August 29

Cubs History August 29

August 29, 1918
Cubs clinch NL pennant and World Series appearance with a 1-0, 6-4 doubleheader sweep of the Reds.

Lefty Tyler throws the shutout and Claude Hendrix's victory is his
20th of the season.

In 1918, MLB shortened the season due to the War effort.  The Cubs
will face the Red Sox (and Babe Ruth pitching) in the World Series.

August 29, 1925
Wrigley Field in Los Angeles opens.

August 29, 1930
Cubs score 5 runs in the 9th to tie the Cardinals and after Cardinals
scored 3 runs in the 11th, Cubs score 4 to complete a 9-8 walk-off
victory. 

August 29, 1934
After pitching a complete game 3-hitter against the Giants three days
earlier, Lon Warneke pitches another complete game 3-hitter, this one
a shutout as the Cubs defeat the Giants 1-0.  Kiki Cuyler wins it with
a walk-off RBI double in the 9th inning. 

August 29, 1942
Cubs defeat Dodgers 4-3 with 2-run ninth inning rally, Jimmie Foxx's SF ties game & Stan Hack wins it with a walk-off RBI single. 

August 29, 1959
Ernie Banks hits a grand slam off Warren Spahn, but Braves defeat
the Cbs 11-4 at Wrigley Field.  Hank Aaron hits 2 home runs for
the Braves. 

August 29, 1964
Cubs 4 Mets 3, 10 innings
Ellis Burton's walk-off RBI single in 10th inning helps Cubs defeat Mets 4 to 3 at Wrigley Field.  ]

August 29, 1965
At County Stadium in Milwaukee, Cubs HOF'ers Ernie Banks, Ron Santo & Billy Williams have a big day.  the 3 of them hit 5 HR's (2 each by Santo & Banks).  They score all 10 Cubs runs, have 7 hits, drive in 9 of the 10 runs with 4 walks.  Cubs defeat the Braves 10-2.

August 29, 1966
In Atlanta, George Altman's 2-run RBI single helps the Cubs defeat the Braves 4-2 in 14 innings. 

August 29, 1983

At Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, Mel Hall homers twice, one a grand slam
as the Cubs defeat the Braves 7-5. 

August 29, 1985
At Wrigley Field, Leon Durham homers twice, one against the guy he was traded for, Bruce Sutter, as the Braves defeat the Cubs 9-6. 

August 29, 1989
Astros take a 9-0 lead over Cubs early, but Cubs come back to
tie game & Dwight Smith completes the comeback with a walk-off
RBI single.  Lloyd Mcclendon has 3 hits, 3 RBI and a HR>
 
August 29, 1999
At Dodger Stadium, Kyle Farnsworth pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout
as Cubs defeat Dodgers 6-0.  It is Farnsworth's 1st and only MLB shutout
of his 16 year MLB career.

August 29, 2002
Mark Bellhorn becomes only the 2nd player in ML history to homer from both sides of the plate in the same inning (4th) in a 13-10 victory over the
Brewers in Milwaukee.  Bellhorn connects for the first homer against Jose
Cabrera and the 2nd against former Cub Andrew Lorraine.





August 29, 2005
At Wrigley Field, Jeromy Burnitz homers twice as the Dodgers defeat the cubs 9-6. 

August 29, 2009
Cubs take the lead with a 6-run fifth inning led by Jake Fox's grand slam as the Cubs defeat the Mets 11-4. 

August 29, 2011
At AT&T Park, Randy Wells pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Giants 7-0.

August 29, 2014 
At Busch Stadium, Jorge Soler continues his great debut with the Cubs
hitting 2 home runs in a 7-2 Cubs win. 

August 29, 2016
Jorge Soler's 9th inning HR sends game into extra innings and Cubs come back in 13th inning to score 2 to win it on Miguel Montero's walk-off RBI single.  Cubs defeat Pirates 8-7