Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs Tickets
About Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs
Even though this rivalry isn’t as big as the Yankees and the Red Sox or the Cardinals and the Cubs, it is quite competitive and is only intensifying with every passing season. The last MLB regular season saw a dominant Cubs side. Out of the 12 games played between the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs, the Cubs won 8 games, 1 game was postponed and three games were won by the Atlanta Braves. With such a record, Cubs fans are excited as ever to see their winning streak continue. And as for the Atlanta Braves fans, the hopes are high as the team looks forward to a fresh start in the 2017 season. Let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy moments between the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs.
Notable Moments - Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs
The Longest Losing Streak
The Chicago Cubs - Chicago White Stockings as they were known at the time - suffered the longest series of losses at the hands of the Atlanta Braves - then referred to as the Boston Beaneaters. This losing streak started in the 1883 season and continued on till the next season. It started with a 2-3 loss for the Chicago White Stockings and finally ended after 10 games, with the White Stockings beating the Boston Beaneaters, 11-7.
The Longest Game
The longest game between the two teams lasted for more than 5 hours, with 16 innings of play. The game took place on a Saturday, May 23, 1987, at Wrigley Field, in front of 33,225 fans. The Chicago Cubs won this game, 7-6. Atlanta was the first to score and went 4 runs up before the Cubs fought back in the bottom of the fifth.
Head to Head Records - Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs
The following statistics are for the Chicago Cubs against the Atlanta Braves.
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The overall performance of the Cubs seems to be a lot better than the Braves, as denoted by the greater number of wins. The postseason record for the Braves vs. the Cubs is relatively balanced. The two teams have faced each other twice in the post season – one in 1998 (Braves won the NL Division Series 3-0) and the second time in 2003 (Cubs won this NL Division Series 2-3)
Hall of Famers at Atlanta Braves & Chicago Cubs
Both teams have had a number of talented players on their rosters. The Hall of Famers from the Atlanta Braves include names such as Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, Orlando Cepeda, Phil Niekro, Hoyt Willhelm, Gaylord Perry and Bruce Sutter. None of these players spent their entire careers with the Braves and some of them, such as Paul Niekro and Hank Aaron had their most productive seasons with the Braves. On the other hand, the Chicago Cubs also have several big names in the Baseball Hall of Fame. These include Ernie Banks (1953-1971), Lou Brock (1961-1964), Andre Dawson (1987-1992), King Kelly (1880-1886), Chuck Klein (1934-1936), Bruce Sutter (1976-1980) and Hack Wilson (1926-1931). In addition to star players, the two teams also have several of their managers inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs – Don’t miss out!
The Braves are all set to face off against the Cubs for the 2017 season. Get your Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs tickets and prepare for an entertaining spectacle. You might want to check out the SunTrust Park seating charts and the Wrigley Field seating charts before you purchase your tickets. The upcoming fixtures between the two teams are expected to start on July 17, 2017, and last till September 3, 2017. Cheap Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs tickets are available here.