1986 Chicago Cubs season

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1986 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tribune Company
General manager(s) Dallas Green
Manager(s) Jim Frey, John Vukovich, Gene Michael
Local television WGN-TV/Superstation WGN
(Harry Caray, Steve Stone, Dewayne Staats)
Local radio WGN
(Dewayne Staats, Lou Boudreau, Harry Caray)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1986 Chicago Cubs season was the 114th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 111th in the National League and the 71st at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fourth in the National League East with a record of 70–90.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
New York Mets 108 54 .667 --
Philadelphia Phillies 86 75 .534 21.5
St. Louis Cardinals 79 82 .491 28.5
Montreal Expos 78 83 .484 29.5
Chicago Cubs 70 90 .438 37
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 98 .395 44

Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Jody Davis
  • Brian Dayett
  • Bob Dernier
  • Shawon Dunston
  • Leon Durham
  • Keith Moreland
  • Ryne Sandberg
  • Rick Sutcliffe
  • Manny Trillo[9]

Notable transactions[edit]

  • May 2, 1986: Terry Francona was signed as a free agent by the Cubs.[10]
  • June 14, 1986: Matt Keough was released by the Cubs.[8]
  • July 15, 1986: Steve Lake was released by the Cubs.[11]

Roster[edit]

1986 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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
C Davis, JodyJody Davis 148 528 132 .250 21 74

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
Trillo, MannyManny Trillo 81 152 45 .296 1 19
Francona, TerryTerry Francona 86 124 31 .250 2 8
Lake, SteveSteve Lake 10 19 8 .421 0 4
Martin, MikeMike Martin 8 13 1 .077 0 0
Christmas, SteveSteve Christmas 3 9 1 .111 0 2

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
Hoffman, GuyGuy Hoffman 32 84 6 2 3.86 47
Keough, MattMatt Keough 19 29 2 2 4.97 19

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
Smith, LeeLee Smith 66 9 9 31 3.09 93
Frazier, GeorgeGeorge Frazier 35 2 4 0 5.40 41

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 Jim Essian
A Peoria Chiefs Midwest League Pete Mackanin
Short-Season A Geneva Cubs New York-Penn League Jay Loviglio
Rookie Wytheville Cubs Appalachian League Tony Franklin

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Winston-Salem[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ced Landrum page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Manny Trillo page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/botelde01.shtml
  4. ^ Mike Martin page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jerome Walton page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Steve Christmas page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Phil Stephenson page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ a b Matt Keough page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1986&t=CHN
  10. ^ Terry Francona page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Steve Lake page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997