August 7


August 7, 1894
Bill Dahlen's 42 game hitting streak comes to an end.

August 7, 1939
Bill Nicholson plays his first game for the Cubs.  He hits a HR in a 6-2 victory over Phillies in Wrigley

August 7, 1949
After losing the 1st game of DH to Braves 11-0, the Cubs come back to save a split in game 2. 

Andy Pafko's 8th inning, 2-run home run ties the game 3-3 and Hank Reich wins it in the 10th inning with a walk-off RBI single. 

Warren Hacker pitches all ten innings to earn the victory.

August 7, 1976
At Jerry Parc, Rick Monday's 2-run home run in the 11th helps the Cubs defeat the Expos 4-2 in the 1st game of a doubleheader.

August 7, 1984
Cubs get 2 big innings in both ends of a doubleheader to sweep 2 games against the Mets (8-6, 6-4).  In game 1, it's HR's by Keith Moreland & Ron Cey.  In game 2, it's a 5-run 4th inning. 

August 7, 2001
One of the more famous 7th inning streatches at Wrigley.    Former Chicago Bear Steve "mongo" McMichael calls out the home plate umpire who made what appeared to be a bad call against the Cubs in the previous inning (I was watching the game, yes, it was a bad call).  And I watched the look on the umpires face when Mongo called him out.  Hilarious!!!!!!!!!

This clip also shows one of the craziest walk-off victories for the Cubs as
well.  






August 7, 2004
Greg Maddux wins his 300th career victory with an 8-4 decision over Giants in San Francisco.

August 7, 2013
At Citizen's Bank Park in Philadelphia, Donnie Murphy's 9th inning, 3-run home run (his 2nd HR of the game) helps the Cubs defeat the Phillies 5-2.  Pedro Strop gets the win and Kevin Gregg gets the save. 

August 7, 2014
Javier Baez homers twice and Starlin Castro homers as the Cubs defeat the Rockies 6-2 at Coors Field in Colorado.

August 7, 2016
After Cubs pitching gives up just 4 hits to the A's the day before, Kyle Hendricks and 2 Cubs relievers hold them to 4 hits again in a 3-1 Cubs victory.  Anthony Rizzo & Jorge Soler homer for the Cubs.