The date was May 17, 1979, which will make it 35 years ago this coming Saturday. It was the game that got me hooked on baseball for life. On this date, the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs traded runs like Wall Street brokers. When all was finally said and done, the Cubs plated 22 runs…and lost!
Jack Brickhouse and Lou Boudreau called the game on WGN, and here’s the highlights from that game, which were numerous.