Cubs History 1980s

Cubs history in the 1980's. An improvement over the 70's-2 playoff teams. The new Cubs stars include Ryne Sandberg, Greg Maddux, Lee Smith and Andre Dawson. A crushing 1984 playoff defeat to the Padres. The big Cubs curse this time was Leon Durham's critical error in game 5 denies the team another possible World Series appearance. The 1989 Cubs make the playoffs, but a rather uneventful series ends quickly in defeat. Once again, wait until next year!!



August 11 Ryne Sandberg hits a HR for the 5th consecutive game tying a Cubs record with Hack Wilson (1928)



1989 April 9 Andre Dawson's 300th HR of career. Cubs lose to Mets 4-2 in New York.

1989 April 25 75th anniversary of Wrilgley Field. 4-0 win over Dodegers

1989 May 14 Lloyd Mcclendon hits HR in first at bat as a Cub as Cubs defeat Braves 4-0 in Wrigley.

1989 July 21 Dwight Smith signs National Anthem

1989 August 9 first completed night game @ Wrigley Field,

1989 August 7 Pacscual Perez throws ball at Cubs dugout.

1989 August 11 Ryne Sandberg ties record held by Stan Hack hitting a HR in his 5 th consecuitive game, 9-2 win over Philies in Wrigley.

1989 August 18 Andre Dawson collects 2000 hit Cubs lost 6-5 to Astros in Houston.

1989 August 20 Jerome Walton extends his club record hitting streak to 30 games in an 8-4 loss to the Astros in Houston.

1989 September 15 Mithc Williams first ML hit is a HR in a 10-6 win over the Mets in Wrkigley Field.

1989 September 26 Cubs clinch division title with 3-2 win over Expos in Montreal.

1989 October 4 GM 1 Giants 11 Cubs 3

1989 October 5 Gm 2 Cubs 9 Giants 5

1989 October 7 Gm 3 Giants 5 Cubs 4

1989 October 8 Gm 4 Giants 6 Cubs 4

1989 October 9 Gm 5 Giants 3 Cubs 2

1989 November 8 Jermoe Walton ROY

1989 Cubs clinch NL East title with a 3-2 win over Montreal
1988 February 25 Cubs granted authorization to play night games at Wrigley Field.



1988 August 8 First scheduled night game at Wrigley is rained out.

1988 August 9 First completed night game at Wrigley, Cubs defeat Mets 6-4

1988 December 5 Cubs trade Rafael Palmeiro and Jamie Moyer and Dre w Hall to Rangers for Mitch Wiliams and 5 other players.

1988 One game playoff against Giants Steve Trachsel

1987 February 19 Harry Carey suffers a stroke, returns to booth on May 19

1987 March 6 Andre Dawson signs "balank check" with the Cubs.

1987 April 29 Andre Dawson cycle

1987 July 1 Greg Maddux pitches his frist career shutout defeating ehethe Expos 1-0 in Montreal.

1987 October 29 Dallas Green resigns as president and GM of the Cubs

1987 November 19 Andre Dawons named MVP

1987 December 8 Cubs trade Lee Smith to Red Sox for Al Nipper and Calvin Shchiraldi.

1987 Carousel of announcers beginning with Bren t Musberger

1986 July 22 Marl a collins fired as Cubs ball girl for posing nude in Playboy. The Belle of the Ball Club

1986 September 29 Greg Maddux gets the victory in a 8-3 win over the Phillie in Philly against his older brother, Mike Maddux

1986 December 10?? Cubs had a deal in place to trade Gary Matthews to White Sox for Carlton Fisk.

1985 September 8 Pet Rose ties Yt Ty Cobbs all time hit record with a singl e off Reggie patterson in the 5th inning with a single, Wrigley.

1984 March 26 Cubs trade Bill Campbell and Mike Diaz for Gary Matthews Bob Dernier and Porfi Alatamirano.

1984 May 25 Cubs trade bill buckner to Red Sox for Dennis Eckersley and Mike Brumley

1984 June 23 Sandberg Game

1984 June 23 Ryne Sandberg game.

1984 June 13 Cubs trade Joe Carter, Mel Hall and Don Schulze and Darry ll Banks to Indians for Rick Sutcliffe George Frazier and Ron Hassey.

1984 September 20 Cubs go over the 2,000,.000 attendance makrk for the year for the first teim in team history.

1984 September 24 Cubs clinch pennant with a 4-1 victory over Pirates at Three Rivers.

1984 October 2 Cubs defeat Padres 13-0 for first Cub playoff win since 1945

1984 October 2 Cubs win game 1 of NL champtionship 13-0

1984 October 3 Cubs wing game 2 of NL championship 4-2

1984 October 4 Padres win game 3 of NL champtionship 7-1

1984 October 6 Padres win game 4 of NL champtionship 7-5, Garvey

1984 October 7 Padres win game 5 of NL championship 6-3, Durham

1983 April 6 Steve Stone annonces first game with the Cubs.

1983 April 29 Lee Elia tirade.

1983 July 16 Larry Bowa gets 2000 hits during a 7-4 loss to the Dodgers in LA against Fernando.
1983 August 22 Carmello Martinex hit HR in his first ML at abat.

1982 January 27 Ryn E Sandberg trade.

1982 April 5 Sandberg debut, Cub victory 3-2 over Cincy

1982 April 5 Ryne Sandberg's debut with Cubs at 3B.

1982 May 25 Fergie 3000 K

1982 May 25 Fergie 3000 K fanning Garry Templeton in a 2-1 loss to the Padres in SD.

1982 June 7 Cubs select as the #1 pick Shawon Dunston.

1982 July 5 Lee Smith gets first ML hit, a HR against Phil Niekro as the Cubs lose 7-5 to the Braves in Atlanta.

1982 August 22 Cubs retire Ernie Banks #14

1982 September 3 Ryne Sandberg plays his first game with the Cubs at 2B..

1981 June 16 William Wrigley sells Cubs to Tribune Co for $20.5 Mil

1981 June 8 Cubs select Joe Carter with the #2 o everall pick in hthe draft.

1981 October 15 Cubs hire Dallas Green as GM.

1981 November 16 Cubs hire Harry Caray as play-byu-oplay announcer.

1980 July 6 Cubs lose marathon 20 inning game losing to Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium 5-4.

1980 September 1 Lee Smith makes Cubds debut pitching a scorelss 5th inning ina 5-21 loss o to th braves.

1980 September 10 Rookie Bill Gullickson K's 18 batters to defeat Cubs 4-2 in Montreal.

1980 December 9 Cubs trade Sutter for Durham