Chicago Cubs by Month-August

Cubs baseball in August. Ken Holtzman throws a no-hitter, Mark Prior throws his first shutout and Andre Dawson and Billy Williams get their 2,000th hit. Many other August moments in Cubs history. Mark Bellhorn becomes only the 2nd player in major league history to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in one inning against the Milwaukee Brewers. I was at the game!!

August 1, 1947
Cubs & Dodgers in a slug fest at Wrigley Field.  With score tied
8-8 into the 9th inning, Phil Cavaretta singles (4th hit of the game) and Clyde McCullough sends Cubs fans home happy with a 2-run, walk-off home run. 

August 1, 1963
Cubs score 6 runs in the 1st inning and coast to a 10-2 win
over the Braves at County Stadium in Milwaukee.  Ellis Burton homers twice.  Larry Jackson pitches a complete game and drives in 2 runs in the game. 

August 1, 1976
Bill Madlock doesn't get a hit, but scores both Cubs runs in a 10
inning 2-1 victory over the Cardinals.  Madlock reaches on an 8th inning walk and Pete Lacock drvies him in with an 8th inning single.  In the 10th, Madlock reaches on a fielder's choice and scores the walk-off run when Lacock again drives him in for the walk-off victory.

August 1, 1983
Joe Carter gets his first MLB hit against Steve Carlton of the Phillies.  Phillies defeat Cubs 2-1 at Veteran's Stadium.

August 1, 1984
Jody Davis 9th inning walk-off sacrifice fly gives Cubs a 5-4 victory over the Phillies at Wrigley Field. 

Ryne Sandberg, Ron Cey & Keith Moreland all hit home runs against Phillies lefty, Steve Carlton.

August 1, 1985
Ron Merdith & George Frazier combine to hold Cardinals scoreless for 5 innings to give Cubs a chance to come back on Larry Bowa's RBI squeeze
bunt in the 14th inning.  Cubs 9 Cardinals 8 in 14 innings.  

August 1, 1987
Andre Dawson drives in all 5 Cubs runs with 3 home runs as the Cubs defeat the Phillies 5-3.

August 1, 1990
Greg Maddux pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 5-0 at Wrigley Field.  Maddux also gets 3 hits in the game. 

August 1, 2003
Troy O'leary's 2-run double ties the game at 4-4 after Dbacks scored 2 runs in top of 11th inning.  Aramis Ramirez wins it for the Cubs in the 14th inning with an walk-off RBI single scoring Sammy Sosa. 

August 1, 2002
Cubs score 6 runs in final 3 innings, including 2 in the 9th to defeat the Padres 8-7 at Wrigley Field.  Alex Gonzalez hits a 2-out, 2-run double to win on a walk-off.  

August 1, 2013
Junior Lake homers twice, Anthony Rizzo homers twice, but Cubs lose to Dodgers 6-4 at Wrigley Field.

August 1, 2016
Kyle Hendricks pitches a complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Marlins 5-0 at Wrigley Field. 

August 1, 2017
Cubs thump the Diamondbacks 16-4 as Anthony Rizzo homers twice, and yes, Jon Lester homers!!!  Lester also picked up his 2,000 career strikeout.  He is just the 25th lefthander in MLB history to compile 2000 K's. 

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August 2, 1947
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 12-7.  Both Peanuts Lowrey and Eddie Waitkus go 5 for 6 with 4 RBI batting first and second in the Cubs line-up.  

August 2, 1950
Cubs get swept in a doubleheader by the Giants.  Andy Pafko hits 3 home runs in the 2nd game of the doubleheader.

August 2, 1955
Ernie Banks ties a major league record with his 4th grand slam of the season.  Cubs defeat the Pirates 12-4.

August 2, 1961
Billy Williams homers twice in the 2nd game of a doubleheader
that ended in a 7-7 against the Braves at Wrigley Field. 

August 2, 1963
A wild back and forth game at Wrigley Field ends as Ron Santo doubles and scores in the 12th inning on Jimmie Schafer's walk-off single. 

the Giants score 5 runs in the 8th inning to take an 11-5 lead in the
game, but the Cubs come back to score 6 in the bottom of the 8th.  Jimmie Schaefer homers and Leo Burnett hits a 3-run pinch hit home run.  Cubs win the game 12-11. 

August 2, 1966
Cubs 6 Braves 5, 12 innings. 
Bob Hendley & Fergie Jenkins combine to pitch 7 scoreless relief innings to help Cubs come back to defeat Braves 6-5 in 12 innings on Bobbie Brown's walk-off RBI single. 

August 2, 1968
At Busch Stadium, Ken Holtzman takes a no-hitter into the 6th inning until Julian Javier breaks it up with a single.  Holtzman will complete a 2-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 3-0. 

August 2, 1969
At Wrigley Field, Ron  Santo homers twice and Ken Holtzman pitches a 2-hit complete game as Cubs defeat the Padres 4-1. 

August 2, 1987
Cubs defeat Phillies 3-2 in 10 innings.  Trailing 2-0 in 8th, Ryne Sandberg's RBI single.  Manny Trillo's 2-out, 9th inning home run ties it and Sandberg wins it with a walk-off RBI single in 10th inning at Wrigle19y Field.

August 2, 1997
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 5-1.  Ryne Sandberg
goes 3 for 3 with a walk, 3 runs scored, 2 home runs, a stolen
base & 3 RBI. 

August 2, 2002
Kerry Wood strikes out 13 Rockies.  Moises Alou wins the game for Cubs with 2-run, walk-off home run in 12th inning at Wrigley Field.  Cubs 6 Rockies 4.

August 2, 2011
Cubs defeat the Pirates 11-6 in Pittsburgh and hit 6 home runs.  2 by Alfonso Soriano, 1 each by Aramis Ramirez, Geovany Soto, Marlon Byrd and Tyler Colvin. 

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August 3

The birthday of Cubs relief pitcher, Rod Beck (1998-1999)

August 3, 1965
At Connie Mack Stadium, Bill Faul pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Phillies 2-0. 

August 3, 1971
At the Astrodome in Houston, the Cubs defeat the Astros 5-0
on Bill Hand's 5-hit complete game shutout. 

August 3, 1972
At Jerry Parc in Montreal, Cubs defeat the Expos 3-0 as Bill Hands
takes a no-hitter into the 7th inning until Ken Singleton singles.
Hands will finish with a 1-hit complete game shutout. 

August 3, 1973
At Jerry Parc, the Cubs defeat the Expos 3-0 behind Rick Reuschel's
4-hit shutout and 11 strikeouts.

August 3, 1976
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Phillies 4-0 on Rick Reuschel's 9-hit complete game shutout. 

August 3, 2017
At Wrigley Field, Willson Contreras homers twice and drives in 6 runs for the Cubs, but the Dbacks, Paul Goldschmidt hits 3 as Cubs lose 10-8.

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Cubs birthdays:

Dallas Green, Bob Howry

August 4, 1951
AT Wrigley Field, the Braves score 5 runs in the 8th and 9th innings to take a 6-5 lead, but Randy Jackson's RBI triple in the 9th inning sends it the game
to extra innings and Hank Sauer hits a walk-off RBI double (driving in Randy Jackson) in the 11th inning to win it for Cubs 7-6. 

August 4, 1971
Cubs defeat the Padres 3-0 as Milt Pappas pitches an 8-hit complete game shutout. 

August 4, 1964
Lew Burdette scatters 10 Cardinals hits for a complete game as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 4-0 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. 

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

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August 5, 1958

Cubs blow a 9-3 lead as the game goes into extra innings, but
Ernie Banks saves the day with a walk-off RBI single in the
10th inning for a 10-9 victory at Wrigley Field. 

Banks goes 4 for 5 on the day with 3 singles, a home run, 2
runs scored & 3 RBI. 

August 5, 1966
Ron Santo drives in all 4 Cubs runs with 2 home runs and a single. His 9th inning home run sends the game to extra innings and he wins it with a walk-off bases loaded single in the 10th for a 4-3 Cubs victory at
Wrigley Field.

August 5, 1971
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs and Padres are tied 0-0 into the 8th inning until the Cubs score 3 unearned runs.  Juan Pizzaro completes a 1-hit complete
game shutout.  Ollie Brown gets the only Padres hit.


August 5, 1980
Cubs defeat the Pirates 11-3 as they hit 4 home runs, 2 by Jerry Martin (1 each by Bill Buckner & Cliff Johnson).  Rick Reuschel pitches a complete game at Wrigley Field.

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August 6, 1959
the MLB debut of Billy Williams.  Cubs defeated the Phillies 4-2 at Wrigley Field. Williams went 0 for 4.

August 6, 1976
At Jerry Parc, the Cubs & Expos are scoreless for 8 innings until Jerry
Morales homers in the 9th.  Steve Stone pitches a 4-hit complete game
shutout as the Cubs defeat the Expos 1-0. 

August 6, 1987
Andre Dawson homers twice in a 7-6 Cubs loss to the Mets at Wrigley
Field. 

August 6, 1988
Goose Gossage becomes just 2nd relief pitcher in MLB history to record
300 saves (Rollie Fingers was the first). Cubs defeat Phillies 7-4. 

August 6, 1993
Cubs score all of their runs on home runs as Sammy Sosa drives in the
Cubs first 3 runs with 2 home runs.  A 3-run 9th inning rally led by back to back home runs by Kevin Roberson and Rick Wilkens helps the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 6-4 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

August 6, 1998
A very sad day in Cubs history as long time announcer, Jack Brickhouse
passes away at the age of 82.

August 6, 1999
Cubs defeat the Astros 6-0 in the 2nd game of a doubleheader, Andrew
Lorraine pitches a 3-hit complete game shutout in his Cubs debut. It is
the only CG shutout of his entire MLB career.

August 6, 2000
Mark Grace records his first career 5 hit game in an 8-6 Cubs loss to the
Padres.   

August 6, 2008
Cubs score 8 runs in the 3rd inning as Mark DeRosa hits a grand slam and Alfonso Soriano hits a 3-run home run as the Cubs defeat the Astros 11-4 at Wrigley Field. 

August 6, 2016
Jake Arrieta & Travis Wood combine on a 4-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Oakland A's at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. 

August 6, 2017
Willson Contreras homers twice, but Cubs lose to Nats 9-4 on Matt Weiters
grand slam. 

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August 7, 1894
Bill Dahlen's 42 game hitting streak comes to an end.

August 7, 1939
Bill Nicholson plays his first game for the Cubs.  He hits a HR in a 6-2 victory over Phillies in Wrigley

August 7, 1949
After losing the 1st game of DH to Braves 11-0, the Cubs come back to save a split in game 2. 

Andy Pafko's 8th inning, 2-run home run ties the game 3-3 and Hank Reich wins it in the 10th inning with a walk-off RBI single. 

Warren Hacker pitches all ten innings to earn the victory.

August 7, 1976
At Jerry Parc, Rick Monday's 2-run home run in the 11th helps the Cubs defeat the Expos 4-2 in the 1st game of a doubleheader.

August 7, 1984
Cubs get 2 big innings in both ends of a doubleheader to sweep 2 games against the Mets (8-6, 6-4).  In game 1, it's HR's by Keith Moreland & Ron Cey.  In game 2, it's a 5-run 4th inning. 

August 7, 2001
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 previous inning (I was watching the game, yes, it was a bad call).  And I watched the look on the umpires face when Mongo called him out.  Hilarious!!!!!!!!!

This clip also shows one of the craziest walk-off victories for the Cubs as
well.  





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

August 7, 2013
At Citizen's Bank Park in Philadelphia, Donnie Murphy's 9th inning, 3-run home run (his 2nd HR of the game) helps the Cubs defeat the Phillies 5-2.  Pedro Strop gets the win and Kevin Gregg gets the save. 

August 7, 2014
Javier Baez homers twice and Starlin Castro homers as the Cubs defeat the Rockies 6-2 at Coors Field in Colorado.

August 7, 2016
After Cubs pitching gives up just 4 hits to the A's the day before, Kyle Hendricks and 2 Cubs relievers hold them to 4 hits again in a 3-1 Cubs victory.  Anthony Rizzo & Jorge Soler homer for the Cubs. 


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August 8
Happy birthday to Anthony Rizzo.  He was born one year exactly after
the first scheduled night game at Wrigley Field. 

August 8, 1917
Hippo Vaughn pitches a 2-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Dodgers
2-0 at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field). 
 
August 8, 1937
In the 1st game of a doubleheader, Tex Carelton pitches a 1-hitter in a 3-0 win over the Braves.  Cubs defeat the Braves 3-2 in 2nd game to sweep the doubleheader. 

August 8, 1941
Cubs rookie Paul Erickson wins his first MLB game with a 1-hit shutout in a 1-0 victory over the Pirates at Wrigley Field.  

August 8, 1947
Cubs defeat the Reds 2-1 in 11 innings on Bill Nicholson's walk-off
home run.

Johnny Schmitz gets a well earned win pitching all 11 innings for Cubs. 

And the Cubs pull off a triple play in the 7th inning. 

August 8, 1955
Sam Jones pitches a 4-hit shutout in a 1-0 Cubs win over the Dodgers. Gene
Baker's 8th inning home run off Don Newcombe gives him only his 2nd loss
of the season (18 wins).  Both of Newcombe's losses were to the Cubs (6/12/55).   

August 8, 1963
Ron Santo's 10th inning HR (his 2nd of game) helps Cubs defeat the Dodgers 5-4 at Wrigley Field.

August 8, 1965
In the 2nd game of a doubleheader, the Cubs overcome an 8-2 deficit to defeat the Mets 14-10.  Cubs score 6 runs in the 9th inning. 

August 8, 1968
At Atlanta Stadium, the Cubs defeat the Braves 4-0 as Bill Hands pitches a 3-hit complete game shutout.  Phil Regan loses 2 outs and a strike call for illegal pitches (look up at BCB or SABR)

August 8, 1971
At Wrigley Field, Cubs defeat the Giants 8-0.  Milt Pappas pitches a 6-hit complete game shutout in the 2nd game of a doubleheader.  It is Pappas 2nd straight shutout (8/4/1971). 

August 8, 1977
Bobby Murcer homers twice in a 7-6 loss to the Pirates at Three Rivers
Stadium in Pittsburgh. 

August 8, 1980
Cliff Johnson hits a walk-off grand slam in the 14th inning for an 8-4 Cubs win over the Expos at Wrigley Field. 

August 8, 1982
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs make 2 comebacks, in the 6th inning, Jay Johnstone's 3-run home run and Steve Henderson's RBI triple ties the game 4-4 and in the 8th inning, Cubs score 4 again as Johnstone homers again, Jerry Morales has an RBI single and Ryne Sandberg has a 2-run triple (all off Tug McGraw).  Cubs defeat the Phillies 8-5. 

August 8, 1988
The first scheduled night game at Wrigley Field is rained out.  Cubs choose season ticket holder, Harry Grossman to turn on the lights at Wrigley Field.





August 8, 1990
 Cubs 4 Cardinals 3 in 15 innings.  0-0 after 9 innings.  Jose Deleon of Cardinals and Mike Harkey of Cubs have a pitcher's duel as the Cubs and Cardinals go into 10th inning with a 0-0 tie.

Mike Harkey gave up 8 hits and 7 walks in 9 innings.

Cardinals score 2 in 10th inning and Cubs score 2 in bottom of 10th
off former Cubs pitcher, Lee Smith.

Cardinals score in 13th inning, but Cubs score in bottom of the 13th

Andre Dawson's bases loaded single gives the Cubs a 4-3 walk-off
victory. 

Steve Wilson pitched 4 relief innings and gave up just one run.

August 8, 1992
Mark Grace walk-off sacrifice fly

August 8, 2000
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.

August 8, 2002
Sammy Sosa homers twice as the Cubs defeat the Giants 9-3 at Pacific Bell
Park in San Francisco.

August 8, 2008
Cubs defeat the Cardinals 3-2 in 11 innings.  Henry Blanco gets the walk-off RBI single at Wrigley Field and Jim Edmonds homers twice. 

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August 9
Happy birthday to Cubs catcher, Steve Swisher (1974-1977)
Happy birthday to Cubs outfielder, Jason Heyward (2016-current)

August 9, 1931
In St. Louis, Guy Bush pitches a 1-hit shutout in a 1-0 Cubs victory.  Vince Barton drives in only Cubs run with a home run. 

August 9, 1942
Ouch, Cubs blow a 4-0 9th inning lead giving up 4 unearned runs to the
Reds at Crosly Field (Cincinnatti).  The Cubs do end up winning this back and forth game in 18 innings 10-8.  An amazing game for Stan Hack as he comes to bat 10 times, has one sacrifice hit, 5 hits and 4 walks, 4 runs scored and an RBI. 

August 9, 1951
4 run 9th inning rally to win 5-4.  Phil Cavaretta & Eddie Miksis RBI's.  Randy Jackson walkoff 2-RBI single.   

August 9, 1953, game 2
Bill Serena's walk-off RBI single helps Cubs split a doubleheader with a 6-5 Cubs victory over Phillies at Wrigley Field.

August 9, 1966
At Wrigley Field, Randy Hundley homers twice as the Astros defeat the Cubs
8-5, scoring 5 runs in the 9th inning. 

August 9, 1967
At Wrigley Field, Cubs defeat the Pirates 6-0 in 1st game of a doubleheader
as Fergie Jenkins pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout.

August 9, 1969
At Dodger Stadium, Cubs defeat the Dodgers 4-0 as Bill Hands pitches a 6-hit complete game shutout.  Jim Hickman hits 2 home runs. 

August 9, 1979
At Wrigley Field, Steve Dillard homers twice as the Cubs defeat the Pirates
11-3.   Bill Buckner has 4 hits. 

August 9, 1982
At Olympic Stadium, Bill Buckner homers twice as the Cubs defeat the Expos
9-2. 

August 9, 1985
At Shae Stadium, Jody Davis homers twice as the Mets defeat the Cubs 6-4.

August 9, 1988
Cubs play their first night game at Wrigley Field and defeat the Mets 6-4. 

August 9, 1996
At Olympic Stadium, Ryne Sandberg's 5th inning grand slam helps the Cubs come back from a 5-0 deficit and defeat the Expos 11-9.  For the day, Sandberg homers twice and drives in 5 runs.  

August 9, 2001
Sammy Sosa homers 3 times, but Rockies defeat the Cubs 14-5 at Wrigley Field. 

August 9, 2008
The Iowa Cubs defeat the Round Rock Express 15-3.  Micah Hoffpauir hits 4 home run and Iowa hit 8 HR's (Felix Pie, Jason Dubois, Matt Craig & pitcher, Mitch Atkins.

August 9, 2012
Cubs overcome an early 3-1 Reds lead, Starlin Castro's 2-run 6th inning double ties the game and Alfonso Soriano's 8th inning 2-run home run wins it for Cubs 5-3.  Manny Corpas, Shawn Camp & Carlos Marmol pitch 3 scoreless innings to preserve the victory. 

August 9, 2013
Chris Rusin and 4 Cubs relievers pitch a 7-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the
Cardinals 3-0 at Busch Stadium. 

August 9, 2015
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Giants 2-0.  Jake Arrieta pitches 7 2/3
innings, giving up just 4 hits and triples and scores one of the two Cubs runs.

August 9, 2016
Cubs continue some great pitching and extend their winning streak to 9 games as John Lackey gives up just 3 hits against his former team in a 5-1 win over the Angels.  Willson Contreras & Kris Bryant homer for the Cubs. 

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August 10, 1930
Cubs sweep a doubleheader over the Boston Braves at Wrigley Field. In game 1, Hack Wilson homers 3 times and Charlie Root pitches a 3-hitter and in game 2, Pat Malone pitches a 5-hitter in an 11-1 Cubs win. 

August 10, 1962
Billy Williams drives in Ken Hubbs, walk-off single.  George Altman hits a 2-run inside hte park home run scoring Lou Brock.  Cubs defeat the Pirates 7-6 at wrigley Field.

August 10, 1963
At the Polo Grounds, Cubs defeat the Mets 4-0, scoring all 4 runs in the 9th inning (Ellis Burton's 2-run home run).  Larry Jackson pitches a 6-hit complete game shutout. 

August 10, 1972
At Wrigley Field, Cubs defeat the Expos 8-0.  Rick Reuschel pitches a 8-hit complete game shutout. 

August 10, 1986
At Wrigley Field, Cubs defeat the Phillies 4-0.  Ed Lynch pitches a 6-hit complete game shutout.  Gary Matthews hits a 3-run home run in 1st inning. 

August 10, 1989
At Wrigley Field, Ryne Sandberg homers twice as the Phillies defeat the Cubs 16-13.  Les Lancaster's 29 1/3 innings scoreless streak ends.

August 10, 1998
At 3Com Park, Sammy Sosa homers twice as the Cubs defeat the Giants 8-5.

August 10, 2002
In Colorado, the Cubs defeat the Rockies 15-1 as Sammy Sosa hits three 3-run homers

August 10, 2003
At Dodger Stadium, Sammy Sosa homers twice and drives in all 3 runs as the Cubs defeat the Dogers 3-1.

August 10, 2004
At Wrigley Field, Derrek Lee homers twice in a 8-6 Cubs loss to the Padres. 

August 10, 2014
5 cubs relief pitchers pitch 5 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to give
Cubs a chance to come back and Anthony Rizzo's 12th inning, walk-off single
defeats the Rays 3-2 at wrigley Field. 






August 11, 1923
In the 1st game of a doubleheader, Gabby Hartnett hits a walk-off home run in the 10th inning.  Cubs defeat the Phillies 5-4. 

August 11, 1941
At Sportsman's Park, the Cubs lose to the Cardinals 7-5 and for the first time in team history, 3 Cubs hit back to back to back home runs in the 5th inning when Phil Cavaretta, Stan Hack & Bill Nicholson. 

August 11, 1945
Cubs pitcher, Claude Passeau takes a no-hitter two outs into the 8th inning
until giving up a single to Phil Masi.  Passeau gives up one more hit in
completing a 2-hit shutout in a 8-0 Cubs victory Braves Field in Boston.

August 11, 1953

Cubs defeat the Reds 1-0 at Wrigley Field.  Paul Minner pitches a 3-hit
complete game shutout. 

August 11, 1961
Warren Spahn of the Braves beats the Cubs 2 - 1 for his 300th career win

August 11, 1966
Randy Hundley hits for the cycle and drives in 3 runs in a 9-8 win over the
Astros in 11 innings.  The Astros win the 2nd game by the same score and is
finished on 8/26/65

August 11, 1968
Don Kessinger gets 5 hits and Billy William's 2nd home run,  a 3-run shot gives the Cubs an 8-5 win in 15 innings at Crosley Field. 

August 11, 1972
Milt Pappas pitches a great game, going the distance in a 7-2 win over the
Mets at Wrigley Field.  Pappas has a great game at the plate as well, going
3 for 3 with a walk, 2 singles, a home run and 5 RBI. 

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

August 11, 1991
4 Cub RP (Assenmacher, Lancaster, McElroy, Boskie) pitch 7 scoreless innings to help Cubs come back to defeat the Mets 3-2 in 14 inning on George Bell's walk-off home run. 

August 11, 2002
At Coors Field, the Cubs homer 5 times, 2 by Corey Patterson, 1 each by Joe Girardi, Fred McGriff & Sammy Sosa (a grand slam) as Cubs defeat the Rockies 12-9. 

August 11, 2003
Kerry Wood becomes the youngest pitcher to reach 1,000 strikeouts.  Wood
gets to 1,000 in 134 games.  He breaks Roger Clemens record of 143. 

August 11, 2005
Derrek Lee homers twice and Cubs score in 7 out of 8 innings as they defeat the Cardinals 11-4 at Wrigley Field. 

August 11, 2016, 11 innings
Cubs 4 Cardinals 3, Anthony Rizzo walk-off walk.  Mike Montgomery
2 IP in relief to get win.  10th straight Cubs win.

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August 12, 1934

Cubs go to St. Louis and defeat the Vance brothers. In game 1, Cubs win 7-2 against Paul Dean and defeat Dizzy Dean 6-4 for the sweep. Billy Herman hits a home run & Babe Herman hits 2 home runs in game 1

August 12, 1969
At San Diego Stadium, the Cubs defeat the Cubs 4-0 as Fergie Jenkins strikes out 10 and throws a 6-hit complete game shutout. 

August 12, 1985
At Wrigley Field, Cubs make a nice comeback with the help of pinch hitter, Thad Bosley who hits a 3-run HR in 6th to tie the game and another homer in the 8th a 2-run home run to give the Cubs an 8-7 win over the Expos. 

August 12, 1989
A big day for Shawon Dunston who has 3 hits and 6 RBI as Cubs defeat the Phillies 9-7 at Wrigley field.

August 12, 1991, 10 innings
Cubs get a walk-off for 2nd straight day.  Jerome Walton RBI single.   Les Lancaster 3 scoreless IP in relief to earn win.

August 12, 1993
At Joe Robbie Stadium, Cubs defeat the Marlins 5-1.  Dwight Smith leads off the game with a home run and hits a 2nd home run & Mike Harkey pitches a complete game to earn the win. 

August 12, 1995
At Candlestick Park, the Cubs defeat the Giants 4-0.  Jaime Navarro strikes out 8 batters and pitches an 8-hit complete game shutout. 

August 12, 1998
At 3Com Park, the Cubs get two 5-run innings and 4 home runs, 2 by Henry Rodriguez, 1 each by Scott Servais & Jeff Blauser as the Cubs coast to a 10-2 victory over the Giants. 

August 12, 2003
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Astros 3-0 as Carlos Zambrano strikes out 10 and pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout. 


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Happy birthday to Will Ohman (Cubs, 2000-2007)
Happy birthday to Corey Patterson (Cubs, 2000-2005)


August 13, 1913
Cubs make a great trade sending Lew Richie to the Kansas City Blues for Hall of Fame Cubs pitcher, Hippo Vaughn

August 13, 1922
Cubs dump the Cardinals 16-5.  Charlie Hollocher has 3 triples. 

August 13, 1946
Johnny Schmitz throws a 3-hit complete game shutout as Cubs defeat Cardinals 1-0 at Wrigley Field

August 13, 1967

At Wrigley Field, Cubs sweep a doubleheader against the Phillies as Fergie Jenkins shuts out the Phillies on just 4 hits in a 1-0 Cubs victory in 2nd game.

August 13, 1970
Milt Pappas pitched well, giving up 3 runs and pitching a shutout.  He helped
his own cause also going 3 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI as the Cubs defeated the Phillies 6-3 at Wrigley Field. 

August 13, 1980
Dick Ruthven of Phillies & Rick Reuschel of Cubs in pitcher's duel.  0-0 into 8th inning until Cubs score (Biittner RBI double) in 8th, Phils score in 9th (Schmidt HR) and Jerry Martin wins it for Cubs with walk-off SF scoring Ivan Dejesus.

August 13, 2015

At Wrigley Field, the Cubs hit 5 home runs, 2 by Kyle Schwarber, 1 each by Anthony Rizzo, Dexter Fowler & Chris Denorfia as they defeat the Brewers 9-2. 

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Happy birthday to Juan Pierre (Cubs, 2006)


August 14, 1950
Preston Ward's 2-out, walk-off, 2-run single gives Cubs a come from
behind victory over Cardinals 7-6.  Andy Pafko 8th inning HR to tie game.

August 14, 1959

Cubs, Dale Long hits a pinch hit home run for the 2nd consecutive day. The HR gives the Cubs a 5-4 lead and was followed in the inning by an Ernie Banks HR that helped the Cubs defeat the Giants 7-5 at Wrigley Field

August 14, 1976
At Wrigley Field, Cubs defeat the Dodgers 2-0.  Ray Burris pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout. 

August 14, 1993
Cubs blow a 9th inning 2-0 lead to Giants, but  Mark Grace wins it for Cubs in 9th with walk-off RBI single scoring Jose Vizcaino

August 14, 2004
Kerry Wood pitches 8 scoreless innings and hits a home run as Cubs defeat the Dodgers 2-0 at Wrigley Field

August 14, 2009
Cubs score 4 runs in the 1st inning and 10 runs in the 3rd inning on their
way to a 17-2 win over the Pirates.  Amazingly, Cubs scored this many runs
and hit just one home run, a first inning, 3-run home run by Kosuke Fukudome. 

August 14, 2015
Cubs win their 8th in a row against the White Sox and ex-teammate
Jeff Samrdzija as Anthony Rizzo homers and Chris Coghlan hits 2
home runs. 

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August 15, 1942
Bill Nicholson has a big day, but Cubs get swept in a doubleheader against
the Pirates.  For the day, Nicholson homers 3 times, 2 doubles and a single.  

August 15, 1945
At Ebbetts Field, Cubs defeat the Dodgers 20-6.  Paul Gillespie goes 3 for 3
with a walk, 2 home runs (one a grand slam) and 6 RBI. 

August 15, 1982
In 2nd game of a doubleheader at Shae Stadium, the Cubs defeat the
Mets 6-5 to get a split as Leon Durham homers twice for the Cubs. 

August 15, 1999
At Busch Stadium, Sammy Sosa homers twice but Cubs blow an early 5-2
lead and lose on a walk-off 2-run single by Craig Paquette. 

August 15, 2010
At Busch Stadium, Derrek Lee homers twice as the Cubs defeat the
Cardinals 9-7. 

August 15, 2012
At Wrigley Field, David Dejesus goes 4 for 4 with a walk & 2 home runs
as the Cubs defeat the Astros 7-2. 

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August 16, 1949
Cubs trail 4-2 into 9th, but rally to score 3 runs on Herman Reich's 2-run double and Roy Smalley's walk-off, RBI single.

August 16, 1956
Sam Jones strikes out 13 Reds as Cubs defeat Reds 4-2 at Wrigley Field. He strikes out HOF, Frank Robinson 4 times in the game

August 16, 1957
Moose Moryn goes 3 for 6 with 2 runs scored a home run and 3 RBI.
His 12th inning home run is the walk-off hit for the Cubs at Wrigley Field.  

August 16, 1964
IN Game 1 of DH, Cubs blow 3-1 lead in 9th but win it on a walk-off by Jimmy Stewart (RBI single). 

August 16, 1977
Cubs RP pitches 6 scoreless IP, Dave Guisti 4 IP.  Greg Gross ties game in 9th off Rich Gossage and Gene Clines wins it with walk-off RBI single in 15th inning. 

August 16, 1962 
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Giants 6-0 as Don Cardwell pitches a 6-hit complete game shutout. 

August 16, 1969
At Atlanta Stadium, Fergie Jenkins & Gaylord Perry are locked in a 0-0 pitcher's duel into the 9th inning until Paul Popovich's RBI single in the 9th inning.  Fergie finishes with a 3-hit complete game shutout over Perry and the Braves. 

August 16, 1971
Fergie Jenkins pitches a complete game 2-hit shutout and hits a 2-run double in the 9th inning as the Cubs defeat the Braves 3-0 at Wrigley Field. 

August 16, 1986
At Olympic Stadium, the Cubs defeat the Expos 5-0 as Jamie Moyer pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout. 

August 16, 1992
At Wrigley Field, Greg Maddux pitches 4-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Astros 1-0. 

August 16, 2003
At Wrigley Field, Aramis Ramirez homers twice in a 10-5 Dodgers victory over the Cubs. 

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August 17, 1910
King Cole pitches a one-hitter against the Dodgers in a 2-0 Cubs victory in the 2nd game of a doubleheader.

August 17, 1916
Hippo Vaughn pitches a 1-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Giants 1-0 at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field). 

August 17, 1918
The Cubs sweep a doubleheader vs the Phillies as Claude Hendrix & Lefty Tyler pitch shutouts.  Charlie Hollocher extends his hitting streak to 20 games. 

August 17, 1926
Guy Bush pitches a 2-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Giants 7-0 at Cubs Park (Wrigley Field). 

August 17, 1932
Frank Demaree's 19th inning sacrifice fly gives the Cubs a 3-2 win over the Braves. 

August 17, 1954
In the 1st game of a doubleheader, Cubs defeat the Reds 5-0.  Howie Pollet pitched a 5-hit complete game shutout. 

August 17, 1960
Don Drysdale and Glen Hobbie take the game into the 9th inning  0-0 until Ernie Banks wins it for Cubs with walk-off home run off Drysdale and Dodgers for a 1-0 Cubs victory at Wrigley Field.  Glen Hobbie earns the victory with a CG shutout. 

August 17, 1961
At Wrigley Field, in game 1 of a doubleheader, Cubs hit 4 home runs, 2 by Ernie Banks, 1 each by Andre Rodgers & Ron Santo as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 11-4. 

August 17, 1966
Ernie Bank's 3-run, 10th inning home run help the Cubs defeat the
Phillies 5-3. 

August 17, 1970
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Padres 7-0 behind Milt Pappas' 6-hit
complete game shutout.

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

August 17, 1977
At Wrigley Field, Bobby Murcer homers twice and Rick Reuschel strikes
out 11 in a complete game 4-2 victory over the Pirates. 

August 17, 1978
At Wrigley Field, Rick Reuschel pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Reds 2-0.

August 17, 1988
At Riverfont Stadium, Rick Sutcliffe pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Reds 5-0. 

August 17, 1990
At Wrigley Field, Shawon Dunston homers twice and Mike Harkey pitches a 3-hit complete game shutout in a 7-0 Cubs win over the Braves.

August 17, 1993
In the 1st game of a doubleheader, Jose Guzman pitches a 5-hit complete game with 12 strikeouts as the Cubs defeat the Expos 7-2 at Wrigley Field.  Expos win game 2, 6-4. 

August 17, 2008
Trailing 2-0 to the Marlins, Cubs score 8 runs in the 7th inning on their way to a 9-2 win at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.  Reed Johnson has 4 hits and 3 RBI. 

August 17, 2014
Jake Arrieta gives up just 2 hits and no runs in 7 innings and Starlin Castro's 9th inning home run gives the Cubs a 2-1 Cubs win over the Mets at Citi Field. 

August 17, 2017
At Wrigley Field, the Reds jump out to a big 9-0 lead, but Cubs come back to tie the game.  Reds win the game 13-10. 

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August 18, 1886
John Clarkson strikes out 16 batters in a 7-1 White Stockings (Cubs) win over Kansas City.  The 16 K's will remain a team record until Kerry Wood's 20 K's in 1998.

August 18, 1915
Wilbur Good becomes first Cub to steal all bases in an inning. Cubs
defeat the Dodgers 9-0 in Brooklyn. 

August 18, 1932
After going 19 innings the day before, Cubs and Braves need 15 innings
to end with a 4-3 victory.  Riggs Stephenson gets the walk-off RBI single.

August 18, 1934
Pat Malone pitches a 2-hit shutout over the Phillies at Wrigley Field. Cubs
defeat Phillies 2-0. 

August 18, 1946
Paul Erickson pitches a 1-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 8-0 at
Wrigley Field.  

August 18, 1952
Phil Cavaretta's 9th inning, 2-run walk-off home run gives Cubs a 4-3 win over the Pirates. 

August 18, 1960
At Wrigley Field, Ron Santo homers twice, including a 9th inning home run to send the game to extra innings, but Dodgers win the game on a 13th inning home run by Wally Moon.

August 18, 1961
Dick Ellsworth pitches 11 innings and earns the victory as Cubs defeat
Pirates.  Ernie Banks RBI double is the walk-off hit. 

August 18, 1963
At Crosley Field, the Cubs pitching helps the team sweep a doubleheader
over the Reds.  In GM1, Larry Jackson gives up just one run over 7 innings
in a 2-1 Cubs win.  In GM2, Paul Toth shuts out the Reds on 4 hits, Billy
Williams
& Lou Brock homer in a 4-0 Cubs win.  

August 18, 1964
Joey Amalfitano's 2-run double in the 16th inning helps Cubs defeat
the Phillies 4-3 at Connie Mack Stadium. 

August 18, 1971
Johnny Callison hits a grand slam off Phil Niekro in a 7-2 victory over the
Braves in Atlanta. 

August 18, 1972
At Dodger Stadium, Fergie Jenkins pitches a 9-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 5-0. 

August 18, 1979
Larry Biittner's 7th inning RBI single scoring Jerry Martin ties the Padres &
Mick Kelleher's 9th inning sacrifice fly against Rollie Fingers scoring Martin
again is the walk-off winner in a 3-2 Cubs win over the Padres. 

August 18, 1982
At Wrigley Field, the Dodgers and Cubs finish a suspended game that ends with a 2-1 Dodgers win in 21 innings.  The Cubs and Dodgers were tied 1-1 after the 2nd inning so both teams did not score for 18 innings straight.  Cubs were held scoreless for 20 straight innings after scoring in 1st inning.  Dusty Baker's RBI sacrifice fly is the game-winner. 

August 18, 1983
Jody Davis 3-run home run accounts for all runs as the Cubs defeat the Braves at Wrigley Field.  Fergie Jenkins & Lee Smith combine for the shutout. 

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

August 18, 1991  
At Wrigley Field, Shawon Dunston hits a walk-off single in the bottom ofthe 10th inning as the Cubs defeat the Phillies 7-6,

August 18, 1995 
At Coors Field, the Cubs route the Rockies 26-7.  Luis Gonzalez has 6 RBI.  Sammy Sosa goes 4 for 4 with 4 RBI. 

August 18, 1996
Jaime Navarro ties a ML record with 3 errors in an inning.

August 18, 2000
At Bank One Ballpark in Arizona, Sammy Sosa homers twice, but Cubs lose to the Diamondbacks 11-2. 

August 18, 2002
A nice comeback as Cubs defeat Dbacks 3-2 on Joe Girardi's walk-off RBI single.  Damian Miller hits an inside the park home run. 

August 18, 2007
At Wrigley Field, Darryle Ward hits a grand slam in a 5-3 Cubs win over the Cardinals.

August 18, 2010
Cubs trade a fan favorite, Derrek Lee to the Braves. 

August 18, 2014
Cubs defeat the Mets 4-1 at Citi Field as Kyle Hendricks gives up just 3 hits over 7 innings.  Anthony Rizzo's 8th inning home run gives the Cubs the lead and Javier Baez homers in the 9th. 

August 18, 2016
At Wrigley Field, it's Kris Bryant's day as he goes 5 for 5 with 2 home runs & 5 RBI as the Cubs defeat the Brewers 9-6.


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August 19, 1880
Larry Corcoran pitches the first Cubs no-hitter.  The first of 3 in Corcoran's career

August 19, 1965
Jim Maloney no-hits the Cubs 1-0. 

August 19, 1965, game 2
Trailing 4-0 into the 8th inning, Billy Williams hits a 3-run home run in the 8th and Don Landrum's 2-run walk-off home run in the 9th wins it
for the Cubs.

August 19, 1966
Cubs defeat the Pirates 4-3 in 11 innings on Glenn Beckert's walk-off RBI
single.  Bob Hendley pitches 3 scoreless relief innings, giving up just one
hit with 5 strikeouts to earn the victory. 

August 19, 1969
Ken Holtzman pitches his first no-hitter in his career.  It is the Cubs 9th no-hitter in team history (the 8th was Don Cardwell's no-hitter in 1960).  Holtzman will pitch a 2nd no-hitter for the Cubs in 1971.  Only 3 Cubs have pitched multiple no-hitters for the team (Larry Corcoran had 3 in the 1880's, Holtzman & Jake Arrieta (2015 & 2016). 

Ron Santo gave the Cubs a 3-0 lead in the 1st inning for the only scoring of the game.  Holtzman did not strike out a batter in the game and walked
3 batters. 





August 19, 1970
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs hit 7 home runs, 2 by Jim Hickman, 1 each by
Fergie Jenkins, Billy Williams, Joe Pepitone, Johnny Callison & Glenn
Beckert
as Cubs defeat the Padres 12-2. 

August 19, 1977
At Wrigley Field, Bill Buckner homers twice, has 4 hits and drives in 5 runs against his former team as the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 6-2. 

August 19, 1988
Cubs 8 Cardinals 7
Andre Dawson goes 4 for 5 in the game with 2 HR's, 3 runs scored & 5 RBI, Including the walk-off RBI single.

 August 19, 1989
At the Astrodome, Mark Grace homers twice in an 8-4 Astros win over the Cubs.

August 19, 1993
Cubs trade Candy Maldonado for Glenallen Hill. 

August 19, 2006
Phil Nevin didn't start this game, but his 8th inning RBI gave the Cubs the lead and his 10th inning sacrifice fly scoring Jacques Jones is the walk-off winner in a 5-4 Cubs victory over the Cardinals

August 19, 2008
Rich Harden, Carlos Marmol & Kerry Wood combine on a 3-hit shutout
as the Cubs defeat the Reds 5-0 at Wrigley Field.  Harden strikes out 10 and Cubs pitchers strike out 13 on the day with no walks. 

August 19, 2009
At Petco Park, Rich Harden gives up just one hit over 7 scoreless innings in a 7-1 Cubs victory. 

August 19, 2011
Cubs 5 Cardinals 4
Cubs overcome an early 4-1 Cubs lead to defeat the Cardinals 5-4 at Wrigley Field on Tyler Colvin's 10th inning walk-off RBI single scoring Geovany Soto. 

August 19, 2013
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs thump the Nationals 11-1.  Nate Schierholtz
homers twice and drives in 6 runs.  Donnie Murphy homers twice and
Jeff Samardzija pitches a complete game. 

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August 20, 1908
Joe Tinker steals 4 bases in 10-2 win over Braves

August 20, 1961
At Wrigley Field, a great pitcher's duel ends 1-0 on Billy William's 11th inning walk-off RBI single.  Don Cardwell pitches all 11 innings, giving up just 6 hits.  The Pirates, Bob Friend also completes the game and is the tough luck loser. 

August 20, 1965
In the 2nd game of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field, Bill Faul pitches a 8-hit complete game shutout in a 2-0 Cubs victory over the Astros. 

August 20, 1968
At Wrigley Field, Willie Smith hits a 3-run home run in the first inning, but Cubs need Glenn Beckert's 9th inning sacrifice fly and Willie Smith wins it with a walk-off home run in the 10th inning. 

August 20, 1971
Fergie Jenkins gives up 2 first inning runs to the Astros, but scatters 9 singles the rest of the way on to his 20th victory of the season.  Cubs defeat the Astros 3-2.  Johnny Callison's 2nd inning, 3-run home run accounts for all 3 Cubs runs. 

August 20, 1978
Trailing 1-0 with 2 outs in the 9th, Larry Biittner, Manny Trillo & Ivan DeJesus single and Dave Rader wins it for Cubs 2-1 with walk-off, 2-run double. 

August 20, 1987
At Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, the Braves thump the Cubs 13-4.
Andre Dawson homers twice and the Braves, Gary Roenicke, goes 2 for
2 with 2 home runs, 3 walks, 4 runs scored & 5 RBI. 

August 20, 1989
At the Astrodome, Ryne Sandberg's 2nd home run of the game,  in the 9th inning ties the game, but Cubs lose the game after Mitch Williams walks 2 batters, hits a batter and gives up a walk-off grand slam to Kevin Bass in an 8-4 Astros win over the Cubs.  

Jerome Walton extends his hitting streak to 30 games.  

August 20, 1999
At Wrigley Field, Sammy Sosa homers twice in a 11-3 loss to the Rockies. 

August 20, 2004
At Minute Maid Park, Cubs hit 6 home runs, 2 by Mark Grudzielanek,
1 each by Moises Alou, Sammy Sosa, Nomar Garciaparra & Corey Patterson
in a 9-2 Cubs win over the Astros. 

August 21, 1935
Cubs & Phillies score 49 runs in a doubleheader (13-12 Phillies win in game 1 and 19-5 Cubs win in game 2).  Chuck Klein scored 8 runs on the day.  Frank Demaree had 8 hits and Phil Cavaretta had 7 hits on the day. 

August 21, 1936
Bill Lee wins his 15th consecutive game, a team record at the time.

August 21, 1952
Cubs overcome an early 6-0 Giants lead to win 8-6 in the 1st game of a doubleheader, Hank Sauer hits two 3-run home runs. 

August 21, 1958
Ernie Banks drives in all Cubs runs with 2 home runs and a double in a 5-3 win over the Pirates at Wrigley Field. 

August 21, 1968
Billy Williams drives in 9 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Braves in Wrigley Field.

August 21, 1970
Ken Holtzman comes just 5 outs short of a no-hitter.  He ends up with a one-hitter in a 15-0 Cubs win over the Giants at Wrigley Field.

August 21, 1968
In 1st game of a doubleheader, the Cubs score 3 in 7th to come back and defeat the Braves 5-4.  Ernie Banks hits 2 home runs. Cubs take 2nd game 13-4, Billy Williams drives in 7 runs in game 2 and has 9 RBI for the doubleheader. 

August 21, 1972
Ron Santo 2,000 career hit off Rob Bryant in 10-9 win over Gianst in Wrigley.

August 21, 1975
Rick & Paul Reuschel shuts out the Dodgers 6-0. It is the first shutout by brothers in MLB history.  

August 21, 1985
At Atlanta Fulton County Stadim, Ryne Sandberg homers twice and drives in 6 runs as the Cubs defeat the Braves 9-5. 

August 21, 1987
At Wrigley Field, Andre Dawson homers twice, Bob Dernier & Jody Davis also homer as the Cubs defeat the Astros 7-5.

August 21, 1989
Cubs lose to the Reds 6-5 in 10 innings as Jerome Walton's 30 game hitting streak comes to an end.  

August 21, 1998
Down 5-4 in 9th, Henry Rodriguez RBI single to tie, Jose Hernandez walk-off RBI single. Cubs defeat the Giants 6-5 at Wrigley Field. 

August 21, 1999
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs score 7 runs in the 6th inning to defeat the Rockies 8-6.  Sammy Sosa homers twice. 

August 21, 2013
At Wrigley Field, Anthony Rizzo homers twice in a 11-6 Nationals win over the Cubs. 

August 21, 2016
At Coors Field, Addison Russell homers twice as the Rockies defeat the Cubs 11-4. 

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August 22

Happy birthday Ray Burris, pitcher

August 22, 1942
Cubs pull off a triple play in the top of the 11th against the Reds and Bill Nicholson wins it for the Cubs in the bottom of the 11th with a walk-off home run.  Cubs defeat the Reds 5-4. 

August 22, 1970
At Candlestick Park, the Cubs demolish the Giants 15-0.  Ken Holtzman
takes a no-hitter into the 8th inning until Hal Lanier breaks it up with a single.  Holtzman will complete a 1-hit complete game shutout.

August 22, 1975
Cubs 6 Astros 5 in 11 innings. 
2 run 11th inning rally, Bill Madlock reaches on error and Jose Cardenal's RBI single is the walk-off winner.

August 22, 1982
Cubs retire Ernie Banks #14

August 22, 1983
Carmello Martinez homers in his first MLB at bat. 

August 22, 1988
At Wrigley Field, Damon Berryhill homers twice and drives in 5 runs as the Astros defeat the cubs 9-7. 

August 22, 1995
At Wrigley Field, Scott Servais goes 4 for 4 with 2 home runs, a double and 4 RBI in a 8-6 Cubs loss to the Marlins. 

August 22, 2000
At Enron Field, Rondell White goes 4 for 5 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI in a 10-7 loss to the Astros. 

August 22, 2001
Cubs 16 Brewers 3, Sammy Sosa hits 3 home runs. 

August 22, 2003
Sammy Sosa hits his 500th home run as a Cub.  Carlos Zambrano takes a no-hitter into the 8th inning.  Zambrano completes a 3-hitter to defeat the Diamondbacks and Curt Schilling, who struck out 14 Cubs, 4-1 at Bank One Ballpark in Arizona. 

August 22, 2010
Cubs lose to the Braves 16-5 in the last Cubs game managed by Lou Piniella  

August 22, 2014
Jake Arrieta pitches well against his former team as the Cubs defeat the Orioles 4-1 at Wrigley Field.  Arrieta pitches 7 innings, giving up just one run and 4 hits. 

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Aug 23, 1942
At Wrigley Field, Claude Passeau scatters 9 Reds hits and records a complete game shutout as Cubs defeat Reds 3-0

August 23, 1963
At Wrigley Field, Billy Williams goes 2 for 2 with a walk, sacrifice fly, 2 home runs and 5 RBI.  Cubs needed all of this production in a 6-5 win over the Mets. 

August 23, 1969
At Wrigley Field, Jim Hickman hits 2 homers, 1 a grand slam as the Cubs defeat the Astros 11-5. 

August 23, 1974
At Candlestick Park, Rick Reuschel scatters 9 Giant hits as the Cubs defeat the Giants 1-0. 

August 23, 1975
Champ Summers and Rick Monday hit pinch home runs for the Cubs, but the Astros win the game, 14 - 12.

August 23, 1981
Cubs defeat the Giants 6-5 at Wrigley Field on a walk-off walk to Leon Durham. 

August 23, 1991
Trailing 4-1 into bottom of 8th,  Andre Dawson homers & Hector
Villianeuva RBI single, Jerome Walton RBI SF & Mark Grace completes
the comeback with a walkoff RBI double. 

Chuck McElroy & Les Lancaster combine to pitch 5 1/3 scoreless relief innings to help Cubs come back and win.   

August 23, 1995
At Wrigley Field, Cubs hit 4 home runs, 2 by Sammy Sosa, 1 each by Scott Servais & Shawon Dunston as the Cubs defeat the Marlins 10-2.

August 23, 1998
At Wrigley Field, Sammy Sosa hits 2 solo home runs, but Craig Biggio hits two 3-run home runs as the Astros defeat the Cubs 13-3. 

August 23, 2008
At Wrigley Field, you gotta love 3-run home runs as Aramis Ramirez hits 2 of them in a 9-2 win over the Nationals. 

August 23, 2015
Dexter Fowler leads off 1st inning with a home run and the Cubs hit 5 home runs, 2 by Kris Bryant as the Cubs defeat the Braves 9-3 at Wrigley Field. 

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August 24, 1958
In his first 2 games with Cubs in a doubleheader, Jim Marshall hits 3 home runs. Cubs lose both ends of the doubleheader to Phillies

August 24, 1966
Ron Santo & Randy Hundley drive in 9th inning runs to win a come from
behind victory over Mets at Wrigley Field 6-5. Hundley's infield single
is the walk-off hit.  

August 24, 1969
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs comes back from a 8-2 deficit to defeat the Astros
10-9.  A 4-run 8th inning, highlighted by Ernie Banks 2nd home run of the day gives the Cubs the lead. 

August 24, 1971
Ernie Banks hits his final MLB home run in a 5-4 loss to the Reds at Wrigley Field. 

August 24, 1981
Cubs 9 Padres 8 in 11 innings.
Bill Buckner ties the game 8-8 in 9th inning with an RBI single.  Mike Tyson wins it in the 11th inning on a walk-off RBI double.

August 24, 1983
Chuck Rainey ends up one out short of a no-hitter when Eddie Milner singles with 2 outs in the 9th inning of a 3-0 Cubs victory.  Rainey does end up with a complete game 1-hitter. 

August 24, 1984
At Wrigley Field, Rick Sutcliffe wins his 10th straight decision with a 5-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Braves 3-0. 

August 24, 1988
Vance Law's walk-off RBI single in 9th inning gives Cubs a 3-2 over the Astros.

August 24, 1996
Kerry Wood, as a minor leaguer with the Cubs pitches his 2nd no-hitter for Daytona. Daytona defeats Vero Beach 3-0.  

August 24, 1997
At Wrigley Field, Ryne Sandberg homers twice as the Cubs defeat the Expos
12-3. 

August 24, 2002
At Bank One Ballpark in Arizona, Matt Clement pitches a 3-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Diamondbacks 4-0. 

August 24, 2004
At Wrigley Field, Derrek Lee hits a grand slam, Moises Alou homers twice and drives in 6 runs as the Cubs defeat the Brewers 13-4. 

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August 25, 1922
Cubs and Phillies combine for the most runs in a 9 inning MLB game when the Cubs defeat the Phillies 26-23 at Wrigley Field. 

Cubs score 10 runs in the second inning and 14 runs in the fourth inning. 
The Phillies score 8 in the 8th and 6 in the 9th to make it close near the
end of the game. 

There were only 3 home runs in the game, 2 by Hack Miller and one by Bob O'Farrell.

Cliff Heathcoate reached base in all 7 plate appearances (3 singles, 2 doubles, 2 walks).  Heathcoate also scores 5 runs and drives in 4.

Charlie Hollocher goes 3 for 5 with 6 RBI.

Hack Miller goes 4 for 5 with a 2 home runs, a walk and 6 RBI. 

Marty Krug 4 for 5 with 2 doubles, a walk and 4 runs scored. 

August 25, 1950
Cubs 6 Braves 5
Cubs blow an early lead, but win it on Roy Smalley's walk-off RBI single in the 9th inning at Wrigley Field.  

August 25, 1960
At Wrigley Field, Glen Hobbie pitches a six-hit, complete game.  Ernie Banks homers for the Cubs and Hobbie even hits the walk-off home run in the 9th inning as Cubs defeat the Pirates 2-1. 

August 25, 1966
Byron Brown 8th inning HR to tie, Cubs win the game when Don Kessinger scores on a wild pitch with Ernie Banks batting. 

August 25, 1968
At the Astrodome, Fergie Jenkins pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Astros 2-0. 

August 25, 1989
Cubs 4 Braves 3, 12 innings.
Ryne Sandberg's walk-off RBI single helps Cubs defeat the Braves 4-3 in 12 innings at Wrigley Field. 

August 25, 2004
Cubs 4 Brewers 2
Cubs tie game in 8th on Moises Aloou HR and win it in 9th inning on Corey Patterson's 2-run home run.

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August 26, 1922
Have you ever watched a blowout game and said "save some of those runs
for tomorrow's game?" 

The day after the highest scoring game in MLB history, Cubs and Phils
are 0-0 for 10 inning until the Phillies score 3 runs in the 11th for a 3-0 win.  The two teams combined for 10 hits in 11 innings after combining for 49 runs in 9 innings the day before.  That is baseball!!! 

August 26, 1930
Hack Wilson sets NL record for HR's (at the time) with his 44th HR of the season

August 26, 1952
Cubs 3 Phillies 2, 13 innings
Trailing 2-0 into 9th inning, Hank Sauer's 2-run double ties game and Dee Fondy wins it in 13th with walk-off RBI single. 

August 26, 1972
Joe Pepitone walk-off HBP in 10th inning gives Cubs a 10-9 walk-off 
victory over Giants.  Jose Cardenal has 4 hits, Billy Williams has 5 hits and 4 RBI, Ron Santo has 4 hits and 4 RBI.  Both Williams & Santo hit 2 home runs. 

August 26, 1980
At Riverfront Stadium, Dave Kingman's 7th inning home run gives the Cubs a lead, after the Reds tie the game, Kingman hits another home run, a 2-run shot for a 4-2 Cubs win. 

August 26, 1981
Leon Durham homers twice and Steve Dillard's 2-run home run in ninth is the walk-off as Cubs defeat Padres 9-7 at Wrigley Field. 

August 26, 1984
At Wrigley Field, Leon Durham homers twice, Ron Cey homers and Steve Trout pitches a 8-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Braves 5-0. 

August 26, 1998
Kerry Wood strikes out 16 batters in 8 innings to defeat the Reds 9-2
in Cincy.

August 26, 1999
Cubs trail Giants 10-6 into 7th inning, but come back to win 11-10,
Mickey Morandini gets walk-off RBI double in 9th.  Sammy Sosa & Mark
Grace
homer. 

August 26, 2001
At Wrigley Field, Sammy Sosa homers twice as the Cubs defeat the
Cardinals 6-1. 

August 26, 2016
A nice comeback from the Cubs as Kris Bryant hits 2 important home runs for a 6-4 Cubs win at Dodger Stadium. 

August 26, 2017

Maybe the Cubs should wear those jersey's with their nicknames on it more often.  Cubs hit 6 home runs, both Anthony Rizzo & Tommy LaStella both hit 2 as the Cubs defeat the Phillies 17-2. 





August 27, 1941
Charlie Root pitches 8 2/3 innings in relief and with the scored tied 3-3 in the 9th, Root hits a 2-run single as the Cubs defeat the Boston Braves 6-4 in the 1st game of a doubleheader.  The win is Root's 200th career victory.  He remains the Cubs all-time team leader in wins. 

August 27, 1948
Cubs defeat Braves 1-0 on Andy Pafko's RBI ground out.  Johnny Schmitz picks up his 15th win of the season while shutting out the Braves on just 6 hits. 

August 27, 1954
Cubs defeat Phillies 4-3 in 12 innings on Gene Baker's bunt.  Ernie Banks sends the game into extra inning with a solo HR. 

August 27, 1961
At Forbes Field, Ron Santo homers twice as the Pirates defeat the Cubs
7-3. 

August 27, 1971
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Braves 3-0 as Milt Pappas pitches
a 5-hit complete game shutout.

August 27, 1982
Dodgers hit 2 pinch hit home runs (Mike Marshall, Rick Monday) in a 9-4 Dodgers victory over the Cubs. It is the first game with 2 pinch hit home runs since Monday did it with Champ Summer while playing with the Cubs on August 23, 1975.  

August 27, 1987
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs hit 5 home runs, 2 by Leon Durham, one each by Jerry Mumphrey, Andre Dawson &  Keith Moreland as Cubs defeat the Braves 8-6 in 2nd game of a doubleheader. 

August 27, 1988
At Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, Jeff Pico pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout as Cubs defeat the Braves 5-0. 

August 27, 1989
Cubs 3 Braves 2, 10 innings.
Darrin Jackson's RBI single ties score in 9th and Andre Dawson's RBI single in 10th inning wins it for Cubs at Wrigley Field. 

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August 28
Happy birthday to Cubs pitcher, Randy Wells (2008-2012)


August 28, 1946
Cubs 4 Dodgers 3
2-run 9th inning rally
Marv Rickert RBI double to tie game & Lou Stringer RBI walk-off double to win it.

August 28, 1950
At Wrigley Field, Hank Sauer socks three consecutive home runs off Curt Simmons, as the Cubs edge the Phillies 7 - 5 in game 1. Sauer will connect for three homers off Simmons once more, in 1952.

August 28, 1990
Cubs defeat the Astros 5-2.  Ryne Sandberg hits his 30th home run of the season to become the first second baseman to homer 30 times in consecutive seasons.   

August 28, 1995
At Wrigley Field, Sammy Sosa homers twice as the Cubs defeat the Braves 7-5. 

August 28, 1997
Sammy Sosa homers in the bottom of 8th inning to tie Marlins 3-3.

In the 10th inning, Shawon Dunston's walkoff RBI single drives in Mark Grace for a 4-3 Cubs victory over the Marlins at Wrigley Field.

August 28, 2001
Marlins defeat the Cubs.  Sammy Sosa homers ties Willie Mays NL record for home runs in the month of August. 

August 28, 2005
At Wrigley Field, Derrek Lee homers twice as the Cubs defeat the
Marlins 14-3. 


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August 29, 1918
Cubs clinch pennant with a 1-0, 6-4 doubleheader sweep of the Reds.  Lefty Tyler throws the shutout and Claude Hendrix's victory is his 20th of the season.

In 1918, MLB shortened the season due to the War effort.  The Cubs will face the Red Sox (and Babe Ruth pitching) in the World Series.

August 29, 1925
Wrigley Field in Los Angeles opens.

August 29, 1930
Cubs score 5 runs in the 9th to tie the Cardinals and after Cardinals scored 3 runs in the 11th, Cubs score 4 to complete a 9-8 walk-off victory. 

August 29, 1934
After pitching a complete game 3-hitter against the Giants three days
earlier, Lon Warneke pitches another complete game 3-hitter, this one a shutout as the Cubs defeat the Giants 1-0.  Kiki Cuyler wins it with a walk-off RBI double in the 9th inning. 

August 29, 1942
Cubs defeat Dodgers 4-3 with 2-run ninth inning rally, Jimmie Foxx's SF ties game & Stan Hack wins it with a walk-off RBI single. 

August 29, 1959
Ernie Banks hits a grand slam off Warren Spahn, but Braves defeat the cubs 11-4 at Wrigley Field.  Hank Aaron hits 2 home runs for the Braves. 

August 29, 1964
Cubs 4 Mets 3, 10 innings
Ellis Burton's walk-off RBI single in 10th inning helps Cubs defeat Mets 4 to 3 at Wrigley Field. 

August 29, 1965
At County Stadium in Milwaukee, Cubs HOF'ers Ernie Banks, Ron Santo & Billy Williams have a big day.  the 3 of them hit 5 HR's (2 each by Santo & Banks).  They score all 10 Cubs runs, have 7 hits, drive in 9 of the 10 runs with 4 walks.  Cubs defeat the Braves 10-2.

August 29, 1966
In Atlanta, George Altman's 2-run RBI single helps the Cubs defeat the Braves 4-2 in 14 innings. 

August 29, 1983
At Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, Mel Hall homers twice, one a grand slam
as the Cubs defeat the Braves 7-5. 

August 29, 1985
At Wrigley Field, Leon Durham homers twice, one against the guy he was traded for, Bruce Sutter, as the Braves defeat the Cubs 9-6. 

August 29, 1989
Astros take a 9-0 lead over Cubs early, but Cubs come back to tie game & Dwight Smith completes the comeback with a walk-off RBI single.  Lloyd McCendon has 3 hits, 3 RBI and a HR.

August 29, 1999
At Dodger Stadium, Kyle Farnsworth pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout
as Cubs defeat Dodgers 6-0.  It is Farnsworth's 1st and only MLB shutout
of his 16 year MLB career.

August 29, 2002
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.

August 29, 2005
At Wrigley Field, Jeromy Burnitz homers twice as the Dodgers defeat the cubs 9-6. 

August 29, 2008
Cubs overcome an early 2-0 lead by the Phillies, taking the lead on Alfonso Soriano's 7th inning home run for a 3-2 victory.  It is the Cub's 7th win in a row, giving them a 6 1/2 game lead in the Central division with an 85-50 record.

August 29, 2009
Cubs take the lead with a 6-run fifth inning led by Jake Fox's grand slam as the Cubs defeat the Mets 11-4. 

August 29, 2011
At AT&T Park, Randy Wells pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Giants 7-0.

August 29, 2014 
At Busch Stadium, Jorge Soler continues his great debut with the Cubs
hitting 2 home runs in a 7-2 Cubs win. 
 
August 29, 2016
Jorge Soler's 9th inning HR sends game into extra innings and Cubs come back in 13th inning to score 2 to win it on Miguel Montero's walk-off RBI single.  Cubs defeat Pirates 8-7

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Birthdays:  Claude Passeau, Kiki Cuyler, Sean Marshall


August 30, 1945
Stan Hack gets his 2,000 career hit. 

August 30, 1948
PK Wrigley apologizes to fan in paid advertisement in all Chicago newspapers.

August 30, 1956
Cubs 4 Dodgers 3, 11 innings
Don Hoak hits the walk-off RBI single as Cubs defeat the Dodgers 4-3 at Wrigley field. 

August 30, 1958
At St. Louis, Dale Long's 10th inning, 2-run, pinch hit home run off ex-Cub Sam Jones gives Cubs a 3-1 win.  Jones is the tough luck loser after pitching all 10 innings. 

August 30, 1960
Cubs 5 Reds 4
Ernie Banks walk-of HR> in 9th inning defeats Reds 5-4 at Wrigley Field. 

August 30, 1968
At Wrigley Field, Ron Santo homers twice and drives in all 5 Cubs runs as the Cubs defeat the Astros 5-3.  Fergie Jenkins pitches a complete game to earn the win.

August 30, 1970
The Cubs and Padres go into the 9th inning tied 0-0 until Joe Pepitone hits a 3-run home run.  Bill Hands completes a 7-hit complete game shutout at San Diego Stadium. 

August 30, 1972, 11th inning
Cubs 9 Dodgers 8,
JIm Hickman's walk-off HR wins it for Cubs at Wrigley Field.  

August 30, 1992
Jim Bullinger pitches a 1-hit complete game in a 3-1 Cubs win over the Giants.  It is Bullinger's 3rd major league start. 

August 30, 1993
Cubs 10 Phillies 6
Rick Wilkens walk-off grand slam gives Cubs a 10-6 victory over the Phillies in 11 innings at Wrigley Field. 

August 30, 2000
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Padres 5-1.  Sammy Sosa homers twice and drives in 4 of the 5 Cubs runs. 

August 30, 2001
Cubs overcome a 4-0 early deficit and come back to defeat the Marlins
5-4.  Bill Mueller hits a walk-off HR in the 9th inning for the victory.

August 30, 2010
Carlos Zambrano becomes the first major league pitcher to homer in eight straight seasons since Gary Peters (1963-1971),  launching one in a 14-2 Cubs rout of Pittsburgh

August 30, 2012
Cubs 12 Brewers 11
A high scoring game between the Brewers and Cubs at Wrigley Field.  Cubs trail Brewers 9-3 into bottom of the 6th inning.  Cubs score 6 runs to tie the game 9-9.  Trailing 11-9 into the bottom of the 9th inning, 5 straight Cubs reach base.  Starlin Castro drives in David DeJesus to cut the lead to 11-10.  Anthony Rizzo doubles home Luis Valbuena and Alfonso Soriano's walkoff RBI single is the game winner.

Starlin Castro goes 2 for 5 with a triple, a walk, 3 runs scored and 2
RBI in the game.

August 30, 2014
In the 1st game of a doubleheader at Busch Stadium, the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 5-1.  Felix Doubront gives up just one run over 7 innings and Logan Watkins hits his only home run as a Cub. 

August 30, 2015
Jake Arrieta pitches the 14th no-hitter in Cubs history.  The first of his career.  Cubs defeat the Dodgers 2-0 at Dodgers Stadium. 







August 30, 2016
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Pirates 3-0 as Kyle Hendricks and 2 Cubs relievers combine on a 4-hit shutout. Anthony Rizzo homers in the first inning.

August 30, 2017
Javier Baez steals home again and Kyle Schwarber hits 2 home runs as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 17-3.








August 31, 1948
Hank Borowy faces the minimum 27 batters as he gives up just one hit, a single to Gene Hermanski in the 2nd inning. Hermanski was thrown out trying to steal second base.

August 31, 1960 game 1
Don Zimmer's 9th inning home run ties game.  Bob Will's 10th inning home run wins it for Cubs 5-4 at Wrigley Field. 


August 31, 1963
Cubs trail 5-1 with 2 outs in 9th when Andre Rodgers RBI single makes it 5-2 and Ellis Burton wins it for Cubs with a walk-off grand slam.   Cubs defeat the Houston Colts 6-5.


August 31, 1967
Cubs defeat the Mets 2-1 in 11 innings as Al Spangler drives in Fergie Jenkins (pinch running for Ernie Banks) with a walk-off RBI single at Wrigley Field. 

August 31, 1975  game 2
Cubs 9 Braves 8 in 10 innings.
In game 2 of a doubleheader, Bill Madlock scores the game tying run when Jerry Morales drives in Madlock and Jose Cardenal to tie the game 8-8.  In the bottom of the 10th inning, Madlock is walked intentionally in front of Jose Cardenal who wins the game with a walk-off single.


August 31, 1980
Cubs defeat Astros 8-7, scoring 5 runs in the final 2 innings.  Dave Kingman drives in 2 in the 8th inning.  RBI singles by Cliff Jonson, Larry Biittner & Tim Blackwell (walk-off) give Cubs an exciting come from behind victory. 

August 31, 1983
At Riverfront Stadium, Mel Hall homers twice in a 6-4 Cubs loss to the Reds. 

August 31, 1985
Cubs defeat the Braves 5-4 in 11 innings.  Ron Cey gets the walk-off RBI single as a pinch hitter with the bases loaded.

August 31, 1971, game 1
Cubs 7 Expos 6, 10 innings.
Don Kessinger walk-off RBI single is his 5th hit of the game.  Cubs defeat
the Expos 7-6 at Wrigley Field. 

August 31, 1990
Cubs trail Reds 4-3 into the 9th inning, but score 2 to win it.  Luis Salazar
ties it with RBI single and Joe Girardi wins it with the walk-off RBI single. 

August 31, 1992
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 2-0 as Greg Maddux pitches a 5-hit complete game.  The tough luck loser, Tom Candioti pitches an 8 inning complete game, giving up just 2 hits and 2 unearned runs.

August 31, 1995
At Joe Robbie Stadium, Jose Hernandez hits 2 home runs, one a grand slam
and drives in 5 runs in a 12-3 Cubs win over the Marlins.

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