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Nov 30, 2018

Cubs History, April 30. Billy Williams plays in 1,000 consecutive game

Cubs History, April 30. Billy Williams plays in his 1,000 consectuve game, the 1st NL player to ever do this. In 2008, Geovany Soto hits two 3-run home runs as Cubs defeat Brewers 19-5.

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Nov 30, 2018

Cubs History, April 29. Andre Dawson hits for the Cycle.

Cubs History, April 29. In 1935, Cubs score 10 runs in final 2 innings for 12-11 comeback win. Andre Dawson hits for the Cycle. Two 300 game winners match up (Greg Maddux/Roger Clemens) in 2005. Lee Elia rant.

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Nov 30, 2018

Cubs History, April 28. Hank Wyse pitches 1-hitter in 1945.

Cubs History, April 28. Hank Wyse (1945) & Dickie Noles (1982) both pitch 1-hitters. Scott Sanderson pitches a 2-hitter in 1984.

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Nov 30, 2018

Cubs History, April 27. Jody Davis 2 HR, 5 RBI in 1986 in 12-10 win

Cubs History, April 27. Jody Davis 2 HR, 5 RBI in 1986 gives Cubs 12-10 win. The birthday of Hall of Famer, Rogers Hornsby. Derrek Lee & Corey Patterson drive in all 8 runs in 2005 win over Reds (8-7)

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Nov 30, 2018

Cubs History, April 26. Don Zimmer walk-off home run in 1961.

Cubs History April 26. Don Zimmer hits a walk-off home run in 1961. Jack McCarthy throws out 3 runners at home in 1905. Bobby Murcer grand slam off Steve Carlton in 1978. Mike Harkey takes no-hitter into 8th inning in 1990. Ryne Sandberg breaks career HR record by 2B

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Nov 30, 2018

Cubs History, April 25. Rick Monday saves the American flag

Cubs History, April 25. Rick Monday saves the American flag. Claude Passeau homers and pitches a shutout. in 1948, Russ Mayer retires first 22 hitters and pitches a 1-hitter. Matt Clement takes a no-hitter into the 7th in 2004.

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Nov 30, 2018

Cubs History, April 24, Rogers Hornsby 3 HR game in 1931

Cubs History, April 24. Hippo Vaughn pitches a 1-hitter in Cubs 1918 home opener. Rogers Hornsby hits 3 HR in 1931. Sam Jones pitches a 2-hitter in 1955. Lee Walls hits 3 HR in 1958. Sandy Koufax strikes out 18 Cubs in 1962. Ken Holtzman's first MLB start in 1966.

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Nov 29, 2018

Cubs History, April 23. Fergie Jenkins Cubs homers in Cubs debut

Cubs History April 23. Fergie Jenkins earns win in his Cubs debut and hits HR. Rick Sutcliffe pitches shutout and hits home run in 1985. Andre Dawson hits his 300th career HR.

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Nov 29, 2018

Cubs History, April 22. Lon Warneke pitches 2nd straight 1-hitter

Cubs History, April 22. Lon Warneke pitches 2nd straight 1-hitter in 1934. Roy Smalley hits walk-off HR in 1950. Barry Foote homers twice with 8 RBI in 1980. Andre Dawson't grand slam in 1987 helps Cubs beat Cardinals.

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Nov 29, 2018

Cubs History, April 21, Jake Arrieta Cubs no-hitter

Cubs History, April 21. Jake Arrieta pitches a no-hitter, becoming just the 2nd Cubs pitcher post 1900 to pitch 2 no-hitters (Ken Holtzman), Bob Rush pitches shutout in Cubs 1950 home opener. Glen Hobbie pitches a 1-hitter in 1959.

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