July 17, 1966

July 17, 1966

#OnThisDay in @chicagocubs history ▸ Billy Williams hits for a natural cycle, scoring 4 times and driving in 2 RBIs to propel the Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the @stlcardinals in the second game of a Sunday doubleheader. 

Williams becomes the first Cub player, and 8th @mlb player, to get the hits of their cycle in “natural” order (single, double, triple, and home run).  Not to be outdone, Cubs pitcher Fergie Jenkins hurls a perfect 2 innings of relief to earn the save and preserve rookie Ken Holtzman’s win.

July 12, 2001

July 12, 2001

#OnThisDay in @chicagocubs history ▸ Shortstop Ricky Gutiérrez becomes the first Cubs player to hit a regular season grand slam against the White Sox.

Gutiérrez’s shot comes off of Sox righty Jon Garland in the 8th inning of the @wrigleyfield contest to give the Cubs a 5-1 victory in this cross-town classic game.

July 3, 1960

July 3, 1960

#OTD in @chicagocubs history ▸ third baseman Ron Santo gets his first, of 342 career, @mlb​ home runs off @cincinnatireds pitcher Jim O’Toole. The first inning bomb (to deep left field) comes with two on and two out and sparks the Cubs to a 7-5 victory.

h/t: image credit – Cards That Never Were