1990’s Week: Cubs score 26 runs
Head back in time as the Cubs scored 26 runs against the Rockies in 1995. 1990’s Week, proudly presented by Prevagen, continues Tuesday at 7 p.m. on Marquee Sports Network.
Aug. 18, 1995: Cubs score 26 runs vs. Rockies
Hope you’re ready for a lot of offense.
Playing in Coors Field, the Cubs jumped out to a 7-0 lead before the Rockies even came up to bat and kept their foot on the gas pedal from there.
The Cubs scored 2 runs in the 3rd inning, 6 in the 5th, 3 in the 6th, 4 in the 7th and 4 more in the 8th inning, tallying 26 runs on 27 hits in the ballgame with 48,082 fans in attendance.
Eleven of those 27 hits went for extra bases, including starting pitcher Kevin Foster’s first double of the season. Seven different Cubs players collected multiple hits in the game, including relief pitcher Anthony Young, who went 2-for-2 while tossing 1.1 innings out of the bullpen (and picked up the win).
Cubs manager Jim Riggleman opted to give most of his starters a breather in the blowout, with only Mark Grace, Sammy Sosa and catcher Scott Servais playing the entire game.
Grace went 1-for-6 with a walk, scoring 3 runs and driving in 2. Sosa was 4-for-6 with 4 runs scored, 4 RBI, a walk and his 22nd homer of the shortened season.
Luis Gonzalez doubled, homered and drove in 6 runs.
- The price of a hot dog at the ballpark was $1.49
- The top song of the year was “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men.
- The first professional sports game was streamed online: a 6-5 Seattle Mariners victory over the New York Yankees on Aug. 31, 1995. The audio of the game was aired on ESPN SportsZone.
1990’s Week, proudly presented by Prevagen, airs each night this week at 7 p.m. on Marquee Sports Network. Click here to see the full rundown of featured games.
Tony Andracki contributed to this story