Cubs History
September 10


September 10, 1968
At Wrigley Field, Billy Williams hits three 2-run home runs, one off relief pitcher, Nolan Ryan as the Cubs defeat the Mets 8-1.  Bill Hands wins his 16th game with a complete game victory.

Cubs History-September 10



September 10, 1918
Hippo Vaughn pitches 5-hit shutout as #Cubs defat Red Sox 3-0 at Fenway Park.  Red Sox lead 1918 WS 3 games to 2.

September 10, 1941
Cubs score 3 runs in 8th inning and 2 in the 9th to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers 5-4 in the 1st game of a DH at Wrigley Field.  Bill Nicholson gets the walk-off RBI single.

September 10, 1961
The debut of 2 Cubs that reflect Chicago Cubs woes.  Ken Hubbs gets 2 hits and scores 2 runs and Lou Brock makes his Cubs debut with a hit and a run scored, and 2 errors.  Hubbs becomes the first rookie to win a gold glove (at 2B) while winning rookie of the year honors, but tragically died at the age of 22 in a plane crash.  Brock, of course, was traded by the Cubs to their rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals and goes on to help the Cardinals win World Series
championships and ultimately ends up as the all-time steals leader, collects 3,000 hits and is selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

September 10, 1968
At Wrigley Field, Billy Williams hits three 2-run home runs, one off relief pitcher, Nolan Ryan as the Cubs defeat the Mets 8-1.  Bill Hands wins his 16th game with a complete game victory.

September 10, 1969
The Cubs magical season begins to turn as they drop out of first place for the first time in 155 days.  The New York Mets overtake the Cubs and begin their run to their first World Series victory.

September 10, 1974
The Cubs hit two pinch hit home runs as Carmen Fanzone and Jim Tyrone both homer.  The Pirates defeat the Cubs 12-4.

September 10, 1983
Cubs overcome a Cardinals 5-2 lead, scoring 3 runs in both the 6th and 7th innings to win 8-5.  Mel Hall goes 4 for 5 with a double, 2 home runs, 3 runs scored and 4 RBI. 

September 10, 1986
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs hit 4 home runs, 2 by Gary Matthews, one each by Bob Dernier & Keith Moreland (all former Phillies) in a 8-7 Cubs win over the Phillies.  And of course, Mike Schmidt hits 2 home runs for the Phillies.

September 10, 2007
At Wrigley Field, Cubs defeat the Cardinals 12-3.  Aramis Ramirez has 4 hits, including 2 home runs in the game. 

September 10, 2013
At Great American Ball Park, Welington Castillo homers twice and Donnie Murphy & Edwin Jackson homer also as the Cubs defeat the Reds 9-1.