A recent Name That Cub! post struck a chord with one reader.
The answer to the trivia question was Mark Grudzielanek.
He of course was the Cubs’ second baseman from 2003-04.
Twitter follower @mfrost503 responded to the post:
“I still remember his big hit against the Cardinals in the 4 game series in September 2003, a triple if I remember correctly“
It turns out mfrost503′s memory is correct…with one small exception.
It was actually a five-game series due to a double header at Wrigley.
Nonetheless, in the fourth contest against St. Louis on Sept. 3, 2003, Grudzielanek tripled against Woody Williams in the bottom of the eighth.
The hit drove home Tony Womack for the go-ahead run. The Cubs won 8-7.
They also won the following day to take 4 of 5 against the rival Cards.
Chicago continued to win its next 4 games to tie Houston for the division lead.
And by the end of the month the Cubs would clinch the NL Central title!
The rest, as they say, is history.