August 8


August 8
Happy birthday to Anthony Rizzo.  He was born one year exactly after
the first scheduled night game at Wrigley Field. 

August 8, 1917
Hippo Vaughn pitches a 2-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Dodgers
2-0 at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field). 
 
August 8, 1937
In the 1st game of a doubleheader, Tex Carelton pitches a 1-hitter in a 3-0 win over the Braves.  Cubs defeat the Braves 3-2 in 2nd game to sweep the doubleheader. 

August 8, 1941
Cubs rookie Paul Erickson wins his first MLB game with a 1-hit shutout in a 1-0 victory over the Pirates at Wrigley Field.  

August 8, 1947
Cubs defeat the Reds 2-1 in 11 innings on Bill Nicholson's walk-off
home run.

Johnny Schmitz gets a well earned win pitching all 11 innings for Cubs. 

And the Cubs pull off a triple play in the 7th inning. 

August 8, 1955
Sam Jones pitches a 4-hit shutout in a 1-0 Cubs win over the Dodgers. Gene
Baker's 8th inning home run off Don Newcombe gives him only his 2nd loss
of the season (18 wins).  Both of Newcombe's losses were to the Cubs (6/12/55).   

August 8, 1963
Ron Santo's 10th inning HR (his 2nd of game) helps Cubs defeat the Dodgers 5-4 at Wrigley Field.

August 8, 1965
In the 2nd game of a doubleheader, the Cubs overcome an 8-2 deficit to defeat the Mets 14-10.  Cubs score 6 runs in the 9th inning. 

August 8, 1968
At Atlanta Stadium, the Cubs defeat the Braves 4-0 as Bill Hands pitches a 3-hit complete game shutout.  Phil Regan loses 2 outs and a strike call for illegal pitches (look up at BCB or SABR)

August 8, 1971
At Wrigley Field, Cubs defeat the Giants 8-0.  Milt Pappas pitches a 6-hit complete game shutout in the 2nd game of a doubleheader.  It is Pappas 2nd straight shutout (8/4/1971). 

August 8, 1977
Bobby Murcer homers twice in a 7-6 loss to the Pirates at Three Rivers
Stadium in Pittsburgh. 

August 8, 1980
Cliff Johnson hits a walk-off grand slam in the 14th inning for an 8-4 Cubs win over the Expos at Wrigley Field. 

August 8, 1982
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs make 2 comebacks, in the 6th inning, Jay Johnstone's 3-run home run and Steve Henderson's RBI triple ties the game 4-4 and in the 8th inning, Cubs score 4 again as Johnstone homers again, Jerry Morales has an RBI single and Ryne Sandberg has a 2-run triple (all off Tug McGraw).  Cubs defeat the Phillies 8-5. 

August 8, 1988
The first scheduled night game at Wrigley Field is rained out.  Cubs choose season ticket holder, Harry Grossman to turn on the lights at Wrigley Field.






August 8, 1990
 Cubs 4 Cardinals 3 in 15 innings.  0-0 after 9 innings.  Jose Deleon of Cardinals and Mike Harkey of Cubs have a pitcher's duel as the Cubs and Cardinals go into 10th inning with a 0-0 tie.

Mike Harkey gave up 8 hits and 7 walks in 9 innings.

Cardinals score 2 in 10th inning and Cubs score 2 in bottom of 10th
off former Cubs pitcher, Lee Smith.

Cardinals score in 13th inning, but Cubs score in bottom of the 13th

Andre Dawson's bases loaded single gives the Cubs a 4-3 walk-off
victory. 

Steve Wilson pitched 4 relief innings and gave up just one run.

August 8, 1992
Mark Grace walk-off sacrifice fly

August 8, 2000
Dubious Cub record.  Phil Norton sets a Cubs record for most HR's given up in an inning (4) against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

August 8, 2002
Sammy Sosa homers twice as the Cubs defeat the Giants 9-3 at Pacific Bell
Park in San Francisco.

August 8, 2008
Cubs defeat the Cardinals 3-2 in 11 innings.  Henry Blanco gets the walk-off RBI single at Wrigley Field and Jim Edmonds homers twice.