This Day in Chicago Cubs History

March 22 to 24
A few Cubs birthday's this week.

March 22
Happy birthday to Dexter Fowler and Glenallen Hill
Dexter Fowler

Anyone remember this home run by Glenallen HIll?

March 24

Happy birthday to former Cub, Starlin Castro.

Do you remember his debut with the Cubs?

Starlin Castro Debut

February 25: Many Cubs birthdays:
Cubs Hall of Famer, Ron Santo

Current Cubs outfielder, Jorge Soler

Andy Pafko
Pafko spent 9 of his 17 seasons with the Cubs primarily as an outfielder, but did play 3B one season. Pafko was a 4-time a ll-star with the team (1947-1950) with his best season being 1948 when he hit 26 HR's 101 RBI and a .312 batting average. Pafko's efforts helped the Cubs get to the 1945 World Series and he won a World Series championship with the Milwaukee Braves in 1957.

Former Cubs announcer, Bob Brenly

Ed Lynch
Ed Lynch pitched 2 seasons for the Cubs (1986-1987) compiling a 9-14 record and a 3.91 ERA as both a starting pitcher and relief pitcher.

In 1995, he replaced Larry Himes as General Manager of the Cubs. In his tenure from 1995-2000, Lynch only produced one winning season for the team, but it was a great one, the 1998 season that saw the Cubs win 90 games and make a playoff appearance. He was replaced as Cubs GM by Andy MacPhail on 7/19/2000.

Cubs Offseason Awards
Cubs had a great offseason for awards. Kris Bryant was named NL Rookie of the Year, Joe Maddon won NL Manager of the Year and Jake Arrieta won the Cy Young award.

Joe Maddon
Cubs Cy Young Award Winners
Cubs NL Rookie of the Year Award Winners

The Cubs had a great 2015 with an NLDS Series victory, the first ever at Wrigley Field before losing to the Mets 4 games to 0 in the NLCS

The NLDS victory over the Cardinals was truly incredible. So many heroes and so many home runs. Here is a couple of great videos that recap game 3 and 4 of the NLDS.
Game 3 Recap

Game 4 Recap

Fan Duel

What a great way to end the 2015 Regular season at Wrigley Field.  The Cubs had already clinched a playoff berth, but still playing for a better playoff position. They have a great pitcher's duel with the AL 2014 Champion, Kansas City Royals, who have also secured a 2015 playoff position as well.  With the score tied 0-0 in the 11th inning, Chris Denorfia hits his 2nd walk-off hit of the year.  A pinch hit walk off home run that has been reported as the first ever pinch hit walk off home run in a 1-0 game in MLB history. 

 If you like this clip, here are more walk off Cubs victories in 2015:


2015 Cubs Walk-off victories


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