The Cubs had the day off.
It would be their last day in sole possession of first place.
Their ½ game lead on Thursday night turned into a ½ deficit on Friday as the Phillies won and the Cubs lost. They never got a whiff of first place the rest of the season.
Bruce Sutter was, by far, the biggest name of the four this week. The 1977 season was his break-out year. He won 7 games and saved 31 despite missing nearly six weeks with injuries. He got hurt at a time the Cubs needed him most. Losing him was a big blow. He struck out 129 in 107 innings and had just 16 unintentional walks.