Today in Cubs History: April 20
Nomar Garciaparra of the Chicago Cubs was carried off the field with a groin injury after grounding into a double play, then collapsing just in front of the batter's box in the third inning of last night's game against the Cardinals.
In the second game of a doubleheader, the Cubs stop their season-opening losing skid at 14 games beating the Mets, 4-3. By losing the opener, Chicago set a National League record (0-13) for the most consecutive losses to start a season and has the second-worst record behind the Baltimore Orioles who lost 21 decisions before winning a game in 1988.
The Cubs are shut out by Cardinal southpaw Harry Brecheen in their home opener at Wrigley Field, 2-0. The game is the first in the club's history be televised as 'Whispering' Joe Wilson does the play-by-play for WBKB.
NL office orders centerfield hitter's background at Wrigley Field off-limits to fans, and it remains so with exception of 1962 All-Star Game.
In Chicago, the Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park beating the Reds in 11 innings, 7-6. The ballpark will be renamed Wrigley Field in 1926. This was the first time the Cubs played as a National League Team
Baseball season's underway...
So you'd better get ready for a brand new day
Hey Chicago whattya say?