Originally Posted by redsmetz
I think this game was a more dramatic comeback, albeit not in the 9th inning.
I always remember this game because I was listening to it on the radio while I was at work for a trucking company. We were down 9-0 after the second with Fred Norman having been beaten around like a piņata and Borbon not being much better. After three, the score was 10-1.
The fun part was I was chatting with someone from our Chicago terminal via teletype (sort of like G-chat with paper!) and they were crowing about the Cubs pounding us. I reminded them it was Wrigley and the wind could turn around and no lead was safe. Sure enough, we tied it in the 9th and won it in the 10th. Now THAT was fun.
Good memory, redsmetz!
I do not remember that exact game, but interesting that Rose went 0-6 with 2k's.
1976 was the very best year ever; that team knew they were great, had the confidence of coming off a Worlds Championship, and expected to win every game. Which is why they won that game.
I was 15 years old that year, and I do not expect to ever experience a year like that again, one where most folks just knew how the year would end- with another World Series championship.
1975 was a gut wrenching nail biter of a year, by a team that seemingly constantly underperformed. 1976 was a virtuoso performance from a team and organization at the height of its power.