This Day in Chicago Cubs History

April 7

Happy Birthday to Cubs infielder, David Bote (2018-Current)

April 8, 1969  
Willie Smith hits a 2-run, pinch-hit walk off home run to help the Cubs defeat the Philadelphia
Phillies at Wrigley Field.

Chicago Cubs Opening Days-1960's

April 11, 2004  
Kerry Wood ties a club record with 7 consecutive strikeouts in a 10-2 victory over the Braves in Atlanta

Randy JacksonRandy Jackson

April 12, 1955  
In the Cubs home opener, Cubs defeat the Cardinals 14-4.  Cubs score 5 runs in the first inning and 6 in the 2nd.  Randy Jackson homers and goes 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored & 3 RBI.  Hank Sauer goes 4 for 6 with 2 doubles.  Dee Fondy goes 2 for 5 with a double & 5 RBI.

Bryan LaHairBryan LaHair

April 13, 2012  
After winning the World Series the year before, the Cubs spoil the Cardinal's home opener defeating the Cardinals 9-5 behind a Grand Slam by Bryan LaHair and a 3-run home run by Ian Stewart.  Jeff Samardzija gets the win.

April 14, 1970  
In the Cubs home opener, Cubs defeat the Reds 5-4.  Cubs jump off to a 5-0 lead and hold to defeat the Reds after they score 4 runs in the 9th inning.  Ken Holtzman pitches a complete game to earn the win. 

April 15, 2008   
Dusty Baker brings his #12 back to Wrigley Field as the Cincinnati Reds manager. Another Cubs
curse perhaps, his #12 counterpart, Alfonso Soriano pulls up lame on a fly ball and leaves the game.   Soriano would return to the Cubs lineup by May 1, however, he was never the type of stolen base threat that he was when the Cubs first signed him.

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