Today in Cubs History: April 8
Happy Easter everyone!
In San Diego, Ryne Sandberg cracks a 10th inning run-scoring triple to make the score 7–5 over the Pads, and then steals home to seal it for the Cubs.1984
In the opener at Wrigley Field, the Cubs trail the Phillies 6–5 with one on in the 11th when Willie Smith hits a pinch homer into the RF bleachers to give Chicago the win. The Cubs will not drop out of first place for 155 days. Ernie Banks has a pair of homers for Chicago and is matched by Don Money's pair
» The Cubs get infielder Don Zimmer from the Dodgers in return for infielder John Goryl, OF Lee Handley, minor league P Ron Perranoski, and cash. Perranoski, 11–10 at Ft. Worth, will develop into the top reliever in the National League.
Lou Pinella directed the Yankees to a 4-2 win over the Royals in front of 55,602 at Yankee Stadium in his managerial debut!
Baseball season's underway...
So you'd better get ready for a brand new day
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