Cubs 21-run victory might actually make Bears fans cry

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras. (Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports)
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras. (Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 21-0, on Saturday in a bigger victory than anything the Bears have pulled off in 30 years.

The pile of hurt the Cubs put on the Pirates on Saturday was one of the biggest wins in MLB history.

The record for a shutout win is shared by the Guardians and Pirates at 22-0, so the 21-0 victory wasn’t the most dominant ever, but it was close. Coincidentally, the Pirates managed that against the Cubs in 1975.

The fact that Chicago did that to Pittsburgh this time around might make up just slightly for that decades-old loss.

Willson Contreras and company didn’t just dunk on the Pirates. They also got to dig at the Bears.

Cubs’ 21-run victory was bigger than 30 years of Bears wins

The score of 21-0 is a literal football score, so it’s incredible that the local baseball team pulled it off more recently than the Bears.

Let’s clear up that stat though.

The Bears last shut out a team by more than 20 points in 2006, besting the Packers 27-0. However, that was in Green Bay.

The last time they did it at home was 31 years ago in 1991. That year they gave the home fans a show with a 27-0 victory over Tampa Bay.

So it has indeed been a long time since the Bears matched what the Cubs just did in their own city.

The question to ask now is whether the Cubs or Bears will manage to notch another big win like that next?

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