July 18



A great day in Cubs history.  Baseball's Sad Lexicon appears in the New York
Evening Mail (1910).  2 Cubs (Ernie Banks & Chuck Tanner) both hit inside the park home runs in the same game at Forbes Field.  A Billy Williams
walk-off win in 1972.  A one-hitter in 1986 (Scott Sanderson/Lee Smith) &
a 2-hitter in 2015 (Jon Lester & 2 relievers). 


July 18, 1908
Joe Tinker's 9th inning, 2-run triple gives the Cubs a 5-4 win over the New
York Giants 5-4 at West Side Grounds in Chicago. 

July 18, 1911
Wildfire Shulte hits a grand slam in a 14-6 Cubs win over the Boston Braves in Boston. 

July 18, 1910
The poem about Tinker to Evers to Chance (Baseball's Sad Lexicon) appears in the New York Evening Mail. 

July 18, 1957
Ernie Banks & Chuck Tanner both hit inside the park home runs, but
Cubs blow a 5-2 lead in the 9th when Pirates score 4 for a walk-off
victory.  Bill Mazeroski gets the walk-off RBI single. 

July 18, 1966
Byron Browne homers twice and drives in 5 runs in a 7-6 loss to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

July 18, 1972
Billy William's 10th inning, walk-off home run helps Cubs defeat the Reds 2-1 at Wrigley Field. 

Fergie Jenkins pitches all 10 innings to earn the victory, giving up just 4 hits to the Reds.

July 18, 1978
Cubs score 2 runs in bottom of 10th inning to tie Giants 6-6 and than win the game when Greg Gross drives in Bobby Murcer with a sacrifice fly for a 7-6 Cubs victory at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.   11th inning SF by Greg Gross for 7-6 win over Giants

July 18, 1986
Scott Sanderson & Lee Smith combine on a 1-hitter as Cubs defeat Giants
2-1 at Wrigley Field.

July 18, 2005
At Great American Ballpark in Cincinnatti, the Cubs hit 5 home runs,
including back to back home runs twice (1st inning, Todd Walker & Derrek Lee & 3rd inning, Derrek Lee & Aramis Ramirez).  Both Walker and D Lee hit 2 home runs in the game as Cubs defeat the Reds 9-4. 

July 18, 2014
Anthony Rizzo homers twice at Chase Field in a 5-4 Cubs loss to the Dbacks. 

July 18, 2015
Jon Lester and 2 Cubs relief pitchers combine on a 2-hit shutout as the Cubs
defeat the Braves 4-0 at Wrigley Field.