This Day in Chicago Cubs History

Andre DawsonAndre Dawson

July 10

Happy birthday to Andre Dawson

Dawson was elected to the MLB Hall of Fame in 2010.  

In 1987, Dawson was MVP for the Cubs after leading the NL in both Home Runs (49) and RBI (137).

Cubs History-July 10

Dick EllsworthDick Ellsworth

July 11, 1963
In the 1st game of a doubleheader at Crosley Field, a great pitcher's duel between the Reds, Joe Nuxhall and the Cubs, Dick Ellsworth.  The game goes to 10 innings with no score when the Cubs explode for 7 runs.  Ellsworth pitches all 11 innings to earn the win.

Cubs History-July 11

July 12, 1964
In Game 1 of a doubleheader, Cubs score 4 runs in bottom of the ninth inning for a walk-off comeback victory to defeat Braves 6-3. Billy Williams 2-out, 3-3un home run is the walk-off hit.  Bob Buhl pitches a complete game to earn the win.

Cubs History-July 12

Cal KoonceCal Koonce

July 13, 1962
Cal Koonce pitches a one-hit complete game shutout against the Reds at Wrigley Field.  Ron Santo drives in the only Cubs run on a sacrifice fly. 

Cubs History-July 13

Bill HandsBill Hands

July 14, 1969
Bill Hands shuts out the Mets and Tom Seaver 1-0 at Wrigley Field.

Cubs History-July 14

July 15, 1975
Bill Madlock's 2-run, bases loaded, 9th inning single gives the NL a 5-3 lead as NL defeats AL 6-3. Madlock shares game MVP honors with Mets pitcher, Jon Matlack.

July 16, 1967
At Candlestick Park in San Francisco, the Cubs sweep a doubleheader over the Giants.  In Game 1, Ernie Banks hits a 3-run home run, Adolfo Phillips hits a grand slam and Ray Culp pitches a 6-hit complete game shutout. 

In Game 2, Ernie Banks homers again and Ron Santo's 9th inning sacrifice fly gives the Cubs a 3-2 win.

Cubs History-July 16

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