Chicago Cubs By Month-July

Baseball hits the mid-season summer classic, the All-Star game. Wrigley Field hosts the All-Star game for the first time in 1947. Lee Smith gets his first major league hit, a home run, and Greg Maddux pitches his first major league shutout.

July 1, 1958
 Entering this game, the Cubs Tony Taylor had just one career home run. In the Cubs 9  to victory over the Giants, Taylor hits 2 home runs, one an inside the park home run that  I wish I could find a video of. This home run probably deserves an asterisk as Taylor hit a ball down the left field line that ended up in a gutter and he was able to circle the bases before the Giants left fielder could find the ball.

July 1, 1973
 In game 2 of a doubleheader, Randy Hundley helps the Cubs avoid a Mets sweep over the Cubs (Jerry Koosman gets the win over Fergie Jenkins and the Cubs in game 1).

Cubs score 3 runs in the first inning, but the Mets take a 5-3 lead into the ninth inning. Hundley (who didn't start the game) gets his 2nd hit of the game, a 2-out, walk-off 3-run home run to help the Cubs split this doubleheader.

July 1, 1979
 In the first game of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field, the Cubs score 3 runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Mets 5-4. scot Thompson & Dave Kingman drive in the first 2 runs and Steve Dillard wins the game on a walk-off bases loaded walk.

July 1, 1998
 Kerry Wood strikes out 13 Diamondbacks as Cubs defeat Arizona 6-4 at Wrigley Field.

July 1, 1987
Greg Maddux pitches his first career shutout defeating the Expos 1-0 in Montreal.

July 1, 1986
 Jody Davis drives in the only Cubs run as Cubs defeat Expos 1-0. Scott Sanderson, Dave Gumpert & Lee Smith combine on a 5-hit shutout.

July 2, 1957
 the Cubs Lee Walls hits for the Cycle, but it's not enough as Reds defeat Cubs 8-6 in 10 innings

July 2, 1993
 Sammy Sosa gets 6 hits (5 singles and a double) in an 11-8 Cubs victory over the Rockies at Mile High Stadium .

July 2, 1967
 Cubs defeat the Reds 4-1 at Wrigley Field. It's the Cubs 6th straight victory and the team has now won 17 of 19 games to take over 1st place in the NL.

Fergie Jenkins pitches a complete game 3-hitter and drives in a run with a double and triple in the game.

July 2, 1972
How about a Cubs triple play, Ron Santo to Glenn Beckert to Jim Hickman

July 3
 Happy birthday to Cubs outfielder (2002-2004), Moises Alou

July 3, 2000
 Jon Lieber pitches a 3-hit shutout as Cubs defeat Pirates 3-0

July 3, 1960
 Ron Santo hits his first MLB home run as Cubs defeat Reds 7-5.

July 4, 1963
 Cubs dominate this doubleheader with pitching as Glen Hobbie 2-hits the Mets in Game 1 for a 2-1 Cubs victory.
 In Game 2, Paul Toth shuts out the Mets on just 3 hits as Cubs complete the sweep with a 3-0 victory.

July 4, 1966
 Ron Santo returns to the line-up after being hit in the head with a pitch and extends his hit streak to 28 with hits in both doubleheader games.

July 4, 1973
 Ron Santo walk off 2-run HR in tenth inning. Cubs defeat Phils 3-2 at Wrigley Field

July 4, 1967
 Phil Niekro of the Braves defeat the Cubs 8-3 and his brother Joe Niekro.

July 5
 Happy birthday to a former Cub with a great nickname, Gary "Sarge" Matthews.

July 5
 Happy birthday to another former Cubs with a great nickname, Rich "Goose" Gossage.

July 5, 1982
Lee Smith gets first MLB hit, a HR (and his only MLB home run) against Phil Niekro as the Cubs lose 7-5 to the Braves in Atlanta.

July 5, 2003
 At Wrigley Field, Cubs pull to within one game against the Cardinals in NL Central after coming back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Cardinals 6-5. Alex Gonzalez delivers a 2-out, bases loaded, walk-off single.

July 5, 1976
 Cubs defeat Padres 1-0 as Steve Renko & Joe Coleman combine on a 3-hit shutuout against  the Padres at Wrigley Field.

July 5, 1974
 Andre Thornton hits a walk-off home run as Cubs defeat Braves 3-2 at Wrigley

July 6, 1949
 I don't post a lot about the opposing team, but wow, Walker Cooper goes 6 for 7 with 3 HR & 10 RBI as Reds defeat #Cubs 23-4.

July 6, 1970
 Ron Santo drives in 10 runs in a doubleader sweep of the Expos

July 7,1927
 Charlie Root's 1-hitter against Pirates puts Cubs in 1st place.

July 7, 2011
 Nationals lead the Cubs 8-0 in Washington, but Cubs come back to defeat the Nats 10-9. Darwin Barney's 9th inning double scores Tony Campana for the winning run.

July 8, 2008
 Ryan Dempster goes 10-0 for year at Wrigley Field in Cubs 7-3 win over Reds.

July 8, 2008
 Cubs make 5 player trade with A's for Rich Harden, but Josh Donaldson goes to A's.

July 8, 2000
 At Wrigley Field, Sammy Sosa & Henry Rodriguez hit 3-run HR's & Jon Lieber pitches CG striking out 12 White Sox in Cubs 9-2 win

July 8, 1947
 Wrigley Field hosts the 1947 All-Star game as the AL defeats the NL 2-1.

July 8, 1987
 Cubs score 8 runs in the 8th inning to come from behind and defeat the Padres 12-8 at Wrigley Field. Jim Sundberg gets the big hit with a pinch-hit Grand Slam.

July 10
 Happy birthday to Andre Dawson

July 10, 1948
 Johnny Schmitz pitches a complete game 2-hitter as Cubs defeat Pirates 4-2 at Wrigley Field.

July 10, 1982
 In Game 1 of a DH, Dickie Noles pitches CG shutout as Cubs defeat Reds 1-0. The 2nd game is suspended with score tied 5-5 and finished the next day as Reds defeat Cubs 6-5 in 13 innings.

July 11, 1948
 Russ Meyer pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout as Cubs defeat Pirates 1-0 at Wrigley Field.   Andy Pafko drives in the only run with a home run.

July 11, 1972
 In a doubleheader split versus Astros at Wrigley Field, Billy Williams shows why he's one of the greatest hitters in Cubs history as he goes 8 for 8 in the 2 game

July 11, 1965
 The Cubs pitching shuts out the Cardinals at Wrigley Field in both games of the doubleheader. Cubs win both games 6-0 as Larry Jackson throws an 8-hit shutout & Cal Koonce gives up just 6 this to the Cards in his shutout. Both pitchers complete all nine innings.

July 12, 1945
 Cubs win their 11th straight game and defeat Braves 3-1 at Wrigley Field. Hank Wyse pitches a complete game 3-hitter to get the victory.

July 12, 1946
 At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 13-2. Peanuts Lowrey hits a home run  and drives in 7 runs.

July 12, 1964
 In Game 1 of a doubleader, Cubs score 4 runs in bottom of the ninth inning for a walk-off comeback victory to defeat Braves 6-3. Billy Williams 2-out, 3-3un home run is the walk-off hit.

July 13, 1958
 Lee Walls gets 7 consecutive hits in a DH sweep of the Phillies at Wrigley Field.

July 13, 1936
 Bill Lee shuts out the Giants & Carl Hubbell 1-0 at Wrigley Field.

July 14, 1958
 Cubs come back multiple times after trailing early 9-3, the team scores 4 runs in 9th inning to tie the game 9-9. In the 11th inning, the Pirates score a run to take a 10-9 lead, but Moose Moryn's double drives in both Sammy Taylor & Ernie Banks for an 11-10 Cubs walk-off  victory at Wrigley Field.

July 14, 1969
 Bill Hands shuts out the Mets and Tom Seaver 1-0 at Wrigley Field.

July 14, 2005
 Mark Prior & Ryan Dempster combine on a 2-hitter as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 5-1 at Wrigley Field.

July 14
 Happy birthday to former Cubs pitcher and announcer, Steve Stone.

July 15, 1975
 Bill Madlock's 2-run, bases loaded, 9th inning single gives the NL a 5-3 lead as NL defeats AL 6-3. Madlock shares game MVP honors with Mets pitcher, Jon Matlack.

July 16, 1958
 Cubs get come from behind victories in both ends of a doubleheader against Reds.

GM1 Bobby Thomson drives in Lee Walls & Ernie Banks with a 2-run double
 for a walk-off 5-4 victory in Game 1 of a doubleheader.
 GM2 Cubs come back in Game 2 to win 7-5. This time the 3-run rally was in
the 8th inning.

July 17
 Happy birthday to Don Kessinger.
 He played shortstop for the Cubs from 1964-1975 and was an All-Star 6 times and won 2 Gold Gloves.

July 17, 1959
 Art Ceccerelli pitches a 6-hit shutout and scores the only run of the game as the Cubs defeat the Reds 1-0 at Wrigley Field.

July 17, 1966
 In 2nd game of a doubleheader, the Cubs defeat Cardinals 7-2 as Billy Williams  hits for the cycle with a single, double, triple, home run, 4 runs scored and 2 RBI. Ken Holtzman gets the victory and Fergie Jenkins pithces a perfect 2 innings in relief to earn a Save.

July 17
 The birthday of #Cubs radio announcer I grew up listening to, Lou Boudreau. Boudreau began announcing Cubs games in 1958. Managed the team in 1960 and went back to the booth announcing Cubs games until 1987.

July 18, 1957
 Ernie Banks & Chuck Tanner hit back to back inside the park home runs, but Cubs lost to Pirates at Forbes Field 6-5.

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

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

July 19, 2003
 Kerry Wood pitches a complete game 2-hitter as Cubs defeat the Marlins 1-0 at Pro Player  Stadium in Miami.

July 19, 1956
 At Wrigley Field, Moose Moryn's 9th inning home run ties the game and Dee Fondy  wins the game with a 10th inning walk-off home run. Cubs 4 Phillies 3.

July 19, 1980
 Cliff Johnson 2-out, 2-run double scores Mike Tyson & Jerry Martin to give the Cubs an 8-7 walk-off victory over the Padres at Wrigley Field.

July 20, 1966
 Ernie Banks gets his 2,000 career hit in MLB, and as a Cub.

July 20, 1911
 Frank Schulte hits for the Cycle as Cubs defat Phillies 4-3

July 21
 the birthday of Johnny Evers. One of the Cubs in their famous double play combo Tinkers to Evers to Chance.

July 21, 1998
 At Turner Field, Kerry Wood (and two other pitchers) and the Cubs shutout out the Braves and Greg Maddux 3-0. Wood strikes out 11.

July 22, 1965
 Ed Bailey hits a Grand Slam and drives in 8 runs as Cubs defeat Phillies 10-6 at Wrigley Field.

July 22
 A great pinch hitter for the Cubs, happy birthday to Cliff Johnson.

July 22
 A member of the 1984 Cubs rotation. Happy birthday to Scott Sanderson.

July 22, 1977
 Rick Reuschel throws a 4-hit shutout as Cubs defeat Braves 1-0

July 22, 1967
 Billy Williams homers and Randy Hundley drives in Ron Santo as Cubs rally to defeat the Giants 6-5 for a walk-off victory at Wrigley Field.

July 23, 1944
 Bill Nicholson hits 4 HR"s in a doubleheader split against the Giants. Cubs win Game 2 when Nicholson hits 3 HR's, but lose Game 1 12-10 at the Polo Grounds in New York.

July 23, 1957
 The Cubs shutout the Giants 4-0 as 20 year old, Dick Drott pitches a 4-hit complete game with 14 strike outs.

July 23, 1970
 Milt Pappas shuts out the Reds 1-0 with a 4-hit complete game at Wrigley Field.

July 23, 1979
 Dave Kingman wins the game 2-1 for the Cubs over the Reds with a 2-run walk-off home run.

july 25, 1943
 Cubs sweep Giants in doubleheader with 2 shutouts. Hi Bithorn in Game1 & Ed Hanyzeski/Claude Passeau in Game2.

July 26, 1942
 Clyde McCullough hits 3 home runs, but Cubs lose to the Phillies 4-3.

July 26, 1969
 Randy Hundley drives in all 3 Cubs runs, including a walk-off single in the 11th inning  as Cubs defeat Dodgers 3-2 at Wrigley Field.

July 26, 1970
 Glenn Beckert gets 5 hits in the 2nd game of a doubleheader to help the Cubs avoid a sweep against the Atlanta Braves 7-6 at Wrigley Field.

July 26, 1975
 Bill Madlock goes 6 for 6 with 3 RBI, but it's not enough as Mets defeat Cubs 9-8  in 10 innings.

July 26, 1996
 Tyler Houston has 3 hits, home run and 6 RBI in a 17-4 Cubs victory over the Rockies at Coors Field.

July 26, 2005
 Greg Maddux records his 3,000 career strikeout.

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

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.

July 27, 2009
 Alfonso Soriano hits a 12th inning, walk-off Grand Slam as the Cubs defeat the Astros 5-1.

July 27
 Today is the birthday of Joe Tinker. One of the members of the Cubs famous double play combo, Tinker to Evers to Chance.

July 27
 Happy birthday to Larry Biittner.

July 28, 1968
 In Game 1 of a doublehader, Cubs defeat the Dodgers 1-0 as Ken Holtzman pitches a complete game shut out, striking out 10 batters. Cubs complete the sweep in Game 2 with an 8-3 victory.

July 28, 1939
 Rip Russell hits a walk-off HR as Cubs defeat Giants 5-4.

July 28, 1977
 Bill Buckner hits 2 HR's with 5 RBI and George Mitterwald hits a home run and gets the walk-off hit driving in Rick Reuschel in the 13th inning as the Cubs defeat the Reds 16-15.

July 28, 1979
 Dave Kingman goes 4 for 4 with 3 home runs, but it's not enough as Mets
defeat Cubs 6-4 at Shae Stadium.

July 28, 1990
 Shawon Dunston ties a modern day record with 3 triples as Cubs defeat the Expos 10-7.

July 28, 1998
 One day after Sammy Sosa hits his first career Grand Slam, he hits his 2nd career Grand slam.

July 29, 1951
 Phil Cavaretta drives in 7 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the PHillies.

July 29, 1965
 The Mets demolish the Cubs in Game 1 of a doubleheader 14-0, but Ron Santo hits a walk-off home run in the 12th inning of Game 2 to split the doubleheader.

July 30, 1943
 Phil Cavaretta & Bill Nicholson each hit 2 HR"s as the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 12-3 at Wrigley Field.

July 30, 1989
 Mark Grace 3-run walk-off HR completes Cubs 3-game series sweep

July 30, 2004
 Aramis Ramirez hits 3 home runs as Cubs defeat Phillies 10-7.

July 30
 Happy birthday to Steve Trout. A member of the 1984 Cubs starting rotation. And a frequent attendee at Cubs Convention.

July 31, 2005
Ryne Sandberg gives his Hall of Fame speech at Cooperstown.

July 31, 1910
 King Cole pitches a 7 inning no-hitter as Cubs defeat Cardinals 4-0.

July 31, 1974
 Bill Bonham strikes out 4 batters in an inning.

July 31, 1999
 Gary Gaetti hits a Grand Slam, Sammy Sosa hits 2 home runs as Cubs defeat Mets 17-10 at Wrigley Field.

July 31, 2010
 Ted Lilly & Ryan Theriot are traded to Dodgers

July 31
 Another Cubs player that played a significant role in a Cubs playoff team. Happy birthday to MIke Bielecki. He had a great 1989 season for a Cubs playoff team.

July 31
 Happy birthday to one of my early Cubs favorite players, Leon Durham. A member of the Cubs 1984 playoff team.

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