Chicago Cubs by Month June

The best and worst of times for the Chicago Cubs in June. If the Cubs have a good team, the excitement starts to gear up and great things happen like Ryne Sandberg's incredible game against the St Louis Cardinals where he hit 2 game-tying home runs against a former Cub and top notch closer, Bruce Sutter (did I mention eventual Hall of Famer as well?). Sammy Sosa had an incredible streak of home runs that led him to the all-time record for the month of June (20). The bad news, the beginning of the end for Sammy in Chicago with the corked bat incident.



Great June moments in Cubs history.

June 1, 1995 

Cubs select Kerry Wood with the 4th overall pick in the MLB draft.

June 1

Happy Birthday Carlos Zambrano

June 1, 1942 

Cubs purchase Jimmy Foxx who at the time had 524 HR's at the age of 34. Foxx hit just .191 with 3 HR"s in 225 at bats from 1942 through 1944

June 2, 2001

Cubs defeat the Brewers 10-4 for their 12th consecutive win. The Cubs longest streak since 1936 when the Cubs win 15 in a row.

June 2, 1998

With the 3rd overall pick in the first round of the ML draft, the Cubs select Corey Patterson. Other future Cubs major leaguers selected in this draft were Will Ohman in the 8th round and Eric Hinske in the 17th round.

June 2, 1906

Cubs acquire Orval Overall for Bob Wicker and $2000

June 3, 2003

Sammy Sosa corked bat.

June 3, 1971
 Ken Holtzman no-hits the Reds, 1-0 at Wrigley Field.

June 3, 1945
 Cubs defeat Braves 3-1 as Claude Passeau pitches a 2-hitter.

June 3, 1987 
 Cubs & Astros combine for 3 Grand Slams. Keith Moreland hits 2 HR & 7 RBI. Jody Davis scores 5 runs Cubs defeat Astros 22-7

June 3, 1975
 Bill Madlock ties the game in 9th inning with a home run and wins it in the 10th with a double as Cubs defeat Giants 6-5.

June 3, 1911
 Cubs, George Schulte hits a Grand Slam, he'll set MLB record in 1911 with 4. Ernie Banks breaks the record with 5 in 1955


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June 4
 Happy birthday to Rick Wilkens, the last #Cubs catcher to hit 30 home runs in a season (1993).

June 4, 1966:
 Ron Santo hits 2 home runs and a single, driving in 3 runs and scoring 3 as Cubs defeat Reds 5-3 at Wrigley Field.


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June 5, 2006
The Astro's Preston Wilson breaks up Carlos Zambrano's no-hitter in 8th inning as #Cubs defeat Astros 8-0 at Minute Maid Park

June 5, 1996
Sammy Sosa hits 3 HR's with 5 RBI as #Cubs defeat Phillies 9-6 at Wrigley Field.

June 5, 1998
Brant Brown hits a walk-off home run as #Cubs defeat White Sox 6-5 at Wrigley Field.

June 5, 2001
 Cubs select Mark Prior with the 2nd overall pick in the MLB draft


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June 6, 2013
With 2nd overall pick in MLB draft, Cubs select Kris Bryant. Bryant played college baseball at the Un of San Diego.

June 6, 1946
Cubs blow a 6-0 lead, but win game on Frank Secory's, 2-out, pinch-hit, walk-off GS as #Cubs beat Giants 10-6 at Wrigley.

June 7, 1982
Cubs select Shawon Dunston as the #1 pick in the MLB Draft.

June 6, 1963
Lindy McDaniel comes in to stop a 9th inning bases loaded jam and than wins game with a walkoff HR in bottom of 9th.


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June 7, 2002
Seattle Mariners visit Wrigley Field for 1st time. Cubs win 2-0 behind Mark Prior who strikes out 11 batters in 7 innings

June 7, 1911
Both Heine Zimmerman & Al Kaiser of the Cubs steal home in the 7th inning against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

June 7, 2010
Carlos Silva goes 8-0 for the season as #Cubs defeat Pirates 6-1 at Wrigley Field.

June 7, 1946
Claude Passeau pitches a 4-hit shutout and hits a 2 run walk-off HR in bottom 9th to win game for the Cubs 2-0 at Wrigley

June 7, 1985
Rick Sutcliffe pitches a CG shutout to defeat Pirates 1-0 at Wrigley Field. Jody Davis drives in the only run with HR.


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June 8, 1981 
Cubs select Joe Carter with 2nd overall pick in MLB draft. Carter was key player in the Rick Sutcliffe trade in 1984

June 8, 2003
Sammy Sosa collects his 2,000th career hit in the major leagues.

June 8, 1966
Randy Hundley hits a Grand Slam home run off the Dodger's, Don Drysdale as #Cubs defeat Dodgers 8-1 at Wrigley Field.

June 8, 1987
Manny Trillo hits a 2-run walkoff home run as #Cubs defeat Mets 4-2.

June 8, 1971
 In his 1st game after pitching a no-hitter, Ken Holtzman shuts out Pirates for 12 innings & Joe Pepitone hits walk-off HR.


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June 9

Happy birthday to Mike Fontenot (#Cubs, 2005, 2007-2010). He played for 2 Cubs playoff teams (2007 & 2008) & won a WS with Giants in 2010


June 9, 2010
Cubs, Derek Lee's hits his 300th career home run. Cubs 9 Brewers 4


June 9, 1961
The Cubs 2-run 9th inning rally defeats Braves & Hall of Famer,  Warren Spahn. Moe Thacker gets the walk-off single.

June 9, 1963
3 Ernie Banks home runs aren't enough as Dodgers defeat #Cubs 11-8 at Wrigley. 2 of the HR's were against HOF, Sandy Koufax.

June 9, 1977
Bill Bonham & Bruce Sutter shut out the Giants for 11 innings as Cubs win 1-0 on a Jose Cardenal walk-off squeeze bunt.

June 9, 1978
Dennis Lamp pitches a one-hit, complete game shutout as Cubs defeat Padres 5-0 at Wrigley Field.


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June 10, 1962
In 2nd game of DH, Ernie Banks ties the game with a 2-out, 3-run HR & Andre Rodgers walk-off double for #Cubs 5-4 win.

June 10, 2013

Javier Baez hits 4 HR's in minor league game.


June 10, 1977
Rick Reuschel goes 8-2 for year and gives up just 4 hits in CG victory as Cubs defeat Giants 3-1 at Wrigley Field.

June 10, 1978
 Cubs bring Ken Holtzman back, but deal wasn't the best as they trade Ron Davis to Yankees who goes 14-2 in 1979 for Yanks

June 10, 1984
Cubs pull off triple steal in a 2-0 victory. Chuck Rainey & Lee Smith shut out Cardinals.

June 10, 1995
Mike Morgan & Randy Myers shut out Rockies. Shawon Dunston's 3-run HR helps Cubs defeat Rockies 3-0 at Wrigley.

June 10, 2004 
Cubs defeat Cardinals 12-3 at Wrigley as they score 10 runs in 4th inning. Derrek Lee, Moises Alou & Todd Walker all homer


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June 11, 2012
Cubs sign Jorge Soler

June 11, 1911
Heine Zimmerman sets Cubs record for RBI with 9 in a game in a 20-2 victory over Braves at West Side Grounds.

June 11, 1904
Bob Wicker of #Cubs takes a no-hitter into extra innings, but it is broken up in 10th inning. Cubs win 1-0 in 12 innings.

June 11, 1934
The Cubs trade a future MVP when they send Dolph Camilli to Phillies for Don Hurst.

June 11, 1944
Paul Erickson wins game 1 of DH as #Cubs win 5-0. Bob Chipman defeats Pirates 1-0 in game 2 of the doubleheader.

June 11, 1954
Cubs Eddie Miksis hits a walk-off home run in the 10th inning as Cubs defeat Giants 5-4.

June 11, 1952
In his MVP season, Hank Sauer accounts for all 3 runs with 3 solo home runs as #Cubs defeat Phillies 3 to 2 at Wrigley

June 11, 1967
Cubs sweep the Mets in DH 5-3 & the 2 teams combined for 11 HR's in Gm2 in Cubs 18-10 victory. Adolfo Phillips hits 4 HR's


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June 12, 1983

Cubs defeat Cardinals 6- 3 behind Jody Davis GS & Keith Moreland's 2-run HR. Ryne Sandberg ties MLB record with 12 assists


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June 13, 1942
Bill Flemming of the Cubs pitches a one-hit shut out as #Cubs defeat Braves 1-0 at Wrigley Field

June 13, 1984
Rick Sutcliffe traded to Cubs. He'll go 16-1 the rest of the season and win NL Cy Young.

June 13, 1994
Cubs, Ryne Sandberg announces his retirement from major league baseball. He will return to the team in 1996.

June 13, 2010
Gavin Floyd & Ted Lilly both take no-hitters into 7th inning. Lilly's lasts until 9th inning.  Cubs win 1-0.

June 13
Happy birthday to Cubs reliever, Pedro Strop.


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June 14, 1952
Cubs stars are Hal Jeffcoate, 2 RBI with his triple in 15th. Jimmy Klippstein got win for 8 scoreless relief innings

June 14, 1952
Cubs beat Braves 3-1 in 15 innings. Warren Spahn pitches all 15 innings, strikes out 18 and homers for only Braves run.

June 14, 1960
Cubs defeat Braves 3-2 as Glen Hobbie pitches CG 2-hitter. Ernie Banks & Frank Thomas homer for Cubs.


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June 15, 1964
Sorry Cubs fans, today is the day that the team traded Lou Brock.

June 15, 1998
 Sammy Sosa hits 3 home runs as #Cubs defeat Brewers 6-5.

June 15
 Happy birthday to one of the greatest #Cubs hitters of all-time, Billy Williams

June 15, 1971
Cubs defeat Braves 3-1 at Wrigley. Bill Hands gives up 3 singles in 2nd & than retires final 20 batters to earn victory.

June 15, 1995
 Frank Castillo takes perfect game into 7th inning & K's 10 to earn victory as Cubs defeat Giants 3-1 at Wrigley Field.

June 15, 1975
Bill Bonham strikes out 12 Reds as Cubs defeat Reds 4-3 at Wrigley Field.


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June 16
Happy birthday to Kerry Wood

June 16, 1981 William Wrigley sells Cubs to Tribune Co for $20.5 Mil

Tribune Buys Cubs


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June 17, 1971
Cubs defeat Cardinals 7-6 in 10 innings at Wrigley Field. Don Kessinger goes 6 for 6 and scores tying & winning run.

June 17, 1970
Ernie Banks & Wille Mays both homer at Wrigley Field. 1st time in MLB history that 2 500+ HR hitters homer in same game


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June 18, 1939
Dizzy Dean pitches CG shutout & Gabby Hartnett homers as Cubs defeat Dodgers 1-0 at Wrigley. Gm1 of DH, Gm2 tweet to follow.

June 18, 1939
Bill Lee completes #Cubs DH sweep giving up just one run in 9-1 #Cubs victory over Dodgers & mgr, Leo Durocher.

June 18
Current Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan and Lou Brock share a birthday today!!

June 18, 1996
Brant Brown hits 1st 3 HR's of his career in DH split vs Dodgers. He hits 2 in GM2 9-6 #Cubs victory.

June 18, 2002
Cubs Alex Gonzalez hits walkoff HR off John Rocker of Rangers. Cubs win 4-3 at Wrigley.


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June 19, 2003
 Kyle Farnsworth in one of the more memorable fights in #Cubs history

June 19, 1984
Cubs defeat Pirates 4-3 as Rick Sutcliffe records his first victory with the team.

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June 20, 2001 
Cubs beat Cards 9-4 in St. Louis. Sammy Sosa hits 2 HR with 6 RBI & Gary Matthews hits 3-run HR.

June 20, 2007
Sammy Sosa hits 600th career HR vs #Cubs, Jason Marquis, wearing 21.

June 20, 1968
 
Cardinals defeat #Cubs 1-0. The 5th straight shut out vs Cubs. Fergie Jenkins pitches CG but takes the loss.

June 20, 1972 
Cubs beat Giants 15-8. Randy Hundley hits GS & Rick Reuschel pitches 6 relief innings in MLB debut to earn Win.

June 20, 1974
Rick Reuschel throws a 12 hit, complete game shutout as #Cubs defeat Pirates 3-0 at Wrigley Field.


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June 21, 1888
Chicago White Stockings (#Cubs) pitcher, George Van Haltren pitches a 6 inning no-hitter vs Pirates 1-0

June 21, 2008
Cubs score 9 runs in 4th inning, hitting 4 HR's, 2 by Jim Edmonds as they defeat White Sox 11-7 at Wrigley Field.

June 21
Happy birthday to Cubs 1984 NL Cy Young award winner, Rick Sutcliffe


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June 22, 1996
Brant Brown celebrates his birthday going 5 for 9 and hits a 2-run HR in 16th inning as #Cubs defeat Padres 9-6 in San Diego

June 22, 1999
Cubs come from behind after training 9-1 to defeat Rockies at Coors 13-12. Mark Grace 3 RBI, Henry Rodriguez 4 RBI.


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June 23, 1984
 The "Sandberg Game".  Cubs 12 Cardinals 11 in 11 innings.

June 23, 1930
Hack Wilson hits for the Cycle and drives in 6 runs as #Cubs beat Phillies 21-8 at Wrigley Field.

June 23, 1946
Eddie Waitkus & Marv Rickert of #Cubs hit back-to-back, inside-the-park HR's.  #Cubs lose to Giant at Polo Grounds 15-10.


June 23, 1961
Ernie Banks consecutive game streak that dates back to 1956 ends at 717 games played.  #Cubs defeat Braves 5-3 at Wrigley


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June 24, 1915
Heine Zimmerman pinch hit double drives in 2 runs & his steal of home gives Cubs walk-off 14-13 victory over Cardinals.

June 24, 2014
Jake Arrieta retires 18 straight Reds until Billy Hamilton singles.

June 24, 1940 
Cubs score five times in the 13th to beat the Dodgers, 8 - 3. Claude Passeau pitches four innings of relief for the win.


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June 25, 1937
Augie Galan goes 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored, 4 RBI and a SB & becomes1st NL player to hit HR's from both sides of the plate

June 25
Happy birthday to Aramis Ramirez.

June 25, 1950
Hank Sauer has a big game with two home runs and two doubles as Cubs defeat the Phillies, 11 - 8.

June 25, 1967
Cubs sweep DH giving up just 1 run to Astros. Bill Hands & Joe Niekro both pitch very well for Cubs.

June 25, 1977
Cubs score 4 runs in 9th to defeat the Mets 5-4. Larry Biittner drives in 2 & Manny Trillo's infield out is walk-off

June 25, 1998
Sammy Sosa hits his 19th June home run, a new MLB record. He will finish the month with 20.   Cubs lose to Tigers 6-4.


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June 26, 1966
Ron Santo extends his hiting streak to 26 games, but leaves game when he is struck in the face with a pitch.

June 26, 1960
Cubs sweep Pirates in DH as rookie, Ron Santo goes 3 for 7 with 5 RBI in his MLB debut.

June 26, 1999
Sammy Sosa hits his 300th home run.

June 26
The birthday of Babe Herman (#Cubs OF, 1933-1934). He drove in 93 runs for the 1933 Cubs.


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June 27, 1977
Cubs score 3 runs in 7th inning for a 4-3 victory over Mets. Bruce Sutter gets 20th save.

June 27, 1994
Randy Myers records his 200th career save as Cubs defeat Pirates 2-1 at Wrigley.

June 27
Happy birthday to 2008 Cubs outfielder, Jim Edmonds. He hit 19 HR's and helped Cubs get to the playoffs

June 27, 1969
Ken Holtzman takes a perfect game into 7th inning, but loses game to Cards 3-1.


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June  28, 1910
Joe Tinker steals home twice for the Cubs in the teams 11-1 victory over the Reds.

June 28, 1936 
Cubs sweep DH and shut out Giants twice. Larry French in Gm1 & Bill Lee in Gm2. Cubs take over 1st place in NL.

June 28, 1950
At Wrigley Field,Cubs defeat Cardinals 15-3 as Roy Smalley hits for the Cycle, going 4 for 5 with 2 runs scored & 4 RBI.


June 28, 1951
Cubs defeat Cardinals in St. Louis. Frank Hiller pitches 1-hitter facing the minimum of 27 Cardinal batters.


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June 29, 1969
Billy Williams breaks the NL record for consecutive games played held previously by Stan Musial (896).


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June 30, 2002
Mark Bellhorn homers from both sides of the plate in a 9-2 victory over the White Sox in comiskey park.

June 30, 2014
Jake Arrieta's next start after pitching 6 perfect innings vs Reds, takes a no-hitter into 8th vs Red Sox


June 30, 1998
Sammy Sosa sets a MLB record for HR's in a month with 20. The record had been held by Rudy York with 19 in August, 1937


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