1991 Chicago Cubs season

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1991 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tribune Company
General manager(s) Jim Frey
Manager(s) Don Zimmer, Joe Altobelli, Jim Essian
Local television WGN-TV/Superstation WGN
(Harry Caray, Steve Stone, Thom Brennaman)
Local radio WGN
(Thom Brennaman, Ron Santo, Bob Brenly, Harry Caray)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1991 Chicago Cubs season was the 120th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 116th in the National League and the 76th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fourth in the National League East with a record of 77–83.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 98 64 0.605 52–32 46–32
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 0.519 14 52–32 32–46
Philadelphia Phillies 78 84 0.481 20 47–36 31–48
Chicago Cubs 77 83 0.481 20 46–37 31–46
New York Mets 77 84 0.478 20½ 40–42 37–42
Montreal Expos 71 90 0.441 26½ 33–35 38–55


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1991 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 6–6 11–7 13–5 7–11 5–7 9–3 5–7 9–3 11–7 9–9 9–3
Chicago 6–6 4–8 9–3 2–10 10–7 11–6 8–10 7–11 4–8 6–6 10–8
Cincinnati 7–11 8–4 9–9 6–12 6–6 5–7 9–3 2–10 8–10 10–8 4–8
Houston 5–13 3–9 9–9 8–10 2–10 7–5 7–5 4–8 6–12 9–9 5–7
Los Angeles 11–7 10–2 12–6 10–8 5–7 7–5 7–5 7–5 10–8 8–10 6–6
Montreal 7–5 7–10 6–6 10–2 7–5 4–14 4–14 6–12 6–6 7–5 7–11
New York 3–9 6–11 7–5 5–7 5–7 14–4 11–7 6–12 7–5 6–6 7–11
Philadelphia 7-5 10–8 3–9 5–7 5–7 14–4 7–11 6–12 9–3 6–6 6–12
Pittsburgh 3–9 11–7 10–2 8–4 5–7 12–6 12–6 12–6 7–5 7–5 11–7
San Diego 7–11 8–4 10–8 12–6 8–10 6–6 5–7 3–9 5–7 11–7 9–3
San Francisco 9–9 6–6 8–10 9–9 10–8 5–7 6–6 6–6 5–7 7–11 4–8
St. Louis 3–9 8–10 8–4 7–5 6–6 11–7 11–7 12–6 7–11 3–9 8–4


Notable transactions[edit]

Notable games[edit]

  • July 23: In a 6–4 victory over the Reds, Andre Dawson was ejected in the bottom of the seventh inning for arguing a called third strike by umpire Joe West. After Jim Essian was also ejected for arguing, Dawson proceeded to throw seventeen bats from the bat racks onto the field from the dugout.[6] Dawson was fined $1,000 and suspended for one game.[7]

Roster[edit]

1991 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day Lineup[edit]

Schedule[edit]

# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 9 Cardinals  1–4  Smith Jackson Smith 31,622 0–1
2 April 10 Cardinals  2–0  Maddux DeLeon Smith 11,204 1–1
3 April 11 Cardinals  4–5  Hill Harkey Smith 10,830 1–2
4 April 12 Pirates  1–3  Smiley Boskie Palacios 8,704 1–3
5 April 13 Pirates  7–3  Bielecki Drabek 23,838 2–3
6 April 14 Pirates  6–4  Slocumb Belinda Smith 25,994 3–3
7 April 15 Phillies  5–4  Maddux Grimsley Smith 27,794 4–3
8 April 16 Phillies  4–3 13 Bielecki Williams 11,571 5–3
9 April 17 Phillies  4–1  Boskie Combs Smith 13,680 6–3
10 April 18 Pirates  3–2  Sutcliffe Drabek Assenmacher 9,148 7–3
11 April 19 Pirates  4–5  Belinda Smith 13,157 7–4
12 April 20 Pirates  3–9  Smith Maddux 13,179 7–5
13 April 21 Pirates  12–13 11 Patterson Bielecki 10,860 7–6
14 April 22 Cardinals  2–3  Agosto Smith 23,943 7–7
15 April 23 Cardinals  2–4  Tewksbury Sutcliffe Smith 25,384 7–8
16 April 24 Cardinals  1–0  Bielecki DeLeon Assenmacher 25,339 8–8
17 April 25 Reds  4–6  Power Slocumb Myers 22,914 8–9
18 April 26 Reds  1–3  Rijo Harkey Dibble 37,681 8–10
19 April 27 Reds  8–3  Boskie Charlton Assenmacher 35,265 9–10
20 April 28 Reds  3–4  Hammond Sutcliffe Dibble 33,518 9–11
21 April 30 Astros  10–3  Bielecki Portugal 27,523 10–11
22 May 1 Astros  11–8  Maddux Deshaies 17,606 11–11
23 May 3 Braves  2–5  Glavine Boskie Mercker 30,476 11–12
24 May 4 Braves  2–4  Smoltz Sutcliffe Berenguer 20,724 11–13
25 May 5 Braves  9–6  McElroy Leibrandt Smith 27,141 12–13
26 May 6 Astros  4–3  Maddux Deshaies Smith 9,736 13–13
27 May 7 Astros  4–3  Scanlan Hernandez Smith 13,640 14–13
28 May 8 Astros  2–4  Harnisch Boskie Schilling 11,307 14–14
29 May 10 Reds  6–5  Sutcliffe Browning Smith 35,484 15–14
30 May 11 Reds  2–12  Rijo Bielecki 35,998 15–15
31 May 12 Reds  3–5  Armstrong Maddux Dibble 32,353 15–16
32 May 13 Braves  3–5  Glavine Boskie 29,579 15–17
33 May 14 Braves  5–4  Assenmacher Mercker Smith 31,446 16–17
34 May 15 Braves  6–1  Assenmacher Berenguer 25,814 17–17
35 May 17 Phillies  0–1 16 Greene Lancaster 28,044 17–18
36 May 18 Phillies  2–5  Boever Assenmacher Williams 34,877 17–19
37 May 19 Phillies  2–1 10 Bielecki McDowell Smith 27,830 18–19
38 May 21 Mets  6–8  Gooden Sutcliffe Franco 29,129 18–20
39 May 22 Mets  5–2  Maddux Viola 28,749 19–20
40 May 23 Mets  4–3  Lancaster Franco Assenmacher 29,763 20–20
41 May 24 Expos  4–3  Scanlan Gardner Slocumb 32,410 21–20
42 May 25 Expos  6–1  Bielecki Mahler McElroy 16,961 22–20
43 May 26 Expos  8–6  Lancaster Burke Smith 35,417 23–20
44 May 27 Mets  1–3  Viola Maddux Franco 33,897 23–21
45 May 28 Mets  8–9  Pena Assenmacher Franco 32,811 23–22
46 May 29 Mets  1–8  Cone Scanlan 31,359 23–23
47 May 31 Expos  7–2  Bielecki Martinez Lancaster 17,308 24–23
48 June 1 Expos  2–1 10 McElroy Jones Smith 22,184 25–23
49 June 2 Expos  4–3  Assenmacher Ruskin Smith 23,070 26–23
50 June 4 Padres  1–7  Benes Scanlan 32,712 26–24
51 June 5 Padres  0–3  Rasmussen Bielecki 22,500 26–25
52 June 6 Padres  6–2  Maddux Melendez 23,200 27–25
53 June 7 Dodgers  2–3  Morgan Boskie Howell 35,414 27–26
54 June 8 Dodgers  4–3  McElroy Gross Smith 35,101 28–26
55 June 9 Dodgers  3–6  Hershiser Jackson 34,446 28–27
56 June 10 Dodgers  5–13  Martinez Bielecki Hartley 33,204 28–28
57 June 11 Giants  6–8 10 Downs Smith Righetti 32,449 28–29
58 June 12 Giants  6–1  Boskie Robinson Smith 33,880 29–29
59 June 13 Giants  4–3  Bielecki Wilson Assenmacher 34,149 30–29
60 June 14 Padres  7–3  Jackson Benes Smith 30,161 31–29
61 June 15 Padres  2–6  Rasmussen Bielecki 23,557 31–30
62 June 16 Padres  2–4  Melendez Maddux Andersen 28,961 31–31
63 June 17 Dodgers  4–6  Morgan Boskie Crews 42,767 31–32
64 June 18 Dodgers  5–6 13 Hartley Bielecki 37,402 31–33
65 June 19 Dodgers  8–9  Howell Assenmacher 39,287 31–34
66 June 20 Giants  3–4  Oliveras Lancaster Righetti 16,408 31–35
67 June 21 Giants  2–4  Downs Maddux Righetti 17,198 31–36
68 June 22 Giants  3–6  Wilson Boskie Oliveras 31,841 31–37
69 June 23 Giants  1–2  Brantley Smith 42,389 31–38
70 June 25 Pirates  5–1  Lancaster Smiley 31,115 32–38
71 June 26 Pirates  6–7  Walk Maddux Landrum 41,389 32–39
72 June 27 Pirates  3–4  Palacios Assenmacher 30,960 32–40
73 June 28 Cardinals  6–14  Olivares Scanlan 35,220 32–41
74 June 29 Cardinals  6–4  Lancaster Tewksbury Assenmacher 34,957 33–41
75 June 30 Cardinals  7–4  McElroy DeLeon 32,736 34–41
76 July 1 Pirates  6–5 13 Scanlan Belinda 32,633 35–41
77 July 2 Pirates  4–13  Drabek Boskie 34,332 35–42
78 July 3 Pirates  7–11  Smith Lancaster 33,432 35–43
79 July 4 Pirates  9–8 11 McElroy Landrum 31,098 36–43
80 July 5 Cardinals  5–1  Castillo DeLeon 49,251 37–43
81 July 6 Cardinals  12–2  Bielecki Smith 48,313 38–43
82 July 7 Cardinals  7–8 12 Fraser Renfroe 39,595 38–44
83 July 11 Astros  4–6 11 Osuna Smith Capel 32,313 38–45
84 July 12 Astros  5–2  Castillo Portugal Assenmacher 33,772 39–45
85 July 13 Astros  4–3  Lancaster Capel 32,588 40–45
86 July 14 Astros  4–3  Bielecki Kile Assenmacher 33,750 41–45
87 July 15 Braves  6–4  Maddux Smith Assenmacher 25,057 42–45
88 July 16 Braves  5–8  Freeman Scanlan Berenguer 25,893 42–46
89 July 17 Braves  2–12  Smoltz Lancaster 16,984 42–47
90 July 19 Astros  2–5  Harnisch Scanlan Osuna 27,577 42–48
91 July 20 Astros  6–0  Maddux Kile 37,970 43–48
92 July 21 Astros  4–2  Castillo Clancy 28,847 44–48
93 July 23 Reds  8–5  Lancaster Myers Assenmacher 34,458 45–48
94 July 24 Reds  3–12  Browning Bielecki 36,215 45–49
95 July 25 Reds  5–4 13 Slocumb Layana 35,008 46–49
96 July 26 Braves  2–6  Avery Castillo 35,604 46–50
97 July 27 Braves  7–5  Lancaster Smoltz McElroy 34,023 47–50
98 July 28 Braves  6–2  Bielecki Leibrandt Assenmacher 33,782 48–50
99 July 30 Reds  5–6 10 Dibble McElroy 37,832 48–51
100 July 31 Reds  1–5  Rijo Castillo Power 36,483 48–52
101 August 2 Mets  4–2 10 Assenmacher Pena 35,361 49–52
102 August 3 Mets  9–2  Scanlan Viola 39,804 50–52
103 August 4 Mets  8–3  Maddux Cone 36,080 51–52
104 August 5 Mets  7–2  Castillo Schourek 27,508 52–52
105 August 6 Phillies  2–6 11 Williams Lancaster 26,562 52–53
106 August 7 Phillies  4–5 11 Williams Lancaster 26,294 52–54
107 August 8 Phillies  1–11  Cox Jackson 32,232 52–55
108 August 9 Mets  5–4  Maddux Cone 36,110 53–55
109 August 10 Mets  6–2  Scanlan Burke Lancaster 35,639 54–55
110 August 11 Mets  3–2 14 Boskie Schourek 33,128 55–55
111 August 12 Mets  3–2 10 Lancaster Burke 34,342 56–55
112 August 13 Expos  6–7  Sampen Lancaster Fassero 34,085 56–56
113 August 14 Expos  0–2  Barnes Maddux Jones 34,817 56–57
114 August 15 Expos  7–6  Assenmacher Fassero McElroy 33,514 57–57
115 August 16 Phillies  9–1  Sutcliffe Ruffin 34,547 58–57
116 August 17 Phillies  2–5  Mulholland Bielecki Williams 33,223 58–58
117 August 18 Phillies  7–6 10 Assenmacher Williams 32,801 59–58
118 August 19 Expos  3–2 11 Assenmacher Sampen 10,792 60–58
119 August 20 Expos  2–4  Haney Scanlan Rojas 12,987 60–59
120 August 21 Expos  3–1  Sutcliffe Nabholz Lancaster 15,192 61–59
121 August 23 Padres  5–4  Lancaster Lefferts 33,090 62–59
122 August 24 Padres  1–4  Benes Maddux Melendez 32,760 62–60
123 August 25 Padres  9–12  Maddux Scanlan Melendez 31,190 62–61
124 August 26 Dodgers  3–4  Gott McElroy Howell 31,149 62–62
125 August 27 Dodgers  2–1  Castillo Martinez 31,624 63–62
126 August 28 Giants  8–6  Bielecki McClellan Assenmacher 16,230 64–62
127 August 29 Giants  5–4  Maddux Oliveras 19,887 65–62
128 August 30 Dodgers  0–2  Belcher Jackson 39,666 65–63
129 August 31 Dodgers  2–3  McDowell Assenmacher Howell 46,943 65–64
130 September 1 Dodgers  3–12  Martinez Castillo 38,742 65–65
131 September 2 Padres  10–8  McElroy Melendez 12,706 66–65
132 September 3 Padres  1–4  Benes Maddux 9,047 66–66
133 September 4 Padres  1–5  Rasmussen Jackson 9,952 66–67
134 September 6 Giants  3–2  Castillo Hickerson Smith 22,090 67–67
135 September 7 Giants  2–1  Bielecki McClellan Assenmacher 30,821 68–67
136 September 8 Giants  3–4  Wilson Maddux Righetti 27,875 68–68
137 September 9 Pirates  10–12  Belinda Smith Rodriguez 18,775 68–69
138 September 10 Pirates  6–2  Sutcliffe Tomlin Scanlan 29,299 69–69
139 September 11 Mets  1–4  Castillo Castillo Franco 15,795 69–70
140 September 12 Mets  3–6  Young Bielecki Whitehurst 14,324 69–71
141 September 13 Expos  2–3  Martinez Scanlan Jones 17,668 69–72
142 September 14 Expos  7–5 10 Scanlan Jones 30,130 70–72
143 September 15 Expos  5–6 10 Rojas Assenmacher Fassero 25,601 70–73
144 September 16 Pirates  4–5  Smith Castillo Mason 16,149 70–74
145 September 17 Pirates  2–9  Drabek Bielecki 18,152 70–75
146 September 18 Mets  4–1  Maddux Viola 11,980 71–75
147 September 22 Expos  2–6  Gardner Sutcliffe 71–76
148 September 22 Expos  3–5  Sampen Castillo Rojas 16,061 71–77
149 September 23 Phillies  10–3  Maddux Mulholland 16,141 72–77
150 September 24 Phillies  2–4  Ashby Bielecki Williams 19,694 72–78
151 September 25 Phillies  4–5  Greene Boskie Williams 9,892 72–79
152 September 27 Cardinals  4–5  Tewksbury Castillo Smith 30,429 72–80
153 September 28 Cardinals  2–3  Hill Maddux Smith 38,304 72–81
154 September 29 Cardinals  5–3  Sutcliffe Smith Assenmacher 42,665 73–81
155 September 30 Phillies  5–6  Ritchie Assenmacher 12,109 73–82
156 October 1 Phillies  5–6 13 Ruffin Assenmacher 12,291 73–83
157 October 2 Phillies  1–0  Maddux de Jesus 13,680 74–83
158 October 5 Cardinals  3–2  Scanlan Fraser 75–83
159 October 5 Cardinals  7–5  Perez Agosto Assenmacher 21,295 76–83
160 October 6 Cardinals  7–3  Maddux Olivares 17,169 77–83

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 Wilkins, RickRick Wilkins 86 203 45 .222 6 22
1B Grace, MarkMark Grace 160 619 169 .273 8 58
2B Sandberg, RyneRyne Sandberg 158 585 170 .291 26 100
3B Salazar, LuisLuis Salazar 103 333 86 .258 14 38
SS Dunston, ShawonShawon Dunston 142 492 128 .260 12 50
LF Bell, GeorgeGeorge Bell 148 558 159 .285 25 86
CF Walton, JeromeJerome Walton 123 270 59 .219 5 17
RF Dawson, AndreAndre Dawson 149 563 153 .272 31 104

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
Landrum, CedCed Landrum 56 86 20 .233 0 6

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
Scanlan, BobBob Scanlan 40 111 7 8 3.89 44

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
McElroy, ChuckChuck McElroy 71 6 2 3 1.95 92
Renfroe, LaddieLaddie Renfroe 4 0 1 0 13.50 4
May, ScottScott May 2 0 0 0 18.00 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Cubs American Association Jim Essian and Mick Kelleher
AA Charlotte Knights Southern League Jay Loviglio
A Winston-Salem Spirits Carolina League Brad Mills
A Peoria Chiefs Midwest League Bill Hayes
A-Short Season Geneva Cubs New York–Penn League Greg Mahlberg
Rookie Huntington Cubs Appalachian League Steve Roadcap

[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ George Bell at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Randy Kramer at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Gary Varsho at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Mitch Williams at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Damon Berryhill at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Wrigleyville Nation. Retrieved 2014-Oct-20.
  7. ^ Chicago Tribune. 1991 Sept 14. Retrieved 2014-Oct-20.
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

External links[edit]