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
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
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Offseason

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

Regular season

Season standings

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. opponents

1996 National League Records

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 log

1996 Game Log: 76–86 (Home: 43–38; Away: 33–48)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Cubs team member

Detailed records

National League
Opponent W L WP RS RA
NL East
Atlanta Braves 5 7 0.417 43 61
Florida Marlins 6 6 0.500 56 44
Montreal Expos 6 6 0.500 51 54
New York Mets 7 5 0.583 57 47
Philadelphia Phillies 7 6 0.538 51 59
Total 31 30 0.508 258 265
NL Central
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds 5 8 0.385 55 63
Houston Astros 5 8 0.385 76 67
Pittsburgh Pirates 4 9 0.308 73 86
St. Louis Cardinals 5 8 0.385 61 74
Total 19 33 0.365 265 290
NL West
Colorado Rockies 5 7 0.417 72 73
Los Angeles Dodgers 8 5 0.615 61 47
San Diego Padres 6 6 0.500 54 49
San Francisco Giants 7 5 0.583 62 47
Total 26 23 0.531 249 216
Season Total 76 86 0.469 772 771
Month Games Won Lost Win % RS RA
April 27 13 14 0.481 136 128
May 26 9 17 0.346 99 130
June 27 16 11 0.593 126 112
July 26 14 12 0.538 150 127
August 28 15 13 0.536 150 123
September 28 9 19 0.321 111 151
Total 162 76 86 0.469 772 771
Games Won Lost Win % RS RA
Home 81 43 38 0.531 413 372
Away 81 33 48 0.407 359 399
Total 162 76 86 0.469 772 771

Notable transactions

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

Roster

1996 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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

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

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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 pitchers

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 pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

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]

References

  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
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