Today in Cubs History: April 28
1999: Marlins P Archie Corbin ties the major league record with four strikeouts in the 7th inning against the Cubs. Tyler Houston, who was his 2nd K victim, reaches 1st on a wild pitch. Wilson Alvarez, on July 21, 1997, is the last to strike out four in an inning.
1998: OF Tony Gwynn leads San Diego to a 7–3 win over the Cubs as he strokes five hits, including a home run, scores three runs, and drives home 2. It is his 9th game of five or more hits (one 6-hit game) placing him 3rd on the all-time list behind Ty Cobb (14) and Rose (10).
1982: The Cubs Dickie Noles pitches his first career complete game, a 6–0 one-hitter over Tom Seaver and the Reds. The only hit off Noles is Eddie Milner's single leading off the 4th inning.
1972: Cubs 1B Joe Pepitone, sidelined with a stomach ailment, returns to the lineup and smashes two three-run homers as the Cubs beat the Reds, 10-8. It's the Cubs first win in nine games and Fergie Jenkins 1st win of the year. Monday and Cardenal also homer for Chicago.
1945: The Cubs Hank Wyse tosses a one-hitter over the Pirates, winning, 6-0. The only Pittsburgh hit was by Bill Salkeld in the 8th inning.
1937: In a game against the Reds, Cubs P Larry French gets a bone broken in his right hand when he is hit by Ernie Lombardi's line drive.
1927: The Giants take first place in the NL when the Cubs rake Pirates pitching for 17 hits and 8 walks in a 16-4 win
1906: It's the only time two managers steal home on the same day. Cubs pilot Frank Chance steals in the 9th to give Chicago a 1-0 win over the Reds, and Fred Clarke matches it in the Pirates' 10-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals
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