[Cubs salute the fans 1984]

This tape includes footage from the final game of the 1984 regular season between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs thrillingly defeat the Cardinals to win the division and take the field to thank the thousands of Cubs fans in attendance at Wrigley field.

00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with a black screen and color bars.

01:02Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of an announcer in the press booth at Wrigley Field. The announcer begins to talk about the Cubs’ first playoff game against the San Diego Padres later that week. He highlights the Cubs’ division winning game against the St. Louis Cardinals, which was the last game of the regular season. Clips from the end of that game are included on the tape.

01:13Copy video clip URL Outfielder Thad Bosley scores the game winning run on a wild throw to first base. The crowd goes wild as the players march across Wrigley Field toward the center field bleachers. The players tip their hats to the fans as the crowd cheers them on. Television commentators Harry Caray and Steve Stone talk about the Cubs’ victory season at 96 wins and 65 losses. Sadly, the team went on to lose to the Padres in a crushing 3-2 playoff series defeat.

05:08Copy video clip URL Tape ends.

 

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