July 27


An interesting group of Cubs birthdays:  Joe Tinker, Bump Wills and Larry Biittner.  Fergie Jenkins strikes out 13 in 1968 and throws a 1-hit shutout in 1972.   Sammy Sosa hits his 248th home run, his first ever grand slam and a walk-off grand slam by Alfonso Soriano in 2009.


July 27, 1897
Bill Everett hits a 10th inning walk-off home run as the Cubs defeat the Reds 4-3 at West Side Grounds in Chicago. 

July 27, 1945
A very important trade as the Cubs paid the Yankees $97,000 for Hank Borowy.  Borowy will be an outstanding pitcher for the Cubs team that was one win short of a World Series championship.

July 27, 1961
One day after the Cubs Bob Will gets the walk-off hit against Cardinals,
the Cubs overcome a 2-1 deficit in the 9th inning and score 2 runs when
Bob Gibson, coming into the game in relief, walks Sammy Taylor with bases loaded to tie game and Bob Will gets the walk-off for 2nd straight day, but this time with a walk-off, bases loaded, RBI walk.  Cubs defeat the Cardinals 3-2. 

July 27, 1968
Fergie Jenkins strikes out 13 as the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 3-2 at Wrigley
Field.

July 27, 1972
In Game 1 of a doubleheader, Fergie Jenkins pitches a 1-hit shutout as the
Cubs defeat the Phillies 4-0.

July 27, 1975
Bill Madlock homers twice at Wrigley Field as the Cubs defeat the Mets 4-2. 

July 27, 1976
At Wrigley Field, Ray Burris pitches a 3-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Expos 5-0. 

July 27, 1977
Rick Reuschel pitches 5-hit shutout to defeat the Reds 3-0.  It is the 2nd straight shutout for Reuschel.

July 27, 1979
At Shae Stadium, Dave Kingman homers twice as the Cubs defeat the Mets 4-2 scoring 3 runs in the 8th and 9th innings.

July 27, 1990
Greg Maddux & Bill Long combine on a 2-hit shutout over 10 innings as the Cubs defeat the Expos 2-0 at Olympic Stadium. 

July 27, 1991
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Braves 7-5 as Ryne Sandberg homers twice and drives in 5 runs. 

July 27, 1998
Sammy Sosa sets the record for the most home runs hit before hitting a
Grand Slam with his 248th career home run.  He also drives in all 6 runs
in a 6-2 Cubs victory with 2 home runs, that include the slam.

July 27, 2005
Jeromy Burnitz gets walk-off RBI sinlge for a 4-3 victory over the Giants at
Wrigley Field. 

July 27, 2008
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs overcome an early 5-0 Marlins lead for a 9-6
victory.  Cubs score 4 runs in the 7th on a Derrek Lee solo home run and 3-run pinch hit double by Mike Fontenot.

July 27, 2009
Cubs & Astros go into extra innings with score tied 1-1 and win it when
Alfonso Soriano hits a walk-off grand slam for a 5-1 Cubs victory in 13 innings at Wrigley Field. 





July 27, 2013
At AT&T Park, the Cubs and Giants are scoreless into the 9th inning until Nate Schierholtz solo home run.  Chris Rusin and 2 Cubs relief pitchers combine on a 5-hit shutout as Cubs defeat the Giants 1-0.

July 27, 2015
A back and forth game as the Cubs score 6 runs in the 4th inning to overcome an early 4-0 Rockies lead and after Rockies take lead in 9th inning, scoring 4 runs, Kris Bryant wins it for the Cubs with a 2-out, 2-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th inning for a 9-8 Cubs victory.  

July 27, 2016
Addison Russell hits a grand slam as the Cubs defeat the White Sox 8-1 at Wrigley Field. 

July 27, 2017
Kyle Schwarber has a big day with a triple and 2 homers as the Cubs defeat White Sox 6-3.