This Day in Chicago Cubs History


May 28, 1960
The Cubs and Dodgers go 14 innings before the Cubs get the walk-off victory. Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers pitches 13 innings, leaving in the 14th inning after walking the first 2 batters of the inning.  In those 13 innings, Koufax allows just 4 hits, strikes out 15 Cubs batters but also walks 9 batters. 

Frank Thomas ties the game 3-3 with 2 outs in the ninth inning to send the game to extra innings and Don Zimmer's walk-off, bases-loaded, RBI single is the walk-off hit for the Cubs as they defeat the Dodgers 4-3 at Wrigley Field. 

Cubs History-May 28


Mark GraceMark Grace

May 29, 1999 
Trailing 3-2 into the bottom of the 9th inning, Glenallen Hill ties the game with a home run and
Mark Grace drives in Jose Hernandez with a walk-off RBI double as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 4-3 at Wrigley Field.

Cubs History-May 29


May 30, 1958, GM1
In the first game of a doubleheader, Walt Moryn's 9th inning double in game 1 ties the game (scoring Ernie Banks) and he scores the winning run on Sammy Taylors walk-off RBI single. 

May 30, 1958, GM2
Lots of home runs at Wrigley Field as Gil Hodges & Don Zimmer homer for the Dodgers. For the Cubs, in the 4th inning with the Dodgers leading 7-1, Ernie Banks and "Moose Moryn" hit back to back home runs to cut lead to 7-3. In the 7th inning, the Cubs go back to back again when Moryn hits his 2nd home run of the game and Chuck Tanner follows with another to tie the game 8-8. In the bottom of the ninth, Sandy Koufax comes into the game in relief and after Ernie Banks singles, Moose Moryn ends an amazing game with a 2-run, walk-off home run for a 10-8 Cubs victory.

Cubs History May 30


Dick EllsworthDick Ellsworth

June 1, 1963 
At Connie Mack Stadium, the Cubs defeat the Phillies 2-0 behind Dick Ellsworth's complete game, 1-hit shutout.  Wes Covington's 5th inning single is the only hit off Ellsworth.  Andre Rodgers homers for the Cubs.   

Cubs History-June 1


Don KaiserDon Kaiser

June 2, 1956
In his first MLB start, 21-year old Don Kaiser pitches a 2-hit, complete game as Cubs defeat Dodgers 8-1.

Cubs History-June 2



June 3, 1971
Ken Holtzman no-hits the Reds, 1-0 at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.  Holtzman scored the only run of the game in the 3rd inning when he reached base on an error and scored on Glenn Beckert's RBI single.   

Cubs History-June 3


June 4, 1966
Ron Santo hits 2 home runs and a single, driving in 3 runs and scoring 3 as Cubs defeat Reds 5-3 at Wrigley Field.


Cubs History-June 4


June 5, 2016
Jake Arrieta and the Cubs lose to the Diamondbacks 3-2.  The loss ends Arrieta's consecutive win streak at 20.  Since 1913, only Carl Hubbell (24), Roy Face (22), and Roger Clemens (20) have matched this streak. 

Cubs History-June 5


Ben Zobrist's big 10th inning hit in Game 7 of 2016 World Series





David Ross being carried off the field after Cubs 2016 Game 7 Victory