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1997 CHICAGO CUBS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Chicago,IL
Team Record:  68-94   .420
Result:   5th in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Jim Riggleman
General Manager:   Ed Lynch
Stadium:  Wrigley Field
Attendance:  2,190,308
Payroll:  $39,829,333
Playoffs:  -

Chicago Cubs affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Bob Patterson (38)
Youngest Player:  Jeremi Gonzalez (22)
Longest Tenure:  Ryne Sandberg (15)
Top Hitter:  Sammy Sosa (12)
Top Pitcher:  Steve Trachsel (20)
Top Draft Pick:  Jon Garland (#10)

Roster Continuity:  68.08%
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Houston8478.519--
Pittsburgh7983.4885.0
Cincinnati7686.4698.0
St. Louis7389.45111.0
Chi Cubs6894.42016.0

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 SosaRF28$ 5,500,000  37 
Mel RojasP30$ 4,583,333  67 
Mark Grace1B33$ 4,525,000  70 
Brian McRaeCF29$ 3,900,000  89 
Kevin TapaniP33$ 3,750,000  95 
Ryne Sandberg2B37$ 3,250,000   
Lance JohnsonCF33$ 3,050,000   
Terry MulhollandP34$ 2,400,000   
Shawon DunstonSS34$ 2,325,000   
Mark ClarkP29$ 2,200,000   
Steve TrachselP26$ 2,100,000   
Frank CastilloP28$ 1,740,000   
Scott ServaisC30$ 1,370,000   
Rey SanchezSS-2B29$ 1,287,500   
Bob PattersonP38$ 1,050,000   
Dave ClarkRF-LF34$ 450,000   
Jose HernandezSS-3B27$ 450,000   
Larry CasianP31$ 350,000   
Turk WendellP30$ 350,000   
Dave Hansen3B-1B28$ 325,000   
Kevin FosterP28$ 275,000   
Terry AdamsP24$ 215,000   
Dave StevensP27$ 210,000   
Manny AlexanderSS-2B26$ 205,000   
Kent BottenfieldP28$ 195,000   
Mark Grace1B33$ 185,000   
Tyler Houston3B-C26$ 185,000   
Brant BrownLF-CF26$ 155,000   
Doug GlanvilleCF26$ 155,000   
Rodney MyersP28$ 155,000   
Dave SwartzbaughP29$ 153,500   
Miguel BatistaP26$ 153,000   
Mike HubbardC26$ 153,000   
Miguel Cairo1B-3B23$ 150,000   
Jeremi GonzalezP22$ 150,000   
Robin JenningsRF-1B25$ 150,000   
Brooks KieschnickP-LF25$ 150,000   
Terrell LoweryCF-LF26$ 150,000   
Ramon MorelP22$ 150,000   
Kevin Orie3B24$ 150,000   
Marc PisciottaP26$ 150,000   
Ramon TatisP24$ 150,000   
Amaury TelemacoP23$ 150,000   


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