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.
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
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,
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.
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 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.