This Day in Chicago Cubs History

October 9, 1907
Game 2 WS
Jack Pfiester pitches a complete game as Cubs defeat Tigers 3-1 to take a 1-0 lead in the 1907 World Series.

October 10, 1906  
Ed Reulbach pitches a one-hitter as Cubs beat White Sox 7-1.  The next 1-hitter in WS is in 1945 when Claude Passeau does it for Cubs.

October 11, 2003
Cubs defeat Marlins 8-3 to take a 3 games to 1 lead in the NLCS.   Dontrelle Willis walks 3 Cubs in the 1st inning in front of Aramis Ramirez grand slam to give the Cubs an early lead. Matt Clement
pitches a strong 7 2/3 innings to get the victory.

October 12, 2015
Cubs hit 6 HR's & defeat Cardinals 8-6 at Wrigley Field to take a 2 games to 1 series lead in NLDS.

Jorge Soler extends his streak of getting on base, to 8, reaching base in all 4 at bats.

Javier BaezJavier Baez

October 13, 2015
Javier Baez hits a big 3-run HR off John Lackey in a 4-run 2nd inning.   Jason Hammell lasted only 3 innings pitching, but his single with 2 outs in front of Baez's home run was a very big hit.  Cubs show off their depth as Baez (not a regular starter in 2015)  is starting due to an injury to regular shortstop, Addison Russell.

7 Cubs relievers hold the Cardinals to just 2 runs over 6 innings.   Anthony Rizzo homers & Kyle Schwarber's home run ends up on top of the right field scoreboard and has been called the "Schwarbomb".

Cubs win NLDS 3 games to 1 over their rival Cardinals to advance to NLCS.   It is the first series clinching win in Wrigley Field ever.

Moises AlouMoises Alou

October 14, 2003

Game 6, NLCS

The game Cubs fans would like to try to forget.  Leading 3-0 into the 8th inning with Mark Prior on the mound and five outs from a trip to the World Series, disaster happens.  The most famous foul ball in Cubs history (MLB history?), an error on a possible double play and the Marlins score 8 runs to force a Game 7.  

Miguel MonteroMiguel Montero

October 15, 2016

Game 1, NLCS

At Wrigley Field, the Cubs and Dodgers are tied 3-3 into the bottom of the 8th inning when Miguel Montero hits a 2-out, grand slam off Dodgers reliever, Joe Blanton.  Dexter Fowler follows with a solo home run and the Cubs go on to win the first game of the series, 8-4.  

October 16, 2016

Game 2, NLCS

Clayton Kershaw & Kyle Hendricks have a great pitcher's duel in a 1-0 Dodgers win.  Both teams combine for just 5 hits (Dodgers 3, Cubs 2).  The series is now tied 1 to 1.  

October 17, 1910

At Shibe Park in Game 1 of the World Series, Cubs manage just 3 hits off the A's, Chief Bender as Philadelphia takes a 1 game to zero lead in the series.

October 18, 1910

At Shibe Park in Philadelphia, the A's take a 2-0 lead in the World Series over the Cubs with a 9-3 win.  Jack Coombs pitches a complete game.  

October 19
The birthday of Cubs pitching great, Mordecai "3 Finger" Brown. 

He led the NL in ERA in 1906 (1.04) and Wins (27) in 1909.  In 10 seasons with the Cubs, his record was 188-86 with a 1.88 ERA. 

His 7-hit shutout in the 1907 World Series was the victory that gave the Cubs the World Series championship. 

In 1908, he pitched a 4-hit shutout to give the Cubs a 3-1 series lead in game 4. 

October 20, 2016

Game 5, NLCS

At Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, Cubs lead the Dodgers 3-1 into the 8th inning and break the game open, scoring 5 runs.  Javier Baez has a big hit with a bases loaded double.  Baez will share 2016 NLCS MVP honors with Jon Lester.  

October 21

Happy birthday to George Bell (Cubs, 1991).  He spent just one year with the Cubs, but he was an All-Star, batting .285 with 25 home runs & 86 RBI for the 1991 Cubs team.  

October 22, 2016

Game 6, NLCS

Kyle Hendricks & Aroldis Chapman combine for one of the greatest pitching performances in Cubs history.  They face the minimum 27 batters as all 3 batters that reached base (2 hits, one walk) were retired on double plays.  

The Cubs are going to the World Series!!!!!!!!!!!

Rick SutcliffeRick Sutcliffe

October 23, 1984

After traded to the Cubs, Rick Sutcliffe goes 16-1 to help the team to the playoffs.  He earns 24 out of 24 first place votes to win the NL Cy Young Award.  

October 24, 1908

Billy Murray introduces the song "Take Me Out to the Ballgame".  The song was written by Albert Von Tizler & Jack Norworth

Take Me Out to the Ballgame at Wrigley

October 25, 1973
Cubs trade Fergie Jenkins to the Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris.

Fergie JenkinsFergie Jenkins

October 26, 1971
Fergie Jenkins receives 16 of the 24 1st place votes to win NL Cy Young Award.  He is the
1st Cubs pitcher to win award.

Fergie went 24-13 in 39 starts with 30 complete games.  His ERA was 2.77.  Along with leading the NL in wins, games started and complete games, he also led the league in innings pitched with 325.  

Charlie GrimmCharlie Grimm

October 27, 1924

Cubs trade Vic Aldridge, George Grantham & Al Niehaus to the Pirates for Charlie Grimm, Rabbit Maranville, & Wilbur Cooper.  

Grimm batted .364 in 37 World Series PA with the Cubs (1929, 1932).  He played for the Cubs from 1926-1936 and managed the Cubs for another 13 seasons, including 3 NL Pennants and trips to the World Series (1932, 1935, 1945).  His W/L % with the Cubs was .547 (946/782)

October 28, 2016

Game 3, World Series

At Wrigley Field, the Indians take a 2 games to 1 lead in the series defeating the Cubs 1-0.  Kyle Hendricks pitches 4 1/3 innings without giving up a run.  

Dallas GreenDallas Green

October 29, 1987
Dallas Green resigns as President and General Manager of the Cubs.  Green made many trades and built the 1984 Cubs team that came one victory short of a World Series appearance.  

October 30, 2016

The final game at Wrigley Field in 2016 has them down 3 games to 1 to the Indians.  Cubs hold a 3-2 lead into the 7th inning & Aroldis Chapman gives up just one hit, strikes out 4 over 2 2/3 innings to send the series back to Cleveland for game 6.  

October 31

Happy birthday to Cubs first baseman (2001-2002), Fred McGriff.  In his only full season with the Cubs, McGriff hit 30 home runs and drove in 103 runs (2002).  McGriff ended his career with 493 career home runs.  

November 1, 2016

Game 6, World Series

In Cleveland, the Cubs defeat the Indians 9-3 to force a game 7.  Addison Russell has the big hit with a grand slam home run.  

Game 7-2016 World Series

November 2, 2016

Game 7, World Series

One of the greatest games in Cubs history as they win their first World Series since 1908.  

Game 7-2016 World Series

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