This Day in Chicago Cubs History


November 12

Happy birthday to Jody Davis (Cubs, 1981-1988).   Jody Davis managed the Triple A Reds team in Louisville in 2019.  

I wonder if we'll ever see him back in the majors as a manager one day.


Willie HernandezWillie Hernandez

November 14

Happy birthday to Willie Hernandez (Cubs, 1977-1983)

His 3.9 WAR for the Cubs is 7th among all Cubs relief pitchers since 1960 behind Bruce Sutter, Lee Smith, Carlos Marmol, Pedro Strop, Sean Marshall & Paul Assenmacher.  

In 1984, Hernandez was AL MVP and Cy Young Award for the World Series champion, Detroit Tigers.  


Mitch WilliamsMitch Williams

November 17

Happy birthday to Mitch Williams (Cubs, 1989-1990).  He helped the Cubs get to the playoffs as the closer for the 1989 team.  


November 18, 1987
Andre Dawson named NL Most Valuable Player


Rick MondayRick Monday

November 20

Happy birthday to Rick Monday (Cubs, 1972-1976).  One of the best Cubs OF's of the 1970's.  His OPS+ for the Cubs was 125.  His 124 WRC+ is 3rd best to Billy Williams & Dave Kingman.  His 106 home runs was 2nd to Billy Williams (Cubs OF of the 1970s.  


November 25, 2003
The Cubs go out and get one of the players that helped defeat them in the 2003 playoffs as the Cubs send promising young 1B, Hee Seop Choi to the Florida Marlins for Derrek Lee


November 27

Johnny Schmitz (1941-1951)
Schmitz pitched for the Cubs in 8 of his 13 major league seasons.  He was an all-star in 1946 and 1948. His best season was 1948 when he posted a 18-13 record with a 2.64 ERA.



November 30, 1961
Billy Williams is named NL Rookie of the Year 


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