Chicago Cubs: There are a lot of other great moments that can be included on a top-list, so here are some honorable mentions before we get to our number one
Kyle Schwarber defeats the Reds at Great American Ballpark – 7.21.15
The rookie was playing in just his 11th career MLB game when he blasted a game-tying home run in the ninth, and then followed up with a game-winning homer in the 13th inning.
Cubs slug six homers against the Cardinals in Game 3 – 10.12.15
In their first postseason game at Wrigley Field since 2008, the young Cubs won 8-6 and took a 2-1 series lead in the NLDS behind six home runs. Those home runs were hit by: Kyle Schwarber, Starlin Castro, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler and Dexter Fowler.
Jon Lester walk-off squeeze bunt vs. the Mariners – 7.31.16
In a game that saw the Cubs face an early 6-0 deficit and a catch at the wall in left by pitcher Travis Wood, it was only natural the ending would be crazy. After rallying and tying the game in the ninth, the game went to extras. Jon Lester was called upon to pinch-hit and lay down a squeeze bunt with Jason Heyward at third, he executed perfectly and Heyward scored the winning run.
Javier Baez game-winning solo home run against the Giants – 10.8.16
Game One of the NLDS in 2016 saw a pitcher’s duel between Jon Lester and Johnny Cueto. 0-0 in the eighth inning, Javier Baez blasted a deep drive to left, which fought the brisk Fall wind, but still landed delicately in the basket in the well area for a solo home run. Cubs took a 1-0 series lead with a 1-0 win.
Cubs clinch NL Central in St. Louis – 9.27.17
The defending champion Cubs needed to win just one more game to clinch their second-straight NL Central title. Despite trailing 1-0 early, they ended up cruising to a 5-1 win and got to celebrate at Busch Stadium.
Jason Heyward walk-off slam – 6.6.18
After losing the lead in the ninth inning, the Cubs faced a 5-3 deficit going to the bottom of the inning. With Adam Morgan on the mound and Jason Heyward up, the veteran outfielder turned on a 2-2 pitch and blasted a walk-off grand slam to right field.
Alec Mills no-hits the Brewers – 9.13.20
The former college walk-on threw a no-no against the division-rival Brewers at an empty Miller Park. Who would have thought?
And now, time for the number one moment.