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1998 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

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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:
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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), Mike Morgan (#4), Kerry Wood (#4), Mike Morgan (#4), Kurt Miller (#5), Terry Mulholland (#24), Kevin Orie (#29), Ben Van Ryn (#37)
National League Central Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1998 Chicago Cubs season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    51Terry AdamsP6-3205R-R251995CHN: 1991-4-111MLBPhiladelphia Phillies
    24Manny AlexanderSS-2B5-10180R-R271992Not draftedMLBSan Diego Padres
    47Rod BeckP6-1235R-R291991OAK: 1986-13-327MLB--
    4Jeff BlauserSS6-1190R-R321987SLN: 1984-1-8MLB--
    37Brant BrownLF-CF6-3205L-L271996CHN: 1992-3-81MLB--
    54Mark ClarkP6-5235R-R301991SLN: 1988-9-236MLB--
    44Tony FossasP6-0187L-L401988TEX: 1979-12-303MLB--
    31Kevin FosterP6-1175R-R291993MON: 1987-29-746MLB--
    8,15Gary Gaetti3B6-0205R-R391981MIN: 1979-1-11MLB--
    30Jeremi GonzalezP6-2210R-R231997Not draftedMLBBoston Red Sox
    17Mark Grace1B6-2200L-L341988CHN: 1985-24-622MLB--
    44Chris HaneyP6-3210L-L291991MON: 1990-2-51MLB--
    19Jason Hardtke2B-3B5-10175B-R261996CLE: 1990-3-81MLB--
    35Felix HerediaP6-0180L-L221996Not draftedMLBNew York Mets
    18Jose HernandezSS-3B6-1180R-R281991Not draftedMLBPhiladelphia Phillies
    6Glenallen HillRF-LF6-3230R-R331989TOR: 1983-9-219MLB--
    7Tyler Houston3B-C6-1210L-R271996ATL: 1989-1-2MLB--
    1Lance JohnsonCF5-11165L-L341987SLN: 1984-6-139MLB--
    52Matt KarchnerP6-4215R-R311995KCA: 1989-8-205MLB--
    10Terrell LoweryCF-LF6-3195R-R271997TEX: 1991-2-63MLB--
    8,15Sandy MartinezC6-2215L-R251995Not draftedMLB--
    50Jason Maxwell2B-3B6-1180R-R261998CHN: 1993-74-1667MLB--
    25Orlando MercedRF-1B6-1195L-R311990Not draftedMLB--
    20Matt MieskeRF-LF6-0195R-R301993SDN: 1990-17-471MLB--
    53Kurt MillerP6-5225R-R251994PIT: 1990-1-5MLB--
    12Mickey Morandini2B5-11180L-R321990PHI: 1988-5-120MLB--
    38Mike MorganP6-2220R-R381978OAK: 1978-1-4MLB--
    45Terry MulhollandP6-3220R-L351986SFN: 1984-1-24MLBArizona Diamondbacks
    59Rodney MyersP6-1215R-R291996KCA: 1990-12-342MLB--
    11Jose NievesSS-3B6-1180R-R231998UDFAMLB--
    15Kevin Orie3B6-4215R-R251997CHN: 1993-1-29MLB--
    35Bob PattersonP6-1195R-L391985SDN: 1982-21-524MLB--
    41Marc PisciottaP6-5225R-R271997PIT: 1991-19-513MLB--
    40Henry RodriguezLF6-2225L-L301992Not draftedMLB--
    9Scott ServaisC6-2210R-R311991HOU: 1988-3-64MLB--
    21Sammy SosaRF6-0220R-R291989Not draftedMLBTexas Rangers
    56Justin SpeierP6-4205R-R241998CHN: 1995-55-1452MLBColorado Rockies
    49Kennie SteenstraP6-5220R-R271998CHN: 1992-12-331MLB--
    48Dave StevensP6-3195R-R281994CHN: 1989-20-512MLB--
    36Kevin TapaniP6-1190R-R341989OAK: 1986-2-40MLB--
    44Amaury TelemacoP6-3222R-R241996Not draftedMLBPhiladelphia Phillies
    46Steve TrachselP6-4205R-R271993CHN: 1991-8-215MLBBaltimore Orioles
    28Pedro ValdesRF-LF6-1190L-L251996CHN: 1990-12-340MLB--
    58Ben Van RynP6-5185L-L261996MON: 1990-1-37MLB--
    33Don WengertP6-3205R-R281995OAK: 1992-4-116MLB--
    25Derrick White1B-LF6-1220R-R281993MON: 1991-6-165MLB--
    34Kerry WoodP6-5230R-R211998CHN: 1995-1-4MLB-Retired

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