Cubs History
August 1



August 1, 1947
Cubs & Dodgers in a slug fest at Wrigley Field.  With score tied 8-8 into the 9th inning, Phil Cavaretta singles (4th hit of the game) and Clyde McCullough sends Cubs fans home happy with a 2-run, walk-off home run. 

August 1, 1963
Cubs score 6 runs in the 1st inning and coast to a 10-2 win over the Braves at County Stadium in Milwaukee.  Ellis Burton homers twice.  Larry Jackson pitches a complete game and drives in 2 runs in the game. 

August 1, 1976
Bill Madlock doesn't get a hit, but scores both Cubs runs in a 10 inning 2-1 victory over the Cardinals.  Madlock reaches on an 8th inning walk and Pete Lacock drvies him in with an 8th inning single.  In the 10th, Madlock reaches
on a fielder's choice and scores the walk-off run when Lacock again drives him in for the walk-off victory.

August 1, 1983
Joe Carter gets his first MLB hit against Steve Carlton of the Phillies.  Phillies defeat Cubs 2-1 at Veteran's Stadium.

August 1, 1984
Jody Davis 9th inning walk-off sacrifice fly gives Cubs a 5-4 victory over the Phillies at Wrigley Field.  Ryne SandbergRon Cey & Keith Moreland all hit home runs against Phillies lefty, Steve Carlton.

August 1, 1985
Ron Merdith & George Frazier combine to hold Cardinals scoreless for 5 innings to give Cubs a chance to come back on Larry Bowa's RBI squeeze
bunt in the 14th inning.  Cubs 9 Cardinals 8 in 14 innings.  

August 1, 1987
Andre Dawson drives in all 5 Cubs runs with 3 home runs as the Cubs defeat the Phillies 5-3.

August 1, 1990
Greg Maddux pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 5-0 at Wrigley Field.  Maddux also gets 3 hits in the game. 

August 1, 2003
Troy O'leary's 2-run double ties the game at 4-4 after Dbacks scored 2 runs in top of 11th inning.  Aramis Ramirez wins it for the Cubs in the 14th inning with an walk-off RBI single scoring Sammy Sosa. 

August 1, 2002
Cubs score 6 runs in final 3 innings, including 2 in the 9th to defeat the Padres 8-7 at Wrigley Field.  Alex Gonzalez hits a 2-out, 2-run double to win on a walk-off.  

August 1, 2013
Junior Lake homers twice, Anthony Rizzo homers twice, but Cubs lose to Dodgers 6-4 at Wrigley Field.

August 1, 2016
Kyle Hendricks pitches a complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Marlins 5-0 at Wrigley Field. 

August 1, 2017
Cubs thump the Diamondbacks 16-4 as Anthony Rizzo homers twice, and yes, Jon Lester homers!!!  Lester also picked up his 2,000 career strikeout.  He is just the 25th lefthander in MLB history to compile 2000 K's.