Cubs History
September 2


Ernie BanksErnie Banks

September 2, 1965
Ernie Banks hits his 400th career home run off Curt Simmons.  The Cubs defeat the Cardinals 5-3 at Wrigley Field.

Cubs History-September 2


September 2, 1955
Ernie Banks hits his 40th home run of the season which sets a single season record for a shortstop.

September 2, 1960
At Busch Stadium, Don Cardwell gets a complete game victory and goes 3 for 5 with 3 runs scored, 2 home runs & 3 RBI as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 10-4. 

September 2, 1961
At Wrigley Field, Don Cardwell pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout as Cubs defeat the Giants 7-0. 

September 2, 1963
In the 2nd game of a doubleheader, Ron Santo drives in 5 runs with a grand slam and solo home run & Glen Hobbie pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout. 

September 2, 1965
Ernie Banks hits his 400th career home run off Curt Simmons.  The Cubs defeat the Cardinals 5-3 at Wrigley Field.

September 2, 1967
At Wrigley Field, Joe Niekro pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Mets 5-0. 

September 2, 1970
Cubs defeat the Phillies 17-2 at Wrigley Field.  Milt Pappas pitches 8 strong innings and hits a home run.  Cubs hit 4 home runs on the day (Pappas, Joe Pepitone, Randy Hundley & Cleo James)

September 2, 1972
Milt Pappas throws a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres 8-0.  Pappas has long since thought the no-hitter should have been a perfect game if he hadn't walked the 27th batter on a few questionable ball/strike called by umpire, Bruce Froemming.

September 2, 1995
At Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, the Cubs hit 4 home runs, 2 by Sammy Sosa, 1 each by Shawon Dunston & Brian McRae as the Cubs defeat the Braves 6-4. 

September 2, 2001
At Turner Field in Atlanta, Todd Hundley homers twice in a 7-4 Cubs loss to the Braves. 

September 2, 2002
In the second game of a doubleheader, the Cubs defeat the Brewers 17-4.  Kerry Wood ties a major league record by striking out 4 batters in the 4th inning.  Sammy Sosa hits his 49th home run of the season and passes Lou Gerhrig on the major league list of all-time home run leaders.

September 2, 2003, game 1
Cubs 4 Cardinals 2, 15 innings.
5 Cubs relief pitchers pitch 8 scoreless innings to allow the Cubs to defeat the Cardinals 4-2 in 15 innings.  Sammy Sosa's 2-run walk-off home run wins it.  This was the first game of a doubleheader, the Cardinals won the 2nd game 2-0.