Cubs History
July 23


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July 23, 1957
The Cubs shutout the Giants 4-0 as 20 year old, Dick Drott pitches a 4-hit complete game with 14 strikeouts.

Cubs History-July 23



July 23, 1944
Bill Nicholson hits 4 HR"s in a doubleheader split against the Giants. Cubs win Game 2 when Nicholson hits 3 HR's, but lose Game 1 12-10 at the Polo Grounds in New York.

July 23, 1957
The Cubs shutout the Giants 4-0 as 20 year old, Dick Drott pitches a 4-hit complete game with 14 strike outs.

July 23, 1961
At Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia, the Cubs defeat the Phillies 11-5.  Don Zimmer homers twice, scores 4 runs and drives in 4 runs. 

July 23, 1969
Cubs start all 4 infielders in All-Star game at RFK stadium in Washington. Ernie Banks , Glenn Beckert, Don Kessinger and Ron Santo

July 23, 1970

Milt Pappas shuts out the Reds 1-0 with a 4-hit complete game at Wrigley Field.

July 23, 1979
Dave Kingman wins the game 2-1 for the Cubs over the Reds with a 2-run walk-off home run.

July 23, 1982
A nice comeback by the Cubs, who were trailing the Reds 5-1 into the 6th inning when Ryne Sandberg homers to lead off the inning and Keith Moreland gets a 2-out RBI double to cut the lead to 5-3.  In the 8th inning, Moreland gets another 2-out hit, this one a 3-run home run to give the Cubs a 6-5 lead.  The Cubs add another run in the ninth inning and defeat the Reds at Riverfront stadium in Cincinnati. 

July 23, 1996

Cubs come back from a 5-0 deficit to the Giants at 3Com Park to take the lead in the 7th when they score 5 runs, the big hit a 3-run home run for Sammy Sosa.  Cubs defeat the Giants 9-6 as Sosa homers twice and drives in 5 runs.

July 23, 2003:
Traded by Pirates along with Kenny Lofton to the Cubs for Matt Bruback, Jose Hernandez and Bobby Hill. Aramis Ramirez

July 23, 2021

On July 2, 2000, the Cubs signed 16-year old, Robinson Chirinos, but he never made it to the majors with the Cubs until this year, 21 years later.  On this day, he hit 2 home runs at Wrigley Field in a 8-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.