Cubs History
October 5

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October 5, 1935
Game 4 World Series
At Wrigley Field, the Tigers take a 3-1 lead in the 1935 World Series.
General Crowder of the Tigers pitches a great game limiting the Cubs
to just one run (a Gabby Hartnett home run). 

October 5, 1938
Game 1 World Series
At Wrigley Field, Red Ruffing outduels the Cubs, Bill Lee to defeat the
Cubs 3-1 in Game 1  of the 1938 World Series. Yankees lead the Series,
1 game to 0.

October 5, 1945
Game 3 World Series
At Briggs Stadium in Detroit, the Cubs, Claude Passeau pitches one of the
greatest postseason games in MLB history giving up just a 2nd inning single
to Rudy York and walking just one batter in the complete game. The Cubs lead the Series 2 games to 1 going back to Chicago.

October 5, 1989
Game 2 NLDS
The Cubs made a great comeback from a Game 1 disaster against the Giants knocking out former Cub, Rick Reuschel in the first inning. Will Clark was the hitting hero in Game 1 and Mark Grace returned the favor in Game 2 beginning the scoring driving in Ryne Sandberg with a double in the Cubs 6-run 1st inning and putting the game out of reach in the 6th inning with a bases loaded double that drove in 3 runs. The Series goes to San Francisco and Candlestick Park with the Series tied 1 game to 1 after a 9-5 Cubs victory at Wrigley Field.

October 5, 1991
Ced Landrum steals 4 bases without a hit in 2nd game of a doubleheader.

October 5, 2003
Game 5 NLDS
Cubs 5 Braves 1
Kerry Wood takes the mound for the final, deciding game in the NLDS and helps the Cubs get their first postseason series victory since 1908 as he pitches a great 8 innings, giving up just one run. For the offense, the Cubs take an early 2-0 lead and Aramis Ramirez, 2-run, 6th inning home give the Cubs a 4-run lead on their way to a 5-1 victory at Turner Field.