Cubs History Today
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January 1, 2009
The NHL Winter classic is held at Wrigley Field.
the Detroit Red Wings defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 6 to 4.
Happy birthday to Cubs 2-time battling title winner, Bill Madlock (1972-1974). He won two more batting titles with the Pirates.
Happy Birthday to Cubs pitcher, Ted Lilly (2007-2010).
Happy birthday to former Cubs manager, Herman Franks (1977-1979). His record with the team was 238-241.
Happy birthday to Kris Bryant. 2015 NL Rookie of the year, 2016 NL MVP and 2016 World Series champion
January 4 2005
Ryne Sandberg is elected to the Hall of Fame in his 2nd year of elidgibility
The birthday of Riggs Stephenson (Cubs, 1926-1934). His career BA with Cubs was .336 and had a .378 avg in 2 WS with Cubs (1929, 1932)
January 5, 1916
Cubs owner, Charles Murphy sells the Cubs to Charles Weeghman, owner of Chicago Whales of Federal League. William Wrigley Jr becomes a minority owner. The move
see's the Cubs move into what today is known as Wrigley Field.
January 5, 2009
Cubs sign Milton Bradley
January 5, 2012
Cubs trade Carlos Zambrano to the Marlins for Chris Volstadt
January 6, 2010
Congratulations to Andre Dawson on his induction into the Hall of Fame
January 6, 2012
Best Cubs trade ever? Cubs trade Andrew Cashner & Kyung Minh Na for Zach Cates & Anthony Rizzo
The birthday of Lee Walls (Cubs, 1957-1959)
Happy birthday to Alfonso Soriano, (Cubs, 2007-2013)
anuary 7, 2011
Cubs trade Brandon Guyer, Robinson Chorinos, Chris Archer, Hak Ju Lee, Sam Fuld to the Rays for Matt Garza & Zac Rosscup
Happy birthday to Jon Lester
Happy birthday to Bruce Sutter
January 8, 1991
Congratulations to Fergie Jenkins who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991. Rod Carew and Gaylord Perry were elected the same year as Fergie.
January 8, 2008
Goose Gossage, a Cub for one year (1988) was elected to the Hall on this day in 2008.
Happy birthday to Ivan Dejesus (Cubs, 1977-1981)
January 10, 2006
Congratulations to Cubs reliever, Bruce Sutter on his induction into the Hall of Fame.
January 10, 2012
Cubs sign Paul Maholm
January 11, 1977
Cubs trade Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner and Ivan Dejesus
January 11, 1909
Charles Murphy's proposed payment to Cubs players after the 1908 WS victory is approved
Happy birthday to Dontrelle Willis who was drafted by the Cubs. He was Rookie of the Year with the Marlins.
January 15 1998
Rod Beck signs with the Cubs. Beck will save 50+ games for the 1998 Cubs playoff team.
Jan 16 1916
William Wrigley Jr becomes minority shareholder in the #Cubs
The birthday of Cubs player and manager, Don Zimmer (1960-1961, 1998-1991)
January 19, 1977
Congratulations to Mr. Cub, Ernie banks on his election to the Hall of Fame
January 19, 1983
Cubs trade Dan Cataline and Vance Lovelace to the Dodgers for Ron Cey. Cey will help lead the Cubs to the 1984 team that was one win short of a World Series
Happy birthday to former Cubs catcher and 2008 Rookie of the Year, Geovany Soto
Happy birthdaty to Cubs pitchers, Mike Krukow (Cubs, 1976-1981) & Dave Smith (Cubs, 1991-1992)
January 23, 2015
A very sad day in Cubs history as Ernie Banks passes away.
Happy birthday to 2 Cubs players who were traded for one another, Jeff Samardzija & Addison Russell
The birthday of the late, Chicago Cubs announcer, Jack Brickhouse.
January 26, 1932
Cubs owner, William Wrigley passes away
The birthday of , Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks & current Cubs infielder Tommy LaStella
The Curse of the Billy Goat
Babe Ruth's Called Shot
Gabby Hartnett's "Homer in the Gloamin"