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September 25


Frank Castillo

September 25, 1995
At Wrigley Field, Frank Castillo is so close to a no-hitter, giving up the first hit with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth, a triple to Bernard Gilkey.  Castillo finishes with a 1-hit complete game shutout.  His game score of 96, calculated by ESPN is tied for MLB best in 1995 (Chuck Finley, May 23, 1995).

Cubs History-September 25



September 25, 1907
At West Side Grounds, Orval Overall gets his 23rd win of the season with a 4-0 victory over the Phillies.

September 25, 1935
Lon Warneke pitches an outstanding game in his last start of the 1935 season and gets his 20th victory of the season as he allows just 2 Cardinals batters to reach base.  Frankie Frisch gets the first hit off Warneke, a double but is thrown out trying to stretch the hit to a triple.  The only other baserunner to reach base was Paul Dean, the Cardinals opposing pitcher.  Warneke faces only 28 batters (one over the minimum of 27) as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 1-0 at Sportsmans Park in St Louis.

September 25, 1940
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs get a walk-off victory, 2-1 over the Pirates.  Bill Lee pitches all 11 innings, giving up just 6 hits and one run.  

September 25, 1945
Hank Borowy wins 20th game as #Cubs defeat Cardinals 6-5.

September 25, 1948
Trailing 2-0 into 9th inning with 2 outs, Cubs get 4 consecutive singles (McCullough, Jeffcoat, Schenz & Verban).  Verban's single is the walk-off RBI as Cubs defdeat Cardinals 3-2 at Wrigley Field. 

September 25, 1960
At Wrigley Field, Glen Hobbie pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout as Cubs defeat the Cardinals 5-0. 

September 25, 1966
Ken Holtzman takes a no-hitter into 9th inning as Cubs defeat Dodgers 2-1 at Wrigley Field.

September 25, 1968
Ron Santo hits a walk-off grand slam in 9th inning to give Cubs a 4-1 victory over Dodgers At Wrigley Field.

September 25, 1985
Chris Speier's 9th inning, walk-off RBI single helps Cubs defeat the Mets 5-4 at Wrigley Field. 

September 25, 1989
At Olympic Stadium, Andre Dawson homers twice for the cubs, but the Expos come back to win the game scoring a run in the 9th and a walk-off RBI single by Jim Dwyer. 

September 25, 1995
At Wrigley Field, Frank Castillo is so close to a no-hitter, giving up the first hit with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth, a triple to Bernard Gilkey.  Castillo finishes with a 1-hit complete game shutout.  His game score of 96, calculated by ESPN is tied for MLB best in 1995 (Chuck Finley, May 23, 1995).

September 25, 2003
Sammy Sosa becomes the first NL player to drive in 100 runs in 9 consecutive seasons. 

September 25, 2008
At Shae Stadium, Micah Hoffpauier goes 5 for 5 with 2 home runs, a double & 5 RBI, but it isn't enough as the Mets win 7-6 on a walk-off RBI single by Carlos Beltran. 

September 25, 2009
At AT&T Park in San Francisco, Carlos Zambrano pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout and drives in 2 runs off 2 Cy Young award winners (Tim Lincecum & Randy Johnson).  Cubs defeat the Giants 3-0.