May 5, 1938: Al Epperly wins starting debut as Cubs pulverize Phillies

Longtime Chicago Tribune writer Irving Vaughan left no doubt…

September 28, 1938: Hartnett hits Homer in the Gloamin'

Pittsburgh manager Pie Traynor trudged back to the Belmont Hotel…

October 5, 1938: Yankees' Red Ruffing shackles Cubs in World Series opener

After a six-year hiatus, the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees…

October 6, 1938: Sore-armed Dizzy Dean loses Game Two on Crosetti's late homer

Knowing visitors to Wrigley Field realize upon entering the venerated…

July 4, 1939: Cubs' Hank Leiber provides fireworks with three home runs

Sixteen games into the 1939 season, Cubs player-manager Gabby…

July 1, 1943: All-American Girls play first game under the lights at Wrigley Field

Members of the Kenosha Comets of the All-American Girls Base…

July 18, 1944: AAGPBL plays in second night game ever at Wrigley Field

The second night game ever played at Wrigley Field was a Red…

October 6, 1945: Goat, Trout leave Cubs cursed and 'Dizzy' in Game 4

For Dizzy Trout, the 30-year-old right-hander, no victory had…

October 10, 1945: Newhouser leads Tigers to Game 7 victory

The Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers in the 1907 and…

August 10, 1946: Cobb meets Wagner in the Windy City for high school all-star game

In 1946, the Esquire’s All-American Boys’ Baseball Game,…

July 8, 1947: NL pitching dominates in All-Star Game at Wrigley Field

The 1947 All-Star Game was played for the first time in Wrigley…

June 28, 1950: Cubs' Roy Smalley hits for the cycle and drives in four

The Chicago Cubs “swished home run bats that belted big George…

August 28, 1950: Cubs' Hank Sauer slams three home runs

Hank Sauer’s major-league career didn’t flourish until he…

June 11, 1952: Cubs' Hank Sauer gets second home run 'hat trick'

Before Yogi Berra came up with his now famous quip, “It looks…

April 17, 1954: Cubs thump Cardinals in NL’s longest 9-inning game

Near the end of March 1954, Stan Hack was suddenly named to become…

July 2, 1957: Cubs waste Lee Walls’ cycle

Only two months had passed since outfielder Lee Walls was traded…

September 2, 1957: Braves' Aaron, Cubs' Banks shine in Labor Day shootout at Wrigley

The Braves’ move from Boston to Milwaukee in 1953, the major-leagues’…

September 14, 1957: Ernie Banks blasts three home runs in win over Pirates

The Chicago Cubs were going nowhere fast heading into a mostly…