Notes from #Cubs wild Wild Card win

More notes from Wednesday’s 4-0 Cubs win over the Pirates at PNC Park in the NL Wild Card Game:

*Dexter Fowler went 3-for-4 for his second career multi-hit postseason game. He also tied a Cubs single-game postseason record by scoring three times, matching Frank Demaree’s mark, set Oct. 2, 1932, against the Yankees.

*Fowler hit his first postseason home run. It also was his first homer since Sept. 7, and first of his career at PNC Park.

*Kyle Schwarber is the first Cubs rookie to homer in a postseason game since Geovany Soto did so in Game 2 of the 2007 Division Series at Arizona. It’s the third time in Cubs postseason history that a rookie homered in a game. He joins Soto and Frank Demaree, who connected in the 1932 World Series. Schwarber is the first to do so in his first postseason game. He joins Demaree as the only Cubs rookie with three RBI in a postseason game.

*The Cubs posted their first shutout in a postseason game since Game 1 of the 1984 League Championship Series against the Padres. It was the ninth shutout in Cubs postseason history.

*Jake Arrieta extended his scoreless innings streak to 31 innings with his complete game on Wednesday.

*Arrieta is the first Cubs pitcher to throw a shutout in the postseason since Claude Passeau did so Oct. 5, 1945, against Detroit in Game 3 of the World Series.

*Wednesday’s win snapped the Cubs’ nine-game postseason losing streak. It was  the team’s first win since Game 4 of the 2003 NLCS.


As the Cubs continue this journey this year and the next few years, there will be many similar notes. As a youngster I used to look over past STATS of the Cubs, read as many books on the Cubs and baseball as I could.
Looking at Carries notes a name came up I just don’t remember in Frank Demaree.

Aloha jasper, I was thinking Frank Chance’s time from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s but Demaree came quite a bit later in the 1930’s! But before your time! I was looking at my 1952 Topps Phil Cavarretta card, neat looking with a red background. I was amazed at long time Cubs players that ended there career with the White Sox (Cavarretta, Santo). Like you would get my hands on anything Cubs. Asked my grandfather about going from the South Side up to the North Side to watch his team. Asked my father about all the teams in the 50’s & 60’s that he followed, including the team I would come to love and my first baseball hero, Ernie Banks. Would have loved to have seen him play. Well, I think you and I and many others will have many years to look at stats with this current team! Now off to your “favorite” place, Busch Stadium! Where some hungry Cubs…You get the picture! Mahalo!

lol, I wont be going to Busch this year K.g. I am sure my son would get tickets if asked, just have other things going on.
Bringing up Frank chance always reminds of the poem written, Tinker to Evers to Chance. Who was the missing 3rd Baseman in that poem?
There are probably many young fans that never heard about that poem or even concerned with Cub history. but its ok, why dwell when you have a team as exciting as todays?

Hi Carrie! My name is EmmaKate Austin and I am a grad student at Northwestern writing a story on the Cubs and would love to talk with you for just a few minutes! Let me know if you’re available at all over the next few days.


Very nice EmmaKate, I hope Carrie is able to get in touch with you and provide any info you need. Good luck and may your Cub story be a huge success.🙂

Why don’t you send an email to me at, and I can follow up there.

Pete Rose is predicting the Cardinals will prevail in the NLDS versus our Cubs. I actually like that he did so. I have less and less respect for that man, given his history of mendacity. Will derive immense pleasure in the Cubs proving `the Hit King` wrong.

Aloha jhosk – you do not think he is saying that in order to “motivate” the North Siders to actually persevere so that he wins some “side-….” Oh, I better not go there! Mahalo!

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