July 26, 2021

The 20 greatest home runs in Cubs history, No. 20: David Bote, August 12, 2018 (Bleed Cubbie Blue)


I’m beginning a new series today, about Cubs home runs. You’ll remember many of these, while others are from long ago and worth remembering.

Mike Bojanowski and I went back and forth on this list for some time. Some of these remembrances are of multiple home runs in a specific game, because all the HR in that game were significant and deserve to be honored.

I also couldn’t quite come up with the right word for this series. “Important” didn’t quite seem right, because as you’ll see, the importance of some of these home runs in the grand scheme of things wasn’t that great. This one, for example. It was memorable and so was the game, but in the long run, perhaps not that important. So, maybe, “memorable” was the word? Fair, but although most of these are memorable, that wasn’t the sense I intended to convey.

Mike suggested “significant” and that’s what I’m going with. You might disagree with the order or, when the series is over let me know that I left some out, and that’s part of the fun of doing something like this.

All of these had some impact on the Chicago Cubs franchise, and that’s why they’re here. Mike’s going to write a few of…

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