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 9-5 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, 2004, 10 innings
Sammy Sosa hits the first pitch, from Brad Lidge, of the 10th inning
out of Wrigley Field for a 5-4 Cubs walkoff victory over the Astros.

July 1, 1991
Cubs trail 5-2 into 8th inning, Ryne Sandberg's 2-run home run cuts
the lead to 5-4.  Jerome Walton's home run in the 9th ties the game. 

Heathcliffe Slocumb, Paul Assenmacher & Bob Scanlan pitch 6 scoreless
innings against the Pirates allowing Sandberg to get the walk-off RBI
single in the 13th inning.  For the day, Sandberg goes 4 for 6 with
a walk and 3 very important RBI in a 6-5 Cubs victory in 13 innings.  

July 1, 1959  
Cubs trail 5-1 into 8th inning, but rally to tie game in 8th, Al Dark's
2-run single being the big hit in a 6-5 Cubs win.  

Bobby Thomson gets the walk-off RBI single in the 9th inning driving
in Ernie Banks against Lindy McDaniel who later pitched for the Cubs.

Cubs defeat Cardinals 6-5 at Wrigley Field.  Cardinals starting pitcher
was Ernie Broglio.

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.

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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, 1986
Davey Lopes hits a walk-off home run as Cubs defeat the Expos 5-4 at
Wrigley field.  Lee Smith pitches 2 scoreless innings to earn the win.
 
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 3
 Happy birthday to Cubs outfielder (2002-2004), Moises Alou

July 3, 1998
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Pirates 12-9.  Tyler Houston
homers twice and drives in 5 runs. 

July 3, 1973
At Wrigley Field, the Phillies defeat the Cubs 8-2.  Rick Monday
accounts for both Cubs runs with 2 solo home runs, one to leadoff
the game for the Cubs. 

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.

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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 4, 1970

In 1st game of a doubleheader, Pirates defeat the Cubs 10-6.  Billy Williams
homers twice. 

July 4, 1975, Game 2

Jose Cardenal's walkoff RBI single in 11th gives Cubs a 2-1 win over Pirates
at Wrigley Field.

Andre Thornton tripled in 11th and Pirates walked two batters intentionally
in front of Cardenal's game winning hit.

Cubs, Geoff Zahn didn't get the victory, but pitched 10 innings and gave up
just one unearned run.  Darold Knowles earned the win with 1 scoreless relief inning. 

July 4, 1991
Cubs blow an 7th inning, 8-2 lead, but Mark Grace wins the game in the 11th inning with his 2nd home run of the game.  Cubs defeat Pirates 9-8 at Wrigley Field in 11 innings.  

July 4, 2003
Cardinals defeat the Cubs 11-8 at Wrigley Field.  Moises Alou homers twice
and drives in 5 runs. 

July 4, 2004
Glendon Rusch pitches 8 scoreless IP, Todd Walker's walk-off walk in 9th helps Cubs defeat White Sox 2-1 at Wrigley Field. 

July 4, 2010
Tyler Colvin homers twice and drives in all 3 Cubs runs as the Reds
defeat the Cubs 14-3 at Wrigley Field. 

July 4, 2015
Kris Bryant's hits 2-run home run in the first and a grand slam in the 2nd
as the Cubs coast to a 7-2 win over the Marlins at Wrigley Field.

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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 5, 1984
At Candlestick Park in San Francisco, the Cubs defeat the Giants 9-3.
Ron Cey homers twice and drives in 3 runs. 

July 5, 1993
Rick Wilkens 2 home runs and 4 RBI help the Cubs get an early 6-0 lead
on their way to a 10-1 win over the Rockies at Coor Field in Colorado.
Mike Harkey pitches 8 strong innings to earn the win. 

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, 2016
Cubs hit 4 home runs, 2 by Addison Russell in a 9-5 loss at Wrigley Field.
Javier Baez & Kris Bryant homer as well for Cubs. 

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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 doubleheader sweep of the Expos

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

July 7, 1968, game 1
In game 1 of a DH, Cubs blow a 4-2 lead when Pirates score 2 in 9th, but win it in bottom of ninth on Jose Arcia's walk-off home run.  

July 7, 1968, game 2
After Jose Arcia hits a walk-off home run in the first game of a doubleheader, Ron Santo turns a 1-0 Dodgers lead into a 4-1 Cubs victory with a walk-off grand slam.  Dodgers pitcher, Bill Singer is the tough luck loser after pitching 8 scoreless innings

July 7, 1976
Cubs defeat the Padres 10-0 at Wrigley Field.  Rick Reuschel pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout. 

July 7, 1977
One year after he shuts out the Padres on 4 hits at Wrigley,   Rick Reuschel shuts out the Cardinals, scattering 9 hits in a 2-0 Cubs win.  Larry Biittner homers.

July 7, 1979
Cubs get 15 hits and defeat the Astros 6-0.  Scot Thompson goes 5 for 5 with 5 singles.  Ken Holtzman pitches a 3-hit complete game shutout and his double is the only extra base hit for the Cubs.  Mike Vail drives in 4 runs in the 2nd game to complete a Cubs sweep with an 8-3 victory.

July 7, 1985
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeated the Giants 6-5.  Leon Durham homers twice. 

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.

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

July 8, 1964
In the 1st game of a doubleheader, Cubs defeat the Giants 2-0 as Bob Buhl
pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout.  

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 8, 1994
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs & Astros are tied 5-5 early.

Jim Bullinger and Jose Bautista combine for 6 scoreless relief
innings and Mark Grace wins the game for the Cubs with a walk-off
home run in the 11th inning.  Cubs defeat Astros 6-5 at
Wrigley Field.  

July 8, 2001
At Comerica Park in Detroit, the Tigers defeat the Cubs 9-6.  Sammy Sosa
walks twice and hits two 2-run home runs.  

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, 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.

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July 9
Happy birthday to Cubs catcher, Miguel Montero (2015-2017)

July 9, 1972
Fergie Jenkins pitches a 7-hit shutout with 7 strikeouts as the Cubs defeat the Reds 5-0 in the 1st game of a doubleheader.  In game 2, Carmen Fanzone homers and drives in 5 runs in a 10-5 victory for a doubleheader sweep. 

July 9, 1982
On the 10th anniversary of his shutout against the Reds, Fergie Jenkins shuts out the Reds again on 5 hits as the Cubs defeat the Reds 12-0.

July 9, 1985
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs jump out to an early 4-0 lead behind Ryne Sandberg's 1st and 2nd inning home runs (both 2-run shots) as the Cubs defeat the Padres 7-3. 

July 9, 2013
Alfonso Soriano homers twice and the Cubs hit 5 home runs as they defeat the Angels 7-2 at Wrigley Field.  Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro & Darwin Barney also homer for the Cubs.

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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, 1970
At Wrigley Field, Fergie Jenkins shuts out the team that traded him (Phillies) on 5 hits, striking out 11.  Cubs 2 Phillies 0

July 10, 1979
At Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, Barry Foote homers twice and drives in 3 runs as the Cubs defeat the Braves 7-3.

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.

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July 11, 1946
Cubs defeat Dodgers 1-0.  Marv Rickert gets the walk-off RBI
single in the 9th inning. 

Johnny Schmitz pitches a 3-hit shutout.  Joe Hatten of the Dodgers
is the tough luck loser in this game. 

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, 1963
In the 1st game of a doubleheader at Crosley Field, a great pitcher's duel
between the Reds, Joe Nuxhall and the Cubs, Dick Ellsworth.  The game goes to 10 innings with no score when the Cubs explode for 7 runs.  Ellsworth pitches all 11 innings to earn the win.

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 11, 1968
Cubs don't score for the first 17 innings in a doubleheader at Shae Stadium until the 9th inning of game 2 when Ernie Bank's 2-run double helps Cubs split the DH with a 2-0 victory.  Bill Hands pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout.  Don Cardwell is the tough luck loser for the Mets.

July 11, 1971
In the 1st game of a doubleheader, Milt Pappas pitches a 4-hit complete
game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Padres 2-0. Johnny Callison drives in
both Cubs runs.

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, 1972
In the 2nd game of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Astros 9-5.  Joe Pepitone drives in 4 runs, Rick  Monday hits 2 home runs & Billy Williams homers, doubles and has 5 hits (8 for 8 for the doubleader). 

July 11, 1983
Jody Davis homers, Mel Hall homers twice, but Cubs can't overcome
a 6-run Padres first inning led by Tim Flannery's grand slam off Fergie Jenkins as they lose 6-5 at Jack Murphy Stadium. 

July 11, 1986
At Dodger Stadium, Cubs defeat the Dodgers 6-3.  Gary Matthews homers
twice and drives in 4 runs.

July 11, 1987
At Wrigley Field, Ryne Sandberg, Rafael Palmeiro & Jody Davis homer and Steve Trout pitches a 6-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 7-0. 

July 11, 1996
Ryne Sandberg hits a 3-run home run in the 1st inning and Jaime Navarro pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 6-0 at Wrigley Field. 

July 11, 1998
Cubs hit 4 home runs, 2 by Henry Rodriguez, 1 by Mark Grace & Jose Hernandez as the Cubs defeat the Brewers 11-8 at County Stadium. 

July 11, 2003
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs lose to the Braves 9-5.  Sammy Sosa goes 4 for 4 with 2 solo home runs. 

July 11, 2014
Justin Ruggiano walk-off RBI single as Cubs defeat the Braves 5-4 at Wrigley Field. 

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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.  Bob Buhl pitches a complete game to earn the win.  

July 12, 1984
Steve Trout (Cubs) & Alejandro Pena (Dodgers), both pitch 8 strong innings. Cubs defeat Dodgers 3-2 in 10 innings on Ryne Sandberg's walk-off HR off Tom Niedenfuer. 

July 12, 1998
At County Stadium in Milwaukee, Cubs defeat the Brewers 3-0.  Scott Servais homers and drives in all 3 Cubs runs and Mark Clark pitches a 3-hit complete game shutout. 

July 12, 2002
Cubs defeat the Marlins 5-4 in 16 innings.   Cubs RP pitch 9 scoreless innings (4 by joe Borowski).  Angel Echeverria gets walk-off RBI single driving in Corey Patterson.

July 12, 2008
Cubs blow a 7-0 lead as Giants score 2 in 8th and 5 in 9th, but Reed Johnson wins it for Cubs with a walk-off RBI single in 11th inning.  Cubs defeat the Giants 8-7 at Wrigley Field. 



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

July 13, 1958

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

July 13, 1962
Cal Koonce pitches a one-hit complete game shutout against the Reds
at Wrigley Field.  Ron Santo drives in the only Cubs run on a sacrifice fly. 

July 13, 1969
In the 1st game of a doubleheader, Ron Santo homers and Ken Holtzman
pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Phillies
6-0 at Wrigley Field. 

July 13, 2008
Cubs send 8 players to 2008 All star game.  Carlos Marmol replaced injured Kerry Wood.  Ryan Dempster, Kosuke Fukudome, Aramis Ramirez, Alfonso Soriano, Geovany Soto & Carlos Zambrano are all-stars as well.

July 13, 2012
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Dbacks 8-1.  Alfonso Soriano
goes 4 for 4 with 3 runs scored, 2 home runs, 2 doubles & 5 RBI.



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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, 1972
Cubs score 3 runs in 9th inning.  Jose Cardenal has an RBI double,  Glenn Beckert's RBI single ties it and Paul Popovich wins it with a walk-off RBI single.  Rick Monday, Billy Williams & Carment Fanzone all homer for the Cubs as Cubs defeat the Braves 9-8.

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.

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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 15, 1993
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Rockies 1-0.  Mike Morgan pitches a
5-hit complete game shutout.  Cubs score an unearned run on Steve Beuchele's RBI double. 


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July 16
Happy birthday to Lee Elia.

July 16, 1952
Cubs defeat Boston Braves 3-2 at Wrigley Field in 13 innings.

Cubs trail into the 9th inning 2-1 when Bruce Edwards ties the game with a 2-out, RBI single off Warren Spahn.

Dutch Leonard pitches 4 scoreless relief innings to allow the Cubs, Phil Cavaretta to win it for Cubs with a wallk-off RBI single in the 13th inning.  Cubs defeat the Boston Braves 3-2 at Wrigley Field. 

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 16, 1967
At Candlestick Park in San Francisco, the Cubs sweep a doubleheader over the Giants.  In Game 1, Ernie Banks hits a 3-run home run, Adolfo Phillips hits a grand slam and Ray Culp pitches a 6-hit complete game shutout. 

In Game 2, Ernie Banks homers again and Ron Santo's 9th inning sacrifice
fly gives the Cubs a 3-2 win. 

July 16, 2000
At Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City, the Cubs defeat the Royals 10-7.  Sammy Sosa homers twice and drives in 4 runs. 

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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, 1956
Trailing 2-0 into the bottom of the 9th inning, Cubs tie the game on Hobie Landrith's home run & Ernie Banks RBI single. 

Turk Lown pitches 7 scoreless innings for the Cubs to allow Gene Baker to win it for the Cubs with a walk-off RBI single in the 16th inning for a 3-2 Cubs victory over the Phillies at Wrigley Field.

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, 1968
In the 1st game of a doubleheader at Connie Mack Stadium, the Cubs
defeat the Phillies 8-4. Ernie Banks goes 3 for 5 with 2 home runs
and 6 RBI.

July 17, 1983
At Dodger Stadium, the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 10-0.  Dickie Noles pitches
a 7-hit complete game shutout.  

July 17, 1984
Keith Moreland homers twice in a 6-5 loss to the Padres at Wrigley Field.

July 17, 2004
At Wrigley Field, Cubs defeat the Brewers 5-0.  Greg Maddux pitches
a 6-hit complete game shutout. 

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.

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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, 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 9th inning, walk-off home run helps Cubs defeat the Reds 2-1 in 10 innings at Wrigley Field. 

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 18, 2005
At Great American Ballpark in Cincinatti, 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. 


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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 19, 1982
Cubs defeat Astro's 6-5 in 10 innings.  Astros score one in top
of the 10th inning, but Cubs rally to score 2 to win it.  Jay Johnstone
ties the game with an RBI single & Jerry Morales wins it with an RBI
walk-off single.

July 19, 1989
At Dodger Stadium, the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 4-0.  Mike Bielecki
pitches a 3-hit complete game shutout.

July 19, 2003
At Pro Player Stadium in Florida, the Cubs & Marlins combine for just 6 hits as the Cubs defeat the Marlins 1-0 on an unearned run.  Kerry Wood pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout and the Marlins, Brad Penny is the tough luck loser, giving up just 4 hits over 8 innings pitched. 

July 19, 2005
Aramis Ramirez homers twice and drives in 5 runs as the Cubs defeat the
Reds 7-3 at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnatti. 

July 19

The birthday of Phil Cavaretta


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

July 20, 1960
In the 1st game of a doubleheader at Crosley Field in Cincinnatti.  Glen Hobbie pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Reds 4-0. 

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

July 20, 1969
In the first game of a doubleheader at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia, Fergie Jenkins helps the Cubs defeat the team that traded him (Phillies) pitching a 7-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Phillies 1-0. 

July 20, 1980
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Padres 6-0.  Lynn McGlothlan pitches a 6-hit complete game shutout. 

July 20, 1989

Dwight Smith & Curtis Wilkerson drive in 3 Cubs runs in the 9th inning
to tie the Giants 3-3.

Cubs relief pitcher, Les Lancaster not only pitches 2 scoreless relief innings, but also wins the game with an RBI double scoring Curtis Wilkerson to give Cubs a 4-3 win over the Giants in 11 innings at Wrigley field.    Lancaster walkoff RBI double, 11 innings.

July 20, 1990
Shawon Dunston's RBI single in 9th ties game and he scores on Joe Girardi's 2-out, walk-off RBI single as Cubs defeat the Giants 5-4 at Wrigley Field. 

July 20, 1991
At the Astrodome in Houston, the Cubs defeat the Astros 6-0.
Greg Maddux pitches a 8-hit complete game shutout. 

July 20, 1994
At Mile High Stadium in Colorado, Mark Grace has 4 hits and 3 RBI, Sammy Sosa homers twice and drives in 4 runs as the Cubs defeat the Rockies 9-8.

July 20, 2010
Cubs defeat the Astros 14-7 at Wrigley Field.  Aramis Ramirez hits 3 home runs with 7 RBI.  Derrek Lee has 3 RBI and 3 runs scored & Geovany Soto homers for the Cubs. 

July 20, 2016
Anthony Rizzo homers twice as the Cubs defeat the Mets 6-2 at Wrigley Field. 



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

July 21, 1950
Andy Pafko goes 3 for 5 with a home run and a 13th inning single and scores the winning run as Bill Serena singles him home for the 4-3 walk-off victory over the Boston Braves at Wrigley Field.

July 21, 1965
Cubs 8 Philllies 7 in 10 innings.

A nice comeback by the Cubs as they trail 7-5 into 8th inning.  Billy Williams RBI double in 8th inning cuts lead to 7-6.  Jimmy Stewart's RBI triple ties it in 9th inning & Ernie Bank's RBI single gives the Cubs an 8-7 walk-off victory at Wrigley Field.

Don Landrum & Doug Clemens both have 4 hits and 3 runs scored in the game as well. 

July 21, 1968
At Dodger Stadium, the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 7-2.  Glenn Beckert has 4 hits, including a triple & Billy Williams hits 2 home runs and drives in 5 runs. 

July 21, 1977 
Cubs 4 Braves 3 in 12 innings at Wrigley Field.

Cubs defeat the Braves 4-3 in 12 innings.  Bill Buckner hits the walk-off RBI single.   Willie Hernandez & Paul Reuschel combine for 4 scoreless and
hitless IP.

July 21, 1979

Trailing 2-1 into the 9th inning, Cubs rally to score 2 to win the game.  Dave Kingman's RBI single ties the game and Scot Thompson wins it with a walk-off RBI single.

July 21, 1984
Cubs defeat the Giants 4-3 in 11 innings at Wrigley Field.  Thad Bosley's walk-off RBI single in 11th drives in Larry Bowa for the 4-3 Cubs victory. 

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 21, 2001
At Enron Field in Houston, the Cubs defeat the Astros 5-4.  Sammy Sosa homers twice. 

July 21, 2006
At RFK Stadium, Aramis Ramirez homers twice in a 7-6 loss to the Washington Nationals. 

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July 21, 2015
Kyle Schwarber reminds Cubs fans of the "Sandberg Game" as he ties the Reds 4-4 in the top of the ninth inning and homers again in the 13th inning in a 5-4 Cubs win at Great American Ball Park.


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 22, 1989
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Giants 5-2.  Vance Law homers twice. 

July 22, 1992
At Riverfront Stadium, Greg Maddux pitches a 6-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Reds 3-0. 

July 22, 2000
Cubs 3 Brewers 2 in 13 innings at Wrigley Field.   Sammy Sosa hits a walk-off RBI single in 13th inning to give Cubs a 3-2 victory at Wrigley Field.   

July 22, 2002
Trailing 6-5 into 9th, Cubs come back with a Sammy Sosa RBI single
and Fred McGriff wins it for the Cubs 7-6 with a walk-off RBI double.

July 22, 2004
Cubs defeat the Reds 13-2 at Wrigley Field.  Aramis Ramirez hits a grand slam, Moises Alou goes 3 for 3 with a walk, a double, 2 home runs, 4 runs scored and 3 RBI. 

July 22, 2006
For the 2nd day in a row, Aramis Ramirez homers twice for the Cubs and for the 2nd day in a row, the Nationals defeat the Cubs at RFK stadium.  Nats 7 Cubs 3 

July 22, 2014
At Wrigley Field, Anthony Rizzo homers twice & Arismendy Alcantara
homers behind Kyle Hendricks, who combines with 2 Cubs relief pitchers
to 5-hit the Padres in a 6-0 Cubs victory.  It is Hendricks first MLB
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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 23, 1996
Cubs come back from a 5-0 deficit to the Giants at 3Com Park to take the lead in the 7th when they score 5 runs, the big hit a 3-run home run for Sammy Sosa.  Cubs defeat the Giants 9-6 as Sosa homers twice and drives in 5 runs.

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July 24, 1938
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs and Giants play 15 innings.  Cubs tie the game at 4-4 in ninth inning as Stan Hack scores the tying run.  Hack wins the game in the 15th inning with a walk-off double.  Bill Lee pitches 7 scoreless relief inning to earn the victory. 

July 24, 1968
A great pitcher's duel between the Cubs, Ken Holtzman & the Giants, Gaylord Perry until Ron Santo's 9th inning, 2 run home run wins it
for the Cubs 2-0.  Ken Holtzman completes the game for the win.

July 24, 2011
John Baker hits a walk-off RBI single scoring Marlon Byrd (4 hits, 3 runs in the game) as Cubs defeat Astros 5-4 in 10 innings at Wrigley Field. 

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July 25, 1943

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

July 25, 1962
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Phillies 5-2.  Ernie Banks homers twice and drives in 3 runs.

July 25, 1965
Cubs avoid a doubleheader sweep by the Pirates in game 2 as Ron Santo & Billy Williams homer and Bill Faul pitches a 3-hit complete game shutout. 

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

July 26, 1961
Bob Will hits a walk-off RBI single in the 12th inning off Lindy McDaniel as Cubs defeat Cardinals 7-6 in 12 innings at Wrigley Field.

July 26, 1964
Ernie Banks & Ron Santo homer as the Cubs defeat the Houston Colt 45's at Colt Stadium 3-0.  Larry Jackson pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout.  

July 26, 1966
At Crosley Field, the Reds defeat the Cubs 9-6.  Billy Williams homers twice. 

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, 1977
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Reds 3-0.  Jose Cardenal homers and Rick Reuschel pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout. 

July 26, 1993

Jose Vizcaino hits a 3-run, walk-off home run as Cubs defeat the Padres, 9-6 in 11 innings at Wrigley Field. 

July 26, 2000
A slugfest at Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia as the Cubs break an 8-8 tie in the 9th on back to back home runs by Mark Grace (grand slam) & Sammy Sosa.  For the day, Sosa hits 2 HR's with 4 RBI.  Grace has 4 hits and 6 RBI.

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.

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

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, 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, 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.

July 27, 2005

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

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 27, 2009
Cubs & Astros go into extra innings with score tied 1-1 and win it when Alfonso Soriano's 13th inning walk-off grand slam for a 5-1 Cubs victory 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.



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

July 28, 1961
Reds defeat the Cubs 4-3 at Wrigley Field.  Ernie Banks homers twice. 

July 28, 1963
In the 2nd game of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 16-11.  Lou Brock goes 3 for 4 with 3 runs, 2 home runs, a triple & 5 RBI. 

July 28, 1965
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs sweep the Mets in a doubleheader.  In game 2, Larry Jackson shuts out the Mets. Billy Williams & Glenn Beckert each have 3 RBI. 

July 28, 1968
In Game 1 of a doubleheader, 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, 1969
Cubs & Giants go into extra innings tied 2-2, Giants take a 3-2 lead when Willie Mays drives in Bobby Bonds with an RBI single.

Juan Marichal retires the first 2 batters in bottom of 10th (yes, he started the game), but Cubs comes back as Willie Smith walks, Don Kessinger singles, Glenn Beckert's RBI single ties the game 3-3 and Billy Williams wins it with a walk-off RBI single.  Cubs defeat the Giants 4-3 in 10 innings. 

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, 1978
A great pitcher's duel between Dennis Lamp of the Cubs and Bob Knepper of the Giants at Candlestick Park.  Both pitch complete games in a 1-0 Cubs victory.  Jerry White drives in the only run of the game. 

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, 1991
Andre Dawson homers twice as the cubs defeat the Braves 6-2 at Wrigley Field. 

July 28, 2007

At Great American Ball Park, Alfonso Soriano homers twice and drives in 5 runs as the Cubs defeat the Reds

July 28, 1998

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

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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 29, 1984
In the 1st game of a doubleheader at Shae Stadium, Steve Trout pitches 1 7-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Mets 3-0.  In game 2, Scott Sanderson & Lee Smith 5-hit the Mets to complete the sweep with a 5-1 win.  Jody Davis & Ryne Sandberg homer for the cubs. 

July 29, 1988
Rick Sutcliffe steals home in an 8-3 Cubs victory over the Phillies at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. 

July 29, 1988
At Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia, Vance Law homers twice as the Cubs defeat the Phillies 8-3. 

July 29, 1992
Cubs leadoff hitter, Sammy Sosa goes 1 for 6 in the game, but the one hit is a 2-run walk-off home run off Stan Belinda as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 6-4 in 11 innings at Wrigley Field. 

July 29, 1995
Phillies score 3 in top of 9th to take 7-5 lead, but after first 2 Cubs hitters
in bottom of ninth strike out, Scott Bullett reaches on an error, Brian McRae walks and Shawon Dunston sends Cubs fans home happy with a walk-off, 3-run home run to defeat the Phillies 8-7.

July 29, 2003
At Wrigley Field, Moises Alou's 3-run homer in the 1st is all of the scoring as Matt Clement pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout with 8 strikeouts. 

July 29, 2012
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 4-2 as Anthony Rizzo hits a walk-off 2-run home run off Trevor Rosenthal in the 10th inning.  

July 29, 2014

A long and crazy game at Wrigley Field.  The Rockies score 3 in the first inning,  Cubs score in bottom of 1st inning and 2 in 4th inning to tie the game. 

After this, the pitching takes over as neither time scores for the next 11 innings.

With a depleted bullpen, Cubs manager, Rick Renteria puts backup catcher, John Baker into pitch in the top of the 16th inning.  Baker not only pitches a scoreless inning, but walks to lead off bottom of 16th, advances to third base on Anthony Rizzo's single and scores the winning run on Starlin Castro's line-out sacrifice fly as Cubs defeat Rockies 4-3 in 16 innings at Wrigley Field.  

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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, 1968
Cubs defeat the Giants 10-4 at Wrigley Field.  Adolfo Phillips homers twice and drives in 4 runs. 

July 30, 1972
In game 1 at Wrigley Field, Rick Reuschel pitches a 6-hit complete game shutout and drives in a run as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 4-0.  Cubs come back and win game 2 to sweep the doubleheader.

July 30, 1983
Cubs and Phillies split a doubleheader, Ron Cey homered twice in the Cubs game 2 loss. 

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

July 30, 1991
Cubs hit 4 home runs, 2 by George Bell and back to back home runs by Luis Salzar & Shawon Dunston, but lose 6-5 in 10 innings to the Reds at Riverfront Stadium. 

July 30, 1995
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Phillies 8-0.  Jim Bullinger pitches a 3-hit complete game shutout.

July 30

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

July 30, 2004

Aramis Ramirez hits 3 home runs as Cubs defeat Phillies 10-7.

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, 1968
Cubs hit 4 home runs, 2 by Ernie Banks, one each by Billy Williams & Jim Hickman & Fergie Jenkins pitches a 3-hit complete game as the Cubs defeat the Astros 6-1 at Wrigley Field. 

July 31, 1972
At Wrigley Field, Fergie Jenkins pitches a 6-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 4-0.  Fergie drives in 2 runs and Billy Williams has 4 hits.  

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

July 31, 1998
At Wrigley Field, Henry Rodrigues homers twice as the Cubs defeat the Rockies 9-1 at Wrigley Field. 

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, 2008

At Miller Park, the Cubs defeat the Brewers 11-4.  Jim Edmonds homers twice, one a grand slam. 

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

July 31, 2016
Cubs manager, Joe Maddon gives the start to Brian Matusz who gives up 6 runs in just 3 innings. 

7 Cubs relief pitchers pitch 9 scoreless innings to allow the Cubs to come
back.  Cubs score 3 runs in 9th to tie the game on Addison Russell & Willson Contreras RBI's.  The tying run scores on a wild pitch. 

the Cubs win it on Jon Lester's bunt scoring Jason Heyward in the 12th inning for a 7-6 win over the Mariner's at Wrigley Field.

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.