Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants Tickets
About Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants
There are a quite a few similarities between the Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants. Both teams are multiple World Series Champions. These two teams went through many decades of not winning the World Series. The Cubs and the Giants ball clubs have rich histories steeped in American baseball tradition. And these two teams have one of the oldest rivalries in US professional sports. Comparing the ball club’s achievements, the San Francisco Giants have the lead with eight World Series Championships to their name. However, in 2016 the Chicago Cubs stunned everyone by winning the World Series after a 108 year drought.
The Cubs Giants Rivalry
The origins of the Cubs Giants rivalry may have many hypothesis. However, the incident that started it all is called the most controversial game in baseball history.
September 23, 1908 –With percentage points ahead of the second place Cubs, the Giants were tied with the Cubs 1-1 in the ninth in New York. Rookie Fred Merkle got caught between first and second base when Giants shortstop Al Bridwell hit a walk off single. As Moose McCormick trotted home, Bridwell went to first base but Merkle seeing the crowd descending onto the field failed to touch second base and instead ran towards the club house. Johnny Evers of the Cubs realizing Merkle’s mistake fought through the crowd touched second base and ran him out. Umpire Hank O’Day enforced Rule 59 and called Merkle out nullifying McCormick’s run, hence taking the win from the Giants and keeping the score at 1-1. A replay game between the Cubs and the Giants was played and this time the Cubs not only rolled over the Giants but also won the World Series.
The Cubs and the Giants Go Head to Head
The Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants have faced each other on many occasions. Here is how the Cubs measure against the Giants in head to head encounters
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The longest winning streak for the Chicago Cubs (called Chicago Colts back then) against the Giants was 11 games from July 7, 1890, till October 3, 1890. For the San Francisco Giants (called the New York Giants back then) their longest winning streak against the Cubs was 10 games from August 20, 1894, till May 30, 1895.
Greatest of the Cubs and the Giants
Throughout their history, the Chicago Cubs have had many greats on their roster. First base Mark Grace brought in 1,004 runs and received four Gold Gloves during his time with the Cubs. Second base Ryne Sandberg made an impact when he became the NL MVP in 1984. Some of the other greats include Ron Santo, Shortstop Ernie Banks, Left Field Bill Williams and Right Field Andre Dawson. For the San Francisco Giants, the list always starts with Barry Bonds and his 762 career home runs. Then there is the 24 time All Star Willie Mays. Other players who made the Giants for what they are today are Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal, Tim Lincecum and Orlando Cepeda.
Catch the Cubs and the Giants in Action!
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