Cubs History
May 18


May 18, 2012

Kerry Wood pitches the final game in his MLB career.  

Kerry Wood's final game


May 18, 1946
At the Polo Grounds, the Cubs demolish the New York Giants 19-3.  Andy Pafko collects 3 hits, scores 3 runs and drives in 3 runs. 

May 18, 1950
Rube Walker of the Cubs hits a 6th inning Grand Slam and in the bottom of the inning, Monte Irvin (who later played for the Cubs) hit a Grand Slam as well.  The Giants defeat Cubs 10-4 in a rain shortened, 6 inning game. 

May 18, 1962
At Connie Mack Stadium, the Cubs come back and tie the Phillies 8-8 in the 8th inning on Bob Will's home run.  Cubs score 3 in 9th on Ron Santo's bases loaded walk and Jim Mcknight's 2-run single.   For the day, George Altman goes 3 for 5 with a walk, 2 home runs, 3 runs scored & 5 RBI. 
 
May 18, 1984
At Wrigley Field, Enos Cabell's 9th inning solo home run gives Astros a 6-5 lead, but Leon Durham ties game with an RBI double and than scores winning run on a bases loaded walk to Gary Woods for a 7-6 Cubs victory.

May 18, 1990
Ryne Sandberg's ML record errorless streak at second base ends at 123 games with an error in a 7-0 win in Houston over Astros.
 
May 18, 1997
At Wrigley Field, Sammy Sosa's 2nd home run of the day in the 7th inning breaks a 3-3 tie as the Cubs defeat the Giants 5-3.

May 18, 1999
The Marlins, Alex Fernandez & the Cubs, Terry Mulholland pitch great games for their teams as the game goes into extra innings with the score tied 1-1. Mark Grace hits a three-run home run in the top of the 11th inning to give Cubs a 4-1 win at Pro Players Stadium.  Mulholland, Terry Adams,  Felix Heredia & Scott Sanders allow just 3 hits and a walk in 11 innings. 

May 18, 2012

Kerry Wood throws his last pitch for the Cubs.  



May 18, 2016
At Miller Park in Milwaukee, the Cubs and Brewers combine for only 16 hits, 2 extra base hits in 13 innings.  Cubs tie the game at 1-1 in the top of the ninth on an Addison Russell RBI ground out.  The Cubs load the bases in the top of the 13th and the game-winning run is scored by Ben Zobrist, who singled and stole a base on a walk to Travis Wood.  Wood earns the victory
also and Clayton Richard earns the save. 

May 18, 2017
At Wrigley Field, Javier Baez's 1st inning grand slam gives the Cubs an early 5-0 lead.  Kris Bryant also homers as the Cubs defeat the Reds 9-5 and sweep the Reds in a 3-game series.

May 18, 2018
Jon Lester & 3 Cubs relievers combine on a 2-hitter as the Cubs defeat the Reds 8-1 at Great American Ball Park.  Addison Russell goes 4 for 4 with a walk.