Chicago Cubs: 5 loudest moments in Wrigley Field history
Cubs: 5 loudest Wrigley Field moments: #2 – Sammy Sosa goes deep late
Rewinding all the way back to the 2003 season, the Chicago Cubs finished the year 88-74. After taking down the 101-win Atlanta Braves, the Cubs advanced to the NLCS to take on the Florida Marlins, who beat their own 100-win team in the San Francisco Giants in the Division Series.
Though the Cubs ultimately lost the series in seven games, a moment from Game 1 still lives in the memories of Cubs fans everywhere.
After a wild game which saw the Cubs down 8-6 in the ninth inning and down to their final out, Sammy Sosa launched a game-tying two-run home run deep into the nigh, landing on Waveland Ave. To imagine being at that game is one thing. For those that were in attendance and remember the moment it had to be one of the most magical moments in baseball you can possibly experience. If you don’t remember it, Pat Hughes calling the play in the above gives you an idea of what that moment was like.
Ultimately, the Cubs went on to lose to the game but the memory of that monumental ninth-inning blast lives on. Nearing the end of an incredible career with the Cubs, 2003 marked the final year in a string of nine-straight seasons Sosa eclipsed 100 RBI. The home run accolades speak for themselves, however this one, in particular, was something that gave Cubs fans a timeless memory.