Cubs History
August 2


August 2, 1969
At Wrigley Field, Ron  Santo homers twice and Ken Holtzman pitches a 2-hit complete game as Cubs defeat the Padres 4-1. 

Cubs History-August 2



August 2, 1947
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 12-7.  Both Peanuts Lowrey and Eddie Waitkus go 5 for 6 with 4 RBI batting first and second in the Cubs line-up.  

August 2, 1950
Cubs get swept in a doubleheader by the Giants.  Andy Pafko hits 3 home runs in the 2nd game of the doubleheader.

August 2, 1955
Ernie Banks ties a major league record with his 4th grand slam of the season.  Cubs defeat the Pirates 12-4.

August 2, 1961
Billy Williams homers twice in the 2nd game of a doubleheader that ended in a 7-7 against the Braves at Wrigley Field. 

August 2, 1963
A wild back and forth game at Wrigley Field ends as Ron Santo doubles and scores in the 12th inning on Jimmie Schafer's walk-off single.  the Giants score 5 runs in the 8th inning to take an 11-5 lead in the game, but the Cubs come back to score 6 in the bottom of the 8th.  Jimmie Schaefer homers and Leo Burnett hits a 3-run pinch hit home run.  Cubs win the game 12-11. 

August 2, 1966
Cubs 6 Braves 5, 12 innings. 
Bob Hendley & Fergie Jenkins combine to pitch 7 scoreless relief innings to help Cubs come back to defeat Braves 6-5 in 12 innings on Bobbie Brown's walk-off RBI single. 

August 2, 1968
At Busch Stadium, Ken Holtzman takes a no-hitter into the 6th inning until Julian Javier breaks it up with a single.  Holtzman will complete a 2-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 3-0. 

August 2, 1969
At Wrigley Field, Ron  Santo homers twice and Ken Holtzman pitches a 2-hit complete game as Cubs defeat the Padres 4-1. 

August 2, 1987
Cubs defeat Phillies 3-2 in 10 innings.  Trailing 2-0 in 8th, Ryne Sandberg's RBI single.  Manny Trillo's 2-out, 9th inning home run ties it and Sandberg wins it with a walk-off RBI single in 10th inning at Wrigle19y Field.

August 2, 1997
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 5-1.  Ryne Sandberg goes 3 for 3 with a walk, 3 runs scored, 2 home runs, a stolen base & 3 RBI. 

August 2, 2002
Kerry Wood strikes out 13 Rockies.  Moises Alou wins the game for Cubs with 2-run, walk-off home run in 12th inning at Wrigley Field.  Cubs 6 Rockies 4.

August 2, 2011
Cubs defeat the Pirates 11-6 in Pittsburgh and hit 6 home runs.  2 by Alfonso Soriano, 1 each by Aramis Ramirez, Geovany Soto, Marlon Byrd and Tyler Colvin.