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, 1932
Cubs manager, Rogers Horsnby is fired. He will be replaced by Charlie Grimm.
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, 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, 2020
Jon Lester continues the Cubs early season strong rotation, giving up just one run in six innings and the Cubs bullpen holds the Pirates without a run until Javier Baez wins it in the 11th inning with a walk-off RBI single.
It is the first time the Cubs play under the new MLB rules of putting a runner on 2nd base in extra innings. Kyle Schwarber helps take the game into the 11th when he throws out a runner trying to score in the 10th inning. I was wondering what a Covid-19 walk-off would look like. I kinda liked the way the Cubs did it with many players raising their hands and letting Javy run through a group of players. Cubs defeat the Pirates 2-1 in 11 innings and go to 7-2 on the season.