Chicago Cubs: Things that get forgotten about the 2015 season

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Chicago Cubs: The first person to record a walk-off hit in 2015 was someone that is mainly remembered for his stint in 2014.

It was early in the season on April 13. The bleachers still were not built yet and the Cubs were only in game six of the season. Facing the division foe Reds, the Cubs rallied from a deficit late to tie the game in the eighth inning on a Jorge Soler two-run shot. It remained tied in the 10th when the Cubs loaded the bases. Who stepped up and recorded the game-winning hit up the middle? Arismendy Alcantara.

Fans will likely remember Alcantara for his stint in 2014 when he started off real hot before cooling drastically. He finished 2014 with 10 homers and a .205/.254/.367 in 70 games. He did play 11 games in 2015 before being sent down. He was with the organization until 2016 until he was traded to Oakland to get Chris Coghlan back. Though he never saw the majors after those brief 11 games in 2015.

It is just kind of funny to look back and realize a dude who faded fast the season before when they were still rebuilding recorded the first walkoff win of the season. After his Cubs tenure he has played a total of 86 games in the majors since. Might as well mention Junior Lake, who had kind of a similar stint with the Cubs, also played a brief 21 games in 2015. Easy to forget that as well.