Tag Archives: Chicago Cubs

21Jun

Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen disagrees with an out call from last night’s game against the Cubs. Enjoy.

25May

Phil Rogers is the author of Ernie Banks: Mr. Cub and the Summer of 69. Phil joined Robert in Hour 1. Click through for a podcast of the conversation. 

8Feb

In the 80s classic film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Ferris and crew hit Wrigley to take in an afternoon Cubs game. It had to be an afternoon game, you see, because Wrigley didn’t get lights until 1988.

Baseball Prospectus has gone deep, deep, deep into the Wrigley scene from the movie, and has unearthed some very awesome trivia.

Ferris Bueller and his pals were at the June 5, 1985, tilt between the Cubs and the Braves. The foul ball that Ferris caught was hit by Atlanta rightfielder Claudell Washington (#15) in the top of the 11th inning. The game was tied at two (not scoreless, like the pizza guy claimed) and backup second-baseman Paul Zuvella (#18) was being held on first by Leon Durham (#10) after a leadoff single (the fourth hit of the game, and Atlanta’s first hit since the fifth). Washington would end his at-bat with a flyball to leftfielder Davey Lopes. The next batter, Rafael Ramirez, would wind up hitting a two-run home run and the Braves would go on to win 4-2. The movie, however, cut away before that happened.

Check out a quick clip from that scene after the jump. It’s pretty apparent that it’s a real game.