July 24, 1968
A great pitcher's duel between the Cubs, Ken Holtzman & the Giants, Gaylord Perry until Ron Santo's 9th inning, 2 run home run wins it
for the Cubs 2-0. Ken Holtzman completes the game for the win at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
July 24, 1938
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs and Giants play 15 innings. Cubs tie the game at 4-4 in ninth inning as Stan Hack scores the tying run. Hack wins the game in the 15th inning with a walk-off double. Bill Lee pitches 7 scoreless relief inning to earn the victory.
July 24, 1943
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the New York Giants 7-1. Hank Wyse pitches a complete game, giving up just 8 hits to the Giants lineup.
July 24, 1968
July 24, 1983
Trailing 2-1 into the 6th inning, Ron Cey's 2-run double gives the Cubs a 3-2 lead. Cey than scores on Jody Davis single. For the day, Cey goes 2 for 3 with a double, a home run and drives in 4 of the Cubs 5 runs in a 5-2 Cubs victory over the Padres at Wrigley Field.
July 24, 2010
Cubs defeat the Cardinals 6-5 at Wrigley Field. Starlin Castro goes 3 for 4 with a double, home run2 runs scored and 2 RBI.
July 24, 2011
John Baker hits a walk-off RBI single scoring Marlon Byrd (4 hits, 3 runs in the game) as Cubs defeat Astros 5-4 in 10 innings at Wrigley Field.
July 24, 2016
At Miller Park in Milwaukee, the Cubs come back after trailing 4-1 to defeat the Brewers 6-5 with a 5-run, 7th inning. Anthony Rizzo's bases loaded double scoring 3 runs is the big hit.
July 24, 2020
Victor Caratini starts at designated hitter. Since the National League has never had a DH for a full season, he becomes the first DH for the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs typically open the season on the road so this victory is the Cubs first home opener victory since 1996.
As for Hendricks complete game shutout on opening day, the last Cubs pitcher to throw a CG shutout on opening day was Bill Bonham on April 9, 1974 when he pitched a 4-hit complete game over the Reds in a 2-0 Cubs victory at Wrigley Field. Jake Arrieta and 2 Cubs relievers did shut out the Angels 9-0 in the season opener on the road in 2016.
Kyle Schwarber got the first Cubs hit of the season with an infield single in the 2nd inning and Ian Happ got the first HR and RBI on the season with his 3rd inning, 2-run home run.