Every game it seems the Cubs pull off another first.
Jake Arrieta is the first Cubs pitcher since …
Kris Bryant is the first Cubs rookie since …
Well, when Chris Denorfia hit a walk-off home run in the 11th inning on Monday to help the Cubs defeat the Royals 1-0, it was the first of its kind in MLB history. No since. EVER!
The first pinch-hitter in MLB history to hit a walkoff HR for the only run of an extra-inn. win is…envelope, please.http://t.co/dJ7twIEaNG— Elias Sports Bureau (@EliasSports) September 29, 2015
From Elias via ESPN:
He’s the first pinch-hitter in major-league history to hit a walkoff homer for the only run of an extra-inning win.
Denorfia is only the third player to hit a walkoff home run for the Cubs at Wrigley Field in extra-innings of a game that was scoreless to that point. Joe Pepitone’s 12th-inning home run was the only run of a Cubs’ 1-0 win in 1971, and Frank Secory hit a two-run walkoff homer in the 12th inning in 1946.
For Denorfia, this was the second time he has pulled off a “first” this season.