2000 Chicago Cubs season

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2000 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tribune Company
General manager(s) Ed Lynch, Andy MacPhail
Manager(s) Don Baylor
Local television WGN-TV/Superstation WGN/Fox Sports Chicago
(Chip Caray, Steve Stone)
Local radio WGN
(Pat Hughes, Ron Santo, Andy Masur)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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Sammy Sosa at bat during a September 2000 away game against the season's eventual National League Central Division champions St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Memorial Stadium.

The 2000 Chicago Cubs season was the 128th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 125th in the National League and the 85th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished sixth and last in the National League Central with a record of 65–97.

During this season, the Cubs played in the first game held outside of North America on Opening Day. The Cubs played the New York Mets in front of over 55,000 at the Tokyodome in Japan. The Cubs won the game by a score of 5-3.[1]

Offseason[edit]

  • October 5, 1999: Lance Johnson was released by the Chicago Cubs.[2]
  • November 22, 1999: Todd Van Poppel signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.

Regular season[edit]

On May 11, 2000 Glenallen Hill was responsible for a memorable event in the annals of Chicago Cubs baseball lore. On that day Hill became the first, and thus far only player, to hit a pitched ball onto the roof of a five-story residential building across the street from the left field wall of Wrigley Field.

Sammy Sosa, despite hitting only 50 home runs (he had hit over 60 the previous two seasons) won his only home run crown.

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 .586    --
Cincinnati Reds 85 77 .525 10.0
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 .451 22.0
Houston Astros 72 90 .444 23.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 93 .426 26.0
Chicago Cubs 65 97 .401 30.0

Notable Transactions[edit]

  • June 5, 2000: Dontrelle Willis was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 8th round of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed July 6, 2000.[3]
  • July 21, 2000: Glenallen Hill was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the New York Yankees for Ben Ford and Oswaldo Mairena.[4]
  • July 31, 2000: Henry Rodriguez was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the Florida Marlins for Ross Gload and Dave Noyce (minors).[5]

Roster[edit]

2000 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

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

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League Dave Trembley
AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx Southern League Dave Bialas
A Daytona Cubs Florida State League Richie Zisk
A Lansing Lugnuts Midwest League Steve McFarland
Short-Season A Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Danny Sheaffer
Rookie AZL Cubs Arizona League Carmelo Martínez

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: West Tenn, Daytona[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.372, David Nemec and Scott latow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Lance Johnson Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/willido03.shtml
  4. ^ Glenallen Hill Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rodrihe02.shtml
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007