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1998 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
Nickname:
W-L Record: 90-73 .552
Rank: 2nd in National League Central
Run Differential: 831-791 + 40
Roster Continuity 54.99% 23/28
Manager(s): Jim Riggleman
General Manager: Ed Lynch
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Payroll: $ 49,383,000 10/30
Attendance: 2,623,194 11/30
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round (Braves)
Top Draft Pick: Corey Patterson (#3) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Rick Kranitz
Bench Coach: Billy Williams
Bullpen Coach: Dave Bialas
First Base Coach: Dan Radison
Hitting Coach: Jeff Pentland
Pitching Coach: Phil Regan
Third Base Coach: Tom Gamboa

#1 Draft Picks

Tyler Houston (#2), Kerry Wood (#4), Mike Morgan (#4), Kurt Miller (#5), Terry Mulholland (#24), Kevin Orie (#29), Ben Van Ryn (#37)
National League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10260.630--
9073.55212.5
8379.51219.0
7785.47525.0
7488.45728.0
6993.42633.0
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1998 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #MarchGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11998-03-31L 6-11 @FLO
    #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    21998-04-01W 10-3 @FLO
    31998-04-02W 8-7 @FLO
    41998-04-03W 6-2 MON
    51998-04-04W 3-1 MON
    61998-04-05W 7-2 MON
    71998-04-06W 3-2 MON
    81998-04-07L 2-3 NYN
    91998-04-09W 8-7 NYN
    101998-04-10W 13-0 @MON
    111998-04-11L 4-5 @MON
    121998-04-12L 1-4 @MON
    131998-04-14L 0-6 @NYN
    141998-04-15L 1-2 @NYN
    151998-04-16W 8-4 @NYN
    161998-04-17L 3-11 LAN
    171998-04-18W 8-1 LAN
    181998-04-19W 2-1 LAN
    191998-04-21W 5-3 SDN
    201998-04-22L 2-3 SDN
    211998-04-23L 1-4 SDN
    221998-04-24L 4-12 @LAN
    231998-04-25L 2-3 @LAN
    241998-04-26L 3-4 @LAN
    251998-04-27W 3-1 @SDN
    261998-04-28L 3-7 @SDN
    271998-04-30W 8-3 SLN
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    281998-05-01W 6-5 SLN
    291998-05-02W 4-3 SLN
    301998-05-03L 5-8 SLN
    311998-05-05L 5-10 HOU
    321998-05-06W 2-0 HOU
    331998-05-08W 5-4 SFN
    341998-05-09L 1-5 SFN
    351998-05-09W 6-0 SFN
    361998-05-10L 0-3 SFN
    371998-05-11W 4-2 @ARI
    381998-05-12W 7-6 @ARI
    391998-05-13W 9-3 @COL
    401998-05-14W 9-7 @COL
    411998-05-15L 3-11 @CIN
    421998-05-16W 5-4 @CIN
    431998-05-17W 10-1 @CIN
    441998-05-19W 6-3 LAN
    451998-05-20W 5-0 LAN
    461998-05-21L 3-7 LAN
    471998-05-22L 2-8 @ATL
    481998-05-23W 10-6 @ATL
    491998-05-24L 1-2 @ATL
    501998-05-25L 5-9 @ATL
    511998-05-27L 5-10 PHI
    521998-05-28L 7-8 PHI
    531998-05-29W 5-3 ATL
    541998-05-30W 9-8 ATL
    551998-05-31W 4-2 ATL
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    561998-06-01W 10-2 FLO
    571998-06-02W 2-1 FLO
    581998-06-03W 5-1 FLO
    591998-06-05W 6-5 CHA
    601998-06-06W 7-6 CHA
    611998-06-07W 13-7 CHA
    621998-06-08W 8-1 @MIN
    631998-06-09L 0-8 @MIN
    641998-06-10L 1-5 @MIN
    651998-06-12L 0-4 @PHI
    661998-06-13W 10-8 @PHI
    671998-06-14L 2-4 @PHI
    681998-06-15W 6-5 MIL
    691998-06-16L 2-11 MIL
    701998-06-17L 5-6 MIL
    711998-06-18W 12-5 PHI
    721998-06-19L 8-9 PHI
    731998-06-20W 9-4 PHI
    741998-06-21L 2-7 PHI
    751998-06-22L 1-3 CLE
    761998-06-23L 4-5 CLE
    771998-06-24L 6-7 @DET
    781998-06-25L 4-6 @DET
    791998-06-26L 3-6 @KCA
    801998-06-27L 3-4 @KCA
    811998-06-28W 6-3 @KCA
    821998-06-30L 4-5 ARI
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    831998-07-01W 6-4 ARI
    841998-07-02W 3-2 ARI
    851998-07-03W 12-9 PIT
    861998-07-04W 5-4 PIT
    871998-07-05W 7-6 PIT
    881998-07-09L 9-12 @MIL
    891998-07-10L 5-6 @MIL
    901998-07-11W 11-8 @MIL
    911998-07-12W 3-0 @MIL
    921998-07-13L 2-6 @PIT
    931998-07-14W 7-4 @PIT
    941998-07-15L 0-3 @PIT
    951998-07-17W 6-1 @FLO
    961998-07-18L 1-2 @FLO
    971998-07-19W 7-6 @FLO
    981998-07-20W 11-4 @ATL
    991998-07-21W 3-0 @ATL
    1001998-07-22W 9-5 MON
    1011998-07-23W 2-1 MON
    1021998-07-24L 0-5 NYN
    1031998-07-24L 3-7 NYN
    1041998-07-25W 3-2 NYN
    1051998-07-26W 3-1 NYN
    1061998-07-27W 6-2 @ARI
    1071998-07-28L 5-7 @ARI
    1081998-07-29W 7-3 @ARI
    1091998-07-30L 0-4 @ARI
    1101998-07-31W 9-1 COL
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1111998-08-01W 3-2 COL
    1121998-08-02L 3-6 COL
    1131998-08-03L 5-6 ARI
    1141998-08-04W 2-0 ARI
    1151998-08-05L 7-10 ARI
    1161998-08-07L 3-16 @SLN
    1171998-08-08L 8-9 @SLN
    1181998-08-09L 1-2 @SLN
    1191998-08-10W 8-5 @SFN
    1201998-08-11L 7-8 @SFN
    1211998-08-12W 10-2 @SFN
    1221998-08-14W 6-4 @HOU
    1231998-08-15L 4-5 @HOU
    1241998-08-16W 2-1 @HOU
    1251998-08-18W 4-1 SLN
    1261998-08-19L 6-8 SLN
    1271998-08-20W 7-3 SFN
    1281998-08-21W 6-5 SFN
    1291998-08-22L 3-8 HOU
    1301998-08-23L 3-13 HOU
    1311998-08-24L 3-12 HOU
    1321998-08-25L 9-10 @CIN
    1331998-08-26W 9-2 @CIN
    1341998-08-27W 11-10 @COL
    1351998-08-28W 10-5 @COL
    1361998-08-29L 3-7 @COL
    1371998-08-30W 4-3 @COL
    1381998-08-31W 5-4 CIN
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1391998-09-01W 6-5 CIN
    1401998-09-02W 4-2 CIN
    1411998-09-04W 5-2 @PIT
    1421998-09-05W 8-4 @PIT
    1431998-09-06L 3-4 @PIT
    1441998-09-07L 2-3 @SLN
    1451998-09-08L 3-6 @SLN
    1461998-09-09W 4-2 PIT
    1471998-09-10W 5-2 PIT
    1481998-09-11L 11-13 MIL
    1491998-09-12W 15-12 MIL
    1501998-09-13W 11-10 MIL
    1511998-09-14L 3-4 @SDN
    1521998-09-15W 4-2 @SDN
    1531998-09-16W 6-3 @SDN
    1541998-09-17W 4-3 @SDN
    1551998-09-18L 4-6 CIN
    1561998-09-19L 2-7 CIN
    1571998-09-20L 3-7 CIN
    1581998-09-22W 5-2 @MIL
    1591998-09-23L 7-8 @MIL
    1601998-09-25L 2-6 @HOU
    1611998-09-26W 3-2 @HOU
    1621998-09-27L 3-4 @HOU
    1631998-09-28W 5-3 SFN
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    90-73
    Scott Servais 87
    Tyler Houston 56
    Sandy Martinez 20
    Mark Grace 154
    Brant Brown 4
    Tyler Houston 3
    Jose Hernandez 2
    Mickey Morandini 146
    Manny Alexander 16
    Jose Hernandez 1
    Jose Hernandez 54
    Kevin Orie 53
    Gary Gaetti 34
    Manny Alexander 13
    Tyler Houston 9
    Jeff Blauser 100
    Jose Hernandez 37
    Manny Alexander 26
    Henry Rodriguez 112
    Glenallen Hill 25
    Matt Mieske 11
    Brant Brown 11
    Pedro Valdes 4
    Lance Johnson 68
    Brant Brown 62
    Jose Hernandez 25
    Sammy Sosa 6
    Terrell Lowery 2
    Sammy Sosa 153
    Glenallen Hill 6
    Matt Mieske 3
    Pedro Valdes 1
    Henry Rodriguez 5
    Manny Alexander 2
    Jason Hardtke 1


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