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1997 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
W-L Record: 68-94 .420
Rank: 5th in National League Central
Run Differential: 687-759 -72
Manager(s): Jim Riggleman
General Manager: Ed Lynch
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Payroll: $ 39,829,333 14/28
Attendance: 2,190,308 13/28
Top Draft Pick: Jon Garland (#10) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Rick Kranitz
Bench Coach: Billy Williams
Bullpen Coach: Dave Bialas
First Base Coach: Max Oliveras
Hitting Coach: Jeff Pentland
Hitting Coach: Tony Muser
Pitching Coach: Phil Regan
Third Base Coach: Dan Radison

#1 Draft Picks

Shawon Dunston (#1), Tyler Houston (#2), Brooks Kieschnick (#10), Doug Glanville (#12), Brian McRae (#17), Terry Mulholland (#24), Kevin Orie (#29)
National League Central Standings
Full League Standings
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Kevin OrieCHNFLOL 2-4 @FLO301000000010000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Kevin OrieCHNFLOL 2-8 @FLO402100100000000031st career RBI
    Ramon TatisCHNATLL 5-11 @ATL000000000000000011st career game
    Dave HansenCHNATLL 0-4 @ATL1000000000100000500500th career game
    Ryne SandbergCHNFLOL 0-1 vs FLO400000000040000020364 strikeouts
    Ryne SandbergCHNATLL 1-2 vs ATL401000100010000020371000th career RBI
    Rey SanchezCHNCOLL 0-4 vs COL3010000000000000500500th career game
    Brooks KieschnickCHNPITL 3-4 vs PIT3010000100000000351st career stolen base
    Sammy SosaCHNPITW 11-1 vs PIT51310150000000009465 RBIs
    Brooks KieschnickCHNMONW 14-8 vs MON4230026000000000402 home runs, 6 RBIs
    Sammy SosaCHNSDNW 6-2 @SDN52420010001000009584 hits
    Brian McRaeCHNLANW 2-1 vs LAN40100000001000009421000th career hit
    Brian McRaeCHNSDNW 16-7 vs SDN52410020110000009454 hits
    Sammy SosaCHNSDNW 16-7 vs SDN42401160000000109656 RBIs, 4 hits
    Sammy SosaCHNSFNW 5-3 vs SFN52200230001000009672 home runs
    Scott ServaisCHNSFNW 15-4 vs SFN42210150100000005005 RBIs, 500th career game
    Jeremi GonzalezCHNPITW 8-7 @PIT300000000020000011st career game
    Sammy SosaCHNMONL 4-5 @MON40000000004000009874 strikeouts
    Jeremi GonzalezCHNNYNW 5-4 vs NYN201000000100000041st career hit
    Kevin OrieCHNNYNW 5-4 vs NYN3210011001000001341st career home run
    Sammy SosaCHNSLNW 3-0 @SLN401000000000000010001000th career game
    Marc PisciottaCHNKCAW 8-7 vs KCA000000000000000011st career game
    Mark GraceCHNPHIW 8-4 @PHI51200140001000001374100th career home run
    Brian McRaeCHNHOUL 7-9 vs HOU70420010000000009964 hits
    Kevin OrieCHNHOUL 7-9 vs HOU7241002000200000564 hits
    Shawon DunstonCHNHOUL 3-5 vs HOU41200130000000001295500th career RBI
    Brian McRaeCHNCOLW 7-0 vs COL301100000100010010001000th career game
    Mark GraceCHNCOLW 6-5 vs COL100000200200002013842 sacrifice flies
    Bob PattersonCHNCOLL 3-6 @COL0000000000000000500500th career game
    Ryne SandbergCHNLANW 5-1 vs LAN333002310100100021242 home runs
    Kevin TapaniCHNLANW 5-1 vs LAN1110000101000000181st career stolen base
    Kevin OrieCHNSDNL 3-4 @SDN3110001100000010841st career stolen base
    Sammy SosaCHNFLOL 5-6 @FLO311000110010001010531000th career hit
    Ryne SandbergCHNMONW 12-3 vs MON443002300100000021402 home runs, 4 runs scored
    Sammy SosaCHNMONW 12-3 vs MON41200140010000001056200th career home run
    Terrell LoweryCHNPITW 4-1 @PIT100000000010000011st career game
    Terrell LoweryCHNPITW 3-2 @PIT301000000000000021st career hit
    Terrell LoweryCHNCINW 5-0 vs CIN311000010100000031st career stolen base
    Jeremi GonzalezCHNPHIL 2-3 vs PHI3010001000100000201st career RBI
    Lance JohnsonCHNHOUW 3-1 @HOU504000000000000012474 hits
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Ramon TatisCHNATLL 5-11 @ATL 0.10000000001110100%10-01st career game
    Larry CasianCHNFLOL 3-5 vs FLO 0.10000010001330100%20011-11200th career game
    Bob PattersonCHNCOLL 0-4 vs COL 2.221100100092419579%45637-34Threw 79% strikes
    Mel RojasCHNMONW 5-2 vs MONSv 120000200052116576%39429-24Threw 76% strikes
    Mel RojasCHNSFNW 5-3 @SFN 1.100000200041712571%40029-24400th career game
    Kevin FosterCHNSFNL 5-11 @SFNL 24551360011454312357%6925-25Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Jeremi GonzalezCHNPITW 8-7 @PITW 5.16331360002495583761%11-01st career win, 1st career game
    Turk WendellCHNPHIL 8-9 @PHI 1.121000000062118386%15010-12Threw 86% strikes
    Kent BottenfieldCHNHOUL 6-7 vs HOU 2100005000732211166%14413-19Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Kent BottenfieldCHNHOUW 5-2 vs HOUSv 2.100001500081712571%14513-19Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Marc PisciottaCHNKCAW 8-7 vs KCAW 111102000062617965%11-01st career win, 1st career game
    Kevin FosterCHNHOUL 3-5 vs HOU 7.172200100002998732574%8132-2710 Strikeouts
    Ramon TatisCHNLANW 4-3 vs LANW 0.20000020002000--371-11st career win
    Mark ClarkCHNFLOW 4-3 vs FLO 7311141000029121744761%15455-4410 Strikeouts
    Dave StevensCHNMINL 6-7 vs MINL 1.141100000082419579%13914-14Threw 79% strikes
    Kevin TapaniCHNCINW 5-0 vs CINWSHO91000250003091553660%24299-78Complete game/Shutout, 1-hitter
    Dave StevensCHNSLNL 9-12 vs SLN 210000300072621581%14214-14Threw 81% strikes
    Kevin TapaniCHNPHIW 11-3 vs PHIW 76220080002899752476%243100-78100th career win, Threw 76% strikes

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