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Cubs History-May

Cubs History-May

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May 29 Happy Birthday to former Chicago Cub, Jerry Hairston Jr. I just noticed that he also attended high school in IL (Naperville).

May 13, 2009 Alfonso Soriano hits his 53rd career home run to lead off a game to tie Craig Biggio for 2nd place on the all-time list behind Rickey Henderson.

May 3, 2012. Happy Birthday to Ryan Dempster. In 2012, Dempsters pitched on his birthday and the opposing pitcher for the Reds, Homer Bailey shares Dempster's May 3rd birthday. It is believed to be the only time in Major league history that 2 starting pitchers shared the same birthday on the same day pitched.

May 24, 1964 Lou Brock, of the Chicago Cubs steals home for the first time. Billy Williams also steals second base.

May 2 Happy Birthday to former Cubs player and current Cubs announcer, Keith Moreland

May 25, 2008 Sad day in Chicago Cubs history as former Cubs pitcher, Geremi Gonzalez dies after being struck by lightning. Photo from

May 26 Happy Birthday former Manager and General Manager of the Chicago Cubs, Jim Frey Photo from Flickr

May 26, 1997 Both Sammy Sosa and Tony Womack (for the Pirates) hit an inside the park home run in the same inning. Cubs defeat the Pirates 2-1. Photo from Bleed Cubbie Blue who has Sosa as #3 on the top 100 Chicago Cubs of all time.

May 20, 2006 Michael Barrett and AJ Piersynski keep the Cubs and White Sox rivalry alive with one of the more well-known baseball fights in recent memory. 2 links below, one with the attached picture about the "Curse of Michael Barrett" and the 2nd with a link to the video of this incident. www.thisdayinchic...

The Curse of Michael Barrett | Baseball Chatter |

May 18, 2012 Kerry Wood strikes out Dayan Viciedo and retires. Class act and one of my favorite Cubs of all time.

May 17, 1979 A historic slugfest at Wrigley Field as the Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Chicago Cubs 23-22. Dave Kingman hits 3 home runs, Mike Schmidt hits 2 home runs, including the game winning home run against Bruce Sutter. Bleed Cubbie Blue website has Kingman as #75 on the list of top 100 Chicago Cubs of all-time.

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #75 Dave Kingman

May 16, 1996 Amaury Telemaco's debut with the Chicago Cubs is an impressive one as gives up just one hit over 7 innings as the Cubs defeat the Houston Astro's in Houston. Photo from Agony and Ivy

May 15, 1960 Don Cardwell, in his first game pitched for the Chicago Cubs, pitches a no-hitter defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 in the 2nd game of a double-header. Cardwell walked just one batter, Alex Grammas with just one out in the first inning and retired the next 26 batters. The video is good, however it does leave you in suspense with just 2 outs. Cardwell does retire Hall of Famer, Stan Musial to complete the no-hitter.

May 14, 1978 Dave Kingman hits 3 HR's and drives in 8 runs in a 10-7 win over Dodgers in 15 innings in Los Angeles. Photo from Agony and Ivy.

May 6, 1998 First baseman Mark Grace (left) and catcher Sandy Martinez celebrate Wood's 20-strikeout, 1- hit performance on May 6, 1998

May 8, 1973 One of the more interesting trivia questions. Frank Robinson is commonly known as the first black manager in major league baseball, but on this day, Ernie Banks replaces Whitey Lockman as manager in a victory over the San Diego Padres 3-2 in 12 innings.

May 12, 1959 Roberto Clemente hits one of the longest home runs in the history of Wrigley Field. A shot reportedly measured at 500 feet that came very close to hitting the center field scoreboard.

May 4, 1970 Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run against Pat Jarvis. Photo from Sports

May 3, 1930 Charlie Root throws a 10-inning one-hit shutout to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field. He also doubles and scores the winning run. Charlie Root is listed as #14 on the greatest Cubs of all-time by the website Bleed Cubbie Blue. Photo from Bleed Cubbie Blue.

The Top 100 Cubs Of All Time - #14 Charlie Root