Cubs History 2000s

Cubs history in the 2000's is very representative of their long-time history. A great 2003 team runs into the latest of many Cubs curses with the Bartman incident. 2007 and 2008 end very quickly with 3 games and out in the playoffs under Lou Piniella. The 2010's will begin with new owners, the Ricketts family, new manager in Mike Quade and young players like Starlin Castro and Tyler Colvin.

2007 playoffs

GM 1 October 3, 2007 Diamondbacks 3 Cubs 1 Arizona

GM 2 October 4, 2007 Diamondbacks 8 Cubs 4 Arizona

GM 3 October 6, 2007 Diamondbacks 5 Cubs 1 Wrigley

2008 playoffs

GM 1 October 1, 2008 Dodgers 7 Cubs 2 Wrigley

GM 2 October 2, 2008 Dodgers 10 Cubs 3 Wrigley

GM 3 October 4, 2008 Dodgers 3 Cubs 1 Dodger stadium

Bradley throws ball into stands-June 12, 2009

Bradley suspended for remaining season-September 20, 2009

Starlin Castro birthday March 24, 1990

Cubs sign Starlin Castro October 25, 2006

Starlin Castro first ML game-May 7, 2010 Castro hits a HR in his first ML at bat (a 3 run home run off _. His 3-run triple later in the game gave him a ML record for RBI's by a player in his ML debut (6).

Cubs sign Tyler Colvin-Cubs sign the 13th overall pick in the 2006 on June 28, 2006

Tyler Colvin first ML game-September 21, 2009 vs Mil, 1 hit in 3 at bats

Tyler Colvin bday, September 5, 1985

2008 January 1 NHL Winter Classic @ Wrigley Field-Blackhawks/Red Wings

2008 November 13 Cubs announce they will not re-sign Kerry Wood after 10 yrs with Cubs and 14 with org

2008 December 7 Ron Santo denied HOF indcution

2005 February 2 Cubs trade Sammy Sosa to the Orioles for Mike Fontenot, Jerry Hairston Jr and Dave Carouthers.

2005 January 4 Ryne Sandberg is elected to the Hall of Fame in his 2nd year of elidgibility

2004 September 30 Sammy Sosa final game as a Cub. He arrives late to the game, does not put on his uniform and leave s early in the game.

2004 September 16 Aramis Ramirez hist 3 HR's in a 5-4 win over Cincy in Cincy. Drvies in all 5 runs.

2004 August 7 Greg Maddux wins his 300th career victory with an 8-4 decision over Giants in San Francisco.

2004 July 31 Cubs acqauire Nomar Garciaparra

2004 July 30 Aramis Ramirez hits 3 HR's against Phillies in a 10-7 victory in Wrigley.

2004 April 11 Kerry Wood ties a club record with 7 consecutive strikeouts in a 10-2 victory over the Braves in Atltanta

2004 February 26 Bartman Ball

2004 February 18 Cubs sign Greg Maddux

2003 October 15 GM 7 NL Championship Marlins 9 Cubs 6

2003 October 14 GM 6 NL Championship Marlins 8 Cubs 3

2003 October 12 GM 5 NL championship Marlins 4 Cubs 0

2003 October 11 GM 4 NL Championship Cubs 11 Marlins 3

2003 October 10 GM 3 NL championship Cubs 5 Marlins 4

2003 October 8 GM 2 NL Championship Cubs 12 Marlins 3

2003 October 7 GM 1 NL Championship Marlins 9 Cubs 8

2003 October 5 GM 5 Division Series Cubs 5 Braves 1

2003 October 4 GM 4 Division Series Braves 6 Cubs 4

2003 October 3 GM 3 Division Series Cubs 3 Braves 1

2003 October 1 GM 2 Divison Series Braves 5 Cubs 3

2003 September 30 GM 1 Division Series Cubs 4 Braves 2

2003 September 28 Cub retire Rons Antos #10

2003 September 27 The cubs clinch the NL central pnennant with a doubleheader sweep of the Pirates in Wrigley

2003 September 3 Dramatic come from behind victory over Cardinals 8-7. Baker and Larussa exchange words in the dugouts.

2003 August 22 Sammy Sosa hits his 500th home run as a Cub.

2003 August 11 Kerry Wood records his 1,000 strike outs -sets record for fewest innings to get to 1000 (853)

2003 July 22 Cubs trade Jose Hernandez, Matt Brubeck and a player to be named later for Aramis Ramirez and Kenny Lofton. Both Ramirez and Lofton paly pivotal roles in leading the cubs to the 2003 playoffs.

2003 July 4 Moises Aluout homers 3 times in a loss to the Caridinals at Wrigley 11-8

2003 June 19 Kyle Farnsworth fight with Paul Wilson

2003 June 8 Sammy Sosa collects 2000 hit

2003 June 6 Cubs lose to Yankeed 5-3 in the first regular season game the Yuanks play in Wrigley

2003 June 3 Sammy Sosa corked bat.

2003 May 31 Cubs defeat Astros 1-0 in 17 innings the longest 1-0 game in Wrigley history.

2003 May 15 Cubs pitchers tie a NL record for most strikeouts in a game with 24 in a 17 inning victory over the Brewers 4-2 in Miller Park. Corey Patterson's HR in the 17th inning ties the latest HR with Keithe Moreland.

2003 April 4 Sammy Sosa's 500th career HR>

2003 March 31 Corey Patterson sets Cubs records for omost RBI in a seson hopener with 7 in a 15-2 victory over the Mets in New York.

2002 November 15 Cubs hire Dusty Baker to be the new Cubs manager.

2002 August 29 Mark Bellhorn becomes only the 2nd player in ML history to homer from both sides of the plate in the same inning (4th) in a 13-10 victory over the Brewers in Milwaukee. Bellhorn connects for the first homer against Jose Cabrera and the 2nd against former Cub Andrew Lorraine.

2002 August 12 Cubs tie a NL record hitting 15 HR's in a 3 game stretch connecting for 4 in a 9-6 loss to the Astros in Wrigley Field.

2002 August 10 An unusual hat trick by Sammey Sosa as he hits 3 3=run home runs in 3 consecutive innings. Cubs route Rockies in colorado 15-1

2002 August 4 Mark Prior's first complete game is a 4-1 victory over the Rockies at Wrigley. Prior strikes out 13.

2002 July 5 Cubs fire Don Baylor

2002 June 30 Mark Bellhorn homers from both sides of the plate in a 9-2 victory over the White Sox in comiskey park.

2002 June 22 A sad day in baseball. Cubs Cardinals game is cancelled due to the suden and tragic deat h of Cardinals pitcher, Darryll Kile.

2002 June 18 Alex Gonzalez who had a stretch of many walk off HR's and hits, gets another at Wrigley against Rangers closer, John Rocker. Cubs defeat Rangers 4-3. I remember it well. I was at ghe game, invited some neighbors of mine and we got the seats late and were at the very highest section in RF.

2002 June 7 The Cubs play the Mariners for the first itime in regualar season, defeat the Mariners 2-0 in Seattle.

2002 May 22 Mark Prior ML debut goes 6 innings against the Pirates giving up 2 runs and stiriking out 10 in a 7-4 victory at Wrigley

2002 May 13 2 Brewers hit grand slams in a 13-4 victory over the Cubs in Wrigley Field. Paul Casanova and Richie Sexon hit the slams.

2001 December 19 The Cubs sign free agent, Moises Alou

2001 November 2 Cubs trade Adam Morrissey to the A's for Mark Bellhorn

2001 October 7 On the final day of the regualr season, Sammy Sosa hits his 64 th HR of the season, but ends up 9 HR's the NL league leader Barry Bonds who also connects for a HR, his 73rd of the season.

2001 October 3 Jon Lieber wins his 20th game of the season with a 13-7 victory over the Reds nin Wrigley.

2001 November 14 Lou Piniella named Managed year Mariner's 116 wins tying Cubs 1906 record

2001 October 2 Sammy Sosa hits 60 home runs again, connecting on his 60th in a 5-4 loss against the Reds at Wrigley.

2001 September 29 Cubs hit back to back to back HR's in a 6-2 iwin ove rthe Sastros in Wrigley. Even more unusual is that the HR's are hit on consecutive ptitches as Dave Milicki giesves up th HR's to Fred McGriff, Rondell White and Todd Hundley.

2001 September 23 Sammy Sosa hits 3 HR's in a 7-6 defeat against the Astros in Houston. Sosa becomes the first player in MLB history to have 3 games in a season where he hits 3 HR"s.

2001 August 9 Sammy Sosa hits 3HR"s in a 14-5 loss to the Rockies in Colorado.

2001 August 22 Sammay sosa hits 3HR's in a 16-3 victory over th Brewers in Wrigley.

2001 August 7 One of the more famous 7th inning streatches at Wrigley. Former Chicago Bear Steve "mongo" McMichael calls out the home plate umpire who made what appeared to be a bad call against the Cubs in the previuos inning (I was watching the game, yes, it was a bad call). And I watched the look on the umprires face when Mongo called him out. Hilarious!!!!!!!!!

2001 June 22 The Cubs 13 game wrigley winning streak comes to an end with a 2-1 lose to the Milwaukee Brewers.

2001 June 5 Call this one Cubs curse light, the Cubs pick Mark Prior, the can't miss prospect with the 2nd overall pick in the ML draft. Joe Mauer is selected by the Twin s with the first pick. Other draftees that have ML careers are Brendan Harris selected in the 5th round and Sergio Mitre selected in the 7th round.

2001 June 2 Cubs defeat the Brewers 10-4 for their 12th consecutive win. The Cubs longest streak since 1936 when the Cubs win 15 in a row.

2001 May 28 Cubs pitchers combine to strike out 18 batters in a 9-6 win over the Cincy Reds in Cincy. Cubs win 8th straight game.

2001 May 25 Kerry Wood matches Lieber's one-hitter with one of his own on the next day against the Brewers at Wrigly. This is only the 7th time since 1900 that two pitchers for the same team accomplished this feat.

2001 May 24 Jon Lieber throws a one-hit shutout against the Cincy Reds 3-0 at Wrigley. The shutout also breaks a consecutive game streak of the Reds without being shutout. A NL record 208 games scoring at least one run.

2001 May 20 Julio Zuleta copies the movie "Major League" Pedro Cerrano and practices voodoo to try to stop a Cubs losing streak. Go figure, the Cubs win to break an 8 game losing streak and start a 12 game winning streak.

2001 May 5 Cubs crush the Dodgers 20-1 at Wrigley Field scoring 8 runs in both the 7th and 8th inning. The first team to score this many runs in consecutive innings since 1928.

2000 December 8 Long-time cub favorite Mark Grace signs a contract to play for the Arizona Diamondbacks. On the bright side, for Mark Grace fans, he is able to get a World Series ring the next year with the D'backs.

2000 September 16 Sammy Sosa hits his 50th HR of the season. His 3rd consecutive season with 50 or more HR's.

2000 August 8 Dubious Cub record. Phil Norton sets a Cubs record for most HR's given up in an inning (4) against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

2000 May 16 Embarrassing melee over a fan hitting Chad Kreuter and taking his baseball cap. Kreuter goes into the Stands as the benches clear.

2000 May 14 Eric Young steals 5 bases, the first post 1900 Cub to do so as the Expos defeat the Cubs 16-15 in a wild game at Olympic Stadium.

2000 May 11 The Cubs and the Brewers set a record for the longest nine-inning game with a 4 hr 22 minute game in Wrigley. Brewers defeat Cubs 14-8.

2000 March 29 Cubs begin the millenium in Tokyo. The first regular season game in 2000 was the Cubs vs the Mets in the Tokyo Dome. Cubs defeat Mets 5-3