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Cubs' record when behind, tied, ahead after 8th

The Cubs have won just 1 game this season in which they were behind after 8 innings.

They have lost 67.

They have finished 12 previous seasons with only 1 such win, including 3 times this century: 2001 (1-63), 2013 (1-81) and 2020 (1-18).

The Cubs have ended 6 seasons with 0 wins of the kind: 1928 (0-49), 1982 (0-82), 1997 (0-74), 2003 (0-64), 2010 (0-75) and 2014 (0-79).

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Their most wins in a season after they trailed at the start of the 9th was 8, in 2016. They lost 53 such games that year.

They won 7 in 1937 (7-51), 1958 (7-66) and 1999 (7-78).

They won 6 in 6 seasons, the last time in 1980 (6-82).

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In all seasons since 1915, the Cubs have overcome a deficit after 8 innings to win 356 games, while failing to do so in 6,819 losses.

That is a winning percentage of .050, or 1 win in every 20 opportunities.

On average, they were 3-63 when behind through the 8th.

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MOST, FEWEST LOSSES

Their 67 losses this year are a long way from their most.

In 2012, they lost 91 games when they were behind after the 8th.

That was 8 more than in any other season.

Here are the most they have had:

91, in 2012 (5 wins)

83, in 2002 (3)

83, in 1966 (6)

83, in 1962 (3)

82, in 1982 (0)

82, in 1980 (6)

81, in 2013 (1)

81, in 2000 (3)

81, in 1983 (3)

They have had no more than 79 in any other season.

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Here are the fewest losses they had when trailing through 8 innings:

18, in 2020 (1 win) [60 games]

25, in 1918 (3)

39, in 1945 (2)

42, in 2008 (5)

43, in 1943 (1)

43, in 1919 (2)

43, in 1929 (2)

They have had 7 other seasons of 44-49, none later than 1946.

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TIED AFTER 8TH

The Cubs are 8-10 this season in games that were tied through 8 innings.

In all seasons since 1915, they are 793-854, a winning percentage of .481.

On average, they are 7-8.

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Most Wins When Tied

15, in 1996 (8 losses)

14, in 2015 (6)

14, in 1976 (10)

14, in 1963 (11)

14, in 1927 (4) [153 games]

13, in 1969 (8) [163 games]

(19 other seasons of 10-11)

Fewest Wins When Tied

0, in 2006 (11 losses)

2, in 1970 (8)

3, in 2020 (3) [60 games]

3, in 2016 (4)

3, in 2012 (6)

3, in 1943 (8) [154]

3, in 1937 (4) [154]

Most Losses When Tied

17, in 1974 (11 wins)

17, in 1961 (6) [156]

17, in 1957 (6) [156]

15, in 1954 (4) [154]

13, in 1980 (4)

12, in 1981 (6) [106]

12, in 1962 (8)

12, in 1926 (7) [155]

(15 seasons of 11, including 2013)

(8 seasons of 10, including 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022 to date)

Fewest Losses When Tied

1, in 1934 (7 wins)

2, in 2017 (9)

2, in 1989 (10)

3, in 2020 (3) [60]

3, in 2011 (9)

3, in 1994 (7)

3, in 1950 (8)

3, in 1945 (7)

3, in 1918

Highest Winning Percentage When Tied

.875, in 1934 (7-1)

.833, in 1989 (10-2)

.818, in 2017 (9-2)

.778, in 1927 (14-4)

.750, in 2011 (9-3)

(6 other seasons of at least .700, including 2015: .700, 7-3)

Lowest Winning Percentage When Tied

.000, in 2006 (0-11)

.200, in 1970 (2-8)

.211, in 1954 (4-15)

.235, in 1980 (4-13)

.261, in 1961 (6-17)

.261, in 1957 (6-17)

(6 other seasons below .300, including 2019: .286, 4-10)

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AHEAD AFTER 8TH

The 2021 Cubs finished 20 games below .500, at 71-91.

But there 1.000, 57-0, when they led through 8 innings.

The Cubs never lost a lead in the 9th inning of only 3 previous seasons.

They were 45-0 in 1944, 67-0 in 1982 and 27-0 in 2020, when they played only 60 games.

That 1982 team holds a unique place in Cubs history: it never lost when leading after the 8th and never won after trailing!

The Cubs blew a single 8th-inning lead in 7 seasons, including 2016, and just 2 such leads in 13 more seasons.

In all seasons since 1915, they have won 6,649 games when took a lead into the 9th and lost just 392, for a winning percentage of .944.

On average, they are 62-4.

This year, they are 50-4.

Most Wins When Ahead

92, in 2016 (1 loss)

85, in 2008 (5)

85, in 1935 (3) [154 games]

85, in 1929 (2) [156]

83, in 1984 (3)

82, in 2018 (2)

80, in 2015 (1)

80, in 2001 (4)

Fewest Wins When Ahead

27, in 2020 (0 losses) [60 games]

30, in 1981 (3) [106]

37, in 1920 (2) [154]

38, in 1919 (1) [140]

40, in 1994 (4) [113]

42, in 1956 (2) [157]

43, in 1966 (7)

Most Losses When Ahead

10, in 1967 (73 wins)

9, in 1999 (50)

9, in 1997 (64)

9, in 1991 (64) [160 games]

8, in 2019 (78)

7, in 2011 (58)

7, in 1966 (43)

Highest Winning Percentage When Ahead

1.000, in 2021 (57-0)

1.000, in 2020 (27-0) [60 games]

1.000, in 1982 (67-0)

1.000, in 1944 (45-0) [157]

.989, in 2016 (92-1)

.987, in 1993 (74-1) [163]

.985, in 1987 (67-1) [161]

.985, in 1926 (65-1) [155]

.984, in 1959 (61-1) [155]

.981, in 1917 (53-1) [157]

Lowest Winning Percentage When Ahead

.847, in 1999 (50-9)

.860, in 1966 (43-7)

.877, in 1997 (64-9)

.877, in 1991 (64-9) [160 games]

.888, in 1967 (73-10)

.889, in 1943 (48-6) [154]

.892, in 2011 (58-7)

.897, in 1957 (52-6) [156]

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