The Chicago Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 21-0 on Saturday, a bigger win than anything the Bears have achieved in 30 years.
The pile of injuries the Cubs inflicted on the Pirates on Saturday was one of the biggest wins in MLB history.
The record for a shutout win is shared between the Guardians and Pirates 22-0, so the 21-0 win wasn’t the most dominant of all time, but it was close. Coincidentally, the Pirates did that in 1975 against the Cubs.
The fact that Chicago did this to Pittsburgh this time might only slightly offset that decade-long loss.
Willson Contreras and Co. didn’t just get involved with the pirates. They also had to dig at the bears.
The Cubs’ 21-run win was bigger than the Bears’ wins in 30 years
The score of 21-0 is a literal football score, so it’s incredible that the local baseball team pulled it off as the Bears recently.
Let’s clear this statistic though.
The Bears last eliminated a team by more than 20 points in 2006, defeating the Packers 27-0. However, that was in Green Bay.
The last time they did it at home was 31 years ago in 1991. That year they put on a show for home fans with a 27-0 win over Tampa Bay.
So it has indeed been a long time since the Bears could match what the Cubs just did in their own city.
The question to be asked now is will the Cubs or Bears be able to pull off another big win like this next?
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