October 10, 2003

October 10, 2003

#OnThisDay in @chicagocubs history ▸ The Cubs take a 2-1 game advantage in the NLCS when they beat the Florida @marlins in extra innings at Pro Player Stadium, 5-4. The eventual winning run scores in the top of the 11th when Doug Glanville triples off Florida’s Braden Looper to plate Kenny Lofton, who had singled after the first out was made in the frame.

September 29, 1986

September 29, 1986

#OnThisDay in @chicagocubs history ▸ Cubs’ rookie pitcher Greg Maddux faces off against @phillies’ rookie Mike Maddux at Veterans Stadium marking the first, and only, time in @mlb history that two rookie brothers started against each other.

Younger brother Greg got the better of his older sibling, as the Cubs went on to an 8-3 victory over Philadelphia.

jrboeke: September 17, 1953 #OTD in @chicagoc…


September 17, 1953

#OTD in @chicagocubs​ history ▸

Ernie Banks becomes the first African-American ballplayer to appear in a Cubs uniform during a 14-4 shellacking by the @phillies. Only 2,793 fans were on hand at @wrigleyfield to see Banks’ debut (0-3, 1xBB and 1 run scored), but many more would go on to see him before his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977…

September 12, 1998

September 12, 1998

#OnThisDay in @chicagocubs history ▸ Newly acquired utility man Orlando Merced upstages Sammy Sosa’s 60th homer by blasting a ninth inning, three-run, walk-off homer to cap the Cubs comeback from a 10-2 deficit, giving the Cubs a 15-12 victory over the visiting Milwaukee @brewers, keeping the Cubs in contention for the 1998 wild card slot.

September 2, 2018#OnThisDay in @chicagocubs hi…

September 2, 2018

#OnThisDay in @chicagocubs history ▸ Javy Báez hits his 30th home run and notches his 100th RBI of the season during the sixth inning of the Cubs 8-1 victory over the @phillies, becoming
the fourth Cubs middle infielder to record a 30-homer, 100-RBI
season, joining Hall of Famers Rogers Hornsby, Ernie Banks, and Ryne

Baez is also becomes fifth Cubs player to reach those marks within, or before, their age-25 season, joining Banks (1955), Kris Bryant (2016), Anthony Rizzo (2015) and Ron Santo (1964, ‘65).

August 29, 2014#OnThisDay in @chicagocubs hist…

August 29, 2014

#OnThisDay in @chicagocubs history

Justin Grimm records 4 strikeouts while closing out the 9th inning of the Cubs 7-2 victory over the @stlcardinals at Busch Stadium.

Grimm’s feat is the 7th time that a Cubs pitcher strikes out 4 opposing players in a single inning, setting the @mlb team record.