This Day in Chicago Cubs History

Geovany SotoGeovany Soto

January 20

Happy birthday to Cubs catcher (2005-2012), Geovany Soto.  He was NL Rookie of the Year and an NL All-Star in 2008.  

January 24

Happy birthday to Cubs pitcher, Jose Quintana (2017 to current).  In 2018, he had a record of 13-11 with a 4.03 ERA (ERA+ of 106).  

January 27, 1982

One of the greatest trades in Cubs history!!
Cubs trade Ivan Dejesus to the Phillies for Ryne Sandberg & Larry Bowa.  Sandberg got his first career MLB hit as Phillie against the Cubs on September 27th, 1981 against Mike Krukow in a 14-0 Cubs victory (2nd game of a doubleheader).  

Ernie BanksErnie Banks

January 31

Happy birthday to Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks.  Banks won the MVP award twice with the Cubs.  He was a 14-time all-star and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1977.  He passed away in 2015.  

Travis WoodTravis Wood

February 6

Happy birthday to former Cubs pitcher, Travis Wood (2012-2016).   He hit 7 home runs as a Cubs pitcher, the same amount that Kerry Wood hit for the Cubs.   

He shares a birthday with another great hitting pitcher, Babe Ruth.  

Burt HootonBurt Hooton

February 7

Happy birthday to Burt Hooton.  His Cubs career started off incredibly well.  In late September of 1971, he pitched 2 complete games, one a 3-hit shutout and the other a 15 strikeout game.  He topped both in his first start of 1972, pitching a no-hitter at the age of 22.  

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