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1984 CUBS

INEVITABLE POST-SEASON COLLAPSE

League MVP Ryne Sandberg led the Cubs to a 96-65 record in 1984, 6 1/2 games ahead of the second place Mets. The Cubs were to take on the San Diego Padres in the NLCS.

The Cubs took the first two games of the series at Wrigley. The Cubs had 5 homers in game one shutting out the Padres 13-0. Cub fabs were flying high.

 The Cubs won the second game 4-1. It appeared that the "lovable losers" were going to have their first pennant in 39 years. Just needing one more win, the Cubs went to San Diego with high hopes. The eternally optimistic Cubs fans were sure they had this one in the bag.

 They dropped game one 7-1. Ok, so they just need to get one more win, no big deal. They are up 2 games to 1. Which brings us to game 4. 

Going to the 8th inning, it's tied up 5-5. But in the bottom of the ninth, with one man on, Steve Garvey blasted out a 2-run homer off of Warren Brusstar to send it into a game 5. 

So it was tied a 2 wins each. All the Cubs needed was just one more! In game 5, the Cubs were off to a 3-0 lead through 5 innings. 12 outs from the World Series.

In the 6th, Rick Sutcliffe gave up 2 runs. In the 7th, Leon Durham let one slip through his legs to let the tying run in. Then Tony Gwynn's double gave the Padres the lead. Steve Garvey's RBI single stuck the knife into the Cubs hearts crushing their world series dreams. hahahahahaha! Thanks, Steve!

The next season, the Cubs returned to mediocrity and finished 77-84

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