Before we get to the baseball let’s soak up some 1987 culture
Ed Lynch whose record was 1-1 after the game would finish with a 2-9 mark in 1987
Ryne Sandberg hit his 4th double of 25 he would hit that season
Cubs would fall from the 4th place 3 GB position they had in the NL east after the game to finish in last 18.5 GB of the division winning Cardinals.
Note Cubs broadcaster Harry Carry was recovering from a stroke this game according to baseball reference was a day before Bill Maury did the funniest play by-play ever filling in for Harry
Throwback Thursday snippet on Thursday’s I will use what day the game was played to give you an extra taste of something that I would have blogged about on that day Since April 16,1987 was a thursday you get a bonus throwback
we set the dial 9 years back to see the difference in the team
Cubs in first beat Pirates 4/16/1978 no players in common played in both games Harry was working for the White Sox Jack Brickhouse was doing Cubs tv on WGN