Cubs History 
May 4

Cubs History May 4
Ernie Banks hits his 500th career home run in 1970.  Milt Pappas pitches a 6-hit shutout in 1972.  Billy Williams hits a walk-off home run in 1974 for a Cubs comeback victory.  Sammy Sosa goes 5 for 6 with 2 home runs in a 14-13 win over the Rockies in 1993. Alex Gonzalez hits a walk-off home run in 2003.  

May 4, 1894
In the Colts (Cubs) home opener at West Side Park (Chicago),   Jimmy Ryan has 4 hits to help the team defeat the Reds 6-4. 

May 4, 1958
Cubs blow an early 4-0 lead, but come back and defeat the Reds at Wrigley Field on Moose Moryn's walk-off RBI double scoring Ernie Banks. 

May 4, 1960
PK Wrigley replaces manager, Charlie Grimm with radio announcer, Lou Boudreau. Boudreau would remain the Cubs manager through that season only before returning to announce Cubs games for WGN.  

May 4, 1970
Ernie Banks hits his 500th HR of ML career off Pat Jarvis in a 4-3 win in 11 innings over the Braves at Wrigley Field.

May 4, 1972
Cubs defeat the Braves 8-0 on Milt Pappas 6-hit, complete game shutout. 
 


May 4, 1974
Cubs trail entering the ninth inning 2-0 when Carmen Fanzone reaches base on an error by Darrel Chaney and Billy Williams drives him home with a single. Jerry Morales than ties the game driving Williams home with a triple.

Billy Williams sends Cubs fans home happy in the 11th inning with walk-off HR against Fred Norman.

Rick Reuschel pitches 2 scoreless innings in relief to get the win. Cubs win 3-2.

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May 4, 1984
Cubs defeat the Padres 5-4 on a walk-off bases loaded walk to Keith Moreland. 

May 4, 1987
Cubs get a walk-off victory on Andre Dawson's 9th inning RBI single scoring Ryne Sandberg. Cubs defeat the Dodgers 5-4 at Wrigley Field. 

May 4, 1993
A crazy game at Wrigley Field as the Rockies score 6 runs in the 8th inning, Cubs score 5 runs to tie the game 10-10 game in the bottom of the ninth.  Rockies score 4 runs in top of the 11th and Cubs rally comes up one run short after Sammy Sosa's 2nd home run of the game.  Rockies 14 Cubs 13 in 11 innings.  Sosa goes 5 for 6 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI.

May 4, 1999
When the Cubs and Rockies get together, many runs may be scored!!  I suspect the wind was blowing out this day at Wrigley Field as Cubs win a walk-off 13-12 games vs the Rockies.

Trailing 11-8 in the 8th inning, Sammmy Sosa & Henry Rodriguez both hit home runs to tie the game up at 11.

In the top of the 9th, Darryl Hamilton gives the Rockies a 12-11 off Cubs closer, Rod Beck.

In the bottom of the ninth, Jose Hernandez walks and comes home on Tyler Houston's double to tie the game and Mickey Morandini gets the walk-off single to give the Cubs a 13-12 win.

Cubs home runs come from Mark Grace, Henry Rodriguez, Gary Gaetti, Sammy Sosa & Jose Hernandez.   Angel Echevarria hits the only HR for the Rockies. 

May 4, 2001
At Wrigley Field, Kevin Tapani and 2 Cubs relievers combine on a 4-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 4-0. 

May 4, 2003
The first place Cubs defeat the Rockies 5-4 in ten innings on a walk-off home run by Alex Gonzalez  against Steve Reed of the Rockies. 
 
May 4, 2013
Reds defeat the Cubs 6-4.  Alfonso Soriano accounts for all 4 runs with two 2-run home runs.

May 4, 2017 
Cubs bullpen gives up just one run over 8 innings as the Cubs and Phillies to go to 13 innings at Wrigley Field.  Albert Almora Jr's leads off the 13th with a double and scores on an error to give the Cubs the win.