1985 Chicago Cubs season

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1985 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tribune Company
Manager(s) Jim Frey
Local television WGN-TV/Superstation WGN
(Harry Caray, Steve Stone, Dewayne Staats)
Local radio WGN
(Dewayne Staats, Lou Boudreau, Harry Caray)
Stats ESPN.com
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The Chicago Cubs 1985 season opened with high hopes as the Cubs had won the National League East title the year before. However, injuries were a major factor as four of the Cubs' starting pitchers were on the disabled list at the same time.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • Ryne Sandberg became the first Cub since 1969–1970 to score 100 runs in two consecutive seasons.

In early June, the Cubs were still in first place, battling the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets for the division. However, Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Trout, Scott Sanderson and Dennis Eckersley all were injured, and the Cubs went on a 13-game losing streak that effectively eliminated them from contention. Shawon Dunston made his Major League debut. He struggled early on, so the Cubs sent him back to Iowa in early May. However, once he returned, it spelled the end for Larry Bowa, who was released in August and picked up by the New York Mets.

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Cardinals 101 61 .623 --
New York Mets 98 64 .605 3
Montreal Expos 84 77 .522 16.5
Chicago Cubs 77 84 .478 23.5
Philadelphia Phillies 75 87 .463 26
Pittsburgh Pirates 57 104 .354 43.5

Notable transactions[edit]

  • April 9, 1985: Jacob Brumfield was released by the Cubs.[5]
  • May 12, 1985: Dave Hostetler was purchased by the Chicago Cubs from the Montreal Expos.[6]

Draft picks[edit]

  • The Cubs drafted pitcher Dave Masters with the twenty-fourth overall pick in the 1985 Draft.[7]
  • June 3, 1985: Doug Dascenzo was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 12th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1985.[8]
  • June 3, 1985: Mark Grace was drafted by the Cubs in the 24th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed August 29, 1985.[9]

Roster[edit]

1985 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

1985 Chicago Cubs Game Log

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Frazier, GeorgeGeorge Frazier 51 7 8 2 6.39 46

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Cubs American Association Larry Cox
AA Pittsfield Cubs Eastern League Tom Spencer
A Winston-Salem Spirits Carolina League Cal Emery
A Peoria Chiefs Midwest League Pete Mackanin
Short-Season A Geneva Cubs New York–Penn League Tony Franklin
Rookie Wytheville Cubs Appalachian League Ramón Conde

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Winston-Salem

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dennis Eckersley page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Ron Hassey page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Steve Trout page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Guy Hoffman page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jacob Brumfield page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hosteda01.shtml
  7. ^ Sports Illustrated, August 2, 2010, Where are they Now?, p.84, Published by Time Inc.
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dascedo01.shtml
  9. ^ Mark Grace page at Baseball Reference