It’s Sept. 24, 1985. The Cubs trail Montreal 15-2 after 5 innings.
Chicago storms back scoring 13 runs over the next 4 frames.
But it’s not enough. The Expos edge the Cubs 17-15.
Andre Dawson, by the way, goes 4-for-6 with 3 HRs & 8 RBI!
This remains one of the more wild games in Wrigley Field’s history.
Chris Jaffe of the Hardball Times notes the 10,000 day anniversary (2/9/13).
Interestingly, scenes for ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ were shot during the game.
And as you can tell from the picture above, not many fans were there to witness the Cubs’ near comeback, or filming of the movie.
The recorded attendance that afternoon: 6,947!
The actual on-field clips used in the movie are from another Cubs game.
A June 5, 1985 contest against the Braves. The Cubs lost 4-2.