Chicago Cubs in History (Part 2)

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  • 1963-09-24 Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
  • 1964-04-21 Pirates & Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5
  • 1965-08-19 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 2nd no-hitter of year beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0

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1965-09-02 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his 400th HR (off Curt Simmons)

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 1965-09-09 Sandy Koufax pitches his 4th no-hitter, a perfect game vs Cubs (1-0)
  • 1965-10-03 Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season
  • 1967-04-20 NY Met Tom Seaver's 1st victory, beats Cubs, 6-1
  • 1967-06-11 Chicago Cubs (7) & NY Mets (4) tie record of 11 HRs in a game
  • 1968-05-21 Cubs Billy Williams sets outfielder record of 695 straight game

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1969-06-29 On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1969-07-09 Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
  • 1969-08-10 Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
  • 1970-04-30 Cubs Billy Williams is 1st NLer to play in 1,000 consecutive games
  • 1971-12-01 Cubs release Ernie Banks & sign him as a coach
  • 1973-05-08 Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs mgr Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, technically becoming baseball's 1st African American manager
  • 1973-10-25 Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris
  • 1973-12-05 Chicago Cubs Ron Santo becomes 1st baseball player to invoke 10-5 rule and veto his trade (with the California Angels)
  • 1974-10-23 Cubs trade Billy Williams to A's for Manny Trillo, Knowles & Locker
  • 1975-08-05 Phillies 1st 8 batters get hits for a record, beat Cubs 13-5
  • 1975-09-16 Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7
  • 1977-01-11 Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
  • 1977-07-04 Cubs use fielder Larry Bittner as a pitcher
  • 1979-05-17 Phillies beat Cubs, 23-22, on 50 hits with 11 HRs
  • 1981-05-16 Houston Astro Craig Reynolds hits 3 triples beating Cubs 6-1
  • 1982-01-27 Philadelphia trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus
  • 1982-05-13 Chicago Cubs win their 8,000th (beat Astros)
  • 1982-08-17 LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18)
  • 1982-08-18 Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
  • 1984-05-25 Red Sox trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner
  • 1984-05-30 NL suspends Mario Soto 5 days for Reds-Cubs fight on May 27th
  • 1984-09-20 Cubs break 2 million in home attendance for 1st time
  • 1984-09-24 Cubs clinch NL East title
  • 1984-10-02 In 1st LCS game played with replacement umps, Cubs beat Padres 13-0
  • 1984-10-07 MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Chicago Cubs, 3 games to 2
  • 1984-10-23 Cubs Rick Sutcliffe, selected as a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young
  • 1986-05-03 Cubs 3rd baseman Ron Cey hits his 300th & 301st HR
  • 1986-09-03 Astros & Cubs use a record 53 players in an 18 inning game

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1986-09-29 Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 1987-04-03 Cubs trade Dennis Eckersley to A's for 3 minor leaguers
  • 1987-06-03 Cubs & Astro tie Oriole & Ranger record of 3 grand slams in a game
  • 1987-08-16 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs, 23-9

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1987-11-18 Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st player from a last-place club to win an MVP

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1988-02-23 Chicago gives Cubs right to install lights & play up to 18 night games
  • 1988-08-08 Cubs & Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1
  • 1988-08-09 Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field
  • 1989-06-06 Mets turn their 1st triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4
  • 1989-10-09 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1
  • 1989-11-08 Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year
  • 1990-05-18 Cubs Ryne Sandberg ends 2nd baseman record 123 errorless game streak
  • 1990-06-12 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning
  • 1990-08-01 Stanton Cook becomes CEO of Chicago Cubs

  • 1991-05-01 Milwaukee Brewers beat Chicago Cubs, 10-9, in 19 innings
  • 1991-07-23 Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at & hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5
  • 1991-07-29 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium (Mets beat Cubs 6-0)
  • 1991-08-25 Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
  • 1993-09-26 Cubs bat out of order against Pirates in 2nd inning
  • 1994-04-04 Cubs Karl "Tuffy" Rhodes, hit 3 HRs in 1993 hits 3 HRs on opening
  • 1995-05-23 47th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, K Foster (Cubs)/M Freeman (Rocks)
  • 1997-04-04 Braves officially open Turner Field against Cubs
  • 1997-04-20 Cubs beat NY Mets ending NL worst opening, lost 14 straight games
  • 1997-05-10 Chicago Cubs turn baseballs 68th triple play (vs SF Giants)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1997-05-26 Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • 1997-07-12 Cubs play in their 5,000th consecutive game without being no-hit

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2003-10-14 Fan Steve Bartman deflects the ball away from Chicago Cubs outfielder Moises Alou. Cubs give up eight runs in the inning and lose to the Marlins 8-3, and the Bartman incident is seen as the turning point in the series

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • 2003-10-15 MLB National League Championship: Florida Marlins beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3
  • 2004-02-18 Greg Maddux signs with the Chicago Cubs, the team he began his career with
  • 2016-11-02 MLB World Series: Chicago Cubs defeat Cleveland Indians in game 7, 8-7, 1st Cubs series win for 108 years

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