Cubs History
September 3


September 3, 1945
Cubs sweep a doubleheader against the Reds at Wrigley Field.

Game 1: Cubs 7 Reds 2

Andy Pafko hits a grand slam and Paul Derringer pitches a 7-hit shutout.

Game 2: Cubs 7 Reds 1
Pafko goes 3 for 4 in this win.  Hank Wyse is removed in the 1st inning after giving up 3 hits and a run.  Hy Vanderberg  relieves him and pitches all 9 innings and gives up just 6 hits and no runs to earn the win. 

Cubs History-September 3



September 3, 1945
Andy Pafko hits a grand slam in a Cubs doubleheader sweep of the Reds. 

September 3, 1951, game 1
A slugfest at Wrigley as the Pirates & Cubs go into extra innings tied 10-10.  Roy Smalley wins it for the Cubs in the 11th inning with a walk-off RBI single.  Monk Dubiel earns the win by pitching 4 scoreless innings from 8th
to 11th innings. 

September 3, 1964
At Crosley Field, the Cubs defeat the Reds 3-0.  Lou Burdette pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout.

September 3, 1967
At Wrigley Field, in game 1 of a doubleheader, Bill Hands pitches a 7-hit complete game shutout in a 4-0 Cubs win over the Mets.  Billy Williams & Ron Santo homer for the Cubs. 

September 3, 1970
Billy Williams asks to be taken out of the line-up breaking his NL record setting consecutive games streak at 1,117 games.

September 3, 1976
At Wrigley Field, Rick Monday homers twice as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 8-5. 

September 3, 1989
At Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, Andre Dawson homers twice as the Braves defeat the Cubs 8-5. 

September 3, 2003
Here is one game I went to that is one of the most memorable.  Cubs playing the Cardinals in an important 4 game series battling both the Cardinals and Astros for the division lead.  JD Drew's grand slam gave the Cardinals a 6-0 lead going into the Cubs part of the 6th inning.  Cubs slowly make a great comeback.  In my mind, the big hit was a triple to right center by Mark Grudzielanek.  His RBI tied the game 7-7 and Moises Alou drove in Grudzielanek with the run that made it an 8-7 victory.  I also remember not liking Jim Edmonds much and he struck out to end the game for a Cubs victory.  It was a very cold day at Wrigley Field, but a great game!!