1935 Chicago Cubs

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1935 Chicago Cubs / Franchise: Chicago Cubs / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 100-54, Finished 1st in National League (1935 NL)

Clinched Pennant: September 27, 1935, At St. Louis Cardinals

Managed by Charlie Grimm

Coaches: Red Corriden and Roy Johnson

Ballpark: Wrigley Field

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1935 Chicago Cubs set a National League record with a 21-game winning streak that started on September 4th with an 8-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies and lasted until the second game of a doubleheader on September 27th. It ended with a 7-5, extra-innings loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on September 28th, the season's penultimate day. The Cubs had been in third place, 2 1/2 games back of first, when the streak started. They reached a tie for first place on September 13th and were up by 6 games by the time of their last win. The Cubs went on to meet the Detroit Tigers in the 1935 World Series, but lost in 6 games.

The winning streak is the longest in National League history that does not include any tie games; the 1880 Chicago White Stockings, a direct ancestor of this team, also had a 21-game winning streak, but with a tie included. In setting the record for consecutive wins, the Cubs beat that team (their last 20 wins were consecutive) as well as the 1884 Providence Grays who also won 20 consecutive games. The major league record was also shared by the 1884 St. Louis Maroons of the Union Association. The 1916 New York Giants had put together a 27-game unbeaten streak, but with a tie in the middle. The Cubs lost the major league record when the 2017 Cleveland Indians won 22 straight games.

Awards and Honors[edit]

World Series[edit]

Main article: 1935 World Series
Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Cubs – 3, Tigers – 0 October 2 Navin Field 47,391
2 Cubs – 3, Tigers – 8 October 3 Navin Field 46,742
3 Tigers – 6, Cubs – 5 (11 innings) October 4 Wrigley Field 45,532
4 Tigers – 2, Cubs – 1 October 5 Wrigley Field 49,350
5 Tigers – 1, Cubs – 3 October 6 Wrigley Field 49,237
6 Cubs – 3, Tigers – 4 October 7 Navin Field 48,420

Further Reading[edit]

  • Doug Feldmann: September Streak: The 1935 Chicago Cubs Chase the Pennant, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2003.
  • Gregory H. Wolf: "World Series Opponents: The 1935 Chicago Cubs", in Scott Ferkovich, ed.: Detroit the Unconquerable: the 1935 World Champion Tigers, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, pp. 206-210. ISBN 978-1-933599-78-6


  • Washington Post: "Cubs win flag as they beat Cardinals twice for 21st game", Historicnewspapers.com, September 28, 1935

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