There were only six Cubs walkoff home runs in these five seasons. One of them was quite memorable.
April 27, 2005: The Cubs trailed 7-4 going into the bottom of the seventh. Derrek Lee hit a three-run homer in that inning to tie the game, and with one out in the bottom of the ninth, Corey Patterson walked it off with a home run and the Cubs defeated the Reds 8-7. Here is Corey’s HR [VIDEO].
May 11, 2005: Ryan Dempster, who had been named closer just a few days earlier after LaTroy Hawkins had blown three games in spectacular fashion over the previous week, blew a save in this one, his first save opportunity of the 2005 season.
He was bailed out by Derrek Lee, whose walkoff blast defeated the Mets 2-1.
June 29, 2007: This is one of the games that helped send the Cubs on to their N.L. Central title that year.
Rich Hill got pounded for five runs in the first inning. (Hill and Ryan Braun are the only players from this game who are still active in 2020.)
The Cubs scored two in the fourth and one in the seventh, but entered the last of the ninth still trailing 5-3. A pair of singles with one out put runners on first and third. Derrek Lee hit a sacrifice fly to make it 5-4.
Never a doubt about the first pitch from Francisco Cordero. Ramirez’ shot gave the Cubs a 6-5 win. They lost the next day, but then had a 17-9 July that put them in first place.
Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez hit back-to-back homers leading off that inning to tie the game, and in his next at-bat leading off the bottom of the ninth, Ramirez won it [VIDEO].
April 18, 2009: This game vs. the Cardinals went to extras tied 5-5, and with two out and a runner on second base in the bottom of the 11th, Aramis Ramirez did it again for a 7-5 win. Here is A-Ram’s walkoff [VIDEO].
July 27, 2009: The Astros scored a run in the second. The Cubs scored a run in the fourth. And then no one scored for a very, very long time. The Cubs loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but could not score.
Finally, in the 13th inning, the Cubs loaded the bases with nobody out — that included an intentional walk to Milton Bradley with first base occupied!
Soriano’s walkoff slam gave the Cubs a 5-1 win. Check out the time of the game, too.