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2008 Chicago Cubs season

2008 Chicago Cubs
NL Central Champions
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Cubs Win Flag flies over the scoreboard at Wrigley Field shortly after the Cubs clinched the NL Central on September 20, 2008.
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Location
  • Chicago (since 1876)
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    Owner(s) Tribune Company
    Manager(s) Lou Piniella
    Local television CSN Chicago
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    Local radio WGN (AM) 720
    (Pat Hughes, Ron Santo, Cory Provus)
    Stats ESPN.com
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    The 2008 Chicago Cubs season was the 136th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 133rd in the National League and the 93rd at Wrigley Field. The season began at home on March 31 against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs were champions of the National League Central Division for the second year in a row, accumulating 97 regular season wins—the most since 1945. It was the first time since 1908 that the Cubs made postseason appearances in consecutive seasons.[1]

    At the All-Star break in July, the Cubs led the NL Central and were tied with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for the best record in the major leagues.[2] They tied a National League record with eight players selected to the All-Star team.[3]

    On September 20, the Cubs clinched the NL Central championship with a 5–4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.[4] Despite their regular season success, the team did not advance past the first round of the playoffs; they were swept 3–0 by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series.

    Lou Piniella, in his second year as the Cubs' manager, won the National League's Manager of the Year Award in 2008. In addition, catcher Geovany Soto won the 2008 National League Rookie of the Year Award.[1]

    Regular season

    Game log

    2008 Game Log (97–64)
    Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement/Cancellation
    Bold = Cubs team member

    Season standings

    File:20080920 Cubs Win Flag at Ohio St. Beach.JPG
    With the magic number at 1, fans had their "Cubs Win" flags flying in Chicago.

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    Record vs. opponents

    Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WAS AL
    Diamondbacks 3–5 2–4 2–4 15–3 2–7 4–2 8–10 2–5 3–3 3–4 4–3 10–8 11–7 3–4 4–2 6–9
    Braves 5–3 0–6 3–3 4–3 10–8 3–3 4–2 3–6 11–7 4–14 2–5 5–1 2–5 2–5 6–12 8–7
    Cubs 4–2 6–0 8–7 5–1 4–3 8–9 5–2 9–7 4–2 3–4 14–4 5–2 4–3 9–6 3–3 6–9
    Reds 4–2 3–3 7–8 1–5 6–2 3–12 1–7 10–8 3–4 3–5 6–9 4–3 5–1 5–10 4–3 9–6
    Rockies 3–15 3–4 1–5 5–1 5–3 3–3 8–10 4–3 3–6 0–5 5–2 9–9 11–7 3–4 4–3 7–8
    Marlins 7–2 8–10 3–4 2–6 3–5 4–2 3–4 5–1 8–10 10–8 3–2 4–2 3–3 2–5 14–3 5–10
    Astros 2–4 3–3 9–8 12–3 3–3 2–4 4–3 7–8 5–2 3–4 8–8 3–3 7–1 7–8 4–2 7–11
    Dodgers 10–8 2–4 2–5 7–1 10–8 4–3 3–4 4–2 3–4 4–4 5–2 11–7 9–9 2–4 3–3 5–10
    Brewers 5–2 6–3 7–9 8–10 3–4 1–5 8–7 2–4 2–4 1–5 14–1 4–3 6–0 10–5 6–2 7–8
    Mets 3–3 7–11 2–4 4–3 6–3 10–8 2–5 4–3 4–2 11–7 4–3 2–5 5–1 4–3 12–6 9–6
    Phillies 4–3 14–4 4–3 5–3 5–0 8–10 4–3 4–4 5–1 7–11 4–2 4–2 3–3 5–4 12–6 4–11
    Pirates 3–4 5–2 4–14 9–6 2–5 2–3 8–8 2–5 1–14 3–4 2–4 3–4 4–2 10–7 3–4 6–9
    Padres 8–10 1–5 2–5 3–4 9–9 2–4 3–3 7–11 3–4 5–2 2–4 4–3 5–13 1–6 5–1 3–15
    Giants 7–11 5–2 3–4 1–5 7–11 3–3 1–7 9–9 0–6 1–5 3–3 2–4 13–5 4–3 7–0 6–12
    Cardinals 4–3 5–2 6–9 10–5 4–3 5–2 8–7 4–2 5–10 3–4 4–5 7–10 6–1 3–4 5–1 7–8
    Nationals 2–4 12–6 3–3 3–4 3–4 3–14 2–4 3–3 2–6 6–12 6–12 4–3 1–5 0–7 1–5 8–10
    AL 9–6 7–8 9–6 6–9 8–7 10–5 11–7 10–5 8–7 6–9 11–4 9–6 15–3 12–6 8–7 10–8

    As of September 28, 2008.


    Rally songs

    In 2007, Ernie Banks had requested that Evanston, Illinois native Eddie Vedder write the Cubs a song, and in August 2008 Vedder recorded "All the Way", which was released on September 18, 2008.[5] During the season, a new version of "Go, Cubs, Go" was recorded and released by the Manic Sewing Circle,[6] although the original 1984 Steve Goodman version became the official Cubs victory song.[7]

    Playoffs

    NLDS vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

    The Chicago Cubs were eliminated from the playoffs after Los Angeles won the series, 3-0.

    Game 1, October 1

    Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

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    CHC: Mark DeRosa (1)
    Attendance: 42,099

    Game 2, October 2

    Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

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    Home runs:
    LAD: Manny Ramírez (2)
    CHC: None
    Attendance: 42,136

    Game 3, October 4

    Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

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    Home runs:
    CHC: None
    LAD: None
    Attendance: 56,000

    After losing Game 3 to the Dodgers, the Cubs have lost nine consecutive post-season games, dating back to the 2003 NLCS.

    Roster

    2008 Chicago Cubs
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Manager

    Coaching Staff

    Player stats

    Stats updated as of August 6, 2008

    Batting

    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
    Alfonso Soriano 65 273 81 .297 20 52
    Ryan Theriot 105 416 131 .315 1 31
    Derrek Lee 112 458 135 .295 17 69
    Aramis Ramírez 107 400 110 .275 19 75
    Geovany Soto 105 374 104 .278 17 62
    Kosuke Fukudome 108 387 106 .274 8 41
    Mark DeRosa 107 364 100 .275 21 58
    Reed Johnson 75 240 71 .296 6 41
    Jim Edmonds 80 252 61 .242 13 42
    Daryle Ward 59 65 15 .231 2 9
    Mike Fontenot 85 173 50 .289 8 30
    Ronny Cedeño 69 153 43 .281 2 22
    Henry Blanco 38 79 23 .291 2 6
    Félix Pie 30 63 14 .222 1 7
    Matt Murton 19 40 10 .250 0 6
    Eric Patterson 13 38 9 .237 1 7

    Pitching

    Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
    José Ascanio
    0
    <center>0 <center>7.94 <center>6 <center>0 <center>0 <center>5.2 <center>5 <center>5 <center>4 <center>3
    Neal Cotts <center>0 <center>2 <center>4.29 <center>50 <center>0 <center>0 <center>35.2 <center>17 <center>17 <center>13 <center>43
    Ryan Dempster <center>17 <center>6 <center>2.96 <center>33 <center>33 <center>0 <center>206.2 <center>75 <center>68 <center>76 <center>187
    Scott Eyre <center>2 <center>0 <center>7.15 <center>19 <center>0 <center>0 <center>11.1 <center>9 <center>9 <center>4 <center>14
    Chad Fox <center>0 <center>1 <center>5.40 <center>3 <center>0 <center>0 <center>3.1 <center>2 <center>2 <center>3 <center>1
    Sean Gallagher <center>3 <center>4 <center>4.45 <center>12 <center>10 <center>0 <center>58.2 <center>31 <center>29 <center>22 <center>49
    Chad Gaudin <center>4 <center>2 <center>6.26 <center>24 <center>0 <center>0 <center>27.1 <center>20 <center>19 <center>10 <center>27
    Rich Harden <center>5 <center>1 <center>1.77 <center>12 <center>12 <center>0 <center>71.0 <center>15 <center>14 <center>30 <center>89
    Kevin Hart <center>2 <center>2 <center>6.51 <center>21 <center>0 <center>0 <center>27.2 <center>24 <center>20 <center>18 <center>23
    Rich Hill <center>1 <center>0 <center>4.12 <center>5 <center>5 <center>0 <center>19.2 <center>9 <center>9 <center>18 <center>15
    Bob Howry <center>7 <center>5 <center>5.35 <center>72 <center>0 <center>1 <center>70.2 <center>44 <center>42 <center>13 <center>59
    Jon Lieber <center>2 <center>3 <center>4.05 <center>26 <center>1 <center>0 <center>46.2 <center>24 <center>21 <center>6 <center>27
    Ted Lilly <center>17 <center>9 <center>4.09 <center>34 <center>34 <center>0 <center>204.2 <center>97 <center>93 <center>64 <center>184
    Carlos Mármol <center>2 <center>4 <center>2.68 <center>82 <center>0 <center>7 <center>87.1 <center>30 <center>26 <center>41 <center>114
    Jason Marquis <center>11 <center>9 <center>4.53 <center>29 <center>28 <center>0 <center>167.0 <center>88 <center>84 <center>70 <center>91
    Sean Marshall <center>3 <center>5 <center>3.86 <center>34 <center>7 <center>1 <center>65.1 <center>29 <center>28 <center>23 <center>58
    Carmen Pignatiello <center>0 <center>0 <center>13.50 <center>2 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0.2 <center>1 <center>1 <center>2 <center>0
    Jeff Samardzija <center>1 <center>0 <center>2.28 <center>26 <center>0 <center>1 <center>27.2 <center>7 <center>7 <center>15 <center>25
    Kerry Wood <center>5 <center>4 <center>3.26 <center>65 <center>0 <center>34 <center>66.1 <center>25 <center>24 <center>18 <center>84
    Michael Wuertz <center>1 <center>1 <center>3.63 <center>45 <center>0 <center>0 <center>44.2 <center>23 <center>18 <center>20 <center>30
    Carlos Zambrano <center>14 <center>6 <center>3.91 <center>30 <center>30 <center>0 <center>188.2 <center>88 <center>82 <center>72 <center>130
    <center>Totals <center>97 <center>64 <center>3.87 <center>161 <center>161 <center>44 <center>1450.2 <center>669 <center>624 <center>548 <center>1264

    2007 post-season changes

    Trades

    November 12, 2007
    To Detroit Tigers
    Jacque Jones</hr>
    To Chicago Cubs
    Omar Infante</hr>
    November 13, 2007
    To Minnesota Twins
    Craig Monroe</hr>
    To Chicago Cubs
    Clay Rapada</hr>
    December 4, 2007
    To Atlanta Braves
    Will Ohman</hr>
    Omar Infante
    To Chicago Cubs
    José Ascanio </hr>
    December 6, 2007
    To Tampa Bay Rays
    Cash considerations</hr>
    To Chicago Cubs
    Tim Lahey </hr>
    January 5, 2008
    To New York Mets
    Ángel Pagán</hr>
    To Chicago Cubs
    Ryan Meyers </hr>
    Corey Coles
    July 8, 2008
    To Oakland Athletics
    Sean Gallagher</hr>
    Matt Murton
    Eric Patterson
    Josh Donaldson
    To Chicago Cubs
    Rich Harden </hr>
    Chad Gaudin

    Free agent acquisitions

    Player Former team Contract Terms
    Kosuke Fukudome Chunichi Dragons 4 years, $48 million
    Jon Lieber Philadelphia Phillies 1 year, $3.5 million
    Reed Johnson Toronto Blue Jays 1 year, $1.3 million
    Jim Edmonds San Diego Padres 1 year, $280,000

    Players lost to free agency

    Player New team
    Jason Kendall Milwaukee Brewers
    Cliff Floyd Tampa Bay Rays
    Mark Prior San Diego Padres
    Steve Trachsel Baltimore Orioles
    Wade Miller Toronto Blue Jays

    Other news

    • On November 20, 2007, John McDonough stepped down as team president to join the Chicago Blackhawks.[8]
    • On April 23, 2008, the Chicago Cubs recorded their 10,000th victory in franchise history with a 7-6 victory in 10 innings over the Colorado Rockies. They were just the second team to complete this feat behind the San Francisco Giants.
    • On September 14, 2008 Carlos Zambrano threw the first no-hitter for the Cubs since Milt Pappas threw his on September 2, 1972. Zambrano threw the no-hitter against the Houston Astros in a game played at Miller Park in Milwaukee. It was the first no-hitter recorded at a neutral site in baseball history. The game was moved due to the damage Hurricane Ike caused.

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Daytona

    References

    1. ^ a b Finnell, Neil (December 29, 2008). "A Look Back at Chicago Cubs 2008: Getting Off to a Strong Start". Bleacher Report. Retrieved May 11, 2014. 
    2. ^ "Regular Season Standings". Major League Baseball. Associated Press. July 14, 2008. Retrieved July 14, 2008. 
    3. ^ "Cubs tie record for most NL All-Stars". Yahoo! Sports. Associated Press. July 13, 2008. Retrieved July 14, 2008. 
    4. ^ Gano, Rick (September 20, 2008). "Chicago Cubs win Central again". Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo! Inc. agency=Associated Press. Archived from the original on September 27, 2008. Retrieved September 21, 2008. 
    5. ^ "Cubbie jam". RedEye. Metromix. September 19, 2008. Retrieved September 20, 2008. 
    6. ^ "Manic Sewing Circle perform "Go Cubs Go"". WGNTV.com. Tribune Interactive. September 12, 2008. Retrieved September 21, 2008. [dead link]
    7. ^ "WGN Radio and Vibes Media team up to bring iconic Cubs anthem "Go Cubs Go" to mobile phones". WGN Radio. August 1, 2008. Retrieved September 20, 2008. [dead link]
    8. ^ The Official Site of The Chicago Cubs: News: McDonough steps down as president

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