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December 1
Ed Reulbach, pitcher for the Chicago Cubs 1907 and 1908 World Series team was born on this day in 1882.   

December 3, 1972
Jose Cardenal traded to the Cubs    

 December 4
Happy Birthday, Lee Smith    

December 5, 1988
Cubs trade Rafael Palmeiro and Jamie Moyer and Drew Hall to Rangers for Mitch Wiliams and 5 other players.                                                               
Decenber 5, 2011
Ron Santo is elected to the Hall of Fame     

Decmber 6
Happy Birthday, Larry Bowa                                                          

 December 6, 1973                                    
The Cubs trade fan favorite, Randy Hundley to the Minnesota Twins for George Mitterwald.                                                                        
December 8, 2000
Cub favorite Mark Grace signs with AZ Diamondbacks and with Manager, Bob Brenly, wins the 2001 World Series.

December 9, 1999
The Cubs sign Catcher, Joe Girardi, who won  World Series as both as a player and manager with Yankees   

December 9, 1931
Hack Wilson traded to the St. Louis Cardinals                                                                    
December 9, 1992
Hall of Famer's Greg Maddux to the Braves and  Andre Dawson to the Red Sox. 

December 9, 1980
Cubs trade Bruce Sutter to the St. Louis Cardinals for Leon Durham                                      

December 11, 1973
Cubs trade Ron Santo to White Sox for Steve Stone     

December 11, 1912
Cubs trade Joe Tinker to the Reds to break up Tinker to Evers double play combo

December 12, 1903
3 Finger Brown traded to the St. Louis Cardinals                                                                          

Cubs Curse

Sveum, Future Cubs and Ex Cubs in the Playoffs-Poll Questions

1932 October 1 GM 3 Yankees 7 Cubs 5 Ruth and Gehrig both hit 2 HR's . Babe Ruth's called shot.

Babe Ruth's called shot Pinterest board

1935 October 1 GM 1 Cubs 3 Tigers 0 Cubs lead series 1-0
1935 October 2 GM 2 Tigers 8 Cubs 3, Series tied 1-1 1984 October 2 Gm 1 Cubs 13 Padres 0 Wrigley
1932 October 2 GM 4 Yankees 13 Cubs 6 Yankees win WS.
1998 october 3 Gm 3 Braves 6 Cubs 2 Wrigley
1984 October 3 Gm 2 Cubs 4 Padres 2 Wrigley
1945 October 3 Gm 1 Cubs 9 Tigers 0 Briggs

October 3
Happy birthday to former Cubs pitcher, Dennis Eckersly and outfielder, Matt Murton
1945 October 4 Gm 2 Tigers 4 Cubs 1 Briggs
1984 October 4 Gm 3 Padres 7 Cubs 1 Jack Murphy
1935 October 4 GM 3 Tigers 6 Cubs 5 Tigers lead series
1989 October 4 Gm 1 Giants 11 Cubs 3 Wrigley
1989 October 5 Gm 2 Cubs 9 giants 5 Wrigley
1945 October 5 Gm 3 Cubs 3 Tigers 0 Briggs
1935 October 5 GM 4 Tigers 2 Cubs 1 Tigers lead series 3-1
1938 October 5 Yankees 3 Cubs 1, GM 1 Yankees lead Series 1-0, Wrigley
1945 October 6 Gm 4 Tiger 4 Cubs 1 Wrigley
1984 October 6 Gm 4 Padres 7 Cubs 5 Jack Murphy

1935 October 6 Gm 5 Cubs 3 Tigers 1 Tigers lead series 3-2
1938 October 6 Yankees 6 Cubs 3, GM 2 Yankees lead Series 2-0, Wrigley
1935 October 7 GM 6 Tigers 4 Cubs 3 Tigers win WS,
1984 October 7 Gm 5 Padres 6 Cubs 3 Jack Murphy

November 5 through November 11

November 5, 1997
The Milwaukee Brewers join the National League Central and quickly become natural rivals with the nearby Cubs. Miller Park is often referred to as "Wrigley North" since many Cubs fans (like myself) take the trip up north each year.

November 5
Happy birthday Bryan Lahair

November 6, 1998
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kerry Wood , who posted a 13-6 record, wins the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Wood held batters to a NL best .196 average and finished third in the league in strikeouts with 233 in just 166 2/3 innings pitched.

November 7, 1973
A great Cubs infielder, Glenn Beckert is traded to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Jerry Morales.

November 7, 1979
Congratulations to Bruce Sutter as he wins the NL Cy Young award going 6-6 with a 2.23 ERA with 37 saves

November 7, 1928
A great move by the Cubs picking up Rogers Hornsby from the Boston Braves. Hornsby hits .380 with 39 home runs and 149 RBI helping to lead the 1929 Cubs to the World Series.

November 7, 2004
After coming to the Cubs in 2004 in a blockbuster trade, Nomar Garciaparra signs a one year deal to play for the Cubs in 2005.

November 8, 1989
Congratulations to Cubs outfielder Jerome Walton as he is voted 1989 National League Rookie of the Year Award. Another Cub, Dwight Smith finshes second. Walton becomes the first Cubs Rookie of the Year since Billy Williams won the award in 1961

November 8, 1998Congratulations to Sammy Sosa for being named National League MVP after his historic home run race with Mark McGwire. Sosa drives in 158 runs with 66 home runs. McGwire got the HR record of 70 (later broken by Barry Bonds), but Sosa gets MVP and the Cubs get a playoff appearance.

November 8
Happy Birthday, Darwin Barney

November 9, 1912
Frank Chance is sold by the Chicago Cubs to the Cincinnati Reds. Chance will eventually mange the New York Yankees in 1913.

November 9, 1976
The Oakland A's release long-time Cubs great, Billy Williams . Williams, finshes his career with 426 home runs, 1,475 RBI, 2,711 hits, and a .290 batting average.

November 9, 2005
Bob Brenly is hired to announce Cubs games.

November 9
Happy Birthday to former Cubs manager, Jim Riggleman

November 11, 1987
Jim Frey is named Cubs General Manager

October 31, 1995
Retired second baseman Ryne Sandberg announces that he will return to the major leagues (and the Cubs) in 1996. Sandberg hits 25 home runs and drives in 92 runs for a Cubs team that goes 76-86 in 1996

November 1, 1938
Cubs pitcher Bill Lee is runner up to MVP to Ernie Lombardi

November 1, 1988
Mark Grace finishes 2nd to Chris Sabo in Rookie of the Year voting. Grace hits 7 home runs, drives in 57 runs and hits .296

November 1, 1999
Cubs hire Don Baylor as manager. Baylor has just a 187-220 record as manager of the Cubs over 2 1/2 seasons (2000 to 2002), his best season being 2001 when the Cubs have an 88-74 record but narrowly missing a playoff appearance. (source: Baseball

November 3
Happy birthday, Ken Holtzman, Cubs starting pitcher 1967-1971

November 4, 1959
Ernie Banks named MVP for the 2nd consecutive season

November 4, 2001
Mark Grace and the Arizona Diamondbacks defeat the New York Yankees in game 7 of the World Series.

November 4
Happy birthday Hak Ju Lee-Lee was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays in a deal that brought Matt Garza to the Cubs. As of the 2012 offseason, Lee is considered a top prospect in the Rays organization.

Happy birthday Eric Karros-Karros was a Cub for just one year in 2003, however he was regarded as a leader on the team that was just 5 outs away from the Cubs first World Series appearance since 1945. Karros, in just 336 at bats, hit 12 home runs and drove in 40 for the 2003 Cubs.

Cubs History, October

October 18, 1910
The Philadelphia Athletics defeat the Cubs, 9 - 3, to take a 2 to 0 series lead in the 1910 World Series.

October 22, 1910
The Cubs defeat the Philadelphia Athletics, 3 - 2, to keep their World Series chances alive. The victory in game 4 was tlhe last one the Cubs will get in the series as the A's take the 1910 World Series.,

October 22
Happy Birthday, Chris Rusin

October 23, 1910
The Philadelphia Athletics defeat the Cubs 7-2 to take the 1910 World Series.

October 23, 1974
The end of an era in Chicago Cubs history as the Cubs trade long-time OF'er, Billy Williams for 2B, Manny Trillo.

October 23, 1984
Rick Sutcliffe is named the 1984 NL Cy Young award after going 16- 1 for the Cubs after a mid-season trade from the Clevland Inians.

October 25, 1965
Leo Durocher becomes manager of the Chicago Cubs, replacing Lou Klein

October 25, 1973
The Chicago Cubs trade Fergie Jenkins to the Texas Rangers for third baseman Bill Madlock and Vic Harris.

October 25
Happy Birthday, Alberto Cabrera

October 26, 1971
Fergie Jenkins is named NL Cy Young award for the 1971 season.

October 26, 2011
New Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein hires Jed Hoyer as the Cubs next General Manager.

October 31, 1995
Retired second baseman Ryne Sandberg announces that he will return to the major leagues in 1996 with the Cubs.

This Week in Chicago Cubs History
October 8 to October 14

October 8, 1908
The Cubs win the NL pennant with a 4-2 victory over the Giants and Hall of Famer, Christy Mathewson. The game is a replay of one of the most controversial games in major league history referred to as Merkle's boner. Fred Merkle did not touch 2nd base on a single that should've given the Giants the victory. The decision was made to replay the game that officially ended in a 1-1 tie on September 23, 1908

October 8,1929
- Howard Ehmke, a surprise starter for the Philadelphia Athletics, strikes out 13 Chicago Cubs to win the opening game of the World Series, 3 - 1.

October 8, 1945
- Stan Hack's double in the 12th inning keeps the 1945 Cubs season alive sending the Series to a 7th and decisive game. The Cubs defeat the Tigers 8-7.

October 9, 1906
- Game 1 of the 1906 World Series, Cubs vs White Sox. White Sox take a 1-0 series lead with a 2-1 victory.

October 9, 1938
- The Yankees defeat the Cubs 8-3 to take the 1938 World Series 4 games to 0.

October 9 1989
- A promising season for the Cubs ends as the San Francisco Giants take the National League pennant defeating the Cubs, 3 - 2. Will Clark is named series MVP.

October 10, 1906
- Ed Reulbach throws a one-hitter against the Chicago White Sox in a 7-1 victory in game 2 of the 1906 World Series.

October 10, 1945
As of 2012, the last Cubs appearance in a World Series game. The Detroit Tigers defeat the Cubs 9 - 3 to win the 1945 World Series..

October 12, 1907
The Cubs win the World Series as Three Finger Brown and the Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2 - 0. The Cubs steal four bases in this game and 18 for the five-game series.

October 12, 1929
- Ouch, in game 4 of the World Series, the cubs give up 10 runs in the 7th inning and blow a 8-0 lead. The victory gives the Philadelphia Athletics a 3 games to 1 lead in the 1929 WS.

October 12, 2003
Leading the NLCS, 3 games to 1, the Cubs blow their first opportunity at going to the World Series when Josh Beckett shuts down the Cubs allowing just 2 hits and striking out 11 to send the NLCS to a game 6 and back to Wrigley Field. Cubs fans are hopeful as Mark Prior and Kerry Wood will pitch game 6 and 7 to try to get them to the 2003 World Series.

October 12, 2011
The Cubs agree announce the signing of former Boston Red Sox General Manger, Theo Epstein to be their new team President.

October 14, 1906
- The Chicago White Sox complete the World Series victory over the Chicago Cubs with a 7-1 victory.

October 14, 1908:
No, not a misprint, the Chicago Cubs win the World Series!!! Orval Overall strikes out 10 batters in a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Octobere 14, 1929
The Philadelphia Athletics defeat the Cubs, 3 - 2, and win the 1929 World Series, 4 games to 1.

October 14, 2003
Game 6, 2003 NLCS vs the Florida Marlins will forever be known as the "Bartman Game". The Cubs have a 3-0 lead needing just 5 outs for their first trip to the World Series since 1945 with Mark Prior on the mound. Luis Castillo's foul ball that Moises Alou is unable catch begins a downward spiral in the 8th inning that ends with the Marlins scoring 8 runs, sending the series to a 7th game that the Marlins will win (defeating Kerry Wood) to go to the 2003 World Series.

October 14
1982 - Carlos Marmol, pitcher; All-Star

This Week In Chicago Cubs History

October 1 to October 7

1932 October 1
Babe Ruth's called shot against the Chicago Cubs in the 1932 World Series

1897 October 3
In his final major league game, Cap Anson hits 2 home runs and becomes the oldest player at age 45 to hit a home run. Jack Quinn and Julio Franco will later hit home runs at a more advanced age.

October 3 Happy Birthday to Cubs starter turned Hall of Fame reliever, Dennis Eckersly and OF, Matt Murton. Murton has had a successful baseball career in Japan.

1906 October 4
The Cubs set a major league record with their 116th win of the season. Unfortunately, the Cubs lose the 1906 World Series to the White Sox. The Seattle Mariner's match the Cubs 116 victories in 2001, but in a 162 game season (The Cubs won 116 in just 154 games).

1945 October 6
Game 4 of the 1945 World Series and the "Curse of the Billy Goat" is born!!

2007 October 6

The Arizona Diamondbacks complete a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs in the NLDS with a 5 - 1 victory in Wrigley Field. Chris Young hits the first pitch of the game for a home run and Livan Hernandez picks up the win.

1933 October 7

President William Veeck who led the Cubs to pennants in the 1919, 1928 and 1932 seasons dies.

1984 October 7

Another Cubs curse, Leon Durham's error in the 7th inning helps the San Diego Padres take a 6-3 in the decisive 5th game of the NLCS and to the World Series. The Padres lose to the Detroit Tigers in the 1984 World Series.

October 7
Happy Birthday, Jose Cardenal, outfielder for the Cubs, 1972-1977

The Curse of the Billy Goat

William Veeck

Babe Ruth's Called Shot

Gabby Hartnett's "Homer in the Gloamin"

2007 September 28
The Chicago Cubs clinch the NL Central division title with a 6 - 0 shutout of the Cincinnati Reds, combined with a loss by the Milwaukee Brewers. Alfonso Soriano hits his 32nd home run of the season to lead off the game. The lead off home run, Soriano's 6th leadoff home run, sets a major league record. It is also Soriano's 13th home run in September tying him with Ernie Banks as the most home runs int he month of September. Soriano will hit his 14th on September 30, 2007.

2007 September 30
Alfonso Soriano hits his 14th home run of the month, to break the club record of 13 set by Ernie Banks.

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