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    My first Cubs game I actually don't remember, and was actually in Busch stadium. I was two years old, and only know I was there thanks to a family photo.

    My second Cubs game, and first at Wrigley, was July 11th, 1997 against the Cards as well. I remember us winning and Sosa hitting a home run, and on further research we won 7-1 with rookie Geremi Gonzalez going 7 shutout innings before allowing a solo home run in the 8th.

    How did we do on your first Cubs game?

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    In 1992, at Wrigley. versus the Cards.
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    • #3
      I'm pretty sure is was in '98 against the Cards. But I'm not positive.

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      • #4
        I can't remember when it was exactly but either like '89 or definately very early 90s (I know Maddux was there so as late as '92). They had like an old timers day/game there... I remember seeing Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Jenkins, Santo, Randy Hundley, and several older Cubs great.

        If anybody can find when this was... I appreciate it.
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        Actually, I think they were about the same because I lettered in all sports, and I was a two-time state decathlon champion.
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        • #5
          Haven't been to one yet.
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          • #6
            1994 opening day. Tuffy Rhodes hit three home runs. they were facing Doc gooden and the mets. the cubs lost (12-8) despite those 3 homers.

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            • #7
              1979 against the Astros.
              Last edited by EdTarbusz; 05-02-2008, 08:33 PM.

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              • #8
                Here is the box score of my first Cubs game.-
                http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-...d=199204110CHN
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by stejay View Post
                  Here is the box score of my first Cubs game.-
                  http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-...d=199204110CHN
                  That seems like it might be okay to watch.
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                  • #10
                    It was OK to watch. McElroy's triple was magic! Are you serious about not going to a Cubbies game?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by stejay View Post
                      It was OK to watch. McElroy's triple was magic! Are you serious about not going to a Cubbies game?
                      Being a college student is tough. No money. I've only been to Chicago once, and it was in December of 2000 when the wind chill hit -50 F. I wanted to at least see Wrigley from the outside, but I had no cab money and zero intention of walking from my hotel by symphony hall.

                      I almost drove to Chicago when I took my one and only vacation in June of 2005, but I looked at their record and decided I was better off heading the other direction and going to Yellowstone. I made the right choice--they went 1-5 that week.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by nathanKent View Post
                        Being a college student is tough. No money. I've only been to Chicago once, and it was in December of 2000 when the wind chill hit -50 F. I wanted to at least see Wrigley from the outside, but I had no cab money and zero intention of walking from my hotel by symphony hall.
                        I've been out of school for awhile now, and make decent money. Having been on both sides of the fence, I can tell you I'd rather be young, broke and in school than be a working man. I went for two graduate degrees (MBA and JD) before I entered the working force for good. I was essentially dragged out of school kicking and screaming. I should have became a professor and made school a lifetime thing.
                        To offset some of the pain of being a diehard Cubs fan, I've learned to also be a moderate Yankees fan.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Scartissue View Post
                          I've been out of school for awhile now, and make decent money. Having been on both sides of the fence, I can tell you I'd rather be young, broke and in school than be a working man. I went for two graduate degrees (MBA and JD) before I entered the working force for good. I was essentially dragged out of school kicking and screaming. I should have became a professor and made school a lifetime thing.
                          I'm still hanging on to a thread of hope that this music degree will turn me into Prince, but alas my whiteness prevails.
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                          • #14
                            I dont remember my first game all that well. It was either 97 or 98 against the Expos and I know we lost. I dont remember anything else. I was in the big brothers/big sisters program and so I got free tickets through them one time. However, my first game as an actual fan was the end of 2004 when Prior had that 16 strikeout game, that was pretty nice, but I could have rewritten the ending!
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                            • #15
                              First Cubs Game

                              August 16, 1961--Cubs 9, Phillies 5. This was Philadelphia's 19th straight loss. I sat in the first row of the left field bleachers--easy to get seats there in those days, since the crowds were very small (6,390 that day). There was no basket fronting the bleachers, and the wall was flat on top. Terrific view!

                              http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-...d=196108160CHN

                              The biggest excitement that day came from a nearby fan who was listening to the White Sox game on the radio, when he informed everyone that Roger Maris had hit his 47th home run in the first inning. Then he gave us a replay of sorts in the third inning--Roger had hit #48. Every baseball fan was closely watching his pursuit of the Babe's record that season.

                              http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-...d=196108160NYA

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