Cubs History
May 17

May 17, 1979

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Many great hitting days for Cubs with the wind blowing out at Wrigley Field.   Dave Kingman hits 3 HR's and drove in 6 runs, Bill Buckner had 7 RBI's. Mike Schmidt hit his 2nd HR of the day to win the game in the 10th inning with a HR off Bruce Sutter.



Happy birthday to Carlos Pena.  He hit 28 home runs in 2011, his only year with the Chicago Cubs.  


May 17, 1918
At Weeghman Park, the Cubs defeat the Phillies 2-0.  Hippo Vaughn pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout, strikes out 8 and walks just one batter.

May 17, 1964
Trailing 4-1 into the ninth inning, with only 2 hits in the game, the Cub come back to score 4 runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and defeat the  Reds 5-4.   Leo Burke leads off the ninth inning with a single and moves to 2nd on a walk to Billy Williams. Ron Santo gets hit by a pitch to load the bases for Ernie Banks. Banks drives in 2 runs with a single to make the score 4-3. Andre Rodgers strikes out for the 1st out of the inning. Pinch hitter,
Jimmy Stewart ties the game with a sacrifice fly and Billy Cowan gets the walk-off single, driving in Ernie Banks with the deciding run as the Cubs defeat the Reds 5-4 at Wrigley Field.

May 17, 1977
Exactly 2 years prior to the crazy 23-22 game at Wrigley Field, the Cubs did better, beating the Padres 23-6. The Cubs hit 7 home runs in the game as Larry Biittner hits 2 along with Gene Clines, Steve Ontiveros, Dave Rosello,
Jerry Morales & Bobby Murcer.

May 17, 1979
Phillies 23 Cubs 22
Many great hitting days for Cubs with the wind blowing out at Wrigley Field.   Dave Kingman hits 3 HR's and drove in 6 runs, Bill Buckner had 7 RBI's. Mike Schmidt hit his 2nd HR of the day to win the game in the 10th with a HR off Bruce Sutter.

May 17, 2005
AT PNC Park in Pittsburgh, the Cubs defeat the Pirates 4-3.  Derrek Lee drives in all 4 runs going 4 for 4.  His 7th inning HR cuts Pirates lead to 3-2 & his 9th inning, 2-run home run is the game-winner. 

May 17, 2010
Aramis Ramirez hits a 2-run walk-off home run in the 11th inning as the Cubs defeat the Rockies 4-2 in 11 innings.  Starlin Castro singles to lead off the 11th and scored the winning run and goes 3 for 5 on the day.

May 17, 2014
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Brewers 3-0 scoring 3 runs in the 1st inning.  Edwin Jackson strikes out 11 and combines with Neil Ramirez & Hector Rondon on a 4-hit shutout.