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, 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, 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. 


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.