This Day in Chicago Cubs History

This Day In Chicago Cubs History

October 8, 1945
Game 6 of the 1945 World Series was an exciting one, the Cubs led 7-3 going into the top of the 8th inning when the Tigers scored 4 runs to tie the game.  Cubs manager, Charlie Grimm brought in
Hank Borowy, who had already started 2 games in the Series and the move paid off as Borowy pitched 4 scoreless innings allowing the Cubs to win the game in the bottom of the 12th inning when Stan Hack hits a walk-off double to drive in pinch runner, Bill

October 9, 1907
Game 2 WS
Jack Pfiester pitches a complete game as Cubs defeat Tigers 3-1 to take a 1-0 lead in the 1907 World Series.

October 10, 1906  
Ed Reulbach pitches a one-hitter as Cubs beat White Sox 7-1.  The next 1-hitter in WS is in 1945 when Claude Passeau does it for Cubs.

October 11, 2003
Cubs defeat Marlins 8-3 to take a 3 games to 1 lead in the NLCS.   Dontrelle Willis walks 3 Cubs in the 1st inning in front of Aramis Ramirez grand slam to give the Cubs an early lead. Matt Clement
pitches a strong 7 2/3 innings to get the victory.

October 12, 2015
Cubs hit 6 HR's & defeat Cardinals 8-6 at Wrigley Field to take a 2 games to 1 series lead in NLDS.

Jorge Soler extends his streak of getting on base, to 8, reaching base in all 4 at bats.

Javier BaezJavier Baez

October 13, 2015
Javier Baez hits a big 3-run HR off John Lackey in a 4-run 2nd inning.   Jason Hammell lasted only 3 innings pitching, but his single with 2 outs in front of Baez's home run was a very big hit.  Cubs show off their depth as Baez (not a regular starter in 2015)  is starting due to an injury to regular shortstop, Addison Russell.

7 Cubs relievers hold the Cardinals to just 2 runs over 6 innings.   Anthony Rizzo homers & Kyle Schwarber's home run ends up on top of the right field scoreboard and has been called the "Schwarbomb".

Cubs win NLDS 3 games to 1 over their rival Cardinals to advance to NLCS.   It is the first series clinching win in Wrigley Field ever.

Cubs History-October 13

Moises AlouMoises Alou

October 14, 2003

Game 6, NLCS

The game Cubs fans would like to try to forget.  Leading 3-0 into the 8th inning with Mark Prior on the mound and five outs from a trip to the World Series, disaster happens.  The most famous foul ball in Cubs history (MLB history?), an error on a possible double play and the Marlins score 8 runs to force a Game 7.  

Cubs History-October 14

Miguel MonteroMiguel Montero

October 15, 2016

Game 1, NLCS

At Wrigley Field, the Cubs and Dodgers are tied 3-3 into the bottom of the 8th inning when Miguel Montero hits a 2-out, grand slam off Dodgers reliever, Joe Blanton.  Dexter Fowler follows with a solo home run and the Cubs go on to win the first game of the series, 8-4.  

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