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1989 Chicago Cubs season

1989 Chicago Cubs
National League East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Chicago (since 1876)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Tribune Company
    General manager(s) Jim Frey
    Manager(s) Don Zimmer
    Local television WGN-TV/Superstation WGN
    (Harry Caray, Steve Stone, Dewayne Staats)
    Local radio WGN
    (Dewayne Staats, Dave Nelson, Harry Caray)
    Stats ESPN.com
    BB-reference
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    The 1989 Chicago Cubs season was the team's 117th season, the 114th in the National League and the 74th at Wrigley Field. Highlighting the season was the Cubs' second National League Eastern Division championship with a record of 93–69. The Cubs had All-Star seasons from Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson, Rick Sutcliffe and Mitch Williams; Jerome Walton was the NL Rookie of the Year. Ultimately, the team was defeated four games to one by the San Francisco Giants in the 1989 National League Championship Series.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    NL East W L Pct. GB
    Chicago Cubs 93 69 .574 --
    New York Mets 87 75 .537 6
    St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 .531 7
    Montreal Expos 81 81 .500 12
    Pittsburgh Pirates 74 88 .457 19
    Philadelphia Phillies 67 95 .414 26

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1989 Chicago Cubs
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Game log

    1989 Chicago Cubs Game Log

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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 Berryhill, DamonDamon Berryhill 91 334 86 .257 5 41
    1B Grace, MarkMark Grace 142 510 160 .314 13 79
    2B Sandberg, RyneRyne Sandberg 157 606 176 .290 30 76
    3B Law, VanceVance Law 130 408 96 .235 7 42
    SS Dunston, ShawonShawon Dunston 138 471 131 .278 9 60
    LF Smith, DwightDwight Smith 109 343 111 .324 9 52
    CF Walton, JeromeJerome Walton 116 475 139 .293 5 46
    RF Dawson, AndreAndre Dawson 118 416 105 .252 21 77

    Other batters

    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
    Stephenson, PhilPhil Stephenson 17 21 3 .143 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Maddux, GregGreg Maddux 35 238 19 12 2.95 135

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Sanderson, ScottScott Sanderson 37 146 11 9 3.94 86
    Kilgus, PaulPaul Kilgus 35 145.2 6 10 4.39 61

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO

    NLCS

    Game 1

    October 4 at Wrigley Field in Chicago

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    San Francisco 3 0 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 11 13 0
    Chicago 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
    W: Scott Garrelts (1-0)   L: Greg Maddux (0-1)   S: None
    HR: SFWill Clark (1), (2), Kevin Mitchell (1)  CHCMark Grace (1), Ryne Sandberg (1)
    Pitchers: SF – Garrelts, Brantley (8), Hammaker (9)  CHC – Maddux, Kilgus (5), Wilson (8)
    Attendance: 39,195

    Game 2

    October 5 at Wrigley Field in Chicago

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    San Francisco 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 5 10 0
    Chicago 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 X 9 11 0
    W: Les Lancaster (1-0)   L: Rick Reuschel (0-1)   S: None
    HR: SFKevin Mitchell (2), Matt Williams (1), Robby Thompson (1)  CHC – None
    Pitchers: SF – Reuschel, Downs (1), Lefferts (6), Brantley (7), Bedrosian (8)  CHC – Bielecki, Assenmacher (5), Lancaster (6)

    Attendance: 39,195

    Game 3

    October 7 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Chicago 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 10 0
    San Francisco 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 X 5 8 3
    W: Don Robinson (1-0)   L: Les Lancaster (1-1)   S: Steve Bedrosian (1)
    HR: CHC – None  SFRobby Thompson (2)
    Pitchers: CHC – Sutcliffe, Assenmacher (7), Lancaster (7)  SF – LaCoss, Brantley (4), Robinson (7), Lefferts (8), Bedrosian (9)
    Attendance: 62,065

    Game 4

    October 8 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Chicago 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 12 1
    San Francisco 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 X 6 9 1
    W: Kelly Downs (1-0)   L: Steve Wilson (1-1)   S: Steve Bedrosian (2)
    HR: CHCLuis Salazar (1)  SFMatt Williams (2)
    Pitchers: CHC – Maddux, Wilson (4), Sanderson (6), Williams (8)  SF – Garrelts, Downs (5), Bedrosian (9)
    Attendance: 62,078

    Game 5

    October 9 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Chicago 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 1
    San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 X 3 4 1
    W: Rick Reuschel (1-1)   L: Mike Bielecki (0-1)   S: Steve Bedrosian (3)
    HR: CHC – None  SF – None
    Pitchers: CHC – Bielecki, Williams (8), Lancaster (8)  SF – Reuschel, Bedrosian (9)
    Attendance: 62,084

    The Giants made it to their first World Series since 1962 with a 3-2 win over the Cubs to win the 1989 National League pennant, four games to one. The final game pitted Mike Bielecki against a well-rested (due to his quick exit from Game 2) Rick Reuschel. Reuschel made amends for his poor start in Game 2 by giving up only one run over eight innings. The one run Reuschel gave up was an unearned run the Cubs scored when Walton reached on an error by Mitchell and then scored on Sandberg's double. The Cubs held the 1-0 lead until the seventh inning when Will Clark tripled and scored on Mitchell's sacrifice fly.

    With two outs in the eighth, the Cubs appeared ready to send the series back to Chicago. But Candy Maldonado pinch-hit for Reuschel and walked. Bielcki then proceeded the load the bases by walking both Butler and Thompson. Don Zimmer sent for Mitch Williams to end the jam, but Clark drove home the pennant winning runs with a single to center that gave the Giants a 3-1 lead. Les Lancaster got Matt Williams out to end the inning but the Cubs were finished.

    The Cubs did rally, however, in the ninth with three straight singles that made it 3-2. But Sandberg grounded out sending the Giants to their first World Series since 1962.

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game

    References

    1. ^ Rafael Palmeiro page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Scott Sanderson page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/roomero01.shtml
    4. ^ Rich Gossage page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Paul Assenmacher page at Baseball Reference
    6. ^ Phil Stephenson page at Baseball Reference

    Farm system

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    References

    1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997

    External links

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