This Day in Chicago Cubs History

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Ken Hubbs

May 20, 1962
Ken Hubbs gets 8 hits on this day,  5 hits in the 2nd game, 3 in the first (all singles) as the Cubs sweep a doubleheader over the Phillies 6-4 and 11-2.

Cubs History-May 20

May 21, 2015
In San Diego, Kyle Hendricks pitches his first complete game shutout over San Diego Padres
3-0. Hendricks struck out 7 Padre batters without a walk.

Cubs History-May 21

May 22, 2014
Jake Arietta gets his first victory with the Cubs going 6 innings, with 4 hits and 1 run with 7 strikeouts and 1 walk.  Cubs defeat the Padres 5-1 in San Diego.

Cubs History-May 22

May 23, 1969
At San Diego Stadium, Cubs defeat the Padres 6-0.  Dick Selma pitches a 2-hit complete
game shutout.

Cubs History-May 23

May 24, 2001

Jon Lieber throws a one-hit shutout against the Cincy Reds 3-0 at Wrigley. The shutout also breaks a consecutive game streak of the Reds without being shutout

On May 25, 2001, Kerry Wood follows up Lieber's 1-hitter with another 1-hit shutout.  

Cubs History-May 24

May 25, 2001

Kerry Wood backs up Jon Lieber's one-hitter with a one-hitter of his own as the Cubs defeat the Milwaukee Brewers. Wood strikes out 14 batters.  
Cubs History-May 25

Dick DrottDick Drott

May 26, 1957
20 year old, Cubs Pitcher, Dick Drott strikes out 15 Milwaukee Braves (Drott strikes out Braves
HOF, Hank Aaron 3 times and Eddie Matthews once).  He pitches a complete game at Wrigley Field and gets the win as Cubs defeat Braves 7-5. 

Drott will win 15 games for the Cubs, but it is his best season with the team.  He leaves the team when he is selected as the 7th pick in the expansion draft by the Houston Colt 45's in 1961.  

Cubs History-May 26

David RossDavid Ross

May 27, 2016
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Phillies 6-2. Jorge Soler goes 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI. David Ross hits his 100th career home run.

Cubs History-May 27

May 28, 1960
The Cubs and Dodgers go 14 innings before the Cubs get the walk-off victory. Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers pitches 13 innings, leaving in the 14th inning after walking the first 2 batters of the inning.  In those 13 innings, Koufax allows just 4 hits, strikes out 15 Cubs batters but also walks 9 batters. 

Frank Thomas ties the game 3-3 with 2 outs in the ninth inning to send the game to extra innings and Don Zimmer's walk-off, bases-loaded, RBI single is the walk-off hit for the Cubs as they defeat the Dodgers 4-3 at Wrigley Field. 

Cubs History-May 28

Mark GraceMark Grace

May 29, 1999 
Trailing 3-2 into the bottom of the 9th inning, Glenallen Hill ties the game with a home run and
Mark Grace drives in Jose Hernandez with a walk-off RBI double as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 4-3 at Wrigley Field.

Cubs History-May 29

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