April 25

Cubs Birthdays:

Jacques Jones-Jones hit 27 home runs and drove in 81 runs for the 2006 Cubs team.  

April 25, 1945
Claude Passeau hits a HR and pitches a shutout to beat the Reds 4-0 in Cincy.

April 25, 1948
Russ Mayer retires 22 consecutive batters and pitches a one-hitter as Cubs defeat Cardinals 3-1.

April 25, 1976
Rick Monday rescues the American flag that was about to be burned in the outfield at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles). The Dodgers defeat the Cubs 5-4 in ten innings This day also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first Cubs game ever played.

Rick Monday Rescues American Flag

April 25, 1993
Cubs defeat the Reds 2-1 scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the ninth Steve Buechele triples home Derrick May and Jose Vizcaino ends it with a walk-off RBI single.  Frank Castillo pitched 7 innings, giving up only the one (unearned) Reds run and Tim Belcher was the tough luck loser for the Reds after shutting out the Cubs for 8 innings.

April 25, 2003
At Coors Field, the Cubs defeat the Rockies 11-7.  Corey Patterson homers and Mark Prior pitches well and drives in 4 runs with a home run and a double. 

April 25, 2004
The Cubs Matt Clement takes a no-hitter into the 7th inning and finishes with a combined 2-hitter as Joe Borowski pitches a scoreless ninth inning and Cubs defeat Mets 4-1.

April 25, 2005
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Reds 10-6.  Neifi Perez homers and drives in 4 runs for the Cubs.

April 25, 2010
Cubs hit 4 home runs at Miller Park (Kosuke Fukudome, Tyler Colvin, Geovany Soto & Derrek Lee) as they defeat the Brewers 12-2. Ryan Theriot goes 5 for 6 with 3 RBI. 

April 25, 2017
A great pitcher's duel between the Cubs, Kyle Hendricks and the Pirates, Gerritt Cole as the only run scored in the game is an unearned run on an error by Alen Hanson in the 2nd inning.  Cole goes 7 innings, giving up just 2 hits and Hendricks pitches 6 scoreless innings.  The 2 teams combine for just 7 hits (Cubs 2, Pirates 5).