This Day in Chicago Cubs History

This Week in Cubs History

April 25, 1976
Rick Monday rescues the American flag that was about to be burned in the outfield at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles). The Dodgers defeat the Cubs 5-4 in ten innings This day also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first Cubs game ever played.

Cubs History-April 25

Rick Monday Saves American Flag

April 26, 1961
Don Zimmer hits a walk-off home run in the 10th inning off Jim Maloney as Cubs defeat Reds 3-2.  Glen Hobbie pitches 9 innings and Don Elston gets the win for the Cubs pitching a scoreless top of the tenth inning.

Cubs History-April 26

April 27, 1986
Cubs win a wild game against the Montreal Expos. Jody Davis hits a Grand Slam in the 4th inning and begins a 5-run 8th inning rally with his 2nd home run off the game off closer, Jeff Reardon. Cubs win the game 12-10 at Wrigley Field.

Cubs History-April 27

Scott SandersonScott Sanderson

April 28, 1984
At Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Scott Sanderson pitches a complete game 2-hitter, facing just 28 batters as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 7-1.   Ron Cey homers and drives in 3 runs & Gary Matthews drives in 3 runs for Cubs. 

Cubs History-April 28

April 29, 1987
Andre Dawson hits for the cycle, gets 5 hits as Cubs defeat Giants 8-4.

Cubs History-April 29

April 30, 1970
Chicago Cubs outfielder Billy Williams becomes the first player in National League history to play 1,000 consecutive games in the 9 - 2 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Fulton County Stadium.

Cubs History-April 30

May 1, 1963
Cubs score 8 runs in the final 4 innings to overcome an 8-5 Cardinals lead.   Cubs win 13-8. 
Ernie Banks goes 3 for 4 with two 3-run home runs and drives in 7 runs.  Nelson Matthews,
Dick Bertel & Ken Hubbs also homer for the Cubs.

Cubs History-May 1

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