Chicago Cubs by Month-September

September baseball in Cubs history. Hack Wilson continues his assault on the all-time RBI record. A great pennant race in 1908 with the Giants and the Pirates. The curse of the Bambino applies mostly to the Red Sox, but he did a number on the Cubs as well. This time it was beating the Cubs with his arm as a Boston Red Sox. Later he came back as a Yankee and called his shot in another World Series victory over the Cubs.

September 1, 1939

Gabby Hartnett of the Cubs catches his 1,722nd game of his career.

A new major league record for catchers (at the time).  He breaks the record set by Ray Schalk.

September 1, 1983
Mel Hall has 4 hits, which include 2 home runs as Cubs defeat the Cardinals 8-5 at Wrigley Field. 

September 1, 1971

Fergie Jenkins and the Cubs defeat Montreal 5-2 at Wrigley Field.

Jenkins defeats the Expos with both his pitching arm and his bat

as he hits 2 home runs and drives in 3 runs.

September 1, 1947
Bob Chipman pitches a complete game shutout as Cubs defeat Reds 1-0

September 1, 1968
Cubs defeat Astros 2-0 as Bill Hands pitches a complete game 5-hit shutout & Ron Santo hits a 2-run HR. 

September 1, 1978
Bill Buckner has 3 hits & 4 RBI as Cubs defeat the Astros 14-11 at Wrigley Field.   The Cubs score in all 8 innings. 


September 2, 1955

Ernie Banks hits his 40th home run of the season which sets a single

season record for a shortstop.

September 2, 1965

Ernie Banks hits his 400th career home run off Curt Simmons.  The Cubs

defeat the Cardinals 5-3 at Wrigley Field.

September 2, 1972

Milt Pappas throws a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres 8-0.  Pappas

has long since thought the no-hitter should have been a perfect game if

he hadn't walked the 27th batter on a few questionable ball/strike called

by umpire, Bruce Froemming.

September 2, 1963
Ron Santo hits a grand slam and Glen Hobbie pitches a complete game, 2-hit shutout as Cubs defeat the Giants 6-0 at Wrigley Field. 

September 2, 2002
Kerry Wood strikes out 4 batters in one inning and Cubs demolish the Brewers 17-4 in 2nd game of DH. 

September 3, 1986

Greg Maddux makes his MLB debut and gives up a home run to Mickey Hatcher in relief in the 18th inning (of a suspended game).  Astros defeat the Cubs 8-7. 

September 3, 1970

Billy Williams asks to be taken out of the line-up breaking his NL record

consecutive games streak at 1,117 games. 

Septmber 3, 1945
Andy Pafko hits a grand slam in a DH sweep of the Reds.

September 3, 2003
Here is one game I went to that is one of the most memorable.  Cubs playing the Cardinals in an important 4 game series battling both the Cardinals and Astros for the division  lead. 

JD Drew's grand slam gave the Cardinals a 6-0 lead going into the Cubs part of the 6th inning.  Cubs slowly make a great comeback.  In my mind, the big hit was a triple to right center by Mark Grudzielanek.  His RBI tied the game 7-7 and Moises Alou drove in Grudzielanek with the run that made it an 8-7 victory. 

I also remember not liking Jim Edmonds much and he struck out to end the game for a Cubs victory.  I recall it being very cold that day, but still a great one!! 


September 4, 1998

Sammy Sosa hits his 57th home run of the season breaking Hack Wilson's Cubs team record of 56 home runs in a season.  the Cubs defeat the Pirates 5-2.

September 4, 1957
Moe Drabowsky throws 2-hit shutout as Cubs defeat Reds 1-0.

Septmeber 4, 1967
Ernie Banks hit s a walk-off HR in 11th inning as cubs defeat Dodgers 2-1.

September 5, 1931

Hack Wilson's career with the Cubs ends as he is suspended after an incident that ends with Wilson and Pat Malone beating up reporters.  Wilson will be traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in the offseason.

September 5, 1966
Cubs 5 Phils 4 

Glenn Beckert hits 2-run walk-off HR for Cubs victory.

September 5, 1992
Cubs 2 Mets 1, Glenallen Hill hits 2-run walk-off HR for Cubs victory. 


September 6

Happy birthday to Derrek Lee.  He sure hit a lot of home runs on his birthday.   birthday  

September 6, 1953

Dee Fondy gets a walk-off steal of home as Cubs defeat the Reds 7-6 at Wrigley Field. 

September 6, 1958

Don Elston throws a 2-hitter as Cubs defeat the Giants 6-3. 

Septmeber 7,  1964
Ellis Burton homers from both sides of the plate but it's not enough as Braves defeat Cubs 10-9 at Wrigley Field. 

September 6, 2006
Derrek Lee hits GS as Cubs defeat Pirates 7-2. 



September 7

Happy Birthday to Mark Prior

September 8, 1977

Bruce Sutter strikes out all batters that he faces and in the ninth inning strikes out the side in 9 pitches.

September 8, 1943
Cubs defeat Giants 3-2 as Paul Derringer pickes up his 200th career MLB win. 


September 9, 1987

Congratulations to Bruce Sutter for getting his 300th career save while with the Atlanta Braves, he earned the save against the San Diego Padres with a 5-4 victory in 11 innings.  At the time, he is only the 3rd player to reach 300 saves (Rollie Fingers and Rich "Goose" Gossage were the first 2 to 300 saves).

September 9, 1947
Cliff Alberson accounts for all 4 Cubs runs with a GS in a 4-3 Cubs victory over the Dodgers. 

September 9, 1949
Andy Pafko grand slam helps Cubs beat Pirates 6-1.

September 9 1953
Ralph Kiner hits 3-run walkoff HR for Cubs against former team, Pirates.  Cubs 8 Pirates 7. 

September 9, 1973
Cub defeat Cards 8-2 as Billy Williams gets 5 hits.

September 9, 1977
Gene clines 2-run walk-off HR gives Cubs a 10-8 victory over the Mets.

September 9, 1986
Rafael Palmeiro gets first MLB HR and Leon Durham 2-run HR in 10th inning is the walk-off winner as Cubs defeat Phils 8-6 at Wrigley Field.  

September 9, 2002
Alex Gonzalez hits a walk-off HR in 9th inning as Cubs defeat Expost 3-2 at
Wrigley Field.

September 10, 1969

The Cubs magical season begins to turn as they drop out of first place for the first time in 155 days.  The New York Mets overtake the Cubs and begin their run to their first World Series victory.


September 10, 1974

The Cubs hit two pinch hit home runs as Carmen Fanzone and Jim Tyrone both homer.  The Pirates defeat the Cubs 12-4.

September 10, 1961

The debut of 2 Cubs that reflect Chicago Cubs woes.  Ken Hubbs gets 2 hits and scores 2 runs and Lou Brock makes his Cubs debut with a hit and a run scored, and 2 errors.

Hubbs becomes the first rookie to win a gold glove (at 2B) while winning rookie of the year honors, but tragically died at the age of 22 in a plane crash.

Brock, of course, was traded by the Cubs to their rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals and goes on to help the Cardinals win World Series championships and ultimately ends up as the all-time steals leader, collects 3,000 hits and is selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

September 10, 1968
Cubs defeat the Mets 8-1 at Wrigley Field as Billy Williams hits 3 home runs with 6 RBI.  Williams hit 2 home runs the day before and his 5 home runs in consecutive games tie an MLB record. 


September 10, 1971
Fergie Jenkins breaks Charlie Root's Cubs team strikeout record. 

september 10, 2007
Cubs defeat the Cardinals 12-3 as Aramis Ramirez has 4 hits, including 2 home runs. 

September 11, 1985
Pete Rose becomes baseball's all-time hit leader, singling to left-center off Eric Show in the 1st inning of the Reds' 2 - 0 win over San Diego. His 4,192nd career hit breaks Ty Cobb's record before 47,237 fans at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium. Rose had tied the record at Wrigley Field on September 8 with a single off the Cubs' Reggie Patterson in a game that was later suspended due to darkness, enabling Rose to break the record at home.


September 11, 1918

The Red Sox defeat the Cubs in game 6 of the 1918 World Series to defeat the Cubs 4 games to 2.  Carl Mays wins his 2nd game of the series while Babe Ruth defeats the Cubs twice as well.  The series was all about pitching, as the Cubs actually outscored the Red Sox 10-9 in a six game series. 

September 11, 1968
Fergie Jenkins loses 1-0 for the 5th time this season, an MLB record, in the year of the pitcher.  


Setpember 12, 1998

Sammy Sosa hits home run #60, becoming just the 4th MLB player to hit 60 home runs in a single season.  Cubs defeat the Brewers 15-12 at Wrigley Field. 

Septmeber 12, 1939
Hank Lieber hits a grand slam as Cubs defeat Braves 8-3.

September 12, 1989
Mike Bielecki throws a 2-hit, complete game shutout as Cubs defeat the Expos 2-0 at Wrigley field. 

September 13, 1991

ex-Chicago Cub, Joe Carter becomes the first player in major league history to drive in 100 runs for 3 consecutive years with 3 different teams (Cleveland in 1989, San Diego in 1990 and Toronto in 1991)


September 13, 1931

Rogers Hornsby hits the first ever extra inning, pinch hit, walk-off, grand slam home run in major league history.  At Wrigley Field, Cubs defeat the Boston Braves, 11-7.

September 13, 1998

5 days after Mark McGwire breaks Roger Maris record of 61 home runs, Sammy Sosa hits 2 home runs giving him 62 home runs for the season.  The Cubs defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-10 at Wrigley Field

September 13, 1939
Cubs & Hank Lieber like Braves pitching, a day after an 8-3 victory where Lieber hits a grand slam, the Cubs trounce the Braves 15-4 and Lieber hits 2 HR"s with 6 RBI. 


Septmber 14, 1941
Johnny Schmitz's first MLB start is a CG 10-3 victory over the Braves. 

September 14, 1957
Cubs 7 Pirates 3  Ernie Banks 3 HR's.

September 14, 1965
Bob Hendley outduels Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers to get him back after Koufax's perfect game against cubs earlier in the year.   Cubs defeat the Dodgers 2-1.

September 14, 1984
Jody Davis hits a grand slam and Rick Sutcliffe gets his 13th consecutive victory for the Cubs as the Cubs defeat the Mets 7-1.

September 14, 2004
Cubs 3 Brewers 2 in 12 innings.  Corey Patterson drives in all 3 runs, hits 2 home runs, the 2nd being the walk-off



September 15, 2004
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Expos 13-5.  Derrek Lee, Sammy Sosa & Michael Barrett hit back to back to back home runs in the first inning and Sosa adds a grand slam later in the game. 

September 16,1975:

Rennie Stennett goes 7 for 7 in a nine-inning game. The Pirates' second baseman also gets two hits in one inning twice, both the 1st and 5th as the Pirates deal the Cubs a 22-0 defeat at Wrigley Field.

September 16, 1959

Dale Long hits a pinch-hit home run for the 2nd consecutive day.


September 16,1992:

Mark Grace's error ends his streak of 102 consecutive errorless games at 1B.

September 16, 2006
Rich Hill pitches 2-hit shutout as Cubs defeat Reds 4-0.

September 17, 1953

Ernie Banks MLB debut is not a good one for the Cubs as the Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Cubs 16-4 at Wrigley Field.  Not a much better day for the Cubs great as Banks goes 0 for 3 and makes an error at shortstop. 

September 17, 1947
Bill Nicholson's 4th hit of the game is 2-run walkoff HR.  Cubs defeat the Giants 12-10 in the 2nd game of doubleheader at Wrigley Field.

September 17, 1992

Mike Morgan pitches a 2-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Phillies 3-0 at Wrigley Field. 

September 17, 2007
Trailing 6-4 into the ninth inning, Aramis Ramirez triples in 2 runs and Mark DeRosa wins  it for Cubs with a walk-off single.

September 18, 1928

The Chicago Cubs and the Boston Braves combine for 8 double plays (5 for the Cubs, 3 for the Braves). A National League record at the time.  The cubs defeat the Braves 8-3 at Braves Field.


September 18, 1970

The Cubs sweep a doubleheader from the Montreal Expos in Jerry Parc.  In game one,  Fergie Jenkins gets the win for his 20th victory of the season and Billy Williams hits his 40th home run of the season.

September 18, 1999

Sammy Sosa becomes the first player in major league history to hit 60 home runs in more than one season connecting on his 60th home run against Jason Bere of the Milwaukee Brewers.  The Brewers defeat the Cubs 7-4 in 14 innings at Wrigley Field.

September 18

Happy Birthday, Ryne Sandberg

September 18, 1989
Mitch Williams first MLB hit is a H

September 19, 1951

Bubba Church of the Philadelphia Phillies win his 10th consecutive decision over the Cubs as the Phillies defeat the Cubs 5-1 at Wrigley Field.

September 19, 2010

One of the more unusual and scary injuries in Chicago Cubs history as Tyler Colvin gets a broken bat lodged into his chest (the ball was hit by Wellington Castillo while Colvin was at third base).  Colvin does leave the game and the incident does leave him with a punctured lung.  The Cubs defeat the Marlins 13-3 at Sun Life Stadium

September 19, 1955
Ernie Banks hits his 5th grand slam of the season in 7th inning off Lindy McDaniel of the Cardinals.  Cubs lose to the Cardinals 6-5 in 12 innings. 

Bank's 5 grand slams in a season remain a NL record (albert Pujols tied the record in 2009).  Don Mattingly and Travis Hafner hold the ML record with 6 grand slams in a season (1987 and 2006).

September 19, 1969
Jim Hickman hits a walk-off double as Cubs defat Cardinals 2-1 in 10 innings.  Ernie Banks gets his 2,500 career hit. 


September 20, 1953

At Busch Stadium, the Cardinals defeat the Cubs 11-6 as Gene Baker makes his major league debut.  Baker was Ernie Bank's teammate with the Kansas City Monarchs.  Banks also hits his first major league home run and his first triple in the losing effort.

September 20, 1958

Bobby Thomson hits a walk-off home run for the Cubs against the Dodgers for a 3-2 Cubs victory.

September 20, 1963
Andre Rodgers 8th inning HR breaks a 0-0 tie as Cubs defat the Braves 1-0.  Dick Ellsworht pitches a complete game shutout.

September 20, 1972
Milt Pappas gets his 200th career victory as Cubs defeat Expos 6-2. 

September 20, 2008

Cubs clinch the NL Central title to go to the playoffs

September 21, 1997
in his final game at Wrigley Field, Ryne Sandberg goes 2 for 3 before leaving for a pinch runner in the 5th. He makes a curtain call in the 7th when Harry Caray sings. Kevin Tapani wins his 6th straight start.

September 21, 1965
Ron Santo hits 2 HR's with 6 RBI as Cubs defeat Phils 7-5. 

September 21, 1969
Fergie Jenkins gets his 21st win of the season as Cubs defeat Cards 4-3.

September 21, 1971
Burt Hooton pitches a 2-hit complete-game shutout as Cubs defeat Mets 2-0 at Wrigley.

September 21, 1982
Fergie Jenkins pitches CG shutout and Jody Davis drives in only Cubs run as Cubs defeat Pirates 1-0. 

september 21, 2007
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs beat Pirates 13-8 as Aramis Ramirez hits 2 home runs with 6 RBI (both 3-run home runs). 



September 22, 1990
Andre Dawson joins Willie Mays as the only MLB players with 300 home runs, 300 stolen bases & 2,000 hits.  Dawson steals his 300th base in an 11-5 loss to the Mets. 

September 22, 1964
Cal Koonce comes into the game in relief in the 2nd inning and pitches 8 scoreless innings against the Dodgers and Don Drysdale to help Cubs defeat Dodgers 1-0 at Wrigley.

September 23, 1998:
Sammy Sosa hits 2 home runs and the Cubs take a 7-0 lead over the Brewers in Milwaukee, but the Brewers come back, score 8 runs in the final 3 innings and win the game on one of the worst plays in recent Cubs history when Brant Brown drops a fly ball in left field allowing three runs to score.  Cubs wild card chances remain, but this loss certainly didn't help. 

September 23, 1908
Ok, the Cubs are notoriuos for curses and bad luck, but in 1908, the Cubs got perhaps,   the biggest lucky break in their team history. 

the Cubs, Giants & Pirates were in a very close race for the NL pennant (no 2 leagues in 1908-NL division winner goes to World Series).  At the Polo Grounds, the Cubs take a 1-0 lead when Joe Tinker hits an inside the park home run to give Cubs a 1-0 lead.  Giants score to tie the game and the game heads into the 9th inning. 

With 2 outs and runners on first and third, Al Bidwell of the Giants hits an apparant single to centerfield.  The Giants team and fans go crazy as if they've won the game, however the runner at first base, Fred Merkle, a 19 year old rookie apparantly did not touch second base.  Joe tinker retrieves the ball that was still in the outfield and touched second base appealing that the runner did not touch second base. 

the league office had to get involved to make a ruling on the game and ruled that the game had to be considered a tie and the game replayed on October 8.  Well, the Cubs & Giants were both 98-55 so the winner of the October 8th game  would go on to the World Series.   the Cubs won the replayed game 4-2 and ended up winning the World Series. 


September 23, 2000
Mark Grace drives in his 1,000 career run as Cardinals defeat Cubs 6-5 at Wrigley Field. 

September 23, 2001
Sammy Sosa hits 3 home runs for the 3rd time in the season (first player to ever do this), but Cubs lose 7-6 to the Astros. 

September 23, 1940
Claude Passeau wins his 20th game of the season in a 10-0 victory over the Cardinals.

Septmber 23, 1945
Andy Pafko's grand slam helps Cubs defeat Pirates 7-3.

Septmeber 23, 1959

Cal Neeman hits a 10th inning walk-off home run as Cubs defeat Giants 9-8 at Wrigley Fiel

September 24, 1943
Andy Pafko makes his Cubs debut and drives in 4 runs in a 7-4 victory over the Phillies.  The game is rain shortened after only 5 innings and the crowd of just 314 is the lowest in Wrigley Field history.  

September 24, 1975
At Wrigley Field, Tom Seaver takes a no-hitter into the 9th inning with 2 outs until Joe Wallis breaks it up with a single. 

Rick Reuschel is also pitching very well for the Cubs as the score remains tied 0-0 through 10 innings as both Reuschel & Seaver pitch 10 shutout innings.

the Cubs win the game in the bottom of the 11th inning on a walk-off, bases loaded walk to Bill Madlock. 


September 24, 1984
Rick Sutcliffe gives up just 2 hits, both to Joe Orsulak, strikes out 9 Pirate batters and faces just 28 batters (one over the minimum) as he wins his 20th game of the season and clinches the NL East penant for the Cubs. 

Sutcliffe strikes out Joe Orsulak for the final out of the game and the celebration begins!!! 

September 24, 1995
Brian McRae hits walk-off HR as Cubs defeat Pirates 3-2 at Wrigley field.

September 24

Happy birthday to Rafael Palmeiro.  Palmeiro had a great career, most with the Texas Rangers, but he began his career with the Cubs.  Cubs management had both Palmeiro and Mark Grace and traded Palmeiro early in his MLB career. 

September 24, 1985
Andre Dawson of the Expos hits 3 home runs, including 2 HR"s in a 12 run 5th inning as Expost defeat Cubs 17-15 at Wrigley Field.

Cubs score 12 runs in the final 3 innings and leave the tying run on base on
the final out of the game.   

September 25

1930: Joe McCarthy, not receiving the support of Cubs owner William Wrigley, resigns as manager. Rogers Hornsby is named to finish the season

September 25, 1989

Andre Dawson hits an inside the park home run when Dave Martinez gets injured on the play, but the Expos get a 4-3 victory in 10 innings. 


September 25, 2003
Sammy Sosa becomes the first NL player to drive in 100 runs in 9 consecutive seasons. 

Septmber 25, 1945
Hank Borowy wins his 20th game as Cubs defeat Cardinals 6-5.

September 25, 1966
Ken Holtzman takes a no-hitter into 9th inning as Cubs defeat Dodgers 2-1 at Wrigley Field. 

September 25, 1968
Losing 3-0 into the ninth inning, ron Santo hits a walk-off grand slam to help
Cubs defeat the Dodgers 4-3.

September 25, 1995
Frank Castill is just one out short of a no-hitter until Bernard Gilkey gets a
triple.  Castillo ends ups with a 1-hitter and shutout as Cubs defeat the Cards

September 25, 1985
At Wrigley Field, Chris Speier hits a 2-out, walk-off single as Cubs defeat
Mets 5-4. 

September 26, 1927
The Cubs play their last home date and report a season's attendance of 1,190,000, the first time the team goes over a million.

September 26, 1971:
Ernie Banks gets his 2,583rd hit, a 1st-inning single off the Phils' Ken Reynolds, but the Cubs lose, 5 - 1. It is the last hit of Banks's 19-year major league career.


September 26, 1989  
Greg Maddux gets his 19th win of the season & when Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams strikes out Mike Fitzgerald, the Cubs clinch a playoff spot with a 3-2 victory over the Expos at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. 

September 26, 1938
Bill lee 4 consecutive shutout streak ends. 


September 27, 1930
Pat Malone gets his 20th victory of the season & Hack Wilson hits his 56th home run of the season as Cubs defeat Reds 13-8 at Wrigley Field. 

September 27 , 1935

Bill Lee gets his 20th win of the season in game 1 of a doubleheader against the Cardinals.  The victory clinches a trip to the World Series for the Cubs.  It is the team's 100th victory of the season and their 21st straight victory of the season.

September 27, 1993
Randy Myers saves his 50th game of the season.  He is the first Cubs pitcher and NL pitcher to save this many games in a season.  Cubs defeat Dodgers 7-3. 


September 27, 2003
Sammy Sosa hits his 40th home run of the season for the 6th straight season.  He is the first NL player to accomplish this. 

Cubs sweep the doubleheader to clinch the division title

Septmber 27, 1943

Bill Nicholson hits a walk-off 13th inning home run as the Cubs defeat the Giants 10-9 at Wrigley Field

September 27, 1981

Cubs defeat the Phillies 14-0 in the 2nd game of a doubleheader.
Cubs 14 Phils 0 in 2nd game of DH.

September 27, 2000
Kerry Wood/tim Worrell shutout the Phillie 1-0 as Wood scores the only run of the game. 


September 28, 1938
The greatest home run in Cubs history?  I have to say yes considering all of the circumstances the Cubs were 1/2 game behind the Pirates for the NL lead to go to the World Series.  Gabby Hartnett was facing one of the league's best pitchers, Mace Brown in the ninth inning with the score tied 5-5 and darkness was coming to Wrigley Field before lights were installed.

Hartnett hits a walk-off home run that will be known as the "HOmer in the Gloamin". The Cubs do go on to make it to the World Series in 1938

September 28, 2007
Cubs clinch the NL Central division with a 6-0 victory over the Reds.  Alfonso Soriano leads off the game with a home run.  His 6th leadoff HR in September, a new MLB record.

September 28, 1932

At Yankee Stadium, the Yankees take a 1-0 World Series lead with a 12-6 victory. Lou Gehrig homers for the Yankees.

September 28, 1968
Fergie Jenkins records his 20th victory of the season as Cubs defeat the Pirates 4-3 at Wrigley Field. 

September 28, 1998
Cubs & Giants meet at Wrigley Field for wild card play in game.  Cubs win 5-3.  Gary Gaetti hits 2-run HR

September 29, 1932

In Game 2 of the 1932 World Series, the Yankees take a 2-0 Series lead with a 5-2 victory at Yankee Stadium.

September 29, 1938
Cubs winning streak to 10 as Bill Lee pitches Cubs to a 10-1 victory.

September 29, 1945
Cubs clinch the pennant to go to WS with a 4-3 victory over the Pirates. 

September 29, 1967
Fergie Jenkins wins 20th victory of season as Cubs defeat Reds 4-1.


September 30, 1933
Guy Bush wins his 20th game of the season & Babe Herman hits for the cycle as Cubs defeat the Cardinals 12-2 at Wrigley Field. 

September 30, 2003

In the 1st game of their NLDS series, the Braves defeat the Cubs, 7 - 1, as Michael Tucker and Ryan Klesko homer to back John Smoltz's pitching.

September 30, 2007
Alfonso Soriano breaks Cubs team record for home runs in a month with 14. 

September 30, 1998

Turner Field
September 30, 1998
The Atlanta Braves and John Schmoltz defeat the Cubs in Game 1 of the NLDS. Schmoltz and 2 relief pitcher’s allowed just 5 Cubs hits.  Tyler Houston accounted for the only Cubs run with a home run.  Braves defeat Cubs 7 to 1 to take a 1 game to 0 Series lead.

Septmeber 30, 1948
Cliff Chambers throws a 1-hit shutout over the Reds. 

September 30, 1984
A great Cubs regular season ends with a walk-off victory as Cubs defeat Cardinals 2-1 at Wrigley field. 

September 30, 1992
Greg Maddux in his final game before signing with Atlanta Braves (Maddux does return to Cubs in 2004), pitches a shutout as Cubs defeat the Pirates 6-0 and win his 20th game of the season.