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Sandberg tops Wrigley Legendary Moments bracket

  • The Cubs' Ryne Sandberg is congratulated by third base coach Don Zimmer after evening the score in the ninth inning with a home run against the Cardinals. Sandburg's big game won RedEye's Best Wrigley Field moments bracket.
The Cubs' Ryne Sandberg is congratulated by third base coach Don Zimmer… (LAB tba / Chicago Tribune )
April 22, 2014|RedEye

Chicago can't get enough of Ryne Sandberg.

That's what we learned from RedEye's Wrigley Legendary Moments bracket.

In honor of the Friendly Confines' 100th anniversary, we chose 16 moments from the stadium's illustrious history and left the choice to readers. After three weeks, four rounds and more than 1,100 total votes, Ryne Sandberg's monster game in 1984—5-for-6, two home runs in a 12-11 win over archrival St. Louis—bested all challengers.

The Sandberg Game, as it has come to be known, defeated Sammy Sosa's 60th homer in the first round, Sam Jones' no-hitter in the quarterfinals, the 1945 World Series in the semifinals and Kerry Wood's 20-strikeout performance in the final round.

The bracket featured a number of moments from outside baseball as well, including the Bears' championships, the Winter Classic and other signature events at Wrigley.

Thanks to all who voted!

To view all the results, visit RedEye's online bracket.

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