Cubs History
August 20


Don CardwellDon Cardwell

August 20, 1961
At Wrigley Field, a great pitcher's duel ends 1-0 on Billy William's 11th inning walk-off RBI single.  Don Cardwell pitches all 11 innings, giving up just 6 hits.  The Pirates, Bob Friend also completes the game and is the tough luck loser. 

Cubs History-August 20



August 20, 1908
Joe Tinker steals 4 bases in 10-2 win over Braves

August 20, 1961
At Wrigley Field, a great pitcher's duel ends 1-0 on Billy William's 11th inning walk-off RBI single.  Don Cardwell pitches all 11 innings, giving up just 6 hits.  The Pirates, Bob Friend also completes the game and is the tough luck loser. 

August 20, 1965
In the 2nd game of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field, Bill Faul pitches a 8-hit complete game shutout in a 2-0 Cubs victory over the Astros. 

August 20, 1968
At Wrigley Field, Willie Smith hits a 3-run home run in the first inning, but Cubs need Glenn Beckert's 9th inning sacrifice fly and Willie Smith wins it with a walk-off home run in the 10th inning. 

August 20, 1971
Fergie Jenkins gives up 2 first inning runs to the Astros, but scatters 9 singles the rest of the way on to his 20th victory of the season.  Cubs defeat the Astros 3-2.  Johnny Callison's 2nd inning, 3-run home run accounts for all 3 Cubs runs. 

August 20, 1978
Trailing 1-0 with 2 outs in the 9th, Larry Biittner, Manny Trillo & Ivan DeJesus single and Dave Rader wins it for Cubs 2-1 with walk-off, 2-run double. 

August 20, 1987
At Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, the Braves thump the Cubs 13-4.  Andre Dawson homers twice and the Braves, Gary Roenicke, goes 2 for
2 with 2 home runs, 3 walks, 4 runs scored & 5 RBI. 

August 20, 1989
At the Astrodome, Ryne Sandberg's 2nd home run of the game,  in the 9th inning ties the game, but Cubs lose the game after Mitch Williams walks 2 batters, hits a batter and gives up a walk-off grand slam to Kevin Bass in an 8-4 Astros win over the Cubs.   Jerome Walton extends his hitting streak to 30 games.  

August 20, 1999
At Wrigley Field, Sammy Sosa homers twice in a 11-3 loss to the Rockies. 

August 20, 2004
At Minute Maid Park, Cubs hit 6 home runs, 2 by Mark Grudzielanek, 1 each by Moises Alou, Sammy Sosa, Nomar Garciaparra & Corey Patterson in a 9-2 Cubs win over the Astros.