If you’re a Cubs fan under the age of fifty, like I am, there’s two things, at least, that you probably have not seen in a ballgame. One is the Cubs in the World Series (but Someday we’ll go all the way, right?) and the other is a no-hitter involving the Cubs.
The last no-hitter in Wrigley Field was Milt Pappas’ controversial perfect game/no-hitter in 1972, and the last time the Cubs were no-hit was by Sandy Koufax in 1965. So unless you were at Carlos Zambano’s no-hitter against the Astros in Miller Park six years ago, you haven’t yet seen a game of this magnitude. But Tuesday night’s game couldn’t have been any closer.