Cubs History
May 28


May 28, 1960
The Cubs and Dodgers go 14 innings before the Cubs get the walk-off victory. Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers pitches 13 innings, leaving in the 14th inning after walking the first 2 batters of the inning.  In those 13 innings, Koufax allows just 4 hits, strikes out 15 Cubs batters but also walks 9 batters. 

Frank Thomas ties the game 3-3 with 2 outs in the ninth inning to send the game to extra innings and Don Zimmer's walk-off, bases-loaded, RBI single is the walk-off hit for the Cubs as they defeat the Dodgers 4-3 at Wrigley Field. 

Cubs History-May 28



May 28, 1892
In New York, the Colts (Cubs) defeat the Giants 10-4.  Lead off hitter, Jimmy
Ryan
walks 5 times in his 5 plate appearances.

May 28, 1920
In game 2 of a doubleheader, Hippo Vaughn helps Cubs complete the DH sweep pitching a 7-hit shutout and goes 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored at the plate as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 7-0.  Cubs won the first game, 6-2. 

May 28, 1942
4 days after pitching 10 innings, Bill Lee pitches all 12 innings and gets the
walk-off RBI, driving in Peanuts Lowrey with a sacrifice fly.  Cubs defeat Reds
2-1 at Wrigley Field. 

May 28, 1948
Cubs defeat the Reds 10-8 at Crosley Field.  Andy Pafko goes 3 for 4 with a walk, one run scored and 3 RBI. 
 
May 28, 1960
The Cubs and Dodgers go 14 innings before the Cubs get the walk-off victory. Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers pitches 13 innings, leaving in the 14th inning after walking the first 2 batters of the inning.  In those 13 innings, Koufax allows just 4 hits, strikes out 15 Cubs batters but also walks 9 batters. 

Frank Thomas ties the game 3-3 with 2 outs in the ninth inning to send the game to extra innings and Don Zimmer's walk-off, bases-loaded, RBI single is the walk-off hit for the Cubs as they defeat the Dodgers 4-3 at Wrigley Field. 

May 28, 1962 
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Milwaukee Braves 2-1 as Glen Hobbie gets the win over the Braves, Warren Spahn, pitching a complete game 4-hitter. 

May 28, 1964
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Mets 2-0.  Larry Jackson pitches a 3-hitter (all 3 by the Mets, Joe Christopher).  Cubs manage just 2 hits. 

May 28, 1966
Cubs score 3 runs in the 8th inning to tie the game 5-5.  The game goes into the 12th inning and Ron Santo wins the game with a 3-run walk-off home run off ex-teammate,  Ted Abernathy.  Cubs defeat the Braves 8-5 at Wrigley Field. 

May 28, 1969
Randy Hundley's 3rd inning grand slam caps a 7-run Cubs inning to help the Cubs defeat the Giants 9-8 at Candelstick Park in San Francisco.

May 28, 1970
A high scoring back and forth game between the Pirates and the Cubs.  With Pirates leading 6-4, Jim Hickman drives in Billy Williams with a 2-run home run to tie the game.  The Pirates score in the 8th inning for a 7-6 lead before Jim Hickman drives in Williams again with his 2nd 2-run home run of the game and the walk-off hit as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 8-7 at Wrigley Field. 

May 28,, 1980, 14 innings
On this day, the Cubs and Expos began a game that ends with a Cliff Johnson walk-off grand slam in the 14th inning.  Johnson's grand slam was hit on 8/8/80 to complete this suspended game.  Both teams score runs in the 12 inning, the Cubs on a Barry Foote RBI double. 

May 28, 1986
Cubs defeat the Reds 4-0 at Wrigley Field as Rick Sutcliffe pitches a 4-hit
shutout with 7 strikeouts and 2 walks.

May 28, 2001
Cubs pitchers combine to strike out 18 batters in a 9-6 win over the Cincy Reds in Cincy. Cubs win 8th straight game.  

May 28, 2002
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Pirates 3-0.  Matt Clement pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout, striking out 8 batters.

May 28, 2006
A high-scoring game at Wrigley Field.  The Cubs score 4 in the ninth inning, the big hits being Ronny Cedeno's RBI double and Neifi Perez's 2-run triple, but the Braves win it Marcus Giles RBI single in the 12th inning.  Tony Womack goes 4 for 6 for the Cubs and Neifi Perez goes 2 for 6 with 4 RBI in the 13-12 loss to the Braves. 

May 28, 2008, 10 innings
Behdind Derek Lowe, the Dodgers take a 1-0 lead into the 9th inning until Geovany Soto ties it with a sacrifice fly driving in Ryan Theriot.  In the 10th inning, Alfonso Soriano drives in Mike Fontenot with the walk-off RBI single as Cubs defeat the Dodgers 2-1 at Wrigley Field.  Carlos Zambrano gives up just one run over 8 innings and Jose Ascanio & Bob Howry pitches 2 scoreless relief innings. 

May 28, 2012
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Padres 11-7.  Starlin Castro goes 2 for 5 with a home run, 2 runs scored & 3 RBI.  Castro's 2-run HR in the 7th inning gives the Cubs a 10-7 lead in the game.
 
May 28, 2016
Kyle Hendrick's emergence in the Cubs 2016 rotation was an important part of the Cubs World Series championship run in 2016.  Hendricks led the National League in Earned Run Average in 2016.

On this day, Hendricks pitches a complete game 5-hitter at Wrigley Field as the Cubs defeat the Phillies 4-1.  Dexter Fowler leads off the scoring with a leadoff home run in the 1st inning.