Cubs History
September 5

September 5, 1972
At Shae Stadium, Rick Reuschel pitches a 3-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Mets 3-0. 

Rick Monday and Jim Hickman homer for the Cubs.

Cubs History-September 5

September 5
Happy Birthday to Tyler Colvin (Cubs, 2009-2011)

September 5, 1918
Game 1, world Series
Babe Ruth and the Red Sox defeat the Cubs and Hippo Vaughn 1-0 at
Comiskey Park.  The Cubs used Comiskey because the stadium had
a higher seating capacity than Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field).

September 5, 1919
At Forbes Field, the Cubs defeat the Pirates 2-0 as Hippo Vaughn pitches a 5-hit shutout.

September 5, 1931
Hack Wilson's career with the Cubs ends as he is suspended after an incident that ends with Wilson and Pat Malone beating up reporters.  Wilson will be traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in the offseason. 

September 5, 1951, game 1
Cubs defeat Cardinals 3-2 in 11 innings.  Smokey Burgess gets the walk-off RBI single.   Bob Kelly pitches all 11 innings to earn the victory.  Game 1 of a doubleheader.  Cardinals defeat Cubs 6-5 in game 2 that ends after 8 innings. 

September 5, 1965
At Wrigley Field, Willie Mays homers for the Giants, Billy Williams accounts for the 2 Cubs runs with 2 home runs and Juan Marichal pitches a complete game in a 4-2 Giants win over the Cubs.

September 5, 1966, game 1
Trailing 4-3 into the 9th inning, Glenn Beckert wins it for Cubs with a 2-run walk-off, 2 out single.  Cubs defeat Phillies 5-4 at Wrigley Field.  

September 5, 1969
At Wrigley Field, Steve Blass is nearly perfect against the Cubs, except for Billy Williams & Don Kessinger.  Kessinger walks twice & Billy Williams goes 4 for 4 with 2 home runs.  No one else in the Cubs lineup reaches base. 

September 5, 1972
At Shae Stadium, Rick Reuschel pitches a 3-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Mets 3-0. 

September 5, 1981
At Candlestick Park in San Francisco, the Cubs defeat the Giants 8-2.  Bill Buckner goes 3 for 5 with a double, home run & 4 RBI.  

September 5, 1993
Cubs trail 1-0 in the 9th facing John Franco and the Mets when Glenallen Hill wins it for the Cubs with a 2-run, walk-off home run.  

September 5, 2009
At Citi Field, Derrek Lee homers twice and Aramis Ramirez homers as well to lead the Cubs to a 5-3 win over the Mets. 

September 5, 2015
Jake Arrieta and the Cubs defeat the Diambondbacks 2-0 at Wrigley Field.  Arrieta pitches 8 scoreless innings and strikes out 7 batters with no walks.

September 5, 2019
Cubs & Brewers are tied 4-4 going into the 6th inning when the Cubs score 5 runs to take the lead.  Kyle Schwarber hits a grand slam.  Anthony Rizzo has 3 RBI and Willson Contreras goes 4 for 5 with a home run, 2 runs scored &
2 RBI. 

September 5, 2021

You don't grand slam home runs everyday, 2 in a game is quite rare, but today the Cubs and Pirates hit 3 grand slams in an 11-8 win for the Cubs.  Bryan Reynolds hits the Pirates only grand slam and for the Cubs, Matt Duffy & Frank Schwindel hit slams for the Cubs.  Duffy hit 2 home runs in the game and drove in 5.  Jason Heyward also homers for the Cubs.  

The win helps the Cubs complete their second straight series sweep and it is their 6th win in a row.