2 lead in the World Series.
1984 - The San Diego Padres won the National League pennant with a 6-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the final game of the playoffs. The Padres won three straight after dropping the first two. Tony Gwynn's seventh inning two-run double breaks a 3-3 tie. The Cubs had a 2-0 game advantage as well as 3-0 lead in the deciding Game 5, but were unable to end the thirty-nine year World Series appearance drought.
1991 - ex Cub Manager Leo Durocher dies
Baseball season's underway...
So you'd better get ready for a brand new day
Hey Chicago whattya say?