Cubs History
August 28

August 28, 1950

In game 1 of a doubleheader, Hank Sauer homers 3 times off Curt Simmons in a 7-5 Cubs victory.  Sauer will hit 3 HR's in a game off Simmons again in 1952.  

Cubs History-August 28

August 28
Happy birthday to Cubs pitcher, Randy Wells (2008-2012)

August 28, 1916
Cubs trade Heine Zimmerman and Mickey Doolan to the Giants for Larry Doyle, Herb Hunter & Merwin Jacobson.

August 28, 1946
Cubs 4 Dodgers 3
Cubs get a 2-run 9th inning rally .  Marv Rickert RBI double to tie game & Lou Stringer RBI walk-off double to win it.

August 28, 1950
At Wrigley Field, Hank Sauer hits three home runs off Curt Simmons, as the Cubs defeat the Phillies 7 - 5 in game 1 of a doubleheader.   Sauer hits 3 HR's off Curt Simmons again in 1952.  

August 28, 1957
In Brooklyn, Cubs lose to the Dodgers, 4-3 in 14 innings.  Moose Moryn
goes 4 for 6 with 2 doubles, a run scored and an RBI.

August 28, 1974
Cubs are trailing the Dodgers and Don Sutton 6-2 into the 8th inning, but load the bases when Cubs manager, Jim Marshall pinch hits Bill Madlock for Carmen Fanzone.  Madlock hits a pinch hit grand slam to tie the game 6-6, but Cubs can't hold the lead when another pinch-hitter, this time Willie Crawford for the Dodgers wins the game for the Dodgers with a sacrifice fly scoring Steve Garvey.  The Dodgers defeat the Cubs 7-6 in Los Angeles.

August 28, 1984
Keith Moreland has a big day as the Cubs sweep a doubleheader against the Reds, winning both games 5-2.  Moreland goes 2 for 4 in game 1, hitting a 3-run home run, going 2 for 4 with a triple & 4 RBI.  In game 2, Moreland goes 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, a run scored & 2 RBI.  

August 28, 1990
Cubs defeat the Astros 5-2.  Ryne Sandberg hits his 30th home run of the season to become the first second baseman to homer 30 times in consecutive seasons.   

August 28, 1995
At Wrigley Field, Sammy Sosa homers twice as the Cubs defeat the Braves 7-5. 

August 28, 1997
Sammy Sosa homers in the bottom of 8th inning to tie Marlins 3-3.
In the 10th inning, Shawon Dunston's walk-off RBI single drives in Mark Grace for a 4-3 Cubs victory over the Marlins at Wrigley

August 28, 2001
Marlins defeat the Cubs.  Sammy Sosa homers ties Willie Mays NL record for home runs in the month of August. 

August 28, 2005
At Wrigley Field, Derrek Lee homers twice as the Cubs defeat the Marlins 14-3. 

August 28, 2018
At Wrigley Field, Cubs get their 7th straight win on an 11th inning, walk-off RBI single by Ben Zobrist scoring Javier Baez.

August 28, 2021

Cubs get a win against the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field as Rafael Ortega hits a grand slam off Lance Lynn, Patrick Wisdom hits 2 home runs, leaving him just one short of the Cubs all-time record of HR's in a season by a rookie currently held by Kris Bryant (2015).  Alec Mills pitches 8 scoreless innings in the 7-0 Cubs victory.