Chicago Cubs by Month
October

October 1, 1932
 
 In Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, there were 6 home runs hit in the game, Kiki Cuyler  and Gabby Hartnett homered for the Cubs, Lou Gehrig hit 2 home runs for the Yankees and Babe Ruth hit 2 home runs as well, and one of those home runs, a 5th inning  solo home run to give the Yankees a 5-4 lead that they will not lose on their  way to victory is one of the most controversial and well-known home runs in MLB history, the legend of the “Called Shot” home run. Did Babe Ruth really  call this home run before he hit or not? One of the many things in baseball  history that will be debated for many more years.

October 1, 1998
 A pitcher’s duel between the Braves, Tom Glavine and the Cubs, Kevin Tapani  has the Cubs with a 1-0 lead going into the ninth inning. But Javy Lopez hits  a home run to tie the game at 1-1. Chipper Jones wins the game in the 10th  inning with a walk-off single off the Cubs, Terry Mulholland. Braves lead  the Series 2 games to 0 going back to Wrigley Field for a Greg Maddux vs Kerry Wood matchup.


October 1, 1960
 Billy Williams hits his first MLB home run.


October 1, 2003
 Game 2 Division Series
 At Turner Field, Braves tie NLDS with 5-3 victory over #Cubs



October 2, 1984
 1984 NLCS, Game 1
 What a great game, the Cubs defeat the San Diego Padres 13-0 in the first game of the National League Championship Series. Bob Dernier led off the game with a home run, Rick  Sutcliffe hit a home run and Gary Matthews drove in 4 runs. Cubs lead the Series 1 game to 0.

October 2, 1932
 At Wrigley Field, the Yankees continue their great hitting in this Series with 3 more home  runs and 13-6 victory to win the World Series 4 games to 0 against the Cubs. Wrigley Field  has now hosted 2 World Series (1929 and 1932) and the Cubs have yet to win a World Series  game played at Wrigley Field.



October 2, 1935
 The Cubs take a 1-0 lead in the 1935 World Series with a 3-0 victory over the Tigers in  Detroit at Navin Field.

Lon Warneke pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout.


October 2, 2001
 Sammy Sosa hits 60 home runs again, connecting on his 60th in a 5-4 Cubs loss against the Reds at Wrigley.


October 2, 2008
 Game 2 Wrigley Dodgers 10 Cubs 3
 In Game 2 of the NLDS, it was the defense that let the team down. In the 2nd inning,   2 Dodgers reached on singles against Carlos Zambrano and later in the inning, both Mark  DeRosa and Derrek Lee committed errors that led to one run. With 2 outs, Rafael Furcal  drove in a run with a single. Than with the bases loaded, Russell Martin got the big hit  with a double that rolled all the way to the left-center field wall driving in 3 runs for  a 5-run Dodger inning. The Dodgers won the game 10-3.


October 3, 1998
 Kerry Wood and Greg Maddux have a great pitcher’s duel going as the Braves managed just one run off Wood when Maddux doubled and scored on a passed ball. The Braves took ontrol of the game after Wood left the game and Terry Mulholland and Rod Beck were brought in the game. Eddie Perez has the big hit with a 7th inning Grand Slam off Beck to help seal the Braves victory and the Series clincher. The Braves sweep the Cubs and end their 1998 season.


1945 WS
 Game 1 WS
 October 3, 1945
 In Game 1 of the World Series, the Cubs start out the Series very well with a 9-0 victory over  the Detroit Tigers at Briggs Stadium (Detroit). Hank Borowy went all 9 innings with a 6-hit  shutout and the Cubs hitters had many do well including Phil Cavaretta (home run), Andy  Pafko, Bill Nicholson & Mickey Livingston.


October 3, 1935
 Led by a 4-run first inning off Charlie Root in the 1st inning, the big hit a 2-run home run by Hank Greenberg, the Tigers defeat the Cubs 8-3 in Game 2 of the World Series in Detroit at Navin Field. The Series is now tied 1-1.


October 3, 1984
 In game 2 of the NLCS, the Cubs take a 2-0 lead in the Series with a 4-2 victory. Steve Trout  pitches 8 1/3 innings with Lee Smith getting the final 2 outs.


October 3, 2007
 2007 NLDS
 Game 1
 Carlos Zambrano had given up a home run, thrown 85 pitches and was taken out of the game  by Lou Piniella with a 1-1 tie in favor of Carlos Marmol. Marmol struggled giving up 2 runs and the Diamondbacks take a 1-0 NLDS lead at Chase Field.


October 3, 1897
 At age 45, Cap Anson plays in his final game and hits 2 home runs In his final major league game,


October 3
 Happy Birthday to #Cubs starter turned Hall of Fame reliever, Dennis Eckersley and OF, Matt Murton.

 Murton has had a successful baseball career in Japan and is now back with the Cubs in the minor leagues so we may still see him at Wrigley Field again soon.


October 3, 1976
 Bill Madlock goes 4 for 4 to win the batting title for 2nd consecutive yr. Ken Griffey Sr  was leading .337 to .333 going into final day. Griffey did not play forcing Madlock to get 4 hits for the batting title which he was able to do finishing with a .339 average.


October 3, 1965
 Cubs tie ML record with their 3rd triple play of the season.


October 3, 2003
 GM 3 Division Series Cubs 3 Braves 1
 Cubs take a 2-1 lead in NLDS with a 2-1 victory over Braves at Wrigley Field. Mark Prior pitches a 2-hit CG.


October 3, 2001
 Jon Lieber wins his 20th game of the season with a 13-7 victory over the Reds at Wrigley Field.


October 3, 1915
 Last game played at West Side Grounds (before the team moved into Weeghman Park/Wrigley Field). Hoppo Vaughn gets the victory vs Cardinals 7-2 to record 20th win of season.


October 4, 1935
 Game 3 WS
 At Wrigley Field, the Cubs get a 2-run inning in the 9th inning to tie the game 5-5, but the Tigers win it in the 11th inning. Tigers lead the 1935 World Series 2 games to 1.


October 4, 1945
 Game 2 WS
 The Detroit Tigers tie the World Series at one game each with a 4-1 victory in Detroit.


October 4, 1984
 Game 3 NLCS
 As the Series goes to San Diego, the Padres get their first victory of the NLCS with a 7-1  victory over the Cubs.


October 4, 1989
 Game 1 NLDS
 The 1989 NLDS was the Cubs versus the Giants, but the Series certainly turned out to be ore Will Clark vs Mark Grace. Both first baseman had great Series and game 1 was all Will Clark. The Giants scored 8 runs in the first 4 innings in a game started by Greg Maddux and Clark drove in 6 of those runs including a Grand Slam. Grace tried to help the Cubs get back into the game with a home run, 3 hits and 3 RBI, but it wasn’t enough as the Giants take a 1-0 Series lead with a 11-3 victory at Wrigley Field.


October 4, 2007
 Game 2 NLDS
 The Cubs had a promising start in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field when Geovany Soto hit a 2-run home run in the 2nd inning. But the lead didn’t last long as Ted Lilly struggled in the bottom of the 2nd giving up a 3-run home run to Chris Young (remember when he threw his glove on the mound after this pitch?). Overall, Lilly gave up 4 runs in the inning and the Diamondbacks take a 2-0 Series lead with an 8-4 victory. The Series will move to Chicago and Wrigley Field for Game 3.


October 4, 2008
 NLDS Game 3
 In Game 3 of the NLDS, Hiroki Kuroda pitched a great game against the Cubs to win the NLDS clincher, 3-1 at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers defeat the Cubs 3 games to 0 to advance to the NLCS.


October 4, 1972
 Billy Williams goes 1-3 to win batting title, .333.


October 5, 1938
 Game 1 WS
 At Wrigley Field, Red Ruffing outduels the Cubs, Bill Lee to defeat the Cubs 3-1 in Game 1  of the 1938 World Series. Yankees lead the Series, 1 game to 0.


October 5, 1945
 Game 3 WS
 At Briggs Stadium in Detroit, the Cubs, Claude Passeau pitches one of the greatest postseason games in MLB history giving up just a 2nd inning single to Rudy York and walking just one batter in the complete game. The Cubs lead the Series 2 games to 1 going back to Chicago.


October 5, 1935
 Game 4 WS
 At Wrigley Field, the Tigers take a 3-1 lead in the 1935 World Series. General Crowder of the Tigers pitches a great game limiting the Cubs to just one run (a Gabby Hartnett home run) fo


October 5, 1984
 Game 4 NLCS
 A very tough loss for the Cubs in Game 4 of the NLCS. The lead went back and forth throughout the game. Jody Davis had a big day with 3 hits and 3 RBI and a home run. Leon Durham homered as well. But with the score tied in the ninth inning, Lee Smith faced Steve Garvey who sent the game to a Game 5 with a dramatic walk-off home run.
 

October 5, 1989
 Game 2 NLDS
 The Cubs made a great comeback from a Game 1 disaster against the Giants knocking out former Cub, Rick Reuschel in the first inning. Will Clark was the hitting hero in Game 1 and Mark Grace returned the favor in Game 2 beginning the scoring driving in Ryne Sandberg with a double in the Cubs 6-run 1st inning and putting the game out of reach in the 6th inning
with a bases loaded double that drove in 3 runs. The Series goes to San Francisco and Candlestick Park with the Series tied 1 game to 1 after a 9-5 Cubs victory at Wrigley Field.


October 5, 2003
 Game 5 NLDS
Cubs 5 Braves 1
 Kerry Wood takes the mound for the final, deciding game in the NLDS and helps the Cubs  get their first postseason series victory since 1908 as he pitches a great 8 innings, giving up just one run. For the offense, the Cubs take an early 2-0 lead and Aramis Ramirez, 2-run, 6th inning home give the Cubs a 4-run lead on their way to a 5-1 victory at Turner Field.


October 5, 1991
 Ced Landrum steals 4 bases without a hit in 2nd game of a doubleheader.  #Cubs.

October 6, 1938
 Game 2 WS
 In Game 2 at Wrigley Field, the Yankees defeat the #Cubs to take a 2-0 Series lead. The World Series will go to New York.


October 6, 1945
 Game 4 WS
 On the field, the Tigers even the 1945 World Series at 2 games for each team, but this game is more well known for another incident. This is the day “The Curse of the Billy Goat” was  born. As this story is told, Wiliam Cianis brought a goat to Wrigley Field and when he was asked to leave the stadium. Apparantly, Cianis was so upset over being asked to leave, he put a curse on the Cubs. The Cubs have not been back to a World Series since this incident.
 
<A HREF=""Curse">http://www.karlschatz.com/yearofthegoat/archives/000092.shtml">Curse of the Billy Goat</A>


October 6, 2007
 Game 3 NLDS
 #Cubs manage just one run in Game 3 against veteran, Livan Hernandez and 3 Diamondback  relief pitchers. The Diamondbacks end the Cubs season with a 3-1 victory and a 3 games  to 0 sweep in the NLDS


October 6, 1935
 Game 5 WS
 Lon Warneke & Bill Lee are the pitching heroes of Game 5 of the World Series and Billy Herman & Chuck Klein are the Cubs best hitters on this day as the Cubs face elimination and send the World Series back to Detroit with a 3-1 victory. It is the Cubs first World Series victory at Wrigley Field.


October 7
 Happy birthday to Jose Cardenal (#Cubs, 1972-1977)


October 7, 1945
 Game 5 WS
 The Detroit Tigers take a 3-2 World Series lead with an 8-4 victory over the Cubs.


October 7, 2015
 Jake Arrieta pitches a 5-hit CG shutout as #Cubs advance to NLDS 4-0 over Pirates in Pittsburgh.   His 11 strikeouts ties the team record (Kerry Wood, 1998).

 Dexter Fowler & Kyle Schwarber are the hitting stars of the game as both homer in the game, Fowler scores 3 runs and Schwarber has 3 RBI.


October 7, 1984
 Game 5 NLCS
 Game 5 of the NLCS began so well, Leon Durham hit a 2-run home run in the first inning.   Jody Davis homered in the 3rd inning to give the Cubs a 3-0 lead. The Padres scored 2 runs in the 6th inning to cut the lead to 3-2 and it was the 7th inning that is so well  remembered. Tim Flannery’s ground ball that went through Leon Durham’s legs tied the  game and the Padres went on to score 4 runs in the inning to take a 6-3 lead and go to the 1984 World Series against the Tigers.

October 7, 1989
 Game 3 NLCS
 A very tough loss for the Cubs in Game 3 of the NLDS. At Candlestick Park in San Francisco,   the lead changes hands multiple times until the Cubs take the lead in the top of the 7th on Ryne Sandberg’s sacrifice fly scoring Greg Maddux (pinch running for Rick Sutcliffe).   In the bottom of the inning, Robbie Thompson’s 2-run home run off Les Lancaster to give   the Giants a 5-4 they will hold onto to win Game 3. Giants lead Series 2 games to 1.


October 8, 1989
 Game 4 NLCS
 Another close game that went back in forth in this exciting NLDS between the Cubs and Giants (even if the final outcome wasn’t that great, Cubs fans!). Greg Maddux struggled again giving up 4 runs in just 3 1/3 innings and Will Clark was right in the middle of the Giant’s offense as he doubles to lead off the 5th inning and scores in front of Matt Williams 2-run home run that proved to be the game winner. The Giants take a 3 games to 1 Series lead with a 6-4 victory at Candlestick Park. Back to Wrigley for Game 5.


October 8, 1945
 Game 6 of the 1945 World Series was an exciting one, the Cubs led 7-3 going into the top of the 8th inning when the Tigers scored 4 runs to tie the game. Cubs manager, Charlie Grimm brought in Hank Borowy, who had already started 2 games in the Series and the move paid off as Borowy pitched 4 scoreless innings allowing the Cubs to win the game in the bottom of the 12th inning when Stan Hack hits a walk-off double to drive in pinch runner, Bill Schuster.


October 8, 1938
 In Game 3 of the World Series, the Yankees take a 3-0 Series lead with a 5-2 victory at Yankee Stadium.


October 8, 1929
 Game 1 WS
 The World Series has many stories of lesser-known players that have big games. Game 1 of the 1929 World Series is one of those examples. Philadelphia Athletics pitcher, Howard Emhke pitched just 11 games in the 1929 season for the A’s, but pitched very well in Game 1, giving up just one run and striking out 13 Cub batters to give the A’s a 3-1 victory in the first World Series game played at Wrigley Field. The A’s take a 1-0 lead in the 1929 World Series.


October 8, 1907
 Game 1 of WS ends up in a tie game 3-3 after 12 innings due to darkness.


October 8, 1908
 In the reply of the tied game on September 23rd (When Fred Merkle didn't touch 2nd base on apparant game winning hit, Cubs defeat Giants 4-2. The victory puts the Cubs into the World Series.


October 9, 2015
 John Lackey & 2 Cardinals pitchers shut out #Cubs on 3 hits as Cards take a 1-0  lead in NLDS.

Jon Lester matches Lackey as the Cardinals have just a 1-0 lead into the 8th inning until the Cardinals hit 2 home runs and score 3 runs to take a 4-0 lead.






October 9, 1989
Game 5 NLCS
In a Series dominated more by hitting than pitching, Game 5 was a very well-pitched game. Rick Reuschel came back from a horrible game 2 (getting knocked on in a 6-run inning for the Cubs) and Mike Bielecki for the Cubs had pitched the game into the 8th inning with a 1-1 tie. Unfortunately, it was Bielecki’s 3 walks to load the bases that set the stage again for Will Clark. Don Zimmer brought in the left-handed pitcher, Mitch Williams to face Clark, but as he did all Series, Will Clark had the big hit, a 2-run single to give the Giants a 3-1 lead. The Cubs made a great attempt in the ninth inning to come back getting 3 straight singles (Curtis Wilkerson, Mitch Webster & Jerome Walton) to cut the lead to 3-2, but Ryne Sandberg grounded out leaving the tying and winning runs on base to end the Cubs season. The Giants win the Series 4 games to 1.

October 9, 1907
Game 2 WS
Jack Pfeister piches a complete game as Cubs defeat Tigers 3-1 to take a 1-0 lead in the 1907 World Series.

October 9, 1938
Game 4 WS
In Game 4 of the World Series, Red Ruffing defeats the Cubs for the 2nd time (he was the Game 1 winner) as the Yankees sweep the Cubs 4 games to 0 for the 1938 World Series Championship.

October 9, 1929
Game 2 WS
The Philadelphia A’s take a 2-0 lead in the 1929 World Series with an 8-3 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

October 9, 1906
Game 1 WS
White Sox pitcher Nick Altrock outduels 3 Finger Brown as White Sox defeat Cubs 2-1.

October 9, 1925
Cubs draft Hack Wilson from toledo of the American Association

October 10, 1907
Game 3 WS
Ed Reulbach gives up just six hits as Cubs defeat Tigers 5-1 to take a 2-0 lead in Ws

October 10, 2015
Kyle Hendricks is on the mound with Cubs trailing Cardinals 1 game to zero in NLDS. Cubs play a little small ball in the 2nd inning as 2 bunts help the Cubs score first 2 runs and are followed by a Dexter Fowler hit and a Jorge Soler home run. #Cubs defeat Cardinals 6-3 and the Series goes back to Wrigley Field for games 3 & 4.
Jorge Soler reaches base in all 4 plate appearances.



October 10, 1908
At Bennett Park in Detroit, Cubs rally to score 5 runs in 9th inning to overcome a 6-5 Tigers lead as Cubs defeat Tigers 10-6 win to take Game 1 of the World Series. Cubs 10-6 at Bennett Park in Detroit.

October 10, 1961
Cubs lose Don Zimmer to the New York Mets in the expansion draft.

October 10, 1945
Game 7 WS
After pitching Hank Borowy in relief two days reviously, Charlie Grimm brought Borowy back to start Game 7. While the 6th game move to bring Bowory into the game was a great success, the move in Game 7 did not work out as Borowy did not retire a batter, giving up 3 hits and 3 runs before the Cubs brought in a relief pitcher. The Tigers go on to defeat the Cubs 9-3 in the only World Series Game 7 ever played at Wrigley Field.

October 10, 1906
Ed Reulbach pitches a one-hitter as Cubs beat White Sox 7-1. The next 1-hitter in WS is in 1945 when Claude Passeau does it for Cubs.

October 11, 2003
GM 4 NLCS
Cubs defeat Marlins 8-3 to take a 3 games to 1 lead in the NLCS. Dontrelle Willis walks 3 Cubs in the 1st inning in front of Aramis Ramirez grand slam to give the Cubs an early lead. Matt Clement pitches a strong 7 2/3 innings to get the victory.

October 11, 1908
At West Side Grounds, Overall Overall pitches a CG 4-hitter as Cubs defeat Tigers 6-1 to take a 2 games to 0 lead in the World Series.

October 11, 1994
Cubs hire Ed Lynch to be their new General Manager.

October 11, 1907
Game 4 WS
Cubs win 6-1 win in Detroit to go up 3-0 . Orval Overall 5 hitter and drove in 2 runs

October 11, 1929
World Series, Gm 3
Cubs 3 A's 1 at Shibe Park. A's lead series 2 games to 1.

October 12, 1929
Cubs blow an 8-0 lead in Game 4 of World Series as the Philadelphia A's score 10 runs in th7th inning. A's defeat Cubs 10-8.

October 12, 2015
Cubs hit 6 HR's & defeat Cardinals 8-6 at Wrigley Field to take a 2 games to 1 series lead in NLDS.

Jorge Soler extends his streak of getting on base, to 8, reaching base in all 4 at bats.



October 12, 1908
Game 3 WS
At West Side Grounds, Tigers defeat Cubs 8-3. Cubs lead Series 2 games to 1.

October 12, 2003
Leading the NLCS, 3 games to 1, the Cubs blow their first opportunity at going to the World Series when Josh Beckett shuts down the Cubs allowing just 2 hits and striking out 11 to send the NLCS to a game 6 and back to Wrigley Field. Cubs fans are hopeful as Mark Prior and Kerry Wood will pitch game 6 and 7 to try to get them to the 2003 World Series.

October 12, 1907
Game 5, 3 Finger Brown pitches 7 hit shutout to close out Cubs WS victory 2-0. Cubs sweep Tigers to win WS.

October 12, 2011
The cubs hire Theo Epstein as their new President of Baseball Operations. He was the GM for 2 Boston Red Sox teams that won the World Series (2004 & 2007)

October 13, 1908
At Bennett Park, 3 Finger Brown pitches a CG 4-hit shutout as Cubs defeat Tigers 3-0. Cubs are just one victory from a World Series championship.

October 13, 2015
Javier Baez hits a big 3-run HR off John Lackey in a 4-run 2nd inning. Jason Hammell lasted only 3 innings pitching, but his single with 2 outs in front of Baez's home run was a very big hit. #Cubs show off their depth as Baez is starting due to an injury to regular shortstop, Addison Russell.
< BR>7 Cubs relievers hold the Cardinals to just 2 runs over 6 innings.

Anthony Rizzo homers & Kyle Schwarber's home run ends up on top of the right field scoreboard and has been called the "Schwarbomb".

Cubs win NLDS 3 games to 1 over their rival Cardinals to advance to NLCS. It is the first series clinching win in Wrigley Field ever.



October 14, 1929
Ouch, the Cubs try to extend the World Series, but blow a 2-0 lead in the 9th inning as Mule Haas hits a 2-run HR to tie game and Bing Miller's RBI double is the walk-off victory for the game and the season as the Philadelphia A's defeat the Cubs 3-2 and win the World Series 4 games to 1.

October 14, 1908
At Bennett Park, Orval Overall pitches another great game, this one a complete game 3-hit shutout as Cubs defeat the Tigers 2-0 to win the World Series 4 games to 1 over the Tigers.

October 14, 1906
After Cubs win 116 games in regular season, they can't finish the deal as the White Sox defeat the Cubs 7-1 to win the WS 4 games to 2.

Happy birthday to former Cubs closer, Carlos Marmol. A very frustrating guy to watch. Marmol walked a lot of hitters, but he also struck out a lot with a devastating slider. In 2010, he had perhaps the best season for a Cubs relief pitcher saving 38 games with a 2.55 ERA and an amazing 138 strikeouts in just 77 2/3 innings. He pitched for the Cubs from 2006 to 2013.

October 14, 2003
Cubs have a 3-0 lead going into the 8th inning with Mark Prior pitching a strong game and are just 5 outs away from a World Series appearance. The Marlins Luis Castillo has a very long at bat against Prior and one foul ball down the left field line becomes the "Bartman" incident where a fan interfered with Moises Alou's abillity to make the catch. Prior and the Cubs collapsed soon after this incident. A dropped ground ball by Alex Gonzalez and what looked like it should be a double play was also a very big play in an 8-run 8th inning by the Marlins. The Cubs blow a great chance to make it to the World Series. Kerry Wood take the mound in Game 7 the following night.

I know it's difficult to watch this game all over again, but MLB network did a good recap of the game interviewing Marlins manager, Jack McKeon and Cubs shortstop Alex Gonzalez.



October 15, 1981
Cubs hire Dallas Green as General Manager.

October 15, 2003
Game 7 NLCS
After a very difficult loss in Game 6, the Cubs came out with a great effort in game 7, but Kerry Wood did not pitch well giving up 3 run on a Miguel Cabrera home run in 1st inning. But Wood did help the Cubs come back himself when his 2-run home run tied the game at 3-3.

When Moises Alou gave the Cubs a 5-3 lead with a 2-run home run it looked good for the Cubs. But another 3 run inning for the Marlins, capped off by a Derrek Lee RBI single, gave the Marlins a lead they will keep on their way to a 9-6 victory over the Cubs. The Marlins go on to the World Series in a crushing defeat for the Cubs.



October 17, 2015
Daniel Murphy & Travis D'Arnaud hit HR's as Mets take 1 game to zero lead in NLCS with 4-2 victory over Cubs.



October 17, 1910
In Philadelphia, the A's defeat the Cubs 4-1 to take a 1 game to zero lead in the 1910 World Series.

October 18, 2015
At Citi Field, Mets take 2 games to 0 NLCS lead with a 4-1 victory over Cubs. Daniel Murphy hits his 2nd homer of the Series.



October 18, 1910
In Philadelphia, the A's take a 2 games to 0 lead in the World Series against the Cubs with a 9-3 victory. Eddie Collins steals 2 bases.

October 20, 2015
At Wrigley Field, Daniel Murphy homers for 3rd straight game as Mets take a 3-0 Series lead with a 5-2 win.



October 20, 1910
At West Side Grounds, the A's take a commanding 3 games to zero lead in World Series with a 12-5 victory over the Cubs.

October 21, 2015
Daniel Murphy homers in all 4 games as Mets sweep #Cubs in NLCS with an 8-3 victory at Wrigley Field.


October 21, 1910
 A great Cubs pitcher, Orval Overall announces his retirement.

October 22, 1910
 Cubs make a nice comeback, trailing 3-2 in 9th inning and win game in 10th inning 4-3 to extend the World Series. A's still lead Series 3 games to 1.


October 23, 1910
 A's win World Series against Cubs 4 games to 1 with a 7-2 victory over the Cubs. Jack Coombs  wins his 3rd game of the Series.

October 23, 1974
 Cubs trade Billy Williams to the Oakland A's for Manny Trillo, Darold Knowles & Bob Locker.

October 23, 1984
 After being traded to Cubs in the midseason, Rick Sutcliffe went 16-1 for the Cubs to help the team get to the NLCS and one victory from a World Series appearance, Sutcliffe is named NL  Cy Young Award winner. Sutcliffe gets all 24 first place votes.

October 25, 1965
 Cubs hire Leo Durocher to manage the 1966 Cubs.

October 25, 1973
 Cubs trade Fergie Jenkins to the Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris.

October 26, 2011
 One of Theo Epstein's first moves as new Cubs President is to hire Jed Hoyer from the San Diego Padres. Epstein & Hoyer worked together in the Boston Red Sox front office.

October 26, 1971
 Fergie Jenkins receives 16 of the 24 first place votes to win NL Cy Young Award. He is the first Cubs pitcher to win the award. Fergie went 24-13 on the season with 263 strikeouts.

October 29, 1987
 Dallas Green resigns as President and General Manager of the Cubs.

October 31, 1995
 Welcome back, Ryno. Cubs, Ryne Sandberg he will come out of retirement to play with Cubs in 1996.

 

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