This Day in Chicago Cubs History


August 18, 1989
Andre Dawson collects 2000 hit Cubs lost 6-5 to Astros in Houston.

Cubs History-August 18


August 19, 1880
Larry Corcoran pitches the first Cubs no-hitter.  The first of 3 in Corcoran's career with Cubs.  

August 19, 1965
Jim Maloney no-hits the Cubs 1-0. 

August 19, 1969
Ken Holtzman pitches his first no-hitter in his career.  It is the Cubs 9th no-hitter in team history (the 8th was Don Cardwell's no-hitter in 1960).  Holtzman will pitch a 2nd no-hitter for the Cubs in 1971.  Only 3 Cubs have pitched multiple no-hitters for the team (Larry Corcoran had 3 in the 1880's, Holtzman & Jake Arrieta (2015 & 2016).  

Cubs History-August 19


Don CardwellDon Cardwell

August 20, 1961
At Wrigley Field, a great pitcher's duel ends 1-0 on Billy William's 11th inning walk-off RBI single.  Don Cardwell pitches all 11 innings, giving up just 6 hits.  The Pirates, Bob Friend also completes the game and is the tough luck loser. 

Cubs History-August 20


August 21, 1975
Rick & Paul Reuschel shuts out the Dodgers 6-0. It is the first shutout by brothers in MLB history.

Cubs History-August 21


August 22, 2014
Jake Arrieta pitches well against his former team as the Cubs defeat the Orioles 4-1 at Wrigley Field.  Arrieta pitches 7 innings, giving up just one run and 4 hits. 

Cubs History-August 22


Jim HickmanJim Hickman

August 23, 1969
At Wrigley Field, Jim Hickman hits 2 homers, 1 a grand slam as the Cubs defeat the Astros 11-5. 

Cubs History-August 23

August 24, 1971
Ernie Banks hits his final MLB home run in a 5-4 loss to the Reds at Wrigley Field. 

Cubs History-August 24


August 25, 1960
At Wrigley Field, Glen Hobbie pitches a six-hit, complete game.  Ernie Banks homers for the Cubs and Hobbie even hits the walk-off home run in the 9th inning as Cubs defeat the Pirates 2-1.

Cubs History-August 25



August 26, 1998
Kerry Wood strikes out 16 batters in 8 innings to defeat the Reds 9-2 in Cincy.

Cubs History-August 26


August 27, 1961
At Forbes Field, Ron Santo homers twice as the Pirates defeat the Cubs 7-3.


August 28, 1950

In game 1 of a doubleheader, Hank Sauer homers 3 times off Curt Simmons in a 7-5 Cubs victory.  Sauer will hit 3 HR's in a game off Simmons again in 1952.  



George AltmanGeorge Altman

August 29, 1966
In Atlanta, George Altman's 2-run RBI single helps the Cubs defeat the Braves 4-2 in 14 innings.

Cubs History-August 29


August 30, 2015
Jake Arrieta pitches the 14th no-hitter in Cubs history.  The first of his career.  Cubs defeat the Dodgers 2-0 at Dodgers Stadium. 

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