1987 Chicago Cubs
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Owner(s)Tribune Company
General manager(s)Dallas Green
Manager(s)Gene Michael and Frank Lucchesi
Local televisionWGN-TV/Superstation WGN
(Harry Caray, Steve Stone, Dewayne Staats)
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(Dewayne Staats, Lou Boudreau, Jim Frey, Harry Caray)
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The 1987 Chicago Cubs season was the 116th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 112th in the National League and the 72nd at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished sixth and last in the National League East with a record of 76–85, 18½ games behind the division and pennant-winning St. Louis Cardinals.

Offseason

Spring training

The team opened camp in Mesa, Arizona, apparently content with Brian Dayett to start in right field.[citation needed] However, Andre Dawson and his agent Dick Moss showed up after camp opened hoping that Green would consider signing the all-star outfielder.[citation needed] Dawson was one of the top free agents on the market during the off-season, but he garnered little interest. He made no secret that he wanted to leave Montreal, where his knees were battered by the Olympic Stadium Astroturf.[citation needed] He also made it known during the off season that the Cubs were his top choice, as Wrigley Field had a natural grass surface and had no lights.[citation needed] Dawson hit considerably better during the day.[citation needed]

After a couple weeks of Green saying he was flatly uninterested in Dawson, Dawson and Moss presented Green with a "blank" signed contract. Green filled in the amount -- $500,000 for one year.

Spring training also began with the dark news of broadcaster Harry Caray suffering a stroke in Palm Springs. WGN announced that until Caray was well enough to return, guest announcers would fill in and sit alongside color analyst Steve Stone.[1]

Notable transactions

Regular season

The 1987 season featured a career year from free-agent acquisition Andre Dawson, who captured National League Most Valuable Player honors following a 49-home run season. It was also the rookie season for starting pitcher Greg Maddux, the final full season for Wrigley Field without lights, and the last year for general manager Dallas Green, who resigned in late October 1987.

Season summary

An 18–10 May propelled the Cubs into the race, and they spent time in first place in early June. However, injuries to Ryne Sandberg and Shawon Dunston within days of each other crippled the Cubs' middle infield and hampered their offense. Their replacements were Paul Noce and Mike Brumley, respectively, Brumley having been acquired as "thrown-in" in the 1984 Buckner-for-Eckersley trade. Neither player was able to come close to replacing the lost production from Sandberg and Dunston and, consequentially, the team struggled.

In the month of August, two incidents occurred in which players cheated against the Cubs. Phillies pitcher Kevin Gross was pitching against the Chicago Cubs on Aug 10, 1987. Gross was caught with sandpaper in his glove and suspended for 10 games.[7] Astros batter Billy Hatcher was batting against the Chicago Cubs on Aug 31, 1987, when he broke his bat and it flew down the third base line. Cubs third baseman Keith Moreland saw cork, and Hatcher was suspended for 10 games.[7] Later on, Hatcher claimed that he was using pitcher Dave Smith's bat, and not his own.

After a woeful August, Michael told the press that he was planning on resigning after the season. Green said that he would accept the resignation, effective immediately, and replaced Michael with Frank Lucchesi, a longtime scout in the Philadelphia organization who had become a Cubs roving instructor. As the Cubs played out the string under Luchessi, they finished last, although they were a markedly improved team over the '86 club, with a promising future.

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 0.586 49–32 46–35
New York Mets 92 70 0.568 3 49–32 43–38
Montreal Expos 91 71 0.562 4 48–33 43–38
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 0.494 15 43–38 37–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 15 47–34 33–48
Chicago Cubs 76 85 0.472 18½ 40–40 36–45

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 6–5 8–10 8–10 6–12 3–9 7–5 7–5 7–5 6–12 8–10 3–9
Chicago 5–6 6–6 8–4 6–6 10–8 9–9 8–10 4–14 9–3 5–7 6–12
Cincinnati 10–8 6–6 13–5 10–8 6–6 7–5 5–7 4–8 12–6 7–11 4–8
Houston 10–8 4–8 5–13 12–6 7–5 6–6 6–6 6–6 5–13 10–8 5–7
Los Angeles 12–6 6–6 8–10 6–12 3–9 6–6 2–10 6–6 11–7 10–8 3–9
Montreal 9–3 8–10 6–6 5–7 9–3 8–10 10–8 11–7 9–3 5–7 11–7
New York 5–7 9–9 5–7 6–6 6–6 10–8 13–5 12–6 8–4 9–3 9–9
Philadelphia 5-7 10–8 7–5 6–6 10–2 8–10 5–13 11–7 8–4 2–10 8–10
Pittsburgh 5–7 14–4 8–4 6–6 6–6 7–11 6–12 7–11 8–4 6–6 7–11
San Diego 12–6 3–9 6–12 13–5 7–11 3–9 4–8 4–8 4–8 5–13 4–8
San Francisco 10–8 7–5 11–7 8–10 8–10 7–5 3–9 10–2 6–6 13–5 7–5
St. Louis 9–3 12–6 8–4 7–5 9–3 7–11 9–9 10–8 11–7 8–4 5–7


Notable transactions

Opening Day starters

Roster

1987 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log

1987 Chicago Cubs Game Log
April (10-10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Other Info
1 April 7 Cardinals 9 – 3 Tudor (1-0) Sutcliffe (0-1) Dawley (1) 38,240 0-1
2 April 9 Cardinals 4 – 2 Cox (1-0) Trout (0-1) Worrell (1) 12,441 0-2
3 April 10 @ Phillies 4 – 3 Lynch (1-0) K. Gross (0-1) Noles (1) 43,212 1-2
4 April 11 @ Phillies 9 – 1 Sutcliffe (1-1) Cowley (0-1) 21,581 2-2
5 April 12 @ Phillies 9 – 8 10 Bedrosian (1-0) Smith (0-1) 23,769 2-3
6 April 13 @ Phillies 5 – 2 Moyer (1-0) Carman (0-1) Smith (1) 15,366 3-3
7 April 15 Pirates 3 – 1 10 D. Robinson (2-0) Noles (0-1) 5,369 3-4 Pat Summerall broadcasts.
8 April 16 Pirates 6 – 0 Kipper (1-1) Lynch (1-1) 6,956 3-5
9 April 17 Expos 7 – 0 Sutcliffe (2-1) Youmans (0-2) 23,023 4-5 Bill Murray announces the game on WGN-TV
10 April 18 Expos 4 – 2 Sebra (1-1) Maddux (0-1) St. Claire (2) 32,613 4-6
11 April 19 Expos 3 – 1 Sorensen (1-0) Moyer (1-1) McGaffigan (1) 19,889 4-7
12 April 21 @ Cardinals 5 – 4 Noles (1-1) Dawley (0-1) Smith (2) 26,333 5-7
13 April 22 @ Cardinals 5 – 4 Sutcliffe (3-1) Dawley (0-2) Smith (3) 23,784 6-7
14 April 23 @ Cardinals 5 – 2 Cox (3-0) Maddux (0-2) 29,347 6-8
15 April 24 @ Expos 6 – 4 Moyer (2-1) Sebra (1-2) Smith (4) 7,752 7-8
16 April 25 @ Expos 9 – 4 Sanderson (1-0) Tibbs (1-3) 11,824 8-8
17 April 26 @ Expos 7 – 1 Trout (1-1) Sorensen (1-1) 12,052 9-8
18 April 28 Giants 6 – 2 Krukow (1-3) Sutcliffe (3-2) 10,097 9-9
19 April 29 Giants 8 – 4 Maddux (1-2) Mason (1-1) Lynch (1) 11,120 10-9 Dawson hits for cycle
20 April 30 Giants 5 – 4 Garrelts (3-2) Smith (0-2) Minton (1) 11,934 10-10
May (18-10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Other Info
21 May 1 Padres 7 – 5 DiPino (1-0) McCullers (2-3) Smith (5) 16,100 11-10
22 May 2 Padres 7 – 3 Trout (2-1) Whitson (3-3) Lynch (2) 25,428 12-10
23 May 3 Padres 4 – 2 Sutcliffe (4-2) Hawkins (0-3) Smith (6) 27,202 13-10
24 May 4 Dodgers 5 – 4 Noles (2-1) Howell (2-1) 17,487 14-10
25 May 5 Dodgers 3 – 1 Welch (4-1) Moyer (2-2) 18,021 14-11
26 May 6 @ Giants 9 – 4 Sanderson (2-0) M. Davis (3-2) Smith (7) 15,123 15-11
27 May 7 @ Giants 11 – 1 LaCoss (3-1) Lynch (1-2) J. Robinson (6) 12,228 15-12
28 May 8 @ Padres 6 – 3 Sutcliffe (5-2) S. Davis (1-5) Smith (8) 46,533 16-12
29 May 9 @ Padres 5 – 2 Maddux (2-2) Show (1-3) Smith (9) 19,088 17-12
30 May 10 @ Padres 14 – 2 Whitson (4-4) Moyer (2-3) Booker (1) 14,682 17-13
31 May 11 @ Dodgers 6 – 3 Sanderson (3-0) Hershiser (3-4) Smith (10) 35,819 18-13
32 May 12 @ Dodgers 7 – 0 Honeycutt (2-1) Lynch (1-3) 41,216 18-14
33 May 13 @ Dodgers 5 – 0 Sutcliffe (6-2) Pena (0-3) 39,294 19-14
34 May 15 @ Astros 3 – 1 Maddux (3-2) Darwin (2-3) Smith (11) 23,471 20-14
35 May 16 @ Astros 2 – 1 Moyer (3-3) Ryan (2-3) DiPino (1) 34,921 21-14
36 May 17 @ Astros 6 – 4 Mason (1-0) Knepper (2-3) Smith (12) 20,678 22-14
37 May 19 Reds 9 – 2 Sutcliffe (7-2) Browning (4-5) Lynch (3) 28,890 23-14 Harry Caray returns from stroke
38 May 20 Reds 6 – 2 Gullickson (5-2) Maddux (3-3) 27,150 23-15
39 May 21 Reds 8 – 7 Smith (1-2) Franco (1-1) 21,718 24-15
40 May 22 Braves 9 – 5 Palmer (4-4) Sanderson (3-1) Acker (4) 28,667 24-16
41 May 23 Braves 7 – 6 16 Moyer (4-3) Acker (0-3) 33,225 25-16 Dawson homers with 2 outs in 9th to tie
42 May 24 Braves 3 – 2 12 Noles (3-1) Dedmon (2-1) 37,259 26-16
43 May 25 @ Reds 5 – 4 Gullickson (6-2) Maddux (3-4) Franco (8) 24,684 26-17
44 May 26 @ Reds 3 – 2 Franco (2-1) Smith (1-3) 21,388 26-18
45 May 27 @ Reds 4 – 1 Moyer (5-3) Reuss (0-3) Smith (13) 23,304 27-18
46 May 29 @ Braves 6 – 5 12 Garber (6-3) Lynch (1-4) 21,982 27-19
47 May 30 @ Braves 11 – 6 Maddux (4-4) Z. Smith (5-3) Noles (2) 35,394 28-19
48 May 31 @ Braves 2 – 1 10 Garber (7-3) Lynch (1-5) 24,353 28-20
June (12-17)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Other Info
49 June 1 Astros 6 – 5 10 Andersen (4-2) DiPino (1-1) Smith (9) 14,556 28-21
50 June 2 Astros 13 – 2 Mason (2-0) Ryan (2-5) 13,891 29-21
51 June 3 Astros 22 – 7 Sutcliffe (8-2) Knepper (2-6) 19,725 30-21
52 June 4 Cardinals 3 – 1 Cox (6-2) Maddux (4-5) Worrell (12) 32,102 30-22
53 June 5 Cardinals 5 – 1 Mathews (3-4) Sanderson (3-2) 36,818 30-23
54 June 6 Cardinals 6 – 5 Moyer (6-3) Forsch (4-2) Smith (14) 39,008 31-23
55 June 7 Cardinals 13 – 9 Dawley (2-4) Mason (2-1) Worrell (13) 38,388 31-24
56 June 8 Mets 4 – 2 Smith (2-3) Sisk (1-1) 28,063 32-24
57 June 9 Mets 6 – 5 Noles (4-1) Myers (0-2) Smith (15) 31,252 33-24
58 June 10 Mets 13 – 2 Gooden (2-0) Sanderson (3-3) 35,190 33-25
59 June 12 @ Cardinals 4 – 1 Forsch (5-2) Moyer (6-4) Worrell (15) 48,096 33-26
60 June 13 @ Cardinals 9 – 2 Tunnell (3-1) Sutcliffe (8-3) 47,395 33-27
61 June 14 @ Cardinals 3 – 2 Cox (7-3) Sanderson (3-4) Worrell (16) 46,106 33-28
62 June 15 Phillies 3 – 2 Tekulve (2-2) Smith (2-4) Bedrosian (16) 18,643 33-29
63 June 16 Phillies 7 – 2 Trout (3-1) K. Gross (4-6) Smith (16) 30,007 34-29
64 June 17 Phillies 5 – 3 Moyer (7-4) Rawley (7-4) Smith (17) 26,447 35-29
65 June 18 Phillies 9 – 7 Sutcliffe (9-3) M. Jackson (1-5) Smith (18) 22,870 36-29
66 June 19 Pirates 4 – 0 Fisher (3-4) Noles (4-2) 33,529 36-30
67 June 20 Pirates 8 – 2 Dunne (3-1) Maddux (4-6) 34,384 36-31
68 June 21 Pirates 6 – 3 Trout (4-1) Drabek (1-6) Smith (19) 33,418 37-31
69 June 22 Pirates 3 – 2 Moyer (8-4) Reuschel (5-4) 27,064 38-31
70 June 23 @ Mets 4 – 1 Sutcliffe (10-3) Darling (2-5) Smith (20) 39,789 39-31
71 June 24 @ Mets 2 – 1 McDowell (4-2) Smith (2-5) 42,196 39-32
72 June 25 @ Mets 8 – 2 Gooden (4-1) Trout (4-2) 40,167 39-33
73 June 26 @ Pirates 5 – 2 Jones (1-1) Maddux (4-7) D. Robinson (10) 20,408 39-34
74 June 27 @ Pirates 7 – 0 Reuschel (6-4) Moyer (8-5) 31,595 39-35
75 June 28 @ Pirates 6 – 2 Jones (2-1) Sutcliffe (10-4) 25,304 39-36
76 June 29 @ Expos 9 – 5 Lancaster (1-0) Sorensen (3-4) Lynch (4) 15,117 40-36
77 June 30 @ Expos 5 – 4 Martinez (3-0) Trout (4-3) Parrett (2) 13,777 40-37
July (12-13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Other Info
78 July 1 @ Expos 1 – 0 Maddux (5-7) Sebra (4-9) 15,740 41-37
79 July 3 Giants 3 – 1 Downs (7-4) Moyer (8-6) J. Robinson (9) 37,650 41-38
80 July 4 Giants 5 – 3 Sutcliffe (11-4) Hammaker (4-6) Smith (21) 30,929 42-38
81 July 5 Giants 7 – 5 Price (1-0) Lynch (1-6) Garrelts (10) 32,304 42-39
82 July 6 Padres 7 – 0 Trout (5-3) Grant (1-3) 20,508 43-39
83 July 7 Padres 7 – 5 Sanderson (4-4) Show (4-10) Smith (22) 26,615 44-39 Show beans Dawson
84 July 8 Padres 12 – 8 Lancaster (2-0) McCullers (4-6) 31,278 45-39
85 July 9 Dodgers 12 – 5 Sutcliffe (12-4) Honeycutt (2-9) Sanderson (1) 33,606 46-39
86 July 10 Dodgers 5 – 4 10 Young (4-5) Smith (2-6) 36,003 46-40
87 July 11 Dodgers 7 – 0 Trout (6-3) Leary (1-5) 37,045 47-40
88 July 12 Dodgers 12 – 0 Welch (9-5) Lancaster (2-1) 35,895 47-41
89 July 16 @ Giants 4 – 1 Moyer (9-6) Dravecky (4-8) Sanderson (2) 14,024 48-41
90 July 17 @ Giants 5 – 1 Sutcliffe (13-4) Downs (8-5) Smith (23) 13,868 49-41
91 July 18 @ Giants 9 – 2 Hammaker (5-7) Maddux (5-8) 26,504 49-42
92 July 19 @ Giants 4 – 3 Garrelts (7-6) Sanderson (4-5) 35,865 49-43
93 July 20 @ Padres 7 – 4 McCullers (6-6) Tewksbury (0-1) M. Davis (2) 15,113 49-44
94 July 21 @ Padres 4 – 3 M. Davis (5-5) Moyer (9-7) 17,305 49-45
95 July 22 @ Padres 6 – 3 Sutcliffe (14-4) Grant (2-5) 18,614 50-45
96 July 24 @ Dodgers 6 – 4 Maddux (6-8) Leary (1-6) Smith (24) 38,052 51-45
97 July 25 @ Dodgers 7 – 2 Howell (3-3) Tewksbury (0-2) Pena (2) 32,143 51-46
98 July 26 @ Dodgers 7 – 6 Holton (3-1) DiPino (1-2) Young (8) 40,523 51-47
99 July 28 Expos 8 – 3 Sutcliffe (15-4) McGaffigan (2-2) Smith (25) 35,299 52-47
100 July 29 Expos 11 – 3 Smith (7-4) Maddux (6-9) 37,019 52-48
101 July 30 Expos 6 – 1 Heaton (12-4) Tewksbury (0-3) 28,128 52-49
102 July 31 Phillies 8 – 5 Tekulve (5-3) Sanderson (4-6) Bedrosian (30) 32,930 52-50
August (14-14)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Other Info
103 August 1 Phillies 5 – 3 Lancaster (3-1) Hume (1-3) Smith (26) 33,002 53-50 Dawson hits three home runs
104 August 2 Phillies 3 – 2 10 Smith (3-6) Calhoun (0-1) 33,629 54-50
105 August 3 @ Pirates 6 – 4 Drabek (3-10) Maddux (6-10) Gott (1) 7,281 54-51
106 August 4 @ Pirates 3 – 2 11 Mason (3-1) Gideon (1-2) 8,744 55-51
107 August 5 @ Pirates 10 – 0 Fisher (7-6) Moyer (9-8) 7,726 55-52
108 August 6 @ Mets 7 – 6 McDowell (7-3) Smith (3-7) 37,584 55-53
109 August 7 @ Mets 7 – 1 Darling (8-7) Sutcliffe (15-5) 43,440 55-54
110 August 8 @ Mets 5 – 3 Mason (4-1) Schulze (1-2) Smith (27) 47,893 56-54
111 August 9 @ Mets 6 – 3 Sanderson (5-6) Gooden (9-4) Smith (28) 49,031 57-54
112 August 10 @ Phillies 4 – 2 Frohwirth (1-0) Moyer (9-9) Bedrosian (31) 26,796 57-55
113 August 11 @ Phillies 9 – 8 13 K. Gross (7-10) Tewksbury (0-4) 30,459 57-56
114 August 12 @ Phillies 13 – 7 Calhoun (1-1) Lynch (1-7) 36,190 57-57
115 August 13 Mets 7 – 5 DiPino (2-2) McDowell (7-4) Smith (29) 35,033 58-57
116 August 14 Mets 6 – 1 Sanderson (6-6) Mitchell (3-5) 17,811 59-57
117 August 15 Mets 7 – 3 Moyer (10-9) Leach (10-1) DiPino (2) 32,425 60-57
118 August 16 Mets 23 – 10 Darling (10-7) Maddux (6-11) 32,731 60-58 Billy Williams day ruined by football score
119 August 18 @ Braves 9 – 5 Mahler (7-12) Lynch (1-8) Acker (8) 17,469 60-59
120 August 19 @ Braves 9 – 1 Sanderson (7-6) Puleo (5-6) 10,523 61-59
121 August 20 @ Braves 13 – 4 Acker (1-5) Moyer (10-10) 11,647 61-60
122 August 21 Astros 7 – 5 DiPino (3-2) Deshaies (10-5) Smith (30) 31,006 62-60
123 August 22 Astros 5 – 4 11 Andersen (8-4) DiPino (3-3) Smith (21) 32,552 62-61
124 August 23 Astros 4 – 2 Heathcock (3-1) Sutcliffe (15-6) Smith (22) 33,934 62-62
125 August 27 Braves 5 – 2 Z. Smith (14-7) Moyer (10-11) 62-63
126 August 27 Braves 8 – 6 8 Lancaster (4-1) Mahler (7-13) DiPino (3) 19,006 63-63
127 August 28 @ Reds 6 – 5 10 Smith (4-7) Franco (7-5) 28,223 64-63
128 August 29 @ Reds 4 – 1 Browning (6-11) Sanderson (7-7) 37,783 64-64
129 August 30 @ Reds 3 – 1 Lynch (2-8) Rasmussen (0-1) Smith (31) 33,485 65-64
130 August 31 @ Astros 4 – 3 Lancaster (5-1) Darwin (8-9) Smith (32) 17,734 66-64
September (9-18)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Other Info
131 September 1 @ Astros 3 – 2 Moyer (11-11) Hernandez (0-1) Smith (33) 14,026 67-64
132 September 2 @ Astros 10 – 1 Scott (14-10) Sutcliffe (15-7) 17,406 67-65
133 September 4 Reds 4 – 3 Williams (4-0) Smith (4-8) Franco (26) 19,715 67-66
134 September 5 Reds 10 – 5 Rasmussen (1-1) Lynch (2-9) 33,336 67-67
135 September 6 Reds 3 – 1 Lancaster (6-1) Power (10-10) Smith (34) 33,093 68-67
136 September 7 Pirates 3 – 2 Fisher (8-9) Moyer (11-12) J. Robinson (11) 21,745 68-68
137 September 8 Pirates 4 – 1 Palacios (1-0) Sutcliffe (15-8) Gott (8) 8,331 68-69
138 September 9 Pirates 4 – 3 J. Robinson (8-8) Smith (4-9) Gott (9) 8,054 68-70
139 September 11 Expos 8 – 4 Lancaster (7-1) Youmans (9-8) 10,174 69-70
140 September 12 Expos 7 – 1 Perez (3-0) Moyer (11-13) 25,681 69-71
141 September 13 Expos 5 – 2 Sutcliffe (16-8) Smith (9-7) 25,444 70-71
142 September 14 @ Mets 6 – 5 Aguilera (9-2) Hall (0-1) Orosco (15) 27,693 70-72
143 September 15 @ Mets 12 – 4 Fernandez (11-8) Maddux (6-12) 31,806 70-73
144 September 16 @ Phillies 8 – 5 Maddux (2-0) Smith (4-10) Bedrosian (37) 17,598 70-74
145 September 17 @ Phillies 4 – 3 Carman (11-10) Moyer (11-14) Bedrosian (38) 10,338 70-75
146 September 18 @ Cardinals 8 – 1 Sutcliffe (17-8) Cox (9-8) 44,189 71-75
147 September 19 @ Cardinals 5 – 3 Magrane (8-7) Sanderson (7-8) Worrell (30) 48,387 71-76
148 September 20 @ Cardinals 10 – 2 Forsch (11-5) Maddux (6-13) 44,894 71-77
149 September 21 Mets 7 – 1 Gooden (15-6) Lancaster (7-2) 8,229 71-78
150 September 22 Mets 6 – 2 Sutcliffe (18-8) Cone (5-5) 11,672 72-78
151 September 23 Phillies 5 – 0 Ruffin (11-14) Moyer (11-15) 7,160 72-79
152 September 24 Phillies 3 – 2 11 Bedrosian (5-2) Baller (0-1) 6,904 72-80
153 September 25 Cardinals 2 – 1 Sanderson (8-8) Forsch (11-6) DiPino (4) 21,561 73-80
154 September 26 Cardinals 5 – 3 Tudor (9-2) Sutcliffe (18-9) Dayley (4) 35,669 73-81
155 September 27 Cardinals 7 – 3 Lancaster (8-2) Cox (10-9) Smith (35) 33,912 74-81
156 September 30 @ Pirates 5 – 3 Fisher (11-9) Sutcliffe (18-10) J. Robinson (13) 74-82
157 September 30 @ Pirates 10 – 8 Hall (1-1) Smiley (5-5) 6,985 75-82
October (1-3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Other Info
158 October 1 @ Pirates 12 – 3 Drabek (11-12) Sanderson (8-9) 5,294 75-83
159 October 2 @ Expos 7 – 1 Heaton (13-10) Maddux (6-14) McGaffigan (12) 13,301 75-84
160 October 3 @ Expos 5 – 4 Parrett (7-5) Lancaster (8-3) Burke (18) 15,517 75-85
161 October 4 @ Expos 7 – 5 Moyer (12-15) Parrett (7-6) Smith (36) 29,487 76-85

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Jody Davis 125 428 106 .248 19 51
1B Leon Durham 131 439 120 .273 27 63
2B Ryne Sandberg 132 523 154 .294 16 59
3B Keith Moreland 153 563 150 .266 27 88
SS Shawon Dunston 95 346 85 .246 5 22
LF Jerry Mumphrey 118 309 103 .333 13 44
CF Dave Martinez 142 459 134 .292 8 36
RF Andre Dawson 153 621 178 .287 49 137

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Rafael Palmeiro 84 221 61 .276 14 30
Manny Trillo 108 214 63 .294 8 26
Bob Dernier 93 199 63 .317 8 21
Paul Noce 70 180 41 .228 3 14
Brian Dayett 97 177 49 .277 5 25
Jim Sundberg 61 139 28 .201 4 15
Chico Walker 47 105 21 .200 0 7
Mike Brumley 39 104 21 .202 1 9
Luis Quiñones 49 101 22 .218 0 8
Gary Matthews 44 42 11 .262 0 8
Wade Rowdon 11 31 7 .226 1 4
Damon Berryhill 12 28 5 .179 0 1
Darrin Jackson 7 5 4 .800 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rick Sutcliffe 34 237.1 18 10 3.68 174
Jamie Moyer 35 201.0 12 15 5.10 147
Greg Maddux 30 156.0 6 14 5.61 101
Steve Trout 11 75.0 6 3 3.00 32

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Scott Sanderson 32 144.2 8 9 4.29 106
Les Lancaster 27 132.1 8 3 4.90 78
Mike Mason 17 38.0 4 1 5.68 28
Bob Tewksbury 7 18.0 0 4 6.50 10

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Frank DiPino 69 3 3 4 3.15 61
Lee Smith 62 4 10 36 3.12 96
Ed Lynch 58 2 9 4 5.38 80
Dickie Noles 41 4 2 2 3.50 33
Jay Baller 23 0 1 0 6.75 27
Drew Hall 21 1 1 0 6.89 20
Ron Davis 21 0 0 0 5.85 31

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Cubs American Association Larry Cox
AA Pittsfield Cubs Eastern League Jim Essian
A Winston-Salem Spirits Carolina League Jay Loviglio
A Peoria Chiefs Midwest League Jim Tracy
A-Short Season Geneva Cubs New York–Penn League Tom Spencer
Rookie Wytheville Cubs Appalachian League Brad Mills

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References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved June 14, 2010.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Heathcliff Slocumb at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Guy Hoffman at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Andre Dawson at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Mike Martin at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Jim Sundberg at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ a b "ESPN.com - Page2 - Biggest cheaters in baseball".
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