This Day in Chicago Cubs History


September 17, 2003
At Wrigley Field, Doug Glanville leads off the game for the Cubs with a home run.  Aramis Ramirez leads off the 2nd inning with a home run & Kerry Wood pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout in a 2-0 Cubs win over the Mets. 

Cubs History-September 17


Ryne SandbergRyne Sandberg

September 18

Happy birthday to Ryne Sandberg

Cubs History-September 18


September 19, 1955
Ernie Banks hits his 5th grand slam of the 1955 season off Lindy McDaniel of the Cardinals in the 7th inning. 

The slam gives the Cubs a 5-0 lead that they will lose as the Cardinals defeat the Cubs 6-5 in 12 innings.  Bank's 5 grand slams in a season remain an NL record (Albert Pujols tied the record in 2009).  Don Mattingly and Travis Hafner hold the MLB record with 6 grand slams in a season (1987 and 2006).

Cubs History-September 19


September 20, 1988, game 1
Jerry Mumphrey's 11th inning RBI single is the walk-off winner as Cubs defeat the Expos 5-4 at Wrigley Field in game 1 of a DH.  Rick Sutcliffe pitches all 11 innings to earn the win. 

Cubs History-September 20


September 21, 1965
At Wrigley Field, Ron Santo & Ernie Banks hit back to back 1st inning
home runs and Santo's 2nd home run in the 8th inning, off Phillies rookie, Fergie Jenkins, wins it for Cubs 7-5.  Santo drives in 6 of the 7 Cubs runs. 

For Fergie, it is the first run he gives up in his MLB career, his first
career loss in his first and last game he ever pitched against the Cubs.

Cubs History-September 21

Fergie JenkinsFergie Jenkins

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