Cubs history 1990s

A whole decade worth of 1990s Cubs history in one year, 1998. The season starts out exciting when a flame-throwing 20 year old rookie strikes out 20 Astros early (kerry Wood). The summer is full of an exciting HR chase betweeen Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire and the season ends in a playofff loss to the San Francisco Giants with an amazing hitting display by the respective clubs first baseman, Will Clark and Mark Grace.



1999 November 1 Cubs hire Don Baylor to be their next manager.

1999 October 4 What have you done for me lately, Jim Riggleman who managed the Cubs playoff season of 1998 is fired after a 67-95 season.

1999 September 18 Sammy Sosa becomes the first player in ML history to hit 60 Hr's in consecutive seasons hitting his 60th HR off Jason Bere in a losing effort at Wrigley against the Brewers (7-4 in 14 innings).

1999 August 6 Great ML debut by Andrew Lorraine, a complete game shutout defeating the Astros 6-0 in Wrigley .

1999 June 26 Sammy Sosa hits his 300th career HR.

1998 October 3 GM 3 NL Division Series Braves 6 Cubs 2 Wrigley

1998 October 1 GM 2 NL Division Series Braves 2 Cubs 1 Atlanta

1998 September 30 GM 1 NL Division Series Braves 7 Cubs 1 Atlanta

1998 September 28 Steve Trachsel gets the victory in a play in game for the playoffs agains t the Giants 5-3.

1998 September 23 Call this one a Cubs Curse light, while in the middle of a playoff race, The Cubs blow a 7-0 lead. In the ninth inning with a 7-5 lead, Rod Beck loads the bases and with 2 outs Geoff Jenkins lifts a fly ball into left field that Brant Brown apparantly loses in the sun drops the ball and the Brewers complete the comeback 8-7.

1998 September 12 Sammy Sosa hits his 60th HR of the season. One of only 4 players at the time to accomplish this feat (Ruth, Maris and McGwire).

1998 September 8 Mark McGwire breaks Roger Maris record of 61 HR's with his 62nd HR of the season against Steve Trachsel of the Cubs . The Cardinals win the game 6-2 in St Louis.

1998 September 4 Sammy Sosa breaks Hack Wilson's Cub HR record with his 57th Home Run.

1998 August 26 Kerry Wood strikes out 16 batters in 8 innings to defeat the Reds 9-2 in Cincy.

1998 July 28 Sammy Sosa becomes the first cub to hit a grand slam in consecutive games.

1998 July 27 Sammy Sosa hits his first ML grand slam, a modern day record for the most HR's in a career without hitting a grand slam (247). Sosa also drives in all 6 runs in a 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks

1998 July 6 The Cubs purchase Glenallen Hill from Seattle Mariners

1998 June 30 Sammy Sosa sets a ML record for HR's in a month with 20. The record had been held by Rudy York with 19 in August, 1937

1998 June 14 Brant Brown hits 3 HR's in a 12-5 victory over the Phillies in Wrigley Field.

1998 June 15 Sammy Sosa hits 3 HR's all against Cal Edred leading the Cubs to a 6-5 win over the Brewers in Wrigley Field.

1998 June 5 Cubs play the White Sox for the first time ever in a regular season game at Wrigley and defeat the Sox 6-5 on a walk-off HR by Brant Brown.

1998 June 2 With the 3rd overall pick in the first round of the ML draft, the Cubs select Corey Patterson. Other future ML'ers selected in this draft were Will Ohman in the 8th round and Eric Hinske in the 17th round.

1998 May 6 Kerry Wood in just his 5th major league start strikes out 20 batters in a 2-0 victory over the Astros at Wrigley Field. Wood throws a one-hitter, a Ricky Gutierrez single with the only other baserunner being Craig Biggio who was hit by a pitch.

1998 April 18 Kerry Wood's ML debut is a victory against the Dodgers, 8-1 at Wrigley Field. Wood throws 5 shutout innings.

1998 April 10 New Cubs, Henry Rodriguez goes 5 for 5, including a 3-run HR against the team that just traded him (Expos).

1998 March 31 Henry Rodriguez hits a HR in his first at bat with the Cubs.

1998 February 27 Harry Carey's funeral at Holy Name cathedral

1998 February 18 Harry Carey long-time Cubs announcer dies at the age of 83

1998 January 15 Cubs sign Rod Beck who helps the Cubs get to the 1998 playoffs saving 51 games.

1997 September 21 Ryne Sandberg plays his final game at Wrigley Field He went 2 for 3 in an 11-3 victory over the Phillies.

1997 June 26 Cubs sign Sammy Sosa to an extension that makes him the 3rd highest paid player in baseball behind Barry Bonds and Albert Belle.

1997 June 16 Cubs play White Sox for the first time in regular season defeating the White Sox 8-3 at Comiskey Park.

1997 April 20 In a doubleheader game, the Cubs lose their 14 th consectuve game of the new season and break the losing streak in the 2nd game with a 4-3 victory over the Mets in Shae stadium.

1997 April 16 Cubs lose their 12th consecutive game, losing to the Rockies 4-0 at Wrigley. Breaks NL record for most losses at the beginning of the season.

1997 April 10 Cubs tie a club record for losses at the beginning of a season, losing their 8th consecutive game.

1996 August 18 Jaime Navarro ties a ML record with 3 errors in an inning.

1996 June 18 Brant Brown hits his first 3 HR's of his career in a doubleheader split against the Dodgers at Wrigley Field.

1996 June 5 Sammy Sosa hits 3 HR's in a 9-6 victory over the Phillies at Wrigley

1996 May 16 Sammy Sosa becomes first Cub ever to hit 2 HR's in one inning.

1996 May 16 Great Cubs debut, Amaury Telemaco, 22 yr old gives up just one hit over 7 innings.

1996 May 16

1996 Cubs hit an all-time team record for fewest triples in a season (19)

1996 April 8 Pat Hughes first broadcast joining Ron Santo on WGN radio.

1996 April 1 Ryne Sandberg's first game back after his retirement. He went 0 for 3 in a 5 to 4 victory over Padres at Wrigley Field.

1995 April 2 MLB strike comes to an end.

1995 June 1 Cubs select Kerry Wood with the 4th overall pick in the MLB draft.

1995 September 28 Randy Myers gets attacked by a fan while on the mound.

1994 April 4 Karl Tuffy Rhodes hits 3 HR"s in first 3 at bats on Opening day Cubs lose 12-8 to Mets in Wrigley.

1994 April 7 Michael Jordan plays for the W Sox in an exhibition game against the Cubs Jordan had 2 hits in the game.

1994 August 10 Final game before MLB strike.

1994 October 11 Cubs hire Ed Lynch as GM.

1993 April 26 Cubs play Coloroda Rockies for first time and defeat the Rockies 6-03 at Mile High Stadium in Denver.

1993 May 9 Mark Grace cycle in Cubs loss to the Padres at Wrigley 5-4

1993 May 21 Cubs play Florida Marlins for the first time and lose 5-3 at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami.

1993 July 2 Sammy Sosa has a six hit game during an 11-8 win over Rockies in Denver.

1993 July 3 Ryne Sandberg gets 2000 hit of career during a 504 loss to Rockies in Denver.

1993 September 14 MLB announces 3 division alignment. Cubs move into it's current division the NL central with Carkinals, Astros Pirates Milwaukee was added to the division in 1998. Reds???????

1992 May 7 Sammy Sosa hit first hr as a Cub in a 9-2 win over the Astros at Wrigley.

1992 September 30 Greg Maddux win s 20 game of the season with a 6-0 win over Pirates at Wrigley. It was also Maddux's last pitched game with the Cubs until his return to the Cubs in 2004

1992 December Greg Maddux signs wih Braves

1992 December Andre Dawson signs with Red Sox

1992 December 9 Greg Maddux signs wih Braves

1992 December 9 Andre Dawosn signs with Red Sox.

1991 May 13 3 generations of Caray's are in the booth together in a 5-3 loss to the Braves in Wrigley Field. Harray, Skip and Chip.

1991 November 14 Cubs fire Jim Frey as GM and replace him with Larry Himes.

1990 April 10 Cubs new radio announcing team includes Thom Vbrennman, Ron Snanto and Bob Brenly

1990 April 29 Greg Maddux sets ML rocrod for pitchesrs with 7 putouts in a 4-0 win over the Dodgers in LA.

1990 May 18 Ryane Sandberg's ML record errorless streak ends at 123 games with an error in a 7-0 win in Houston over Astros.

1990 May 22 Andre Dawson is intentionally walked a ML reocord 5 times by Lou Piniella's Cincy Reds in a 16 inning Cubs 2-1 victory at Wrigley.

1990 July 10 Wrigley Field hosts all-star game, AL wins over AL 2-0.

1990 July 28 Shawon Dunston ties ML record with 3 3B's in a 10-7 win over Expos in Montreal.

1990 September 22 Andre Sdawoson steals the 300th base of his career in an 11-5 loss to the Mets at Wrigley.