Cubs History
July 5


Steve RenkoSteve Renko

July 5, 1976
Cubs defeat Padres 1-0 as Steve Renko & Joe Coleman combine on a 3-hit shutuout against  the Padres at Wrigley Field.



  • Happy birthday to a former Cub with a great nickname, Gary "Sarge" Matthews.
  • Happy birthday to another former Cubs with a great nickname, Rich "Goose" Gossage.

July 5, 1974
Andre Thornton hits a walk-off home run as Cubs defeat Braves 3-2 at Wrigley Field.

July 5, 1976
Cubs defeat Padres 1-0 as Steve Renko & Joe Coleman combine on a 3-hit shutout against  the Padres at Wrigley Field.

July 5, 1982
Lee Smith gets first MLB hit, a HR (and his only MLB home run) against Phil Niekro as the Cubs lose 7-5 to the Braves in Atlanta.

July 5, 1984
At Candlestick Park in San Francisco, the Cubs defeat the Giants 9-3.
Ron Cey homers twice and drives in 3 runs. 

July 5, 1993
Rick Wilkens 2 home runs and 4 RBI help the Cubs get an early 6-0 lead
on their way to a 10-1 win over the Rockies at Coor Field in Colorado.
Mike Harkey pitches 8 strong innings to earn the win. 

July 5, 2003
At Wrigley Field, Cubs pull to within one game against the Cardinals in NL Central after coming back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Cardinals 6-5. Alex Gonzalez delivers a 2-out, bases loaded, walk-off single.

July 5, 2016
Cubs hit 4 home runs, 2 by Addison Russell in a 9-5 loss at Wrigley Field.
Javier Baez & Kris Bryant homer as well for Cubs.