Cubs History
September 13


November 13, 1984

Ryne Sandberg is named NL MVP.  For the season, Sandberg was an all-star, won the gold glove and silver slugger awards at 2B.  He led the NL in runs scored (119) and triples (19) and finished 2nd in total hits (200).  His efforts helped the Cubs make the playoffs and just one win short of a World Series appearance.  



September 13, 1931
Rogers Hornsby hits the first ever extra inning, pinch hit, grand slam home run in major league history.  At Wrigley Field, Hornsby's slam is a walk off as the Cubs defeat the Boston Braves, 11-7.  Hornsby is also player-manager for the Cubs in the 1931 season.

September 13, 1939
Cubs & Hank Lieber like Braves pitching, a day after an 8-3 victory where Lieber hits a grand slam, the Cubs trounce the Braves 15-4 and Lieber hits 2 HR"s with 6 RBI.

September 13, 1953
Cubs defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers 3-2 at Wrigley Field in 10 innings.  Dee Fondy homers and triples & Joe Garagiola drives in the winning run on a walk-off RBI fielder's choice.  Warren Hacker pitches all 10 innings to earn the win.

September 13, 1970
Cubs trail 2-1 into 9th inning when Don Kessinger ties the game with an RBI single and Billy Williams wins it with a walk-off RBI single as Cubs defeat the Pirates 3-2 at Wrigley Field. 

September 13, 1991
ex-Chicago Cub, Joe Carter becomes the first player in major league history to drive in 100 runs for 3 consecutive years with 3 different teams (Cleveland in 1989, San Diego in 1990 and Toronto in 1991).

September 13, 1995
Cubs blow a 6-3 lead in the 9th, but Shawon Dunston hits a walk-off RBI single in the 13th, scoring Mark Grace as the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 7-6 at Wrigley Field.

September 13, 1998
5 days after Mark McGwire breaks Roger Maris record of 61 home runs, Sammy Sosa hits 2 home runs giving him 62 home runs for the season as well.  The Cubs defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-10 at Wrigley Field One day after scoring 10 runs in final 3 innings to defeat the Brewers 15-12, the Cubs and Brewers have another slugfest This one the Cubs win 11-10 with another walk-off hit.  This time Mark Grace gets the walk-off HR in the 10th inning after a 2-run, 9th inning rally on Sammy Sosa's HR and Gary Gaetti's RBI single that tied the game 10-10. 

September 13, 2005
Cubs defeat the Reds 4-3 in 10 innings at Wrigley Field in 10 innings on Todd Walker's walk-off RBI single.  Derrek Lee hits his 42nd home run of the season & 5 Cubs relief pitchers pitch 4 scoreless innings to let Cubs come back to win (Williamson, Ohman, Novoa, Dempster, Wuertz)