Cubs History
June 8


June 8, 1971
In his 1st game after pitching a no-hitter, Ken Holtzman shuts out Pirates for 12 innings & Joe Pepitone hits walk-off HR for a 1-0 victory at Wrigley Field.  Holtzman scattered 9 Pirates hits and struck out 12 with no walks.  

Cubs History-June 8





June 8, 1958
At Wrigley Field, Cubs shut out Pirates 4-0.  Moose Moryn goes 3 for 4 with a HR and 2 RBI.  Moe Drabowsky pitches a 1-hit complete game shutout. Ted Kluszewski's 2nd inning leadoff single is the only Pirates hit.    
 
June 8, 1966
Randy Hundley hits a Grand Slam home run off the Dodger's, Don Drysdale as #Cubs defeat Dodgers 8-1 at Wrigley Field.

June 8, 1971
In his 1st game after pitching a no-hitter, Ken Holtzman shuts out Pirates for 12 innings & Joe Pepitone hits walk-off HR.  
 
June 8, 1981
Cubs select Joe Carter with 2nd overall pick in MLB draft. Carter was key player in the Rick Sutcliffe trade in 1984.

June 8, 1983 
Cubs trail 1-0 into the bottom of the ninth inning.  Ryne Sandberg's solo home run ties the game and Keith Moreland's RBI single driving in Leon Durham gives the Cubs a 2-1 walk-off victory. 

June 8, 1987
Manny Trillo hits a 2-run walk-off home run as #Cubs defeat Mets 4-2.   

June 8, 2003
Sammy Sosa collects his 2,000th career hit in the major leagues.
  
June 8, 2004
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 7-3.  Derrek Lee goes 3 for 4 with 2 doubles & 3 RBI.
  
June 8, 2005 
Cubs defeat the Blue Jays and Roy Halladay 2-0 at Wrigley Field.  Sergio Mitre and 2 Cubs relievers combine on a 3-hit shutout.  Mitre doubles in one of the Cubs runs and scores the second run.   

June 8, 2008
At Los Angeles, the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 3-1.  Mark DeRosa goes 3 for 5 with a HR, 2 runs and 2 RBI. 
 
June 8, 2015
With the 9th pick in MLB draft, the #Cubs select Ian Happ.  Cubs also drafted Donnie Dewees who was traded for #21 Cubs prospect Alec Mills, other top Cubs prospects drafted were D.J. Wilson (#18) and Bryan Hudson (#24). 

 
June 8, 2018
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Pirates 3-1.  Mike Montgomery pitches 6 innings to earn the win.