1996 Chicago Cubs season

The 1996 Chicago Cubs season was the 125th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 121st in the National League and the 81st at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fourth in the National League Central with a record of 76–86.

1996 Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs logo.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record76–86 (.469)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Tribune Company
General manager(s)Ed Lynch
Manager(s)Jim Riggleman
Local televisionWGN-TV/Superstation WGN/Chicagoland Cable
(Harry Caray, Steve Stone, Wayne Larrivee)
Local radioWGN
(Pat Hughes, Ron Santo, Harry Caray)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
< Previous season     Next season >

OffseasonEdit

  • March 9, 1996: Kent Bottenfield was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[1]

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 0.543 48–33 40–41
Houston Astros 82 80 0.506 6 48–33 34–47
Cincinnati Reds 81 81 0.500 7 46–35 35–46
Chicago Cubs 76 86 0.469 12 43–38 33–48
Pittsburgh Pirates 73 89 0.451 15 36–44 37–45

Record vs. opponentsEdit


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

Game logEdit

1996 Game Log: 76–86 (Home: 43–38; Away: 33–48)
April: 13–14 (Home: 9–7; Away: 4–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 1 Padres 5–4 (10) Patterson (1–0) Hoffman 38,734 1–0
2 April 3 Padres 5–7 Hamilton Castillo (0–1) Hoffman 29,638 1–1
3 April 4 Dodgers 9–4 Foster (1–0) Astacio 12,626 2–1
4 April 5 Dodgers 11–1 Bullinger (1–0) Candiotti 19,324 3–1
5 April 6 Dodgers 1–3 Park Navarro (0–1) Worrell 24,428 3–2
6 April 7 Dodgers 5–4 Jones (1–0) Osuna 19,002 4–2
7 April 8 @ Rockies 9–6 Adams (1–0) Ritz Jones (1) 50,185 5–2
8 April 10 @ Rockies 9–10 Leskanic Jones (1–1) 50,083 5–3
9 April 12 @ Giants 1–4 Leiter Navarro (0–2) Beck 45,589 5–4
10 April 13 @ Giants 2–3 (10) Juden Myers (0–1) 22,120 5–5
11 April 14 @ Giants 6–2 Foster (2–0) Watson Wendell (1) 23,137 6–5
12 April 15 Reds 2–3 (10) Moore Patterson (1–1) Brantley 20,395 6–6
13 April 16 Reds 6–3 Trachsel (1–0) Portugal 11,464 7–6
14 April 17 Reds 8–6 (10) Wendell (1–0) Ruffin 13,023 8–6
15 April 18 Giants 7–6 Perez (1–0) VanLandingham Wendell (2) 15,857 9–6
16 April 19 Giants 10–6 Foster (3–0) Watson 17,662 10–6
17 April 20 Giants 4–8 Gardner Bullinger (1–1) 28,047 10–7
18 April 21 Giants 6–7 Fernandez Trachsel (1–1) Beck 28,065 10–8
19 April 22 Rockies 2–4 Freeman Navarro (0–3) Leskanic 21,227 10–9
20 April 23 Rockies 3–4 Rekar Castillo (0–2) Leskanic 14,325 10–10
21 April 24 @ Padres 4–5 Hamilton Foster (3–1) Hoffman 15,608 10–11
22 April 25 @ Padres 3–8 Tewksbury Bullinger (1–2) 18,736 10–12
23 April 26 @ Dodgers 0–1 Astacio Trachsel (1–2) Worrell 31,172 10–13
24 April 27 @ Dodgers 4–3 (10) Navarro (1–3) Osuna Jones (2) 43,519 11–13
25 April 28 @ Dodgers 3–0 Castillo (1–2) Park 45,441 12–13
26 April 29 @ Dodgers 4–10 Valdez Foster (3–2) 39,003 12–14
27 April 30 Cardinals 7–6 Wendell (2–0) Eckersley 20,771 13–14
May: 9–17 (Home: 6–7; Away: 3–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
28 May 1 Cardinals 9–3 Trachsel (2–2) Benes 25,668 14–14
29 May 3 Mets 4–2 Navarro (2–3) Wilson 19,822 15–14
30 May 4 Mets 3–7 Jones Castillo (1–3) Henry 30,041 15–15
31 May 5 Mets 5–4 Wendell (3–0) Dipoto 25,949 16–15
32 May 6 @ Expos 2–6 Martinez Bullinger (1–3) 46,893 16–16
33 May 7 @ Expos 3–8 Veres Adams (1–1) 13,236 16–17
34 May 8 @ Expos 2–4 Cormier Navarro (2–4) Rojas 12,484 16–18
35 May 10 @ Mets 0–2 Jones Castillo (1–4) Franco 16,687 16–19
36 May 11 @ Mets 6–7 Henry Jones (1–2) 23,237 16–20
37 May 12 @ Mets 3–0 Bullinger (2–3) Clark 19,122 17–20
38 May 13 Astros 6–0 Trachsel (3–2) Reynolds 22,610 18–20
39 May 14 Astros 3–6 Kile Navarro (2–5) Jones 17,562 18–21
40 May 15 Astros 5–7 Wall Castillo (1–5) Jones 16,093 18–22
41 May 16 Astros 13–1 Telemaco (1–0) Drabek 15,902 19–22
42 May 17 Marlins 3–1 Bullinger (3–3) Leiter Wendell (3) 32,528 20–22
43 May 18 Marlins 2–3 Burkett Trachsel (3–3) Nen 38,003 20–23
44 May 19 Marlins 7–8 (11) Mantei Wendell (3–1) Nen 30,420 20–24
45 May 20 @ Braves 1–18 Avery Castillo (1–6) 29,984 20–25
46 May 21 @ Braves 4–2 Telemaco (2–0) Wohlers Patterson (1) 31,045 21–25
47 May 22 @ Braves 4–9 Glavine Bullinger (3–4) 33,186 21–26
48 May 24 @ Astros 7–8 (10) Jones Patterson (1–2) 23,910 21–27
49 May 25 @ Astros 2–5 Drabek Navarro (2–6) Jones 34,326 21–28
50 May 26 @ Astros 2–7 Reynolds Castillo (1–7) 33,245 21–29
51 May 27 Braves 1–9 Glavine Telemaco (2–1) 33,070 21–30
52 May 29 Braves 0–2 Smoltz Trachsel (3–4) 30,601 21–31
53 May 31 @ Marlins 2–1 Navarro (3–6) Rapp 19,552 22–31
June: 16–11 (Home: 8–5; Away: 8–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
54 June 1 @ Marlins 5–4 (10) Wendell (4–1) Mathews 30,133 23–31
55 June 2 @ Marlins 2–3 Brown Telemaco (2–2) Nen 22,174 23–32
56 June 3 Phillies 4–3 Patterson (2–2) Ryan 26,320 24–32
57 June 4 Phillies 3–12 Williams Bullinger (3–5) 15,431 24–33
58 June 5 Phillies 9–6 Adams (2–1) Borland Wendell (4) 18,189 25–33
59 June 7 Expos 3–9 Fassero Castillo (1–8) 23,860 25–34
60 June 8 Expos 6–4 Telemaco (3–2) Martinez Wendell (5) 37,373 26–34
61 June 9 Expos 4–2 Trachsel (4–4) Rueter Wendell (6) 30,785 27–34
62 June 10 @ Phillies 2–1 Navarro (4–6) Mulholland 19,588 28–34
63 June 11 @ Phillies 9–2 Campbell (1–0) Munoz 23,220 29–34
64 June 12 @ Phillies 3–4 Fernandez Castillo (1–9) Bottalico 27,287 29–35
65 June 13 Padres 6–3 (14) Jones (2–2) Blair 28,953 30–35
66 June 14 Padres 5–1 Trachsel (5–4) Tewksbury 30,877 31–35
67 June 15 Padres 1–2 Worrell Navarro (4–7) Hoffman 39,465 31–36
68 June 16 Padres 8–4 Castillo (2–9) Valenzuela Bullinger (1) 33,376 32–36
69 June 18 Dodgers 6–9 Martinez Telemaco (3–3) Worrell 32–37
70 June 18 Dodgers 7–4 Campbell (2–0) Valdez 23,362 33–37
71 June 19 Dodgers 3–4 (13) Park Adams (2–2) Worrell 28,477 33–38
72 June 20 @ Padres 3–2 Navarro (5–7) Worrell Wendell (7) 19,969 34–38
73 June 21 @ Padres 1–2 (10) Hoffman Wendell (4–2) 49,503 34–39
74 June 22 @ Padres 9–6 (16) Myers (1–1) Blair 51,917 35–39
75 June 23 @ Padres 4–5 Hamilton Telemaco (3–4) Hoffman 30,672 35–40
76 June 25 @ Dodgers 2–0 Trachsel (6–4) Nomo 37,448 36–40
77 June 26 @ Dodgers 6–4 Navarro (6–7) Candiotti Adams (1) 35,200 37–40
78 June 28 @ Reds 4–7 Smiley Castillo (2–10) Smith 27,864 37–41
79 June 29 @ Reds 5–9 Portugal Bullinger (3–6) 32,273 37–42
80 June 30 @ Reds 6–0 Trachsel (7–4) Burba 30,352 38–42
July: 14–12 (Home: 6–6; Away: 8–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
81 July 1 @ Pirates 1–4 Darwin Navarro (6–8) Plesac 15,910 38–43
82 July 2 @ Pirates 15–7 Telemaco (4–4) Wagner 13,241 39–43
83 July 3 @ Pirates 2–3 Neagle Castillo (2–11) Plesac 22,157 39–44
84 July 4 Reds 1–2 Portugal Bullinger (3–7) Brantley 38,047 39–45
85 July 5 Reds 0–3 Burba Trachsel (7–5) Brantley 40,743 39–46
86 July 6 Reds 6–2 Patterson (3–2) Carrasco 38,690 40–46
87 July 7 Reds 7–6 (13) Sturtze (1–0) Ruffin 36,352 41–46
88 July 11 Cardinals 6–0 Navarro (7–8) Osborne 38,802 42–46
89 July 12 Cardinals 3–13 Benes Trachsel (7–6) 38,918 42–47
90 July 13 Cardinals 5–10 Stottlemyre Bullinger (3–8) Eckersley 39,254 42–48
91 July 14 Cardinals 6–7 Benes Adams (2–3) Eckersley 38,638 42–49
92 July 15 Pirates 12–2 Castillo (3–11) Miceli 32,119 43–49
93 July 16 Pirates 5–10 Neagle Navarro (7–9) 26,502 43–50
94 July 18 @ Cardinals 6–5 Bottenfield (1–0) Petkovsek Wendell (8) 38,983 44–50
95 July 19 @ Cardinals 1–9 Benes Castillo (3–12) 45,336 44–51
96 July 20 @ Cardinals 3–0 Trachsel (8–6) Morgan Wendell (9) 50,418 45–51
97 July 21 @ Cardinals 5–6 (10) Petkovsek Wendell (4–3) 42,257 45–52
98 July 22 @ Giants 2–3 Bautista Bottenfield (1–1) 12,902 45–53
99 July 23 @ Giants 9–6 Myers (2–1) DeLucia Patterson (2) 15,878 46–53
100 July 24 @ Giants 7–1 Castillo (4–12) VanLandingham 13,695 47–53
101 July 25 @ Rockies 10–8 Bottenfield (2–1) Ruffin Patterson (3) 48,087 48–53
102 July 26 @ Rockies 17–4 Navarro (8–9) Freeman Adams (2) 48,062 49–53
103 July 27 @ Rockies 6–10 Thompson Telemaco (4–5) 48,096 49–54
104 July 28 @ Rockies 7–5 Bullinger (4–8) Ritz Bottenfield (1) 48,073 50–54
105 July 30 Giants 4–0 Castillo (5–12) VanLandingham Adams (3) 37,424 51–54
106 July 31 Giants 4–1 Trachsel (9–6) Watson Wendell (10) 28,988 52–54
August: 15–13 (Home: 9–7; Away: 6–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
107 August 1 Rockies 4–1 Navarro (9–9) Thompson Patterson (4) 25,564 53–54
108 August 2 Rockies 2–7 Ritz Telemaco (4–6) 34,186 53–55
109 August 3 Rockies 2–8 Wright Bullinger (4–9) 40,460 53–56
110 August 4 Rockies 1–6 Reynoso Castillo (5–13) 38,738 53–57
111 August 5 Mets 7–3 Trachsel (10–6) Wilson 36,766 54–57
112 August 6 Mets 3–0 Navarro (10–9) Clark Patterson (5) 24,558 55–57
113 August 7 Mets 7–11 Dipoto Adams (2–4) 27,086 55–58
114 August 9 @ Expos 11–9 Bullinger (5–9) Cormier Patterson (6) 15,498 56–58
115 August 10 @ Expos 3–2 Casian (1–0) Dyer Wendell (11) 16,724 57–58
116 August 11 @ Expos 3–4 (10) Rojas Bottenfield (2–2) 20,120 57–59
117 August 12 @ Mets 11–1 Navarro (11–9) Isringhausen 17,636 58–59
118 August 13 @ Mets 3–2 Telemaco (5–6) Harnisch Wendell (12) 17,819 59–59
119 August 14 @ Mets 5–8 Jones Bullinger (5–10) Franco 20,110 59–60
120 August 16 Astros 3–8 Hampton Castillo (5–14) 37,139 59–61
121 August 17 Astros 12–3 Trachsel (11–6) Kile 39,775 60–61
122 August 18 Astros 10–8 Navarro (12–9) Brocail Wendell (13) 37,210 61–61
123 August 19 Marlins 3–4 Brown Telemaco (5–7) Nen 32,302 61–62
124 August 20 Marlins 8–1 Foster (4–2) Hutton 22,119 62–62
125 August 21 Marlins 8–3 Castillo (6–14) Rapp 27,699 63–62
126 August 23 @ Braves 3–4 Maddux Trachsel (11–7) Wohlers 38,210 63–63
127 August 24 @ Braves 5–6 Clontz Casian (1–1) 46,804 63–64
128 August 25 @ Braves 3–2 Foster (5–2) Wohlers Wendell (14) 35,176 64–64
129 August 27 @ Astros 5–6 Morman Adams (2–5) Hernandez 15,374 64–65
130 August 28 @ Astros 4–5 Olson Bottenfield (2–3) 18,026 64–66
131 August 29 @ Astros 4–3 Navarro (13–9) Reynolds Wendell (15) 16,151 65–66
132 August 30 Braves 3–2 Foster (6–2) Glavine Patterson (7) 66–66
133 August 30 Braves 5–6 Borowski Bottenfield (2–4) Wohlers 31,548 66–67
134 August 31 Braves 12–0 Castillo (7–14) Neagle Adams (4) 38,691 67–67
September: 9–19 (Home: 5–6; Away: 4–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
135 September 1 Braves 2–1 (12) Campbell (3–0) Borowski 40,192 68–67
136 September 2 @ Marlins 3–4 Valdes Trachsel (11–8) Nen 16,622 68–68
137 September 3 @ Marlins 11–3 Navarro (14–9) Leiter 15,528 69–68
138 September 4 @ Marlins 2–9 Brown Foster (6–3) 14,879 69–69
139 September 5 @ Phillies 1–6 Schilling Castillo (7–15) 18,164 69–70
140 September 6 @ Phillies 6–4 Bullinger (6–10) Ryan Wendell (16) 17,803 70–70
141 September 7 @ Phillies 2–4 Hunter Bottenfield (2–5) Bottalico 18,021 70–71
142 September 8 @ Phillies 5–3 Navarro (15–9) Mimbs Wendell (17) 27,600 71–71
143 September 9 Expos 3–1 Foster (7–3) Paniagua 24,452 72–71
144 September 10 Expos 10–3 Bottenfield (3–5) Daal 26,700 73–71
145 September 11 Expos 1–2 Urbina Adams (2–6) Rojas 30,729 73–72
146 September 13 Phillies 4–2 Trachsel (12–8) Hunter Wendell (18) 23,048 74–72
147 September 14 Phillies 2–6 Mimbs Navarro (15–10) Ryan 36,290 74–73
148 September 15 Phillies 1–6 Schilling Foster (7–4) 24,697 74–74
149 September 17 @ Cardinals 3–5 Osborne Patterson (3–3) Mathews 29,612 74–75
150 September 18 @ Cardinals 3–5 Stottlemyre Trachsel (12–9) Eckersley 32,843 74–76
151 September 19 @ Cardinals 4–5 (13) Bailey Campbell (3–1) 34,923 74–77
152 September 20 @ Pirates 4–6 Lieber Foster (7–5) Ericks 19,285 74–78
153 September 21 @ Pirates 3–8 Loiselle Swartzbaugh (0–1) 23,619 74–79
154 September 22 @ Pirates 3–11 (8) Cordova Castillo (7–16) 27,472 74–80
155 September 23 @ Pirates 4–3 Trachsel (13–9) Schmidt Patterson (8) 7,684 75–80
156 September 24 @ Reds 3–6 Lyons Navarro (15–11) Brantley 18,584 75–81
157 September 25 @ Reds 3–4 Burba Foster (7–6) Brantley 18,506 75–82
158 September 26 @ Reds 4–12 Jarvis Swartzbaugh (0–2) 20,777 75–83
159 September 27 Pirates 4–7 (10) Plesac Wendell (4–4) 75–84
160 September 27 Pirates 10–9 Adams (3–6) Boever 18,757 76–84
161 September 28 Pirates 7–8 (10) Plesac Wendell (4–5) 29,729 76–85
162 September 29 Pirates 3–8 Loaiza Navarro (15–12) 26,873 76–86
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Cubs team member

Detailed recordsEdit

Notable transactionsEdit

  • May 29, 1996: Félix Fermín signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[2]

RosterEdit

1996 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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

Other battersEdit

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

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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 pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Cubs American Association Ron Clark
AA Orlando Cubs Southern League Bruce Kimm
A Daytona Cubs Florida State League Dave Trembley
A Rockford Cubbies Midwest League Steve Roadcap
A-Short Season Williamsport Cubs New York–Penn League Rubén Amaro, Sr.
Rookie GCL Cubs Gulf Coast League Sandy Alomar, Sr.

[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/botteke01.shtml
  2. ^ Félix Fermín Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997