Chicago Cubs by Month-November

November Cubs history. A few trades and awards are given. Andre Dawson and Ernie Banks collect MVP awards, Jerome Walton gets Rookie of the Year. The Cubs hire a legendary announcer, Harry Caray and a guy who hits a lot of long home runs in his Cubs career, Dave Kingman.


November 1, 1938
Cubs pitcher Bill Lee is runner up to MVP to Ernie Lombardi
November 1, 1988
Mark Grace finishes 2nd to Chris Sabo in Rookie of the Year voting. Grace hits 7 home runs, drives in 57 runs and hits .296.
November 1, 1999
Cubs hire Don Baylor as manager. Baylor has just a 187-220 record as manager of the Cubs over 2 1/2 seasons (2000 to 2002), his best season being 2001 when the Cubs have an 88-74 record but narrowly missing a playoff appearance.
November 3
Happy birthday, Ken Holtzman, Cubs starting pitcher 1967-1971

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November 4, 1959
Ernie Banks named MVP for the 2nd consecutive season
November 4, 2001
Mark Grace and the Arizona Diamondbacks defeat the New York Yankees in game 7 of the World Series.
November 4
Happy birthday Eric Karros (Chicago Cubs, 2003)

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November 5, 1997
The Milwaukee Brewers join the National League (Link???)
November 5
Happy birthday Bryan Lahair (Cubs, 2011-2012)

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November 6, 1998
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kerry Wood, who posted a 13-6 record, wins the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Wood held batters to a NL best .196 average and finished third in the league in strikeouts with 233 in just 166 2/3 innings pitched.

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November 7, 1928
A great move by the Cubs picking up Rogers Hornsby from the Boston Braves. Hornsby hits .380 with 39 home runs and 149 RBI helping to lead the 1929 Cubs to the World Series.
November 7, 1973
A great Cubs infielder, Glenn Beckert is traded to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Jerry Morales.
November 7, 1979
Congratulations to Bruce Sutter as he wins the NL Cy Young award going 6-6 with a 2.23 ERA with 37 saves
November 7, 2004
After coming to the Cubs in 2004 in a blockbuster trade, Nomar Garciaparra signs a one year deal to play for the Cubs in 2005.

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November 8, 1989
Congratulations to Cubs outfielder Jerome Walton as he is voted 1989 National League Rookie of the Year Award. Another Cub, Dwight Smith finshes second. Walton becomes the first Cubs Rookie of the Year since Billy Williams won the award in 1961
November 8, 1998
Congratulations to Sammy Sosa for being named MVP after his historic home run race with Mark McGwire. Sosa drives in 158 runs with 66 home runs. Mcgwire got the HR record of 70 (later broken by Barry Bonds), but Sosa gets MVP and the Cubs get a playoff appearance.
November 8
Happy Birthday, Darwin Barney

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November 9, 1912
Frank Chance is sold by the Chicago Cubs to the Cincinnati Reds. Chance will eventually mange the New York Yankees in 1913.
November 9, 1976
The Oakland A's release long-time Cubs great, Billy Williams. Williams, finshes his career with 426 home runs, 1,475 RBI, 2,711 hits, and a .290 batting average.
November 9, 2005
Bob Brenly is hired to announce Cubs games.

November 9
Happy Birthday to former Cubs manager, Jim Riggleman
November 11, 1987
Jim Frey is named Cubs General Manager

November 12, 2008
Lou Piniella named Manager of the Year

November 12
Happy birthday to Sammy Sosa & Jody Davis

November 13, 1984
Ryne Sandberg named NL Most Valuable Player

November 17, 2011
Dale Sveum named Cubs manager

November 18, 1914

Roger Bresnahan named Cubs manager

November 18, 1987
Andre Dawson named NL Most Valuable Player

November 19, 1998
Sammy Sosa named NL Most Valuable Player

November 20, 1952
Hank Sauer named NL Most Valuable Player

November 20, 1987
Don Zimmer named manager of the Chicago Cubs

November 20
Happy birthday to 2 Cubs outfielders, Jay Johnstone & Rick Monday

November 21, 1990
Cubs sign free agent pitcher, Danny Jackson

November 22, 1934
Cubs trade Babe herman and Guy Bush, jim Weaver for Fred Lindstrom and Larry French

November 23
Happy Birthday to Dale Sveum (Cubs manager, 2012)

November 24, 1976
Bob Kennedy named head of baseball operations

November 25, 2003
If you can't beat em join em!! The Cubs go out and get one of the players that helped defeat them in the 2003 playoffs as the Cubs send promising young 1B, Hee Seop Choi to the Florida Marlins for Derrek Lee

November 26
Happy birthday, Matt Garza

November 30, 1961
Billy Williams is named NL Rookie of the Year


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