List of Chicago Cubs Opening Day starting pitchers

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Carlos Zambrano was the Cubs' Opening Day starting pitcher from 2005 to 2010.

The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball franchise based in Chicago that plays in the National League Central division. In the history of the franchise, it has also played under the names Chicago White Stockings, Chicago Colts and Chicago Orphans. The first game of the new baseball season for a team is played on Opening Day, and being named the Opening Day starter is an honor, which is often given to the player who is expected to lead the pitching staff that season,[1] though there are various strategic reasons why a team's best pitcher might not start on Opening Day.[2] The Cubs have used 68 different starting pitchers on Opening Day since they first became a Major League team in 1876. The Cubs have a record of 74 wins, 60 losses and 2 ties in their Opening Day games.

The Cubs have played in seven different home ball parks.[3] They have played at their current home, Wrigley Field, since 1916.[3] They have a record of 22 wins, 21 losses and 1 tie in Opening Day games at Wrigley Field. They had an Opening Day record of six wins, one loss and one tie at their other home ball parks, for a total home record in Opening Day games of 28 wins, 22 losses and 2 ties. Their record in Opening Day away games is 46 wins and 38 losses.

Ferguson Jenkins holds the Cubs record for most Opening Day starts with seven, in which his record was two wins, two losses and three no decisions. Carlos Zambrano has made six Opening Day starts. Larry Corcoran, Clark Griffith, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Charlie Root and Rick Sutcliffe have each made five Opening Day starts for the Cubs. Orval Overall, Lon Warneke, Bob Rush, Larry Jackson and Rick Reuschel each made four Opening Day starts for the Cubs, and Bill Hutchinson, Jon Lieber, Claude Passeau, Jack Taylor and Hippo Vaughn each made three such starts.

Five Cubs' Opening Day starting pitchers have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Griffith, Alexander, Jenkins, Al Spalding and John Clarkson.[4] In addition, 300–game winner Greg Maddux was the Cubs' Opening Day starting pitcher in 1992.[5] The Cubs have won the modern World Series championship twice, in 1907 and 1908.[6] Overall was the Cubs' Opening Day starting pitcher both seasons, and the Cubs won both of those Opening Day games.[7][8] Don Cardwell was the Cubs' Opening Day starting pitcher against the Houston Colt .45s on April 10, 1962, the first game in Houston's history.[9][10] The Cubs lost the game by a score of 11–2.[9][10]

Key[edit]

Season Each year is linked to an article about that particular Cubs season.
W Win
L Loss
T Tie game
ND (W) No decision by starting pitcher; Cubs won game
ND (L) No decision by starting pitcher; Cubs lost game
(W) Cubs won game; no information on starting pitcher's decision
(L) Cubs lost game; no information on starting pitcher's decision
Final score Game score with Cubs runs listed first
Location Stadium in italics for home game
(#) Number of appearances as Opening Day starter with the Cubs
* Advanced to the post-season
** National League Champions
World Series Champions

Pitchers[edit]

African-American man wearing a blue shirt and a white sportsjacket riding on a blue vehicle.
Ferguson Jenkins made seven Opening Day starts for the Cubs.
White man with beard and mustache standing on a baseball field with his hand in his mouth, wearing a white Cubs uniform with blue pinstripes and no cap.
Rick Sutcliffe made five Opening Day starts for the Cubs.
A pitcher finishing his delivery. Pitcher appears to be throwing on the sidelines.
Grover Cleveland Alexander made five Opening Day starts for the Cubs.
Baseball card showing a head shot of a man facing forward wearing a white hat with a "C" on it. The card says "Cubs" in the upper right corner and says "Ed Reulbach of the Chicago Nationals" on the bottom.
Ed Reulbach was the Cubs' Opening Day starting pitcher in 1911.
Baseball card showing a head shot of a man facing forward wearing a white hat with a "C" on it. The card says "Cubs" in the upper right corner and says "Orval Overall of the Chicago Nationals" on the bottom.
Orval Overall made four Opening Day starts for the Cubs.
White man in medium shot. Man has receding hairline and mustache. He is wearing a collared shirt and a button down sweater or pinstriped jacket.
John Clarkson made two Opening Day starts for the Cubs.
Baseball card with photo of full shot of man standing wearing a baseball uniform. The cap is dark and the shirt says "Indianapolis". Near the top of the photo are the words "Old Judge Cigarettes" and near the bottom are the words :CORCORAN, P, Indianapolis. At the bottom of the card beneath the photo it states "GOODWIN & CO. New York.
Larry Corcoran made five Opening Day starts for the Cubs.
Closeup sketch of man with dark hair and a handlebar mustache. Man's head is turned 3/4 towards the camera and he is wearing a jacket and collar.
Fred Goldsmith was the Cubs' Opening Day starting pitcher in 1883.
Season Pitcher Decision Final
score
Opponent Location Ref(s)
1876** Al Spalding (W) 4–0 Louisville Grays Louisville Baseball Park [11]
1877 George Bradley (W) 6–5 Hartford Dark Blues 23rd Street Grounds [12]
1878 Terry Larkin (W) 5–4 Indianapolis Blues South Street Park [13]
1879 Terry Larkin (2) (W) 4–3 Syracuse Stars Lake Front Park [14]
1880** Larry Corcoran (W) 4–3 Cincinnati Reds Bank Street Grounds [15][16]
1881** Larry Corcoran (2) (W) 8–5 Cleveland Spiders Lake Front Park [17]
1882** Larry Corcoran (3) L 5–7 Buffalo Bisons Riverside Grounds [18]
1883 Fred Goldsmith (W) 7–4 Detroit Wolverines Recreation Park [19]
1884 Larry Corcoran (4) (L) 3–15 New York Gothams Polo Grounds [20]
1885** Larry Corcoran (5) L 2–3 St. Louis Maroons Union Grounds [21]
1886** John Clarkson (W) 6–5 Kansas City Cowboys Association Park [22]
1887 John Clarkson (2) (L) 2–6 Pittsburgh Pirates Recreation Park [23]
1888 George Van Haltren W 5–4 Indianapolis Hoosiers Seventh Street Park [24]
1889 Bill Hutchinson (L) 5–8 Pittsburgh Pirates Recreation Park [25]
1890 Bill Hutchinson (2) (W) 5–4 Cincinnati Reds League Park [26]
1891 Pat Luby (W) 7–6 Pittsburgh Pirates Exposition Park [27]
1892 Ad Gumbert (W) 14–10 St. Louis Browns Sportsman's Park [28]
1893 Willie McGill (L) 1–10 Cincinnati Reds League Park [29]
1894 Bill Hutchinson (3) (L) 6–10 Cincinnati Reds League Park [30]
1895 Clark Griffith (W) 10–7 St. Louis Browns Robison Field [31]
1896 Danny Friend (W) 4–2 Louisville Colonels Eclipse Park [32]
1897 Clark Griffith (2) L 7–8 Cincinnati Reds League Park [33]
1898 Clark Griffith (3) (W) 2–1 St. Louis Browns Robison Field [34]
1899 Clark Griffith (4) (W) 15–1 Louisville Colonels Eclipse Park [35]
1900 Clark Griffith (5) (W) 13–10 Cincinnati Reds League Park [36]
1901 Jack Taylor (W) 8–7 St. Louis Cardinals Robison Field [37]
1902 Jack Taylor (2) W 6–1 Cincinnati Reds Palace of the Fans [38]
1903 Jack Taylor (3) L 1–2 St. Louis Cardinals Robison Field [39]
1904 Jake Weimer (L) 2–3 Cincinnati Reds Palace of the Fans [40]
1905 Carl Lundgren (W) 6–1 St. Louis Cardinals Robison Field [41]
1906** Carl Lundgren (2) (W) 7–2 Cincinnati Reds Palace of the Fans [42]
1907 Orval Overall (W) 6–1 St. Louis Cardinals West Side Park II [7]
1908 Orval Overall (2) (W) 6–5 Cincinnati Reds Palace of the Fans [8]
1909 Orval Overall (3) (W) 3–1 St. Louis Cardinals West Side Park II [43]
1910** Orval Overall (4) (L) 0–1 Cincinnati Reds Palace of the Fans [44]
1911 Ed Reulbach T 3–3 St. Louis Cardinals West Side Park II [45][46]
1912 King Cole (L) 6–10 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [47]
1913 Jimmy Lavender (L) 3–5 St. Louis Cardinals West Side Park II [48]
1914 Larry Cheney (L) 1–10 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [49]
1915 Hippo Vaughn (W) 7–2 St. Louis Cardinals West Side Park II [50]
1916 George McConnell (W) 7–1 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [51]
1917 Hippo Vaughn (2) (W) 5–3 Pittsburgh Pirates Wrigley Field [52]
1918** Grover Cleveland Alexander (L) 2–4 St. Louis Cardinals Robison Field [53]
1919 Hippo Vaughn (3) (W) 5–1 Pittsburgh Pirates Wrigley Field [54]
1920 Grover Cleveland Alexander (2) (L) 3–7 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [55]
1921 Grover Cleveland Alexander (3) W 5–2 St. Louis Cardinals Wrigley Field [56][57]
1922 Grover Cleveland Alexander (4) W 7–3 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [58][59]
1923 Tiny Osborne L 2–3 Pittsburgh Pirates Wrigley Field [60][61]
1924 Vic Aldridge L 5–6 St. Louis Cardinals Sportsman's Park [62][63]
1925 Grover Cleveland Alexander (5) W 8–2 Pittsburgh Pirates Wrigley Field [64][65]
1926 Wilbur Cooper ND (L) 6–7 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [66][67]
1927 Charley Root W 10–1 St. Louis Cardinals Wrigley Field [68][69]
1928 Charley Root (2) L 1–5 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [70][71]
1929** Charley Root (3) L 3–4 Pittsburgh Pirates Wrigley Field [72][73]
1930 Sheriff Blake W 9–8 St. Louis Cardinals Sportsman's Park [74]
1931 Charley Root (4) W 6–2 Pittsburgh Pirates Wrigley Field [75]
1932** Charley Root (5) (L) 4–5 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [76]
1933 Lon Warneke W 3–0 St. Louis Cardinals Wrigley Field [77]
1934 Lon Warneke (2) W 6–0 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [78]
1935** Lon Warneke (3) W 4–3 St. Louis Cardinals Wrigley Field [79]
1936 Lon Warneke (4) W 12–7 St. Louis Cardinals Sportsman's Park [80]
1937 Larry French (L) 0–5 Pittsburgh Pirates Wrigley Field [81]
1938** Clay Bryant ND (W) 3–2 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [82]
1939 Bill Lee W 4–2 St. Louis Cardinals Sportsman's Park [83]
1940 Bill Lee (2) (L) 1–2 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [84]
1941 Claude Passeau W 7–4 Pittsburgh Pirates Wrigley Field [85]
1942 Claude Passeau (2) W 5–4 St. Louis Cardinals Sportsman's Park [86]
1943 Paul Derringer (L) 0–6 Pittsburgh Pirates Wrigley Field [87]
1944 Hank Wyse W 3–0 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [88]
1945** Paul Derringer (2) W 3–2 St. Louis Cardinals Wrigley Field [89]
1946 Claude Passeau (3) ND (W) 4–3 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [90]
1947 Hank Borowy (L) 0–1 Pittsburgh Pirates Wrigley Field [91]
1948 Russ Meyer (L) 2–3 Pittsburgh Pirates Forbes Field [92]
1949 Dutch Leonard (L) 9–6 Pittsburgh Pirates Wrigley Field [93]
1950 Johnny Schmitz ND (W) 9–6 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [94]
1951 Frank Hiller ND (W) 8–3 Cincinnati Reds Wrigley Field [95]
1952 Paul Minner ND (W) 6–5 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [96]
1953 Bob Rush W 3–2 Cincinnati Reds Wrigley Field [97]
1954 Paul Minner (2) W 13–4 St. Louis Cardinals Sportsman's Park [98]
1955 Bob Rush (2) ND (W) 7–5 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [99]
1956 Bob Rush (3) L 0–6 Milwaukee Braves County Stadium [100]
1957 Bob Rush (4) L 1–4 Milwaukee Braves Wrigley Field [101]
1958 Jim Brosnan W 4–0 St. Louis Cardinals Sportsman's Park [102]
1959 Bob Anderson W 6–2 Los Angeles Dodgers Wrigley Field [103]
1960 Bob Anderson (2) ND (L) 2–3 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum [104]
1961 Glen Hobbie L 1–7 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [105]
1962 Don Cardwell L 2–11 Houston Colt .45s Colt Stadium [9]
1963 Larry Jackson L 1–5 Los Angeles Dodgers Wrigley Field [106]
1964 Larry Jackson (2) W 8–4 Pittsburgh Pirates Forbes Field [107]
1965 Larry Jackson (3) T 10–10 St. Louis Cardinals Wrigley Field [108]
1966 Larry Jackson (4) L 1–9 San Francisco Giants Candlestick Park [109]
1967 Ferguson Jenkins W 4–2 Philadelphia Phillies Wrigley Field [110]
1968 Joe Niekro L 4–9 Cincinnati Reds Crosley Field [111]
1969 Ferguson Jenkins (2) ND (W) 7–6 Philadelphia Phillies Wrigley Field [112]
1970 Ferguson Jenkins (3) L 0–2 Philadelphia Phillies Connie Mack Stadium [113]
1971 Ferguson Jenkins (4) W 2–1 St. Louis Cardinals Wrigley Field [114]
1972 Ferguson Jenkins (5) ND (L) 2–4 Philadelphia Phillies Wrigley Field [115]
1973 Ferguson Jenkins (6) ND (W) 3–2 Montreal Expos Wrigley Field [116]
1974 Bill Bonham W 2–0 Philadelphia Phillies Wrigley Field [117]
1975 Bill Bonham (2) ND (L) 4–8 Pittsburgh Pirates Wrigley Field [118]
1976 Ray Burris L 0–5 St. Louis Cardinals Busch Stadium [119]
1977 Ray Burris (2) L 3–5 New York Mets Wrigley Field [120]
1978 Rick Reuschel L 0–1 Pittsburgh Pirates Three Rivers Stadium [121]
1979 Rick Reuschel (2) L 6–10 New York Mets Wrigley Field [122]
1980 Rick Reuschel (3) L 2–5 New York Mets Shea Stadium [123]
1981 Rick Reuschel (4) L 0–2 New York Mets Wrigley Field [124]
1982 Doug Bird W 3–2 Cincinnati Reds Riverfront Stadium [125]
1983 Ferguson Jenkins (7) L 0–3 Montreal Expos Wrigley Field [126]
1984* Dick Ruthven W 5–3 San Francisco Giants Candlestick Park [127]
1985 Rick Sutcliffe W 2–1 Pittsburgh Pirates Wrigley Field [128]
1986 Rick Sutcliffe (2) L 1–2 St. Louis Cardinals Busch Stadium [129]
1987 Rick Sutcliffe (3) L 3–9 St. Louis Cardinals Wrigley Field [130]
1988 Rick Sutcliffe (4) ND (W) 10–9 Atlanta Braves Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium [131]
1989* Rick Sutcliffe (5) W 5–4 Philadelphia Phillies Wrigley Field [132]
1990 Mike Bielecki ND (W) 2–1 Philadelphia Phillies Wrigley Field [133]
1991 Danny Jackson L 1–4 St. Louis Cardinals Wrigley Field [134]
1992 Greg Maddux W 4–3 Philadelphia Phillies Veterans Stadium [5]
1993 Mike Morgan L 0–1 Atlanta Braves Wrigley Field [135]
1994 Mike Morgan (2) L 8–12 New York Mets Wrigley Field [136]
1995 Jim Bullinger W 7–1 Cincinnati Reds Riverfront Stadium [137]
1996 Jaime Navarro W 5–4 San Diego Padres Wrigley Field [138]
1997 Terry Mulholland L 2–4 Florida Marlins Pro Player Stadium [139]
1998* Kevin Tapani L 6–11 Florida Marlins Pro Player Stadium [140]
1999 Steve Trachsel L 2–4 Houston Astros Astrodome [141]
2000 Jon Lieber W 5–3 New York Mets Tokyo Dome [142]
2001 Jon Lieber (2) ND (L) 4–5 Montreal Expos Wrigley Field [143]
2002 Jon Lieber (3) ND (L) 4–5 Cincinnati Reds Cinergy Field [144]
2003* Kerry Wood W 15–2 New York Mets Shea Stadium [145][146]
2004 Kerry Wood (2) W 7–4 Cincinnati Reds Great American Ball Park [147][148]
2005 Carlos Zambrano ND (W) 16–6 Arizona Diamondbacks Bank One Ballpark [149][150]
2006 Carlos Zambrano (2) ND (W) 16–7 Cincinnati Reds Great American Ball Park [151][152]
2007* Carlos Zambrano (3) L 1–5 Cincinnati Reds Great American Ball Park [153][154]
2008* Carlos Zambrano (4) ND (L) 3–4 Milwaukee Brewers Wrigley Field [155][156]
2009 Carlos Zambrano (5) W 4–2 Houston Astros Minute Maid Park [157][158]
2010 Carlos Zambrano (6) L 5–16 Atlanta Braves Turner Field [159]
2011 Ryan Dempster L 3–6 Pittsburgh Pirates Wrigley Field [160]
2012 Ryan Dempster (2) ND 1–2 Washington Nationals Wrigley Field [161]
2013 Jeff Samardzija W 3–1 Pittsburgh Pirates PNC Park [162]
2014 Jeff Samardzija (2) ND (L) 0–1 Pittsburgh Pirates PNC Park [163]
2015* Jon Lester L 0–3 St. Louis Cardinals Wrigley Field [164]
2016 Jake Arrieta W 9–0 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Angel Stadium [165]
2017* Jon Lester (2) ND (L) 3–4 St. Louis Cardinals Busch Stadium [166]
2018 Jon Lester (3) ND (W) 8–4 Miami Marlins Marlins Park
2019 Jon Lester (4) ND (W) 12–4 Texas Rangers Globe Life Park in Arlington

References[edit]

General
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  • "Chicago Cubs History & Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2009-04-12.
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  65. ^ "Chicago Cubs 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 2". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
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  69. ^ "Chicago Cubs 10, St. Louis Cardinals 1". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
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  127. ^ "Opening Day 1984". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  128. ^ "Opening Day 1985". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  129. ^ "Opening Day 1986". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  130. ^ "Opening Day 1987". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  131. ^ "Opening Day 1988". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  132. ^ "Opening Day 1989". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  133. ^ "Opening Day 1990". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  134. ^ "Opening Day 1991". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  135. ^ "Opening Day 1993". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
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