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The Cubs posted a winning record ( 83 – 78 ) for the third consecutive season, the first time the club had done so since 1972, and a new era of ownership under the Ricketts ' family was approved by MLB owners in early October.
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Cubs and posted
Eckersley remained with the Cubs in 1985, when he posted an 11 – 7 record with two shutouts ( the last two of his career ).
In 1949 Charlie Grimm, the Cubs ' new manager, posted a framed excerpt from that interview in the Cubs clubhouse, where it remains.
He worked as a back up catcher to Michael Barrett although, many of the Cubs pitchers preferred pitching to Blanco as his 2005 catcher's earned run average of 3. 58 was almost 1 run lower than the 4. 45 average posted by Barrett.
His most productive season came in 2001 with the Cubs, when he posted career-highs in batting average (. 290 ), RBI ( 66 ), runs ( 76 ), hits ( 153 ) and games played ( 147 ).
After the 1969 season, he was traded to the Cubs, and he posted 1970 totals of 19 HRs and 68 RBI before hitting only. 210 in 1971 with just 8 home runs.
After the Cubs posted their first winning record in 17 years, Kennedy began to assert a more traditional managerial authority over the team.
Cubs and winning
Although they fell to the " Hitless Wonders " White Sox in the 1906 World Series, the Cubs recorded a record 116 victories and the best winning percentage (. 763 ) in Major League history.
Some historians think Kling's absence was significant enough to prevent the Cubs from also winning a third straight title in 1909, as they finished 6 games out of first place.
The Cubs responded by winning a pennant in the war-shortened season of 1918, where they played a part in another team's curse.
Near the end of the first decade of the double-Bills ' guidance, the Cubs won the NL pennant in 1929 and then achieved the unusual feat of winning a pennant every three years, following up the 1929 flag with league titles in 1932, 1935, and 1938.
There were some historic moments for the Cubs as well ; they claimed the ' 35 pennant in thrilling fashion, winning a record 21 games in a row in September.
After losing the 1945 World Series to the Detroit Tigers, the Cubs finished with winning seasons the next two years, but those teams did not enter post-season play.
After losing a dismal 103 games in 1966, the Cubs brought home consecutive winning records in ' 67 and ' 68, marking the first time a Cub team had accomplished that feat in over two decades.
After a rough start, which included a brawl between Michael Barrett and Carlos Zambrano, the Cubs overcame the Milwaukee Brewers, who had led the division for most of the season, with winning streaks in June and July, coupled with a pair of dramatic, late-inning wins against the Reds, and ultimately clinched the NL Central with a record of 85 – 77.
In that same span the Cardinals have had 45 seasons in which their winning percentage was over. 500, while the Cubs have finished over that mark 19 times ( they finished at an even. 500 twice ).
The Brewers came off the sweep from the Cubs with an amazing August, winning 20 of 28 games in the month.
In the " double no-hitter " between Fred Toney of the Reds and Hippo Vaughn of the Chicago Cubs, Thorpe drove in the winning run in the 10th inning.
* Rick Sutcliffe-1979 National League Rookie of the Year and 1984 Cy Young Award winning pitcher for the Chicago Cubs
On June 4, he had two triples and two RBIs as the Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 5 – 1, a game that ended future Hall of Famer Grover Cleveland Alexander's 11-game winning streak.
The timing worked in Caray's favor, as the Cubs ended up winning the National League East division title in 1984 and radio station WGN's nationwide audience.
The Cubs had been playing well throughout the season's first few months, but as a team unaccustomed to winning, they had not yet become a serious contender in the eyes of most baseball fans.
Griffey's best season came in 1976, when he came just short of winning the batting title behind Bill Madlock of the Chicago Cubs.
If Alou had caught the ball, it would have been the second out in the inning, and the Cubs would have been just four outs away from winning the National League pennant.
The Padres, who rallied from a 2 – 0 deficit in the best-of-five series against the Cubs won the decisive Game 5 the next day ( thus, winning their first ever National League pennant ).
Until the final game of the pennant race, some baseball fans had been hoping for a rematch of the 1918 World Series: a showdown between the Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs, one of only two major league teams to have played for a longer period of time since winning the World Series ( the other was the Chicago White Sox, who went on to win the Series in ).
This began an 11-game winning streak that brought them into second place, seven games behind the Chicago Cubs.
Cubs and record
Because the Cubs lost two seasons to the Great Chicago Fire, the Braves have played more seasons, although the Cubs hold the record for oldest team still in its original city.
After a disappointing record of 59-73 and a 9th-place finish in 1897, Anson was released by the Cubs as both a player and manager.
The Cubs concluded the regular season with a 96 – 65 record, 6. 5 games ahead of the 2nd place Mets.
's best record, and tied the league record with eight representatives to the All-Star game, including catcher Geovany Soto, who was named Rookie of the Year. The Cubs took control of the division by sweeping a four game series in Milwaukee.
Despite being well out of playoff contention the Cubs went 24 – 13 under Quade, the best record in baseball during that 37 game stretch and was hired as manager on October 19.
" The Brewers came into the All-Star break with a 52 – 43 record, still third behind the Cubs and Cardinals.
The other was Cubs player and RBI Champion Hack Wilson during his record setting 1930 season in which he recorded 191 RBIs.
He owns numerous team records for the Cubs, and he holds the major-league record for the most home runs hit in a month ( 20, in June 1998 ).
The Mariners won 116 games in, which set the American League record for most wins in a single season and tied the 1906 Chicago Cubs for the Major League record for most wins in a single season.
On June 14 in Cincinnati, Rose singled in the first inning off Cubs pitcher Dave Roberts ; Rose would proceed to get a hit in every game he played until August 1, making a run at Joe DiMaggio ’ s record 56-game hitting streak, which had stood virtually unchallenged for 37 years.
Because of this, it has been suggested that Rose actually broke Cobb's record against the Cubs ' Reggie Patterson with a single in the first inning of a Reds ' 5 – 5 called game against Chicago on September 8.
While playing for the Philadelphia Athletics, Ehmke struck out 13 Chicago Cubs in game one, a Series record until 1953.
He scored five of his club's runs in a 22 – 0 massacre of the Cubs, a major-league record for the biggest score in a shutout game in the 20th century.
The Sounds finished the season with a 76 – 68 record, tied with the Iowa Cubs for first-place in the American North Division.