Cubs Calendar: August 27, 1941

In the second game of a double header, the Cubs beat the Boston Braves 6-4 at Braves Field before a crowd of only 3,204 fans. A Bill Nicholson home run and a Stan Hack run scoring single in the third inning tied the game at two apiece. With the game tied at three in the top of the ninth inning, Cubs’ reliever Charlie Root singled home two runs to put the Cubs on top for good. Root had come on in relief of Cubs’ starter Ken Raffensberger with one out in the first inning and he proceeded to pitch the remainder of the game to pick up the win. With the victory, Root became the first pitcher to win 200 games as a Cub.

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