Cubs History 1970s

Cubs history in the 1970's was something to forget. A few exciting players like Bill Madlock, Bill Buckner and some long home runs from Dave Kingman, but otherwise some really bad teams. Memorable for me getting picked up from school and hearing that the Cubs and Phillies were tied 22-22 and than hearing the 23rd Phillie run on WGN radio on the way home. Still remember Rawly Eastwick shutting down the Cubs in the final inning. How can you score 22 runs in a game and get shutout in the last inning???????



1979 May 17 Phillies 23-22 over Cubs in Wrigley. King man hit 3 HR's and drove in 6 runs, Buckner had 7 RBI's. Mike Schmidt hit his 2nd HR of the day to win the game in the 10th with a HR off Bruce Sutter.

1979 July 17 Bruce Sutter picks up the win in the all-star game for 2nd yr in a row pitching a scoreless 8th and 9th inning in Seattle, Kingdome for the NL 7-6 vitctory.

1978 May 14 Kingman 3 HR's and drives in 8 in a 10-7 win over Dodgers in 15 innings in Los Angeles.

1978 July 11 Bruce Sutter retires all 5 batters he faces and is the winning pitcher in the NL victory in the All Star game in San Diego.

1977 January 11 Cubs trade Rick Monday and Mike Garman to the Dodgers for Bill Buckner, Ivan Dejesus and Jeff Albert.

1977 January 19 Ernie banks elected to Hall
1977 September 18 Rick Reuschel wins 20th game with a 6-3 win over Mets in Shae.

1977 November 30 Cubs sign Dave Kingman

1976 April 17 Schmidt 4 consecutive HR"s and drives in 8 runs as Phillies rally from an 11 run deficit to defeat the Cubs 18-16

1976 April 25 100th anniversary of the first Cubs game ever played. Rick Monday rescues the American flag.

1976 October 3 Bill Madlock goes 4 for 4 to win th e batting title for 2nd consecutive yr. Griffey leading .337 to .333 going into final day. Griffey did not play forcing Madlock to get 4 hits for the batting title which he was able to do finishing with a .339 average.

1975 May 2 Burt Hooten traded to Dodgers for Geoff Zahn and Eddie Solomon

1975 September 17 22-0 Pirates over Cubs, Rennie Stennett 7 hits in a 9-inning game.

1974 October 23 Cubs trade Billy Williams and Manny Trillo

1973 April 6 Tony Larussa pinch runs for Ron Santo . It is the only appearance he makes in a ML game as a Cub.

1973 October 25 Fergie Jenkins traded to Rangers for Bill Madlock and Vic Harris.

1973 November 7 Glenn Beckert trade to Padres for Jerry Morales.

1973 December 6 Randy Hundley traded to Twins for George Mitterwald.

1973 December Ron Santo denies trade to Angels

1973 December Cubs trade Ron Santo to W sox for Steve Stone

1972 April 16 Burt Hooten no-hitter, 7 K's 7 BB's vs pHilies in Wrigley.

1972 May 16 Rick Monday 3 HR's vs phillies 8-1 win

1972 June 26 Rick Reushcel's first ML start, loss to Phillies 11-1

1972 August 21 Ron Santo 2000 hit off Rob Bryant in 10-9 win over Giants in Wrigley.

1972 Septebmer 8 Fergie 20th win. 4-3 over Phillies in Philly.

1972 September 16 Burt Hooten hits grand slam off Tom Seavar 18-5 win over Mets Wrigley.

1972 September 20 Milt Pappas 200th career victory over Expos, 6-2 at Wrigley.

1972 October 4 Billy Williams goes 1-3 to win batting title, .333.

1971 May 10 Cubs first game at Veterans, Philly, Fergie Jenkins K's 12 and gets the win, 4-0

1971 June 3 Ken Holtmzaman no-hitter. Reds in Cincy 1-0

1971 June 8 Ken Holtzman pitches a 12-inning shutout strikes out 12 batters defeating Pirates 1-0 in first start after pitching a no-hitter.

1971 July 21 Don Kessinger ties ML records starting 4 DP's in a 11-7 win voer Mtets in Wrigley.

1971 August 17 Billy Williams 2000 hit in a 5-4 loss to Braves in Atl.

1971 August 20 Fergie Jenkins wins 20th game of the season, 3-2 win over Astros in Wrigley.

1971 August 24 Ernie Banks hits his final HR during a 5-4 loss to the Reds at Wrigley.

1971 September 30 24th win for Fergie, 5-3 victory over Montreal.

1971 September 26 Final game played by Ernie Banks, one single in 3 at bats in 5-1 loss to Phillies.

1971 September 1 Fergie Jenkins hits 2 HRS in a 5-2 win ovr Expos his 6th HR of the season that ties a club record for HR"s by a pitcher. Fergie also holds record for career at 13

1971 November 29 Knen Holtzman trade to A's for Rick Monday.

1971 December 1 Ernie Banks retired as player and named as a coach

1970 May 4 Ernie Banks hits his 500th HR of ML career off Pat Jarvis in a 4-3 win in 11 innings over the Braves at Wrigley Field.

1970 June 25 Cubs purchase Milt Pappas from the Braves.

1970 July 31 Cus play the Reds in Riverfron tstaduim for the first time and sweep a doubleheader 7-1, 11-7

1970 August 19 Cubs tie a club record hitting 7 HR"s. Hickman (2), Jenkins , williams, Peopitone, Callison, Beckert.

1970 September 7 Cubs play first game at Three Rivers Staduim in Pittsburgh. Cubs lose 8-3 in first game and win 2nd 9-2

1970 December 13 Bears play their final game at Wrigley Feidl defeating the GB Pakcers 35-17