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1996 CHICAGO CUBS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Chicago,IL
Team Record:  76-86   .469
Result:   4th in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Jim Riggleman
General Manager:   Ed Lynch
Stadium:  Wrigley Field
Attendance:  2,219,110
Payroll:  $30,954,000
Playoffs:  -

Chicago Cubs affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Doug Jones (39)
Youngest Player:  Amaury Telemaco (22)
Longest Tenure:  Ryne Sandberg (14)
Top Hitter:  Brian McRae (25)
Top Pitcher:  Steve Trachsel (16)
Top Draft Pick:  Todd Noel (#17)

Roster Continuity:  66.36%
Top Prospect:   Brooks Kieschnick
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
St. Louis8874.543--
Houston8280.5066.0
Cincinnati8181.5007.0
Chi Cubs7686.46912.0
Pittsburgh7389.45115.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Sammy SosaRF27$ 4,750,000  48 
Mark Grace1B32$ 4,175,000  66 
Jaime NavarroP28$ 3,600,000  82 
Brian McRaeCF28$ 3,400,000  92 
Ryne Sandberg2B36$ 2,300,000   
Frank CastilloP27$ 1,600,000   
Luis GonzalezLF28$ 1,400,000   
Rey SanchezSS-2B28$ 1,200,000   
Felix FerminSS32$ 850,000   
Doug JonesP39$ 825,000   
Scott ServaisC29$ 822,500   
Bob PattersonP37$ 675,000   
Leo Gomez3B30$ 550,000   
Dave Magadan3B-1B33$ 500,000   
Mike PerezP31$ 500,000   
Jim BullingerP30$ 385,000   
Larry CasianP30$ 275,000   
Jose HernandezSS-3B26$ 253,000   
Kevin FosterP27$ 230,000   
Steve TrachselP25$ 220,000   
Brian DorsettC35$ 210,000   
Scott BullettLF-CF27$ 160,000   
Turk WendellP29$ 160,000   
Terry Shumpert2B-3B29$ 150,000   
Ozzie TimmonsLF-RF25$ 150,000   
Todd Haney2B30$ 127,500   
Mike CampbellP32$ 125,000   
Terry AdamsP23$ 113,000   
Mike HubbardC25$ 112,000   
Kent BottenfieldP27$ 111,000   
Bret Barberie2B-3B28$ 109,000   
Brant BrownLF-CF25$ 109,000   
Doug GlanvilleCF25$ 109,000   
Mark Grace1B32$ 109,000   
Tyler Houston3B-C25$ 109,000   
Robin JenningsRF-1B24$ 109,000   
Doug JonesP39$ 109,000   
Brooks KieschnickP-LF24$ 109,000   
Rodney MyersP27$ 109,000   
Tanyon SturtzeP25$ 109,000   
Dave SwartzbaughP28$ 109,000   
Amaury TelemacoP22$ 109,000   
Pedro ValdesRF-LF23$ 109,000   


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