Cubs History
May 11

The birthday of Cubs pitcher (1970-1973), Milt Pappas


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May 11, 1998
Kerry Wood strikes out 13 Diamondbacks in his next start after striking out 20 Astros.  The 33
strikeouts in 2 consecutive is a new MLB record for total strikeouts in 2 consecutive starts.

The record of 32 strikeouts had been accomplished 4 times previously  by Luis Tiant (1968), Nolan Ryan (1974), Dwight Gooden (1984) & Randy Johnson (1997)


May 11, 1944
Cubs break a 13 game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Philies at Wrigley Field.  Pitcher, Ed Hanyzewski pitches a complete game and Bill Nicholson hits a 2-run home run.  

May 11, 1955
In 1955, Ernie Banks set the NL record for grand slams in a season with 5 4-run home runs.  He hit the first one this day at Wrigley Field against the Dodgers in a 10-8 Cubs win.  
 
May 11, 1969
Cubs defeat the Giants 8-0.  Ken Holtzman pitches an 9-hit complete game shutout, striking out 10 batters with just one walk. 
 
May 11, 1982
Jody Davis homers twice with 3 RBI as the Cubs defeat the Braves 6-4 at Wrigley Field. 

May 11, 1988
Greg Maddux pitches a complete game 10 inning shutout to defeat the Padres 1-0 at Wrigley Field.  Ryne Sandberg triples to lead off the bottom of the tenth inning and scores on a suicide squeeze bunt by Vance Law. You don't see many walk-off suicide squeeze bunts!! 

May 11, 1993
Cubs make a nice comeback scoring one run on a Rick Wilkens home run in 7th to tie the Dodgers 1-1.  Rey Sanchez wins it in the 10th with a walk-off RBI single scoring Dwight Smith.   Bob Scanlan pitched 2 scoreless relief innings to earn the win. 
 
May 11, 1998
Kerry Wood strikes out 13 Diamondbacks in his next start after striking out 20 Astros.  The 33 strikeouts in 2 consecutive is a new MLB record for total strikeouts in 2 consecutive starts.

The record of 32 strikeouts had been accomplished 4 times previously  by Luis Tiant (1968), Nolan Ryan (1974), Dwight Gooden (1984) & Randy Johnson (1997)
 
May 11, 2000
The Cubs and the Brewers set a record for the longest nine-inning game with a 4 hr 22 minute game in Wrigley. Brewers defeat Cubs 14-8.  

May 11, 2005
Derrek Lee hits a walk-off tenth inning home run as Cubs defeat Met 4-3 at Wrigley Field. 

May 11, 2011
Cubs defeat the Cardinals 11-4 at Wrigley field.  Starlin Castro goes 4 for 4 with a triple, 3 runs scored and 3 RBI.

May 11, 2018

At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the White Sox 11-2.  Willson Contreras hits a first inning grand slam off Carson Fullmer and goes 4 for 5 on the day with 2 home runs and 7 RBI.