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2000 Chicago Cubs season

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Record  65–97 (.401)
Owner(s)  Tribune Company
Divisional place  6th
Manager(s)  Don Baylor
2000 Chicago Cubs season
General manager(s)  Ed Lynch, Andy MacPhail
Local television  WGN-TV/Superstation WGN/Fox Sports Chicago (Chip Caray, Steve Stone)

The 2000 Chicago Cubs season was the 129th 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.

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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.

Offseason

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

    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.

    Notable Transactions

  • 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.
  • July 21, 2000: Glenallen Hill was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the New York Yankees for Ben Ford and Oswaldo Mairena.
  • July 31, 2000: Henry Rodriguez was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the Florida Marlins for Ross Gload and Dave Noyce (minors).
  • Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Farm system

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: West Tenn, Daytona

    References

    2000 Chicago Cubs season Wikipedia


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