April 27

Cubs Birthdays:

Rogers Hornsby:

 Rogers Hornsby was one of the greatest players in MLB history, but most of his great career was spent with the Cardinals. 

But 1929 remains one of the best years in Cubs history primarily because of Hornsby. The Cubs gave up 5 players and $200,000 to acquire Hornsby prior to the 1929 season.  Hornsby hit 39 home runs and drove in 143 and scored an amazing 157 runs. His efforts helped lead the team to a NL title and World Series appearance in 1929.  

The Cubs lost this World Series in 5 games to the Philadelphia A's. Hornsby was also the Cubs player manager in 1932 when the Cubs went to another World Series, losing this one to the Yankees. Hornsby was just a part-time player at this point in his career.

April 27, 1983
Cubs get a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Padres in the 10th inning on Larry Bowa's RBI double scoring Jerry Morales.  Jody Davis goes 4 for 4 with a triple and 3 RBI in the game.

April 27, 1986
Cubs win a wild game against the Montreal Expos. Jody Davis hits a Grand Slam in the 4th inning and begins a 5-run 8th inning rally with his 2nd home run off the game off closer, Jeff Reardon. Cubs win the game 12-10 at Wrigley Field.

April 27, 1989
Greg Maddux & Orel Hersheiser have a pitcher's duel at Wrigley Field.  Maddux wins this one 1-0 giving up just 5 singles to the Dodgers and scores the winning run after he singles and comes home on a triple by Gary Varsho.

April 27, 2000
A day after scoring 13 runs, the Cubs offense stays hot hitting 4 home runs in the 1st inning off the Astros, Jose Lima Eric Young and Rickey Gutierrez lead off the game with back to back home runs with Henry Rodriguez and Damon Buford later in the first inning.  Henry Rodriguez hits a 2nd home run, a grand slam,  in the 4th inning as the Cubs defeat the Astros 12-3 in Houston.

April 27, 2001
In San Francisco, the Cubs defeat the Giants 7-3.  Kerry Wood strikes out 14 batters in just 6 innings. 

April 27, 2005
Derrek Lee & Corey Patterson have big games for the Cubs vs the Reds at Wrigley Field. Lee's 6th inning 2-run home run makes the score Reds 6 Cubs 4. Lee's 7th inning 3-run home run ties the game for Corey Patterson's walk off home run in the ninth inning off Matt Belisle. Cubs win 8 to 7 as Lee & Patterson drive in all 8 Cubs runs and score 6 of the 8.

April 27, 2014
Jason Hammell and 2 Cubs relievers combine on a 3-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Brewers 4-0 at Miller Park.  Starlin Castro homers twice for the Cubs. 

April 27, 2015
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Pirates 4-0.  Jason Hammel gives up just 4 hits over 8 innings for the win.