This Day in Cubs History
August 21

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August 21, 1935
Cubs & Phillies score 49 runs in a doubleheader (13-12 Phillies win in game 1 and 19-5 Cubs win in game 2).  Chuck Klein scored 8 runs on the day.  Frank Demaree had 8 hits and Phil Cavaretta had 7 hits on the day. 

August 21, 1936
Bill Lee wins his 15th consecutive game, a team record at the time.

August 21, 1952
Cubs overcome an early 6-0 Giants lead to win 8-6 in the 1st game of a doubleheader, Hank Sauer hits two 3-run home runs. 

August 21, 1958
Ernie Banks drives in all Cubs runs with 2 home runs and a double in a 5-3 win over the Pirates at Wrigley Field. 

August 21, 1968
Billy Williams drives in 9 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Braves in Wrigley Field.

August 21, 1968

In 1st game of a doubleheader, the Cubs score 3 in 7th to come back and defeat the Braves 5-4.  Ernie Banks hits 2 home runs. Cubs take 2nd game 13-4, Billy Williams drives in 7 runs in game 2 and has 9 RBI for the doubleheader. 

August 21, 1970
Ken Holtzman comes just 5 outs short of a no-hitter.  He ends up with a one-hitter in a 15-0 Cubs win over the Giants at Wrigley Field.

August 21, 1972
Ron Santo 2,000 career hit off Rob Bryant in 10-9 win over Gianst in Wrigley.

August 21, 1975
Rick & Paul Reuschel shuts out the Dodgers 6-0. It is the first shutout by brothers in MLB history.  

August 21, 1984
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Astros 11-5.  Jody Davis homers and drives in 4 runs.  

August 21, 1985
At Atlanta Fulton County Stadim, Ryne Sandberg homers twice and drives in 6 runs as the Cubs defeat the Braves 9-5. 

August 21, 1987
At Wrigley Field, Andre Dawson homers twice, Bob Dernier & Jody Davis also homer as the Cubs defeat the Astros 7-5.

August 21, 1989
Cubs lose to the Reds 6-5 in 10 innings as Jerome Walton's 30 game hitting streak comes to an end.  

August 21, 1998
Down 5-4 in 9th, Henry Rodriguez RBI single to tie, Jose Hernandez walkoff RBI single. Cubs defeat the Giants 6-5 at Wrigley Field. 

August 21, 1999
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs score 7 runs in the 6th inning to defeat the Rockies 8-6.  Sammy Sosa homers twice. 

August 21, 2013
At Wrigley Field, Anthony Rizzo homers twice in a 11-6 Nationals win over the Cubs. 

August 21, 2016
At Coors Field, Addison Russell homers twice as the Rockies defeat
the Cubs 11-4. 

August 21, 2019
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs blow an early 6-2 lead, but come back to defeat the Giants 12-11 on Kris Bryant's 8th inning, 2-run home run scoring Nicholas Castellanos.  Castellanos goes 4 for 5 with a homer, 2 runs scored & 3 RBI.  Kyle Schwarber homers and drives in 3 runs.