This Day in Chicago Cubs History

September 16, 2020

Cubs get their 4th win in a row and the 2nd walk-off win in a row against the Indians.  Javy Baez gets the walk-off RBI single with the bases loaded.  

September 15, 2020

The Cubs return home to Wrigley Field to face the Indians and Carlos Carrasco with Yu Darvish pitching.  Javier Baez hits a home run and scores from first base on a stolen base attempt.  Francisco Lindor ties the game in the top of the ninth off Jeremy Jeffress, but the Cubs come back and win it when Cameron Maybin is hit with a pitch with the bases loaded. 

Series Preview:  Cubs vs Twins, Friday 9/18 to 9/20

  • Friday              7:15PM               Kyle Hendricks vs Rich Hill
  • Saturday          7:15PM               Alec Mills vs Michael Pineda
  • Sunday            1:20PM               Yu Darvish vs Jose Berrios

Best Cubs Hitters against Rich Hill

Cubs hitters have a relatively small sample size against Rich Hill, but Kris Bryant & Anthony Rizzo have both homered off the former Cubs lefty.   Cubs Fantasy Update

September 13, 2020

Congratulations to Alec Mills for pitching the Cubs 16th no-hitter in team history.  The last Cubs no-hitter was pitched by Jake Arrieta.  The Cubs have now also pitched both no-hitters in the history of Miller Park

in Milwaukee.  Carlos Zambrano pitched his no-hitter in Milwaukee against the Astros due to Hurricane Ike in Houston.  

Cubs defeat the Brewers 12-0 to extend their lead over the Cardinals to 4 games and to 6 games over the Brewers in the NL Central.  

September 12, 2020

One of the more exciting wins for the Cubs this year.  Cubs trail the Brewers 2-0 (on a Ryan Braun 2-run home run).  Kyle Hendricks pitches into the 8th inning, but is taken out of the game with 2 outs that prevented him from getting the win as the Cubs come back in the ninth against Brewers closer, Josh Hader.  Javier Baez got a single to right field and pinch-hitter, Anthony Rizzo also singled in front of the big hit from Jason Heyward, a 3-run home run to drive in the first runs of the entire series.  Ildemaro Vargas hits his first home run for the Cubs to give the Cubs a 4-2 win.  

Craig Kimbrel picks up the save, the 348th of his MLB career.  This save moves him past former Cubs closer, Rany Myers into 12th place all-time in career saves.  

This Day In Chicago Cubs History

September 17, 2003
At Wrigley Field, Doug Glanville leads off the game for the Cubs with a home run.  Aramis Ramirez leads off the 2nd inning with a home run & Kerry Wood pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout in a 2-0 Cubs win over the Mets. 

Cubs History-September 17

Ryne SandbergRyne Sandberg

September 18

Happy birthday to Ryne Sandberg

Cubs History-September 18

September 19, 1955
Ernie Banks hits his 5th grand slam of the 1955 season off Lindy McDaniel of the Cardinals in the 7th inning. 

The slam gives the Cubs a 5-0 lead that they will lose as the Cardinals defeat the Cubs 6-5 in 12 innings.  Bank's 5 grand slams in a season remain an NL record (Albert Pujols tied the record in 2009).  Don Mattingly and Travis Hafner hold the MLB record with 6 grand slams in a season (1987 and 2006).

Cubs History-September 19

September 20, 1988, game 1
Jerry Mumphrey's 11th inning RBI single is the walk-off winner as Cubs defeat the Expos 5-4 at Wrigley Field in game 1 of a DH.  Rick Sutcliffe pitches all 11 innings to earn the win. 

Cubs History-September 20

September 21, 1965
At Wrigley Field, Ron Santo & Ernie Banks hit back to back 1st inning
home runs and Santo's 2nd home run in the 8th inning, off Phillies rookie, Fergie Jenkins, wins it for Cubs 7-5.  Santo drives in 6 of the 7 Cubs runs. 

For Fergie, it is the first run he gives up in his MLB career, his first
career loss in his first and last game he ever pitched against the Cubs.

Cubs History-September 21

Fergie JenkinsFergie Jenkins

Joe NiekroJoe Niekro

September 22, 1967
Billy Williams scores the winning run on a wild pitch by Reds pitcher, Ted Abernathy.  Cubs, Joe Niekro pitches all 10 innings to earn the win.  Cubs defeat the Reds 3-2. 

Cubs History-September 22

Septmber 23, 1945
Andy Pafko's grand slam helps Cubs defeat Pirates 7-3.

Cubs History-September 23

Rick ReuschelRick Reuschel

September 24, 1975
Both Tom Seaver & Rick Reuschel pitch 10 scoreless innings before the Cubs load the bases in the bottom of the 11th inning and the game ends when Skip Lockwood walks Bill Madlock scoring Rick Monday with the walk-off walk.  Cubs defeat the Mets 1-0 in 11 innings at Wrigley Field.
Cubs History-September 24

Frank Castillo

September 25, 1995
At Wrigley Field, Frank Castillo is so close to a no-hitter, giving up the first hit with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth, a triple to Bernard Gilkey.  Castillo finishes with a 1-hit complete game shutout.  His game score of 96, calculated by ESPN is tied for MLB best in 1995 (Chuck Finley, May 23, 1995).

Cubs History-September 25

Glen HobbieGlen Hobbie

September 25, 1960
At Wrigley Field, Glen Hobbie pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout as Cubs defeat the Cardinals 5-0. 

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