Jerry Lai - USA Today Sports
Jerry Lai - USA Today Sports

This week in Cubs history


by - Correspondent -

Every week we will look at historical dates of a given week and pick out a few that stand out to us. This week in Cubs history is all about three baseball icons.

On the day of September 28th, there are a couple of noteworthy Cub events. First, Ryne Sandberg played his last game of his Hall-of-Fame career in 1997. Sandberg would go 0 for 2 in a 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The historic second baseman would finish his career with a slash line of .285/.344/.452, 282 homers, 1,061 RBI, and nine Gold Gloves.

On the same date in 2003, the Cubs honored former third baseman Ron Santo by retiring his number 10 at Wrigley Field. The longtime player and then broadcaster was the definition of the Chicago Cubs. The 9-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner would polish off a Hall of Fame career with a .277/.362/.464 slash line with 342 homers and 1,331 RBI.

The last moment in Cubs history doesn’t come from a Cub but rather the best player in the history of the game. On October 1st, 1932 Babe Ruth hit a home run in Game three of the World Series. A home run against the Cubs that is known in baseball lore as the “called shot.” He did this at Wrigley Field.

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