April 24

Cubs birthdays

Welington  Castillo (Cubs, 2010-2015)

Glen Hobbie (1957-1964)

April 24, 1918
In the Cubs home opener at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field), Cubs defeat the Cardinals.  Hippo Vaughn pitches a complete game, one-hitter.  The only hit he gave up was to Rogers Hornsby

April 24, 1919
Cubs open the season at home and defeat the Pirates 5-1.  Hippo Vaughn pitches a 6-hit complete game. 

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.

April, 24 1934
In their home opener, the Cubs defeat the Reds 3-2. 

April 24, 1938
The Cubs Dizzy Dean defeats his former team, the Cardinals throwing a 5-hit shutout.

April 24, 1939
In the Cubs home opener, Stan Hack has a big game with a triple and 2 singles as Cubs defeat Pirates 6-1.

April 24, 1955
Sam Jones pitches a 2-hitter and Cubs defeat Reds 2-1.

April 24, 1957
Ouch, Cubs pitcher's walk nine batters in the 5th inning to set a NL record for walks in an inning.   Cubs lose 9-5 to the Reds.

April 24, 1958
Lee Walls hits three home runs and drives in eight runs as the Cubs rout the Dodgers, 15 - 2, at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

April 24, 1962
Sandy Koufax strikes out 18 Cubs in a 10-2 Dodgers victory at Wrigley Field.  At the time, this amount ties a modern day MLB record set by Bob Feller in 1939.

April 24, 1966
Ken Holtzman's first MLB start is a 2-0 Cubs victory over the Dodgers.  Holtzman pitches 6 scoreless innings. 

April 24, 1973
The Giants beat the Cubs 4-2, but Cubs pitchers strike out 16 Giant hitters.  Rick Reuschel has 12 strikeouts.

April 24, 1991
Andre Dawson's 350th career home run is the only run in a 1-0 Cubs victory over the Cardinals in St. Louis.  Mike Bielecki & Paul Assenmacher combine on a 3-hit shutout.

April 24, 2002
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Giants 10-4.  Fred McGriff drives in 4 runs and Mark Bellhorn homers for the Cubs. 

April 24, 2004
Kerry Wood and 2 Cubs relievers combine on a 4-hit  shutout as the Cubs defeat the Mets 3-0 at Wrigley Field.

April 24, 2006
Cubs score 6 runs in the 8th inning to defeat the Marlins 6-3 at Wrigley Field.  Jacques Jones hits a 3-run home run.  Carlos Zambrano strikes out 12 Marlins in 7 innings, but gets a no decision.

April 24, 2010
Ted Lilly pitches his first game after offseason surgery and gets the victory in a 5-1 Cubs victory over the Brewers. 

April 24, 2012
At Wrigley Field, Bryan Lahair ties the game in the 9th with a solo home run and Alfonso Soriano's RBI single drives in Tony Campana with for the walk-off 3-2 Cubs victory.  It is the 2nd straight walk-off victory for the Cubs
(4/23/2012, 3-2 on Joe Mather 2-run, walk-off RBI single). 

April 24, 2016
At Great American Park, the Cubs run their record to 14-5 with a 9-0 victory.  Jason Hammel and 3 Cubs relief pitchers shut out the Reds on 3 hits.  Anthony Rizzo homers twice and drives in 4 runs and Tommy LaStella homers as well.

April 24, 2017
At PNC Park, the Cubs beat the Pirates 14-3.  Ben Zobrist has 3 RBI, Addison Russell has 4 hits and Jason Heyward homers and drives in 4 runs.

April 24, 2018
Cubs return to Cleveland for first time after 2016 World Series and defeat the Indians 10-3. Kyle Schwarber homers twice and Ian Happ homers also.