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, 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, 1963
For the 2nd consecutive day, the Cubs defeat the Colts on a 9th inning
walk-off victory.  On Sept 31st, the Cubs need 5 runs and an Ellis Burton
walk-off grand slam.  On this day, a Ron Santo walk-off double drives in
Lou Brock for a 4-3 cubs victory.

September 1, 1968
At Wrigley Field, Cubs defeat the Astros 2-0.  Don Kessinger gets 4 hits, Ron Santo hits a 2-run home run & Bill Hands pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout.

September 1, 1972
At Wrigley Field, Elrod Hendricks hits 2 home runs and the Cubs score 9 runs in the 7th inning to defeat the Padres 14-3. 

September 1, 1975
At Busch Stadium, Andre Thornton homers twice for the Cubs in a 6-3
loss to the Cardinals. 

September 1, 1992
At Wrigley Field, Ryne Sandberg homers twice in a 13 inning loss to the Dodgers 5-4. 

September 1, 1996
the Cubs, Dave Swartzbaugh & John Schmoltz have a pitcher's duel that takes a 1-1 game into extra innings.  Ryne Sandberg wins it for Cubs with a walk-off RBI single for a 2-1 victory over the Braves at Wrigley Field in 12 innings.   

It is Swartzbaugh's first MLB start and he pitched 8 innings, giving up just one run and keeping the Cubs in the game against John Smoltz and the
Braves.  He will start just 7 games in his MLB career (Cubs, 1995-1997), but
he will not earn an MLB victory, with a record of 0-3 for his MLB career.

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September 2, 1955
Ernie Banks hits his 40th home run of the season which sets a single season record for a shortstop.

September 2, 1960
At Busch Stadium, Don Cardwell gets a complete game victory and goes 3 for 5 with 3 runs scored, 2 home runs & 3 RBI as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 10-4. 

September 2, 1961
At Wrigley Field, Don Cardwell pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout as Cubs defeat the Giants 7-0. 

September 2, 1963
In the 2nd game of a doubleheader, Ron Santo drives in 5 runs with a grand slam and solo home run & Glen Hobbie pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout. 

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, 1967
At Wrigley Field, Joe Niekro pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Mets 5-0. 

September 2, 1970
Cubs defeat the Phillies 17-2 at Wrigley Field.  Milt Pappas pitches 8 strong
innings and hits a home run.  Cubs hit 4 home runs on the day (Pappas, Joe Pepitone, Randy Hundley & Cleo James)

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 b
by umpire, Bruce Froemming.

September 2, 1995
At Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, the Cubs hit 4 home runs, 2 by Sammy Sosa, 1 each by Shawon Dunston & Brian McRae as the Cubs defeat the Braves 6-4. 

September 2, 2001
At Turner Field in Atlanta, Todd Hundley homers twice in a 7-4 Cubs loss to the Braves. 

Septmeber 2, 2002
In the second game of a doubleheader, the Cubs defeat the Brewers 17-4.  Kerry Wood ties a major league record by striking out 4 batters in the 4th inning.  Sammy Sosa hits his 49th home run of the season and passes Lou Gerhrig on the major league list of all-time home run leaders.

September 2, 2003, game 1, 15 innings.
Cubs 4 Cardinals 2, 15 innings.
5 Cubs relief pitchers pitch 8 scoreless innings to allow the Cubs to defeat the Cardinals 4-2 in 15 innings. 

Sammy Sosa's 2-run walk-off home run wins it. 

This was the first game of a doubleheader, the Cardinals won the 2nd game 2-0. 


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September 3, 1945
Andy Pafko hits a grand slam in a Cubs doubleheader sweep of the Reds. 

September 3, 1951, game 1
A slugfest at Wrigley as the Pirates & Cubs go into extra innings tied 10-10.  Roy Smalley wins it for the Cubs in the 11th inning with a walk-off RBI single.  Monk Dubiel earns the win by pitching 4 scoreless innings from 8th to 11th innings. 

September 3, 1964
At Crosley Field, the Cubs defeat the Reds 3-0.  Lou Burdette pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout.

September 3, 1967
At Wrigley Field, in game 1 of a doubleheader, Bill Hands pitches a 7-hit complete game shutout in a 4-0 Cubs win over the Mets.  Billy Williams & Ron Santo homer for the Cubs. 

September 3, 1970
Billy Williams asks to be taken out of the line-up breaking his NL record setting consecutive games streak at 1,117 games.

September 3, 1976
At Wrigley Field, Rick Monday homers twice as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 8-5. 

September 3, 1989
At Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, Andre Dawson homers twice as the Braves defeat the Cubs 8-5. 

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.  It was a very cold day at Wrigley Field, but a great game!!

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September 4, 1957
At Wrigley Field, Moe Drabowsky pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Reds 1-0.  Ernie Banks homers for the only run of the game. 

September 4, 1967, game 1
Cubs 2 Dodgers 1, 11 innings.
Ernie Banks gives Cubs a 2-1 walk-off victory with a solo home run off Don Sutton in the 11th inning at Wrigley Field.

September 4, 1972
At Shae Stadium, Fergie Jenkins pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Mets 2-0. 

September 4, 1995
At Wrigley Field, Sammy Sosa's 1st inning 2-run home run is the only
scoring of the game.  Frank Castillo pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout in a 2-0 Cubs victory over the Rockies.

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, 2015
At Wrigley Field, Anthony Rizzo hits a grand slam, Addison Russell hits 2 home runs as the Cubs defeat the Diamondbacks 14-5. 

September 4, 2016
Jason Heyward drove in all 3 Cubs runs, including the walk-off hit in the 13th inning for a 3-2 Cubs victory over the Giants. 

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September 5
Happy Birthday to Tyler Colvin (Cubs, 2009-2011)

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, 1951, game 1
Cubs defeat Cardinals 3-2 in 11 innings.  Smokey Burgess gets the walk-off
RBI single.   Bob Kelly pitches all 11 innings to earn the victory.  Game 1 of a doubleheader.  Cardinals defeat Cubs 6-5 in game 2 that ends after 8 innings. 

September 5, 1965
At Wrigley Field, Willie Mays homers for the Giants, Billy Williams accounts for the 2 Cubs runs with 2 home runs and Juan Marichal pitches a complete game in a 4-2 Giants win over the Cubs.

September 5, 1966, game 1
Trailing 4-3 into the 9th inning, Glenn Beckert wins it for Cubs with a 2-run walk-off, 2 out single.  Cubs defeat Phillies 5-4 at Wrigley Field.  

September 5, 1969
At Wrigley Field, Steve Blass is nearly perfect against the Cubs, except for Billy Williams & Don Kessinger.  Kessinger walks twice & Billy Williams goes 4 for 4 with 2 home runs.  No one else in the Cubs lineup reaches base. 

September 5, 1972
At Shae Stadium, Rick Reuschel pitches a 3-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Mets 3-0. 

September 5, 1993
Cubs trail 1-0 in the 9th facing John Franco and the Mets when Glenallen Hill wins it for the Cubs with a 2-run, walk-off home run. 

September 5, 2009
At Citi Field, Derrek Lee homers twice and Aramis Ramirez homers as well to lead the Cubs to a 5-3 win over the Mets. 

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September 6
Happy birthday to Derrek Lee (Cubs, 2004-2010)

September 6, 1918
#Cubs defeat Red Sox 3-1 in GM2 of WS as Lefty Tyler pitches CG and has 2 RBI as Cubs even Series at 1 victory each.

September 6, 1953, game 1
Cubs trail the Reds 6-5 into the 9th inning, Joe Garagiola ties the game with an RBI double that also sends Dee Fondy to third base.  Dee Fondy than steals home for the walk-off winning run. 

This was game 1 of a DH, Cubs sweep the DH with a 7-2 win in game 2.

September 6, 1958
Johnny Briggs & Don Elston combine on a  2-hitter, but Giants score 3 runs in a 6-3 #Cubs victory at Wrigley Field.

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

September 6, 1987
At Wrigley Field, Leon Durham homers twice and drives in all 3 Cubs runs and Les Lancaster gives up just one run over 8 innings as the Cubs defeat the Reds 3-1. 

September 6, 2004
At Wrigley Field, Cubs hit 5 home runs, 2 by Aramis Ramirez, 1 each by Derrek Lee, Mark Grudzelanek & Michael Barrett.

September 6, 2005
At Busch Stadium, the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 5-2.  Derrek Lee goes 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored, a home run & 2 RBI. 

September 6, 2006
Trailing 2-1 into the 8th inning, Derrek Lee's grand slam highlights a 6-run inning as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 7-2 at Wrigley Field. 

September 6, 2007
At Wrigley Field, Alfonso Soriano homers twice and drives in all 4 Cubs runs in a 7-4 loss to the Dodgers. 
 
September 6, 2008
At Great American Ball Park, Alfonso Soriano homers 3 times, Mark DeRosa & Jason Marquis homer as well.  Derrek Lee has 4 hits and 3 RBI in a 14-9 win over the Reds.

September 6, 2016
At Miller Park, Anthony Rizzo homers twice in a 12-5 loss to the Brewers. 

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September 7
Happy Birthday to Mark Prior (Cubs, 2002-2006)


September 7, 1964
At Wrigley Field, Ellis Burton homers twice and drives in 4 runs in a 10-9 loss to the Braves. 

September 7, 1970
In the 2nd game of a doubleheader at Three Rivers Stadium, Ron Santo homers twice as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 9-2.

September 7, 1974
At Wrigley Field, Bill Bonham scatters 10 Phillies hits in a complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Phillies and Steve Carlton 3-0. 

September 7, 1979
Cubs defeat the Phillies 4-3 on Barry Foote's walk-off RBI double in the 9th inning at Wrigley Field.

September 7, 1981
At Busch Stadium, Bobby Bonds hits 2 home runs and drives in 5 runs.
Bill Buckner gets 4 hits & Doug Bird pitches 3-hit complete game shutout
as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 10-0.

September 7, 1988
Cubs blow an 8-3 lead in the 9th inning, but Damon Berryhill wins it for the Cubs with a walk-off RBI single for a 9-8 Cubs victory at Wrigley Field. 

Ryne Sandberg & Rafael Palmeiro each have 4 hits and Shawon Dunston
homers for the Cubs.

September 7, 2003
At Miller Park, Randall Simon homers twice and drives in 5 runs in a 9-2 win over the Brewers. 

September 7, 2004
At Wrigley Field, Corey Patterson has 4 hits, 2 of them home runs as the Expos defeat the Cubs 7-6. 

September 7, 2009
At PNC Park, Derrek Lee homers twice as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 4-2. 

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September 8, 1968
At Wrigley Field, Billy Williams goes 4 for 5 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI as the Cubs defeat the Phillies 10-3.

September 8, 1977
Cubs defeat the Expos 3-2 in 10 innings on Bill Buckner's walk-off SF.  Bruce Sutter pitches 3 scoreless innings and strikes out 6 to earn the win including striking out the side on 9 pitches in the 9th. 

September 8, 1984
At Shae Stadium, Rick Sutcliffe wins his 12th consecutive decision in a 6-0 Cubs win over the Mets.  Sutcliffe pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout with 12 strikeouts and at the plate has 2 hits & 2 RBI.

September 8, 1989
At Wrigley Field, Ryne Sandberg homers twice as the Cubs blow an early 7-2 lead as Cardinals defeat the Cubs 11-8. 

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September 9, 1953
Down 2 runs, Ralph Kiner hits 3-run walkoff HR as Cubs defeat the Pirates
8-7 at Wrigley Field. 

September 9, 1973
At Wrigley Field, Billy Williams & Rick Monday drive in all 5 runs (and score 4 of them also).  Williams 8th inning HR is the game winner.  Monday hits 2 home runs, including a leadoff HR. 

September 9, 1977
For the 2nd straight day, Cubs win on a walk-off.  This time it is Gene
Clines who hits a walk-off, 2-run home run in a 10-8 Cubs victory over
the Mets at Wrigley Field. 

September 8, 1981
At Busch Stadium, Bobby Bonds homers twice as the Cubs defeat the
Cardinals 7-3. 

September 9, 1986
Cubs defeat the Phillies 8-6 in 10 innings on Leon Durham's 2-run, walk-off
home run.  Lee smith pitches 2 scoreless innings to earn the win.  4 Cubs
RP combine to pitch 6 scoreless innings to allow Cubs to come back and win.

Keith Moreland homers twice and gets hit by a pitch in front of Durham's
game-winning home runs. 

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, 1989
Cubs defeat the Cardinals 3-2 on Luis Salazar walkoff RBI double in the 10 inning at Wrigley Field.   

September 9, 2002
Cubs defeat the Expos 3-2 on Alex Gonzalez 9th inning, walk-off home run.


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September 10, 1918
Hippo Vaughn pitches 5-hit shutout as #Cubs defat Red Sox 3-0 at Fenway Park.  Red Sox lead 1918 WS 3 games to 2.

September 10, 1941
Cubs score 3 runs in 8th inning and 2 in the 9th to defeat the Brooklyn
Dodgers 5-4 in the 1st game of a DH at Wrigley Field.  Bill Nicholson gets the walk-off RBI single.

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
At Wrigley Field, Billy Williams hits three 2-run home runs, one off relief pitcher, Nolan Ryan as the Cubs defeat the Mets 8-1.  Bill Hands wins his 16th game with a complete game victory.

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, 1983
Cubs overcome a Cardinals 5-2 lead, scoring 3 runs in both the 6th and
7th innings to win 8-5.  Mel Hall goes 4 for 5 with a double, 2 home runs,
3 runs scored and 4 RBI. 

September 10, 1986
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs hit 4 home runs, 2 by Gary Matthews, one
each by Bob Dernier & Keith Moreland (all former Phillies) in a 8-7
Cubs win over the Phillies.  And of course, Mike Schmidt hits 2 home
runs for the Phillies.

September 10, 2007
At Wrigley Field, Cubs defeat the Cardinals 12-3.  Aramis Ramirez has
4 hits, including 2 home runs in the game. 

September 10, 2013
At Great American Ball Park, Welington Castillo homers twice and Donnie
Murphy & Edwin Jackson homer also as the Cubs defeat the Reds 9-1. 

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 the 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. 

And, of course, history wasn't kind to either the Red Sox or the Cubs.  The Red Sox went without another World Series title for 86 years (2004) and the Cubs waited another 98 years before their 2016 World Series championship.

September 11, 1971
At Wrigley Field, Juan Pizarro pitches a 6-hit complete game shutout and Paul Popovich hits a grand slam in a 7-0 Cubs win over the Cardinals. 

September 11, 1973
At Wrigley Field, Cubs defeat the Pirates 2-0 behind a 4-hit shutout by Burt Hooton.  Cubs collect only 3 hits. 

September 11, 2006
At Turner Field, Derrek Lee homers twice, one against John Smoltz as the Cubs defeat the Braves 8-3. 
 
September 11, 2015
At Citizen Banks Park, the Cubs sweep a doubleheader against the Phillies. in game 2, Kyle Schwarber homers twice. 

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September 12, 1939

Hank Lieber hits grand slam as Cubs defeat Braves 8-3.

September 12, 1947, game 1
Bobby Sturgeon's walk-off triple gives the Cubs a 4-3 victory against the Phillies at Wrigley in game 1 of a doubleheader.

Cubs complete the sweep with a 7-5 victory over the Phillies in game 2. 

September 12, 1965
At Candlestick Park, John Boccabella homers twice against HOF, Warren Spahn in a 9-2 Cubs loss to the Giants. 

September 12, 1983
At Wrigley Field, Dick Ruthven pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout and the Cubs score 7 runs in the 6th inning in a 8-0 Cubs victory over the Expos. 

September 12, 1989
At Wrigley Field, Mike Bielecki pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Expos 2-0. 

Setpember 12, 1998
Sammy Sosa becomes just the 4th player in major league history to hit 60 home runs.  The 60th comes against Valerie De Los Santos in a 15-12 Cubs Victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field.  

Cubs had an incredible comeback in this win.  The Brewers scored 8 runs in the 3rd inning and had a 10-2 lead into the 5th and a 12-5 into the 7th. 

The Cubs scored 10 runs in the final 3 innings. 

In the 9th inning, Tyler Houston's 2-run single tied the game and Orlando Merced won the game with a 3-run walk-off home run.

Glenallen Hill went 4 for 5 with 4 runs scored, a HR and RBI. 

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September 13, 1931
Rogers Hornsby hits the first ever extra inning, pinch hit, grand slam home run in major league history.  At Wrigley Field, Hornsby's slam is a walk off as the Cubs defeat the Boston Braves, 11-7.  Hornsby is also player-manager for the Cubs in the 1931 season.

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.

September 13, 1953
Cubs defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers 3-2 at Wrigley Field in 10 innings.  Dee Fondy homers and triples & Joe Garagiola drives in the winning run on a walk-off RBI fielder's choice. 

Warren Hacker pitches all 10 innings to earn the win.

September 13, 1970
Cubs trail 2-1 into 9th inning when Don Kessinger ties the game with an
RBI single and Billy Williams wins it with a walk-off RBI single as Cubs
defeat the Pirates 3-2 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, 1995
Cubs blow a 6-3 lead in the 9th, but Shawon Dunston hits a walk-off RBI
single in the 13th, scoring Mark Grace as the Cubs defeat the Dodgers
7-6 at Wrigley Field.

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 as well.  The Cubs defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-10 at Wrigley Field

One day after scoring 10 runs in final 3 innings to defeat the Brewers 15-12, the Cubs and Brewers have another slugfest This one the Cubs win 11-10 with another walk-off hit.  This time Mark Grace gets the walk-off HR in the 10th inning after a 2-run, 9th inning rally on Sammy Sosa's HR and Gary Gaetti's RBI single that tied the game 10-10. 

September 13, 2005
Cubs defeat the Reds 4-3 in 10 innings at Wrigley Field in 10 innings
on Todd Walker's walk-off RBI single. 

Derrek Lee hits his 42nd home run of the season & 5 Cubs relief pitchers
pitch 4 scoreless innings to let Cubs come back to win (Williamson, Ohman,
Novoa, Dempster, Wuertz)

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September 14, 1941

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

September 14, 1957
Ernie Banks hits 3 home runs as Cubs defeat Pirates 7 -3.

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, 1974
At Shae Stadium, the Cubs defeat the Mets 12-0 behind Burt Hooton's 4-hit complete game shutout. 

September 14, 1980
At Shae Stadium, Dave Kingman homers twice in a 10-7 Cubs loss to the Mets. 

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

September 14, 1991
Cubs trail 5-0 into bottom of 6th inning but rally to defeat the Expos 7-5 in 10 innings. Chico Walker ties the game in the 9th inning and Hector Villaneuva wins it with a walk-off 2-run home run in the bottom of the 10th.

September 14, 2004
Cubs defeat the Pirates 3-2 on Corey Patterson walk-off HR in the 12th inning at Wrigley Field. 

September 14, 2008
At Miller Park, Carlos Zambrano pitches the first Cubs no-hitter since Milt Pappas in 1972.  The game was played at Miller Park in Milwaukee due to Hurricane Ike in Houston.  Zambrano struck out 10 and walked only 1 batter. 





September 14, 2016
At Busch Stadium, David Ross homers, Anthony Rizzo homers twice and
Jon Lester pitches 8 innings, giving up just 3 hits. 

September 15, 1968
At Connie Mack Stadium, Fergie Jenkins scatters 8 Phillies in a complete game 4-0 shutout. 

September 15, 1973
At Shae Stadium, Rick Reuschel scatters 10 Mets hits as the Cubs defeat the Mets 7-0. 

September 15, 1975 Game 1
Pirates score 3 runs in top of 9th to take a 5-4 lead over the Cubs, but Cubs rally to score 2 in the ninth to win it on Jerry Morales RBI double and Jose Cardenal's walk-off RBI double. 

September 15, 1976
At Jerry Parc, Ray Burris pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Expos 2-0. 

September 15, 1983
At Three Rivers Stadium, Ron Cey homers twice in an 8-4 Cubs loss to the Pirates. 

September 15, 1990
At Busch Stadium, Ryne Sandberg homers twice in a 6-2 Cubs win over the Cardinals. 

September 15, 1991
At Wrigley Field, Chico Walker hits 2 home runs (one to leadoff the game for the Cubs) in a 6-5 Cubs loss to the Expos in 10 innings on a walk-off walk. 

September 15, 2004
At Wrigley Field, Cubs hit 5 home runs, 2 by Sammy Sosa (one a grand slam) and 1 each by Derrek Lee, Neifi Perez & Michael Barrett in a 13-5 Cubs win over the Pirates. 

September 15, 2014 

Travis Wood & 3 Cubs relief pitchers shut out the Reds through 9 innings on 3 hits and Anthony Rizzo wins it with a walk-off home run in the 9th inning.  Cubs defeat the Reds 1-0 at Wrigley Field. 





September 16, 1949
Smokey Burgess ties game in 9th inning with RBI single and Mickey Owen's 10th inning RBI single is the walk-off hit in a 5-4 Cubs victory over the New York Giants.  

September 16, 1959, game 2

Ernie Banks RBI double ties the Pirates 2-2 in the 8th inning and Sammy
Taylor's walk-off, 2-run home run in the 9th inning gives Cubs a 4-2 over
Pirates at Wrigley Field. 

September 16, 1962
At Wrigley Field, Nelson Matthew's 1st inning grand slam is all that Bob Buhl needs as he pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Dodgers. 

September 16, 1971
At Shae Stadium, a great pitchers duel between the Cubs, Juan Pizarro & the Mets, Tom Seaver is 0-0 into the 8th inning until Pizarro hits a home run for the only run of the game in a 1-0 Cubs victory. 

September 16, 1972
At Wrigley Field, Cubs score 7 runs in the 3rd inning.  Pitcher, Burt Hooton hits a grand slam.  Cubs hit 5 home runs, 2 by Jose Cardenal, 1 each by Hooton, Billy Williams & Dave Rosello.  Cubs defeat the Mets and Tom Seaver 18-5. 

September 16, 1975
How about one of the worst games in Cubs history, at Wrigley Field,
the Pirates defeat the Cubs 22-0.  Rennie Stennett goes 7 for 7 with
5 runs scored, Dave Parker drives in 5 runs and John Candelaria pitches
a 3-hit complete game shutout over the Cubs. Stennett's 7 hits is only
the 2nd time in MLB history anyone has this many hits in a 9 inning game (Wilbert Robinson, 6/10/1892). 

September 16, 1995
At Jack Murphy Stadium, Sammy Sosa & Ken Caminetti (Padres) both hit
2 home runs in a 12-4 Padres victory over the Cubs. 

September 16, 1997
At Wrigley Field, Kevin Tapani pitches a 1-hit complete game shutout in a 5-0 Cubs victory over the Reds.  Bret Boone's 6th inning single is the only Reds hit. 

September 16, 2004
At Great American Ball Park, Aramis Ramirez drives in all 5 Cubs runs with 3 home runs, including the one that gives the Cubs the victory, a 2-run shot in the 7th.  Cubs defeat Reds 5-4. 

September 16, 2006
At Wrigley Field, Cubs defeat the Reds 4-0 as Rich Hill pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout. 

September 16, 2011
Marlon Byrd's walk-off infield RBI single gives Cubs a 4-3 victory over the Astros in 12 innings at Wrigley Field. 

September 16, 2012
At Wrigley Field, Cubs overcome a 6-1 early Pirates lead to win 13-9.  Anthony Rizzo homers twice, one a grand slam that gives the Cubs a lead in the 6th inning. 

September 16, 2014
At Wrigley Field, a preview of things to come as Jake Arrieta takes a no-hitter into the 8th inning until Brandon Phillips doubles to break it up.  Arrieta strikes out 13 in a 1-hit complete game shutout and doubles and scores a run in a 7-0 Cubs victory over the Reds.  







September 16, 2016
First day after clinching NL Central. Cubs score 2 in 9th 2 (Coghlan & Russell RBI singles). Miguel Montero gets the walk-off HR in 10th inning.



September 17, 1947
Bill Nicholson's 4th hit of the game is 2-run walk-off HR.  Cubs defeat the Giants 12-10 in GM2 of DH at Wrigley

September 17, 1953
Ernie Banks debut is not a good one for the Cubs as the Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Cubs 16-4.  Not a much better day for the Cubs great as Banks goes 0 for 3 and makes an error at shortstop.

September 17, 1988
At Wrigley Field, Darrin Jackson homers twice, including the 6th inning home run that gives the Cubs a lead as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 6-4.  Jeff Pico pitches 4 scoreless relief innings to earn the win. 

September 17, 1992
At Wrigley Field, Mike Morgan pitches a 2-hitter facing just 28 batters (one over minimum) as Cubs defeat the Phillies 3-0. 

September 17, 2003
At Wrigley Field, Doug Glanville leads off the game for the Cubs with a home run.  Aramis Ramirez leads off the 2nd inning with a home run & Kerry Wood pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout in a 2-0 Cubs win over the Mets. 

September 17, 2006
At Wrigley Field, Cubs hit 3 home runs and score 7 runs in the 1st inning in a 11-3 Cubs win over the Reds.  Cubs hit 6 home runs, 2 by Ryan Theriot, one each by Carlos Zambrano, Jacques Jones, Ronny Cedeno & Matt Murton

September 17, 2007
Mark DeRosa goes 5 for 5 with a home run and the game-winning, walk-off single to finish up a 3-run Cubs rally.  Cubs defeat Reds 7-6 at Wrigley Field.

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September 18
Happy Birthday, Ryne Sandberg


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, 1959
3 Cubs RP pitch 5 scoreless innings to allow Irv Noren's walk-off RBI single
in the 13th inning at Wrigley Field.  Cubs defeat Phillies 5-4. 

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, 1989
Mitch Williams first MLB hit is a home run.

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, 2004
At Great American Ball Park, Moises Alou homers twice as the Reds defeat the Cubs 6-5.

September 18, 2006
At Citizen's Bank Park, Aramis Ramirez hits two 3-run home runs and drives in 7 runs as the Cubs defeat the Phillies 11-6. 

September 18, 2008
Trailing 6-2 into the bottom of the ninth inning, Cubs score 4 runs to tie the game on Mark DeRosa's 2-out RBI single & Geovany Soto's 3-run home run.  Derrek Lee wins the game in the 12th with a walk-off RBI single.  

September 18, 2015
At Wrigley Field, Starlin Castro homers twice and drives in 6 runs as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 8-3.


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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, 1955
Ernie Banks hits his 5th grand slam of the 1955 season off Lindy McDaniel in the 7th inning against Lindy McDaniel of the St. Louis Cardinals.  The slam gives the Cubs a 5-0 lead that will lose as the Cardinals defeat the Cubs 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, game 1
Bob Gibson & Ken Holtzman in 1-1 tie going into 10th inning.  Jim Hickman's RBI double drives in Billy Williams for 2-1 walk-off victory.  Holtzman gives up just one run over 10 innings to earn the win. 

September 19, 1976
At Wrigley Field, Ray Burris pitches a 7-hit complete game shutout and Jerry Morales home run is the only run in a 1-0 Cubs victory over the Phillies. 

September 19, 1979
At Busch Stadium in 2nd game of a doubleheader, Dave Kingman's 2nd home run in top of the 9th ties the game and Jerry Martin's 10th inning home run gives the Cubs a 3-2 win and a split of the doubleheader. 

September 19, 1980
Trailing 3-2 into 9th inning, Ivan Dejesus RBI single ties the game and Jerry Martin wins it with walk-off RBI single as Cubs defeat the Phillies 4-3 at Wrigley Field.  

September 19, 1999
Glenallen Hill's 9th inning, 2-run HR ties game & Benito Santiago's 10th inning walk-off, RBI single wins it for Cubs 8-7 over Brewers 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, 2011
At Wrigley Field, Geovany Soto homers twice and drives in all 5 Cubs runs in a 5-2 Cubs victory over the Brewers. 

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September 20, 1953
In 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
Dodgers tie Cubs 2-2 with 2 runs in top of 9th on Don Demeter's 2-out, 2-run HR, but Bobby Thomson gives cubs a walk-off 3-2 victory on his
walk-off home run. 

September 20, 1963
At Wrigley Field, a great pitcher's duel between the Cubs, Dick Ellsworth and the Braves Denny Lemaster as there is no score until 2 outs in bottom of the 8th inning when Andre Rodgers home run gives the Cubs a 1-0 win. 

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

September 20, 1988, game 1
Jerry Mumphrey's 11th inning RBI single is the walk-off winner as Cubs defeat the Expos 5-4 at Wrigley Field in game 1 of a DH.  Rick Sutcliffe pitches all 11 innings to earn the win.  

September 20, 2014
At Wrigley Field, Chris Coghlan leads off the game with a home run and wins it for Cubs with a 2-run home run in the 8th inning as Cubs defeat the Dodgers 8-7.

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September 21, 1954
In GM1 of DH, Gene baker's 10th inning RBI single helps Cubs defeat Cardinals 4-3 at Wrigley.   Bob Rush 10 IP for win

September 21, 1965
At Wrigley Field, Ron Santo & Ernie Banks hit back to back 1st inning
home runs and Santo's 2nd home run in the 8th inning wins it for Cubs 7-5.
Santo drives in 6 of the 7 Cubs runs.  Santo's home run comes off Phils 22 year old rookie, Fergie Jenkins.  The first MLB run Fergie ever gave up, his first loss in his one and only regular season game pitched against the Cubs. 

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

September 21, 1971
At Wrigley Field, Cubs get just 3 hits, but one is 2-run home run by Ron Santo & Burt Hooton gives up just 2 hits to the Mets in a 3-0 complete game shutout over Tom Seaver and the Mets.

September 21, 1976
In GM2 of DH, Cubs defeat Pirates 2-1 on Manny Trillo's 13th inning,
walk-off RBI single.   Bruce Sutter 3 IP, 4 K's

September 21, 1979
At Wrigley Field, Lynn  McGlothlan pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout as Cubs defeat Pirates 2-0. 

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

September 21, 1997
Ryne Sandberg plays his final game at Wrigley Field and goes 2 for 3 in the game.

September 21, 2003
At PNC Park, Aramis Ramirez homers twice & Mark Prior pitches into the 8th inning and strikes out 14 batters in a 4-1 Cubs victory over the Pirates. 

September 21, 2007
At Wrigley Field, Aramis Ramirez 2nd 3-run home run of the day in the 6th inning breaks a 7-7 tie and helps gives Cubs a 13-8 win over the Pirates.

September 21, 2012
Darwin Barney's 2-run HR in 9th ties Cards & David Dejesus RBI single in
11th gives wins it 5-4.

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September 22, 1959
Trailing 4-3 into 9th inning, George Altman's walk-off, 2-run home run gives the Cubs a 5-4 Cubs victory over Giants at Wrigley Field. 

September 22, 1964

Cal Koonce  pitches 8 scoreless relief innings vs Dodgers & Don Drysdale
as Cubs beat Dodgers 1-0 at Wrigley Field.

September 22, 1967
Billy Williams scores the winning run on a wild pitch by Reds pitcher,
Ted Abernathy.  Cubs, Joe Niekro pitches all 10 innings to earn the win.
Cubs defeat the Reds 3-2. 

September 22, 1990
Andre Dawson steals his 300th base in an 11-5 loss to the Mets. He joins
Willie Mays as the 2nd player in MLB history with 300 steals, 300 home
runs and 2,000 hits. 

September 22, 2000
Cubs score 1 run in 8th to tie the game and win the game in 9th on a
walk-off RBI double by Rickey Gutierrez.  Jamie Arnold pitches 6 1/3 innings
giving up just one run, in relief of Kerry Wood in a 5-4 Cubs victory over the Cardinals. 

September 22, 2001
At Enron Field, Todd Hundley homers twice in a 8-4 Cubs loss to the Astros. 

September 22, 2007
At Wrigley field, Cubs hit 4 home runs, 2 by Alfonso Soriano, 1 each by Derrek Lee & Aramis Ramirez in a 9-5 win over the Pirates. 

September 22, 2015
At Wrigley Field, Jake Arrieta strikes out 11 and pitches a 3-hit complete game shutout.  Kris Bryant homers as Cubs defeat the Brewers 4-0. 

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

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

September 23, 1959
Cubs and Giants combine for 7 home runs (Gians: Orlando Cepeda & Willie
Mays (2), Cubs: Ernie Banks, Cal Neeman, Lee Walls, George Altman).  Cal
Neeman's HR is the walk-off home run in the 10th as Cubs defeat the Giants
9-8 at Wrigley Field. 

September 23, 1972
At Busch Stadium, Cubs sweep a doubleheader over Cardinals.  Burt
Hooton
shuts out the Cardinals and Bob Gibson 2-0 in game 1 and Cubs
bats come alive in game 2 as they defeat the Cardinals 15-1.  Joe Decker
& Bill Bonham combine on a 5-hitter in game 2. 

September 23, 1983
At Wrigley Field, Jody Davis homers twice and Dick Ruthven  pitches a complete game as Cubs defeat the Mets 4-1.

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, 1989
Cubs defeat Pirates 3-2 on Mitch Webster's 9th inning, walk-off RBI single.

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 sets an MLB record with his third 3 home run game of the year, but Cubs lose 7-6 to the Astros at Enron Field in Houston. 

September 23, 2014
Matt Szczur homers, Welington Castillo homers and gets the walk-off RBI in 10th inning. 

5 Cubs relievers pitch 4 2/3 innings coreless relief (Grimm, N Ramirez,  Strop, Rondon, Rosscup) in the Cubs 4-3 victory over the Cardinals. 

Welington Castillo walkoff RBI single

Happy birthday to Rafael Palmeiro & Kevin Millar


September 24, 1943
The smallest crowd in Wrigley Field history (314) watches Andy Pafko
make his Cubs debut.  In 3 at bats, Pafko drives in 4 runs with a single and a double as the Cubs defeat the Phillies 7-4 in 5 innings in a rain shortened game. 

September 24, 1964
Cubs 4 Dodgers 3, 9 innings
Cubs overcome a 3-1 Dodgers lead, John Bocabella's RBI single in the 8th inning makes it 3-2.  Don Kesssinger's RBI single in the 9th ties the game and Ron Santo wins it for the Cubs 4-3 with a walk-off sacrifice fly. 

September 24, 1966
At Wrigley Field, Fergie Jenkins pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Dodgers. 

September 24, 1974
In game 1 of a doubleheader, Rick Monday & Bill Madlock both hit 2 home runs (in same innings too, 1st & 6th).  Monday led off game for Cubs with HR.  Cubs defeat Expos 6-4. 

September 24, 1975
Both Tom Seaver & Rick Reuschel pitch 10 scoreless innings before the Cubs
load the bases in the bottom of the 11th inning and the game ends when
Skip Lockwood walks Bill Madlock scoring Rick Monday with the walk-off
walk.  Cubs defeat the Mets 1-0 in 11 innings at Wrigley Field

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, 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 24, 1995
Scott Servais RBI single in 9th inning ties game and Brian McRae sends Cubs fans home with a walk-off HR as Cubs defeat Pirates 3-2 in 10 innings at Wrigley Field. 

September 24, 2003
At Great American Ball Park, Shawn Estes pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout as Cubs defeat the Reds 8-0. 

September 24, 2017
At Miller Park, Jose Quintana strikes out 10 and pitches a 3-hit complete game shutout in a 3-0 Cubs victory.

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

September 25, 1948
Trailing 2-0 into 9th inning with 2 outs, Cubs get 4 consecutive singles (McCullough, Jeffcoat, Schenz & Verban).  Verban's single is the walk-off RBI as Cubs defdeat Cardinals 3-2 at Wrigley Field. 

September 25, 1960
At Wrigley Field, Glen Hobbie pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout as Cubs defeat the Cardinals 5-0. 

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

September 25, 1968
Ron Santo hits a walk-off grand slam in 9th inning to give Cubs a 4-1 victory over Dodgers At Wrigley Field.

September 25, 1985
Chris Speier's 9th inning, walk-off RBI single helps Cubs defeat the Mets 5-4 at Wrigley Field. 

September 25, 1989
At Olympic Stadium, Andre Dawson homers twice for the cubs, but the Expos come back to win the game scoring a run in the 9th and a walk-off RBI single by Jim Dwyer. 

September 25, 1995
At Wrigley Field, Frank Castillo is so close to a no-hitter, giving up the first hit with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth, a triple to Bernard Gilkey.  Castillo finishes with a 1-hit complete game shutout.  His game score of 96, calculated by ESPN is tied for MLB best in 1995 (Chuck Finley, May 23, 1995).

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

September 25, 2008
At Shae Stadium, Micah Hoffpauier goes 5 for 5 with 2 home runs, a double & 5 RBI, but it isn't enough as the Mets win 7-6 on a walk-off RBI single by Carlos Beltran. 

September 25, 2009
At AT&T Park in San Francisco, Carlos Zambrano pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout and drives in 2 runs off 2 Cy Young award winners (Tim Lincecum & Randy Johnson).  Cubs defeat the Giants 3-0. 

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September 26, 1938
Bill Lee's streak of 4 consecutive complete game shutouts streak ends, but he still pitches a CG and #Cubs win 6-3.

September 26, 1956
Cubs manage just 5 hits in 13 innings, but defeat Cardinals 3-2 on Solly Drakes walk-off RBI single at Wrigley Field. 

In relief, Warren Hacker pitches 5 scoreless innings & JIm Brosnan's 3 scoreless innings earns him the win. 

September 26, 1967
Lou Brock's 2nd home run of the game gives Cardinals a 7-6 lead into 9th inning, but Ron Santo homers to tie game & Randy Hundley wins it with a 2-out, walk-off RBI single.

September 26, 1971
Cubs lose to the Phillies 5-1 as Ernie Banks gets his final hit of his MLB career.  

September 26, 1972
At Jerry Parc in Montreal, Cubs defeat the Expos 6-0 as Milt Pappas pitches
a 4-hit complete game shutout. 

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. 

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September 27, 1930
Hack Wilson hits 2 home runs (55th and 56th of the season) and Pat Malone wins his 20th game of the season as the Cubs defeat the Reds 13-8 at Wrigley Field. 

September 27, 1935
At Sportsman's Park, Cubs clinch NL title with a 6-2 victory over Cardinals.
Bill Lee wins 20th game of season.

September 27, 1938 
Cubs cline the NL pennant to face the Yankees in the World Series.  In game 1 of the doubleheader, they defeat the Cardinals 6-2 as Bill Lee wins his 20th game of the season. 

Cubs win the 2nd game of the doubleheader for their 21st consecutive win and their 100th win of the season. 

September 27, 1961
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs hit 4 home runs, 2 by Danny Murphy, 1 each by
George Altman & Ken Hubbs as the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 5-2. 

September 27, 1965
At Connie Mack Stadium, Cubs & Phillies are scoreless into the 8th inning
until Billy Williams RBI single wins it for Cubs 1-0.  Larry Jackson pitches
a 4-hit complete game shutout.  Jim Bunning pitches a CG and strikes out 11
while taking the loss. 

September 27, 1972
At Jerry Parc, Rick Reuschel pitches a 4-hitter, Billy Williams hits a grand slam as the Cubs defeat the Expos 8-0. 

September 27, 1981
At Wrigley Field, Cubs earn a split of a DH vs Phillies with a 14-0 win.  Mike Krukow scatters 9 Phillies hits, Bill Buckner homers twice with 4 RBI.  Ty Waller drives in 4 runs & Steve Henderson goes 4 for 4. 

September 27, 1993
Randy Myers becomes the first Cub and NL player to record 50 saves in a season in a 7-3 Cubs victory over the Dodgers. 

September 27, 1996
At Wrigley Field, Brian McRae's 2nd home run of the game ties the game in the 9th, but the Pirates score 3 in 10th for a 7-4 win over the Cubs. 

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

September 27, 2003
Cubs sweep doubleheader to clinch the NL Central division.  Sammy Sosa hits 40th HR of season for 6th straight year.

September 27, 2006
Cubs 3 Brewers 2
Traillng 2-1 into 9th inning, Freddie Bynum solo HR to tie the game and
Henry Blanco's walkoff RBI single to win the game.

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

September 28, 1985
At Wrigley Field, Cubs defeat the Phillies 11-10.  Keith Moreland &
Ron Cey both hit 2 home runs and drove in 4 runs.  Shawon Dunston had
4 hits. 

September 28, 1995
Cubs 12 Astros 11, 11 innings
A wild game at Wrigley as Astros get help from 2 pinch hit home runs (James Mouton & Mike Brumley) and the game goes into extra innings tied 9-9.

In the 10th, both teams score runs.  Sammy Sosa's SF sends the game to the 11th inning.

In the top of the 11th inning, Brumley hits his HR to give Astros an 11-10 lead, but Cubs rally for 2 runs in bottom of 11th on Scott Bullett's RBI single and Mark Parent hits the walk-off RBI single for a 12-11 victory at Wrigley Field.

The game takes 4:51 to complete and 18 pitchers pitch in the game
(Astros 10, Cubs 8).

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

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September 28, 2002
Trailing 5-4 into 9th, Cubs score on Todd Hundley's RBI single and Bobby Hill sends Cubs fans home happy with a walk-off RBI single for a 5-4 Cubs victory over the Pirates at Wrigley Field.  

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, 2010
At Petco Park, Alfonso Soriano homers twice in a 5-2 Cubs win over the
Padres. 

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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
At Crosley Field, Billy Williams homers twice and Fergie Jenkins pitches a complete game victory (his 20th win of the season) as Cubs defeat the Reds 4-1. 

September 29, 1971
At Jerry Parc, Billy Williams homers twice, but Expos come back to defeat the Cubs 6-5 on a walk-off RBI single by Ron Hunt. 

September 29, 1976
At Three Rivers Stadium, Steve Renko pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout in a 1-0 victory over the Pirates and Larry Demery, who also pitched a CG, allowing just 3 hits, including a HR by Rick Monday.

September 29, 1995
Mike Hampton shuts down the Cubs for 8 1/3 innings, but Cubs come back to score 3 runs to send the game to 10th inning.  Luis Gonzalez drives in Mark Grace with an RBI single in 10th for a 4-3 Cubs walk-off victory. 

September 29, 2009
At Wrigley Field, Ryan Dempster pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout as Cubs defeat the Pirates 6-0. 

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

September 30, 1948
Cliff Chambers throws a 1-hit shutout as Cubs defeat Reds 1-0 at Wrigley Field.

September 30, 1970
At Shae Stadium, Bill Hands pitches a 7-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Mets 2-0. 

September 30, 1984
Cubs trail the Cardinals 1-0 into 9th inning, but Thad Bosley's RBI single off Bruce Sutter ties it and Keith Moreland's infield grounder ends up scoring Bosley for the winning run.  Cubs defeat the Cardinals 2-1 at Wrigley Field. 

September 30, 1992
At Wrigley Field, Greg Maddux wraps up the NL Cy Young award with a
complete game shutout of the Pirates for his 20th win of the season and
his final game as a Cubs pitcher until 2004.  Maddux will sign with the
Braves in the offseason and continue an amazing Hall of Fame career.  The
Cubs do bring Maddux back to the team in 2004 and have now retired his number 31 jersey (with Fergie Jenkins). 

September 30, 1998
In the 1st game of their NLDS series, the Braves defeat the Cubs, 7 - 1. 
Michael Tucker & Ryan Klesko hit home runs and John Smoltz gets the win. 

September 30, 2007
Alfonso Soriano hits his 14th home run of September.  A new team record for the month of September. 
 
September 30, 2016
At Great American Ball Park, Ben Zobrist was getting ready for the playoffs,
going 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored, a double, 2 home runs & 3 RBI as the Cubs
defeat the Reds 7-3. 

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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. 


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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!! 



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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. 

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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. 


 

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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. 

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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.

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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.


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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.  

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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)

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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. 


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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

 

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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.


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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.

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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. 



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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). 


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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. 


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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
7-0.

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.


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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. 


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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. 


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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.


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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.