This Day in Chicago Cubs History

This Week in Cubs History

April 24, 1931
A big game for Hall of Famer, Rogers Hornsby.  With the Cubs trailing in the top of the 3rd inning 5-0, Hornsby hits a 3-run home run to cut the lead to 5-3.  In the 5th inning, he hits another 3-run home run to give the Cubs a 6-5 lead and in the sixth inning, he hits a 2-run home run to give the Cubs a 9-5 lead that the Cubs will not relinquish on their way to a 10-6 Cubs victory at Forbes Field 10-6.

Cubs History-April 24

April 25, 1976
Rick Monday rescues the American flag that was about to be burned in the outfield at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles). The Dodgers defeat the Cubs 5-4 in ten innings This day also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first Cubs game ever played.

Cubs History-April 25

Rick Monday Saves American Flag

April 26, 1961
Don Zimmer hits a walk-off home run in the 10th inning off Jim Maloney as Cubs defeat Reds 3-2.  Glen Hobbie pitches 9 innings and Don Elston gets the win for the Cubs pitching a scoreless top of the tenth inning.

Cubs History-April 26

April 27, 1986
Cubs win a wild game against the Montreal Expos. Jody Davis hits a Grand Slam in the 4th inning and begins a 5-run 8th inning rally with his 2nd home run off the game off closer, Jeff Reardon. Cubs win the game 12-10 at Wrigley Field.

Cubs History-April 27

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April 28, 1984
At Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Scott Sanderson pitches a complete game 2-hitter, facing just 28 batters as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 7-1.   Ron Cey homers and drives in 3 runs & Gary Matthews drives in 3 runs for Cubs. 

Cubs History-April 28

April 29, 1987
Andre Dawson hits for the cycle, gets 5 hits as Cubs defeat Giants 8-4.

Cubs History-April 29

April 30, 1970
Chicago Cubs outfielder Billy Williams becomes the first player in National League history to play 1,000 consecutive games in the 9 - 2 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Fulton County Stadium.

Cubs History-April 30

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