Game Stories

October 6, 1945: Goat, Trout leave Cubs cursed and 'Dizzy' in Game 4

For Dizzy Trout, the 30-year-old right-hander, no victory had…

October 14, 1981: Expos' Ray Burris outduels Valenzuela to even up NLCS

It looked like the best-of-five National League Championship…

October 2, 1984: Cubs crush Padres in their first postseason game in 39 years

“I know it’s happening, but I can’t believe it,” said…

October 10, 2003: Cubs edge Marlins to take 2-1 lead in NLCS

In the crucial third contest of the 2003 National League Championship…

October 14, 2003: The Bartman Game

The pain has now subsided. The wound has now healed — perhaps…

October 21, 2004: Cardinals beat Astros, Clemens to win National League pennant

With the National League Championship Series tied at three wins…

October 22, 2016: Kyle Hendricks’ gem gives Cubs first pennant in 71 years

“The Cubs are going to the World Series,” gushed the North…

October 29, 2016: No joy in Wrigleyville: Indians push Cubs to brink

As the Cubs occupied themselves with preparations for Game Four…

October 30, 2016: Fly the W! Cubs' win sets World Series comeback in motion

Although Chicago was gloomy in the immediate aftermath of the…

October 18, 2017: Cubs show championship swagger to stay alive in NLCS

The Cubs were playing mostly for pride in Game Four of the 2017…

October 1, 2019: Wild-card win launches Nationals’ run to World Series title

“We’re a relentless, resilient bunch of guys. Today we were…