Cubs History
May 23

May 23, 1969
At San Diego Stadium, Cubs defeat the Padres 6-0.  Dick Selma pitches a 2-hit complete
game shutout.

Cubs History-May 23

Cubs Birthday:

Augie Galan
May 23, 1939
Cubs defeat Braves 15-8 at Wrigley Field.  For the Cubs, Steve Mesner has 3 hits, 3 runs scored and 4 RBI.  Rip Russell has just one hit, but scores 3 runs and has 3 RBI.  Billy Herman has a double, triple, 3 runs scored and an RBI.

May 23, 1961
Glen Hobbie pitches all 10 innings, but gives up 2 runs, 1 earned and takes the loss as Cubs lose to Phillies 2-1 at Wrigley Field.

May 23, 1965
Dodgers score 2 runs in the first inning and it takes a 9th inning sacrifice fly by Doug Clemens scoring Ron Santo to tie the game 2-2.   The Cubs bullpen pitches 9 scoreless innings, striking out 12 Dodgers batters (Ted Abernathy, Lindy McDaniel & Dick Ellsworth).  In the bottom of the 16th inning, George Altman gets a walk-off bases loaded walk, scoring Ernie Banks as Cubs defeat the Dodgers 3-2 in 16 innings.

May 23, 1969
At San Diego Stadium, Cubs defeat the Padres 6-0.  Dick Selma pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout.
May 23, 1979
Cubs trade Ray Burris to the Yankees for Dick Tidrow. 

This was a good deal for the Cubs as Burris had his best years with the Cubs and Tidrow was a very good relief pitcher for the Cubs as well.

May 23, 1980
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 2-0.  Dennis Lamp pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout. 

May 23, 1986
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Astros 4-1 as he strikes out 7 and walks just one.

May 23, 1987
Cubs  defeat the Braves 7-6 in 16 innings, Andre Dawson ties game in ninth with 2-out, 2-run HR.  Jerry Mumphrey drives in Ryne Sandberg with a double for the game winner in the 16th inning. 

May 23, 1995
Cubs Pitcher, Kevin Foster hits a home run in the 3rd inning off Rockies pitcher, Marvin Freeman.  Marvin Freeman comes up to bat in the 4th inning and hits a home run off Foster.   Foster gets the win in this game 7-6 over Freeman and the Don Baylor managed Rockies in Colorado. 

May 23, 2002
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Pirates 11-6.  Fred McGriff homers and drives in 3 runs for the Cubs.  Bobby Hill is just a double short of the Cycle, going 3 for 5 with his first MLB home run, a triple and 4 RBI.  Aramis Ramirez homers for the Pirates.  In 2003, Bobby Hill will be traded to the Pirates for Aramis Ramirez as part of a 5-player deal that also brought Kenny Lofton to the Cubs. 

May 23, 2008
At Pittsburgh, Cubs defeat Pirates 12-3.  Mark DeRosa goes 2 for 3 with 2 doubles, 2 runs scored and an RBI.

May 23, 2015
At Chase Field in Arizona, Cubs come back after trailing 6-4 to tie the game in the 8th inning on a 2-run double by Jorge Soler.  Anthony Rizzo's 3-run home run in the 9th inning gives the Cubs the 9-6 win. 

May 23, 2017
Jon Lester pitches a complete game 4-hitter, striking out 10 as the Cubs defeat the Giants 4-1 at Wrigley Field.  Kyle Schwarber, Jason Heyward & Anthony Rizzo all homer off Giants pitcher, Johnny Cueto.

May 23, 2021

Cubs defeat the Cardinals 2-1 in 10 innings to take 2 out of the 3 in this road series against the Cardinals.  Javy Baez hits a long home run to centerfield off Cardinals closer, Alex Reyes.