Chicago Cubs in History (Part 2)

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  • 1962-09-05 Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 & consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th
  • 1962-09-30 NY Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play & beat NY 5-1
  • 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 Reds pitcher Jim Maloney throws his second no-hitter of the season in 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs

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1965-09-02 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his MLB 400th career HR (off Curt Simmons) in Chicago's 5-3 win v St. Louis at Wrigley Field; Simmons also gave up Willie Mays' 400th HR in 1963

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 1965-09-09 LA Dodgers future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax throws his 4th career no-hitter and first perfect game in a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium
  • 1965-10-03 Cubs lose season finale 6-3 to Pirates; Ernie Banks-Don Kessinger combine to tie MLB record of 3 triple plays in a season
  • 1967-04-20 NY Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins his 1st game, helps beat 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' at Wrigley Field, Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive MLB games played (896) as Chicago sweeps St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1 and 12-1

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
  • 1970-09-03 After playing a NL record 1,117 consecutive MLB games, Chicago Cubs outfielder Billy Williams asks to sit out

  • 1971-12-01 Chicago Cubs release longtime star and future Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, ending his 19-year MLB career; announce Banks will serve as a coach on manager Leo Durocher's staff; Banks finishes with 512 home runs and 1,636 RBI
  • 1972-09-02 Chicago Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas no-hits San Diego Padres, 8-0
  • 1972-10-03 Future Baseball Hall of Fame left-handed pitcher Steve Carlton wins 27th game as Philadelphia beats Cubs, 11-1 at Wrigley Field; almost half Phillies' 59 wins
  • 1973-05-08 Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs managerr 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 Philadelphia Phillies create MLB record when first 8 batters get hits off Bill Bonham, beat Cubs 13-5
  • 1975-09-16 Pittsburgh second baseman Rennie Stennett is second to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning MLB game as Pirates rout Chicago Cubs, 22-0 at Wrigley Field

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1976-04-17 NL greatest comeback: trailing 12-1, Philadelphia Phillies beat Chicago Cubs, 18-16 in 10 innings at Wrigley Field; Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive HRs

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1977-01-11 Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
  • 1979-05-17 Phillies beat Cubs, 23-22, on 50 hits with 11 HRs
  • 1981-05-16 Houston shortstop Craig Reynolds hits 3 triples as Astros beat Chicago 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 Due to a strike by MLB umpires, first 4 NLCS games played with replacement umpires; Game 1: Chicago Cubs beat SD 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
  • 1985-08-01 St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Vince Coleman steals 2 bases in 1st inning of 9-8 loss v Cubs to set a NL rookie record 74
  • 1986-05-03 Cubs 3rd baseman Ron Cey hits his 300th & 301st HR
  • 1986-09-03 Houston Astros & Chicago Cubs use MLB record 53 players, including 17 pitchers in a 2-day 18 inning marathon; Astros win 8-7

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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
  • 1987-09-02 Houston outfielder Kevin Bass becomes 1st NL player to switch hit HRs in a game twice in one season in Astros 10-1 win v Cubs

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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
  • 1988-08-06 Rich Gossage becomes the second player in MLB history to record 300 career saves as Cubs beat Phillies, 7-4
  • 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
  • 1989-10-04 SF Giants 1st baseman Will Clark hits first NLCS grand slam since 1977 in 11-3 win v Chicago Cubs; Clark goes 4-for-4 with 2 HRs to tie NLCS RBI record (6) for an entire series in less than 4 innings
  • 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
  • 1991-07-23 Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at and 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
  • 1993-11-03 Greg Maddux becomes first pitcher since Sandy Koufax to win the National League's Cy Young Award in successive MLB seasons and the first in successive seasons with different teams; Cubs 1992, Braves 1993
  • 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)

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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
  • 1998-09-04 NY Yankees beat Chicago WS, 11-6, to win their 100th game on the earliest date in MLB history besting the 1906 Chicago Cubs & 1954 Cleveland Indians by 5 days

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1999-10-03 St Louis 1st baseman Mark McGwire hits his 65th homer of the season in a rain shortened 9-5 win over Cubs at Busch Stadium; wins 2nd straight HR title over Sammy Sosa, who hits his 63rd HR in same game

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • 2001-09-01 Facing 4-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa hits the longest home run in Turner Field history as his 53rd of the season travels 471 feet to straight away center
  • 2001-10-02 Cubs right fielder Sammy Sosa becomes first player in MLB history to total 60 home runs in three seasons; Chicago slugger connects off Reds starter Lance Davis to reach milestone in 5-4 loss
  • 2002-05-01 Padres closer Trevor Hoffman sets MLB record for saves for one team (321) in 4-3 win v Chicago Cubs in San Diego
  • 2002-08-06 32-year old reliever Robb Nen becomes 16th and youngest closer to record 300 career saves as he protects Giants 11-10 lead v Cubs
  • 2003-10-05 Chicago Cubs win their first MLB postseason series since the 1908 World Series with 5-1 win v Atlanta Braves in Game 5 NLDS at Turner Field

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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
  • 2004-08-07 Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux enters the history books with his 300th career win in the Chicago's 8-4 triumph v San Francisco at SBC Park
  • 2005-10-25 Then longest Baseball World Series game in time (5 hours, 41 mins) and tied longest in innings (14, tied with Game 2, 1916 WS and Game 1, 2015 WS); Chicago White Sox beat Houston Astros, 7-5 game 3 at Minute Maid Park, Houston
  • 2007-08-05 Atlanta left-hander Tom Glavine becomes only the 23rd pitcher in MLB history to reach the 300 win milestone as the Braves beat Cubs, 8-3
  • 2014-07-29 Chicago Cubs player John Baker scores the win against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field in the longest game in Cubs history
  • 2016-11-02 Chicago Cubs beat Cleveland Indians, 8-7 in Game 7 at Progressive Field, Cleveland; first Cubs' Baseball World Series win in 108 years

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2017-02-14 Laureus World Sports Awards, Monte-Carlo Sporting, Monaco: Sportsman: Usain Bolt; Sportswoman: Simone Biles; Team: Chicago Cubs

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
Gymnast Simone Biles
Gymnast
Simone Biles

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