A report on 1989 National League Championship Series

Played between the National League West champion San Francisco Giants and the National League East champion Chicago Cubs.

- 1989 National League Championship Series

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1989 World Series

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The championship series of Major League Baseball's 1989 season.

The championship series of Major League Baseball's 1989 season.

The collapse of the Bay Bridge forced Oakland players to return home via San Jose

The 86th edition of the World Series, it was a best-of-seven playoff played between the American League (AL) champion Oakland Athletics and the National League (NL) champion San Francisco Giants.

1989 San Francisco Giants season

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The Giants' 107th season in Major League Baseball, their 32nd season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 30th at Candlestick Park.

The Giants' 107th season in Major League Baseball, their 32nd season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 30th at Candlestick Park.

The Giants defeated the Chicago Cubs in five games in the National League Championship Series.

Chicago Cubs

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American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
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Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
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A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

This time the Cubs met the San Francisco Giants in the NLCS.

Clark with the Giants in 1986

Will Clark

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American professional baseball first baseman who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1986 through 2000.

American professional baseball first baseman who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1986 through 2000.

Clark with the Giants in 1986
Clark prepares to bat during a 1992 game at Candlestick Park.
Will Clark on-deck during 1997 MLB season

In, Clark and the Giants defeated the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series (NLCS).

Maddux in 2009

Greg Maddux

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American former professional baseball pitcher who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four teams.

American former professional baseball pitcher who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four teams.

Maddux in 2009
Maddux pitching for the Braves in 1994
Maddux pitching for the Cubs in 2006
Maddux pitching for the Padres
Maddux in the dugout in 2008

Manager Don Zimmer tabbed him to start Game One of the National League Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants.

The Baseball Network title card

The Baseball Network

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American short-lived television broadcasting joint venture between ABC, NBC and Major League Baseball .

American short-lived television broadcasting joint venture between ABC, NBC and Major League Baseball .

The Baseball Network title card
The list of dates for Baseball Night in America on ABC and NBC respectively for the 1994   and 1995  seasons.

This was NBC's first telecast of a Major League Baseball game since Game 5 of the 1989 National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs on October 9 of that year.

Grace at the 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks Alumni Game

Mark Grace

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Former Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman who spent 12 seasons with the Chicago Cubs and 3 seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks of the National League (NL).

Former Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman who spent 12 seasons with the Chicago Cubs and 3 seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks of the National League (NL).

Grace at the 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks Alumni Game

In the 1989 NLCS, Grace batted .647 in the five-game contest with a home run and three doubles, while driving in 8 of the total 16 runs scored by the Cubs in the series.

Costas in 2016

Bob Costas

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American sportscaster who is known for his long tenure with NBC Sports, from 1980 through 2019.

American sportscaster who is known for his long tenure with NBC Sports, from 1980 through 2019.

Costas in 2016
Costas and Jill Sutton at the 2014 Miami International Film Festival

Besides calling the 1989 American League Championship Series for NBC, Costas also filled in for a suddenly ill Vin Scully, who had come down with laryngitis, for Game2 of the 1989 National League Championship Series alongside Tom Seaver.

Candlestick as seen shortly after it was built in its original open grandstand configuration before being enclosed

Candlestick Park

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Outdoor stadium on the West Coast of the United States, located in San Francisco's Bayview Heights area.

Outdoor stadium on the West Coast of the United States, located in San Francisco's Bayview Heights area.

Candlestick as seen shortly after it was built in its original open grandstand configuration before being enclosed
Candlestick Park upper deck expansion in progress during 1971 baseball season. Note the artificial turf then in use, along with the pre-49ers football scoreboard used during the annual East-West Shrine Game.
Candlestick Park in September 2008
A Giants game at Candlestick in 1965
Candlestick Park was located about 6 mi south of downtown, pictured here in 1985.
VENI•VIDI•VIXI "I came, I saw, I survived."

The Giants played a total of six postseason series at Candlestick; they played host to the NLCS in 1971, 1987, and 1989, the World Series in 1962 and 1989, and one NLDS in 1997.

Thompson with the Seattle Mariners in 2013

Robby Thompson

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American former professional baseball player and coach.

American former professional baseball player and coach.

Thompson with the Seattle Mariners in 2013

The Giants once again won the Western Division crown and faced the Chicago Cubs in the 1989 National League Championship Series.