San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs
April 29, 1987 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on April 29, 1987 at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs defeated the San Francisco Giants and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

"That was something," said (Chicago Cubs Manager Gene ) Michael . Asked if he ever hit for the cycle, Michael joked "ask me if I ever saw it. I had a double and a single in a game a couple of times." - The Dispatch (30 Apr 1987. Cubs ride Dawson's cycle . Page 19.)


Andre Dawson was well on his way to the Hall of Fame before this game; eleven seasons under his belt, six Gold Glove Awards , and three Silver Slugger Awards . It was The Hawk's fifth career five hit game, and his first (and only) cycle.
Andre Dawson Cycle
Andre Dawson Cycle | The Dispatch | April 30, 1987 | Page 19

Did you know that this was the tenth cycle hit by a Chicago Cubs player? Cubbies who hit for the cycle before Awesome Dawson were; Ivan DeJesus (1980), Randy Hundley (1966), Billy Williams (1966), Lee Walls (1957), Roy Smalley (1950), Babe Herman (1933), Hack Wilson (1930), Jimmy Ryan (1891 & 1888).

Fred Schwed, Jr., in How to Watch a Baseball Game (1957) wrote our favorite baseball box score quote, "The baseball box score is the pithiest form of written communication in America today. It is abbreviated history. It is two or three hours (the box score even gives that item to the minute) of complex activity, virtually inscribed on the head of a pin, yet no knowing reader suffers from eyestrain."

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