1994 Chicago Cubs season

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1994 Chicago Cubs
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Location
Other information
Owner(s)Tribune Company
General manager(s)Larry Himes
Manager(s)Tom Trebelhorn
Local televisionWGN-TV/Superstation WGN
(Harry Caray, Steve Stone, Thom Brennaman, Wayne Larrivee)
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(Thom Brennaman, Ron Santo, Harry Caray)
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A ticket for the Cubs' 1994 Opening Day game against the New York Mets.

The 1994 Chicago Cubs season was the 123rd season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 119th in the National League and the 79th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished the shortened season fifth and last in the National League Central with a record of 49–64.

One of the highlights of the season was Karl "Tuffy" Rhodes hitting three home runs on Opening Day[1] - all off Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets. The Cubs still lost the game 12-8.[2] Rhodes would only hit five more homers that season and the Cubs would set a record by losing their first 12 home games.[3]

Offseason[edit]

  • October 12, 1993: Steve Lake was released by the Chicago Cubs.[4]
  • November 24, 1993: Glenallen Hill signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[5]
  • December 14, 1993: Mike Maksudian was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[6]
  • January 24, 1994: Dave Otto was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[7]
  • March 30, 1994: Anthony Young was traded by the New York Mets with Ottis Smith (minors) to the Chicago Cubs for José Vizcaíno.[8]

Regular season[edit]

The Cubs finished the strike-shortened season with a 49-64 record.[9] They scored 500 runs (4.42 per game) and allowed 549 runs (4.86 per game).[10]

One of the most-memorable moments in Cubs history occurred April 29. 1994, after a heart-breaking 6-5 loss to the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field.[11] The Cubs loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the ninth only to have Glenallen Hill swing at the first pitch he saw and ground into a game-ending double play. The loss was the ninth consecutive home defeat for the Cubs to start the season and dropped the club to 6-15.[12] Manager Tom Trebelhorn had vowed to meet fans outside the ballpark if the Cubs lost another home game and was true to his word, wading into a crowd of some 200 angry fans gathered at a fire station on Waveland Avenue just outside Wrigley's left-field wall. The confrontation started ugly, but within a half hour, Trebelhorn, who was known for his quick humor and good nature, won over most of his detractors.[13] The team went on to lose three more home games before snapping the record streak with a 5-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on May 4, 1994, but by then Trebelhorn's "Firehouse Chat" was a memorable moment in Cubs' history. The season, which ended when Major League players went on 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike Aug 12, was Trebelhorn's only as manager of the Cubs. He was replaced in 1995 by Jim Riggleman.

Game log[edit]

1994 Regular Season Game Log (49-64) (Home: 20-39; Road: 29-25)
April (6-15) (Home: 0-9; Road: 6-6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
1 April 4 Mets
2 April 5 Mets
3 April 6 Mets
4 April 8 @ Expos 4-0 Trachsel (1-0) Martínez (0-1) 47,001 1-3 Boxscore
5 April 9 @ Expos 4-3 Plesac (1-0) Wetteland (0-1) Myers (1) 38,635 2-3 Boxscore
6 April 10 @ Expos 2-8 Hill (2-0) Guzmán (0-2) 16,183 2-4 Boxscore
7 April 11 @ Mets
8 April 14 @ Mets
9 April 15 Braves
10 April 16 Braves
11 April 17 Braves
12 April 19 Astros
13 April 20 Astros
14 April 22 @ Rockies
15 April 23 @ Rockies
16 April 24 @ Rockies
17 April 25 @ Reds
18 April 26 @ Reds
19 April 27 @ Astros
20 April 28 @ Astros
21 April 29 Rockies
May (16-12) (Home: 9-6; Road: 7-6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
22 May 1 Rockies
23 May 2 Reds
24 May 3 Reds
25 May 4 Reds
26 May 6 @ Pirates
27 May 8 @ Pirates
28 May 8 @ Pirates
29 May 9 @ Cardinals
30 May 10 @ Cardinals
31 May 11 @ Cardinals
32 May 12 @ Cardinals
33 May 13 Marlins
34 May 14 Marlins
35 May 15 Marlins
36 May 16 Padres
37 May 17 Padres
38 May 18 Padres
39 May 20 Giants
40 May 21 Giants
41 May 22 Giants
42 May 23 @ Dodgers
43 May 24 @ Dodgers
44 May 25 @ Dodgers
45 May 27 @ Braves
46 May 28 @ Braves
47 May 29 @ Braves
48 May 30 Phillies
49 May 31 Phillies
June (10-16) (Home: 4-10; Road: 6-6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
50 June 1 Phillies
51 June 2 Phillies
52 June 3 Expos 1-3 Shaw (3-1) Crim (2-1) Wetteland (7) 26,037 22-30 Boxscore
53 June 4 Expos 1-6 Martínez (4-4) Banks (6-5) 37,187 22-31 Boxscore
54 June 5 Expos 5-10 (13 inn.) Heredia (1-2) Otto (0-1) 34,181 22-32 Boxscore
55 June 6 @ Phillies
56 June 7 @ Phillies
57 June 8 @ Phillies
58 June 10 Dodgers
59 June 11 Dodgers
60 June 12 Dodgers
61 June 14 @ Padres
62 June 15 @ Padres
63 June 16 @ Padres
64 June 17 @ Giants
65 June 18 @ Giants
66 June 19 @ Giants
67 June 21 @ Marlins
68 June 23 @ Marlins
69 June 24 Cardinals
70 June 25 Cardinals
71 June 26 Cardinals
72 June 27 Pirates
73 June 28 Pirates
74 June 29 Pirates
75 June 30 @ Astros
July (15-13) (Home: 5-6; Road: 10-7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
76 July 1 @ Astros
77 July 2 @ Astros
78 July 3 @ Astros
79 July 4 Rockies
80 July 4 Rockies
81 July 5 Rockies
82 July 6 Rockies
83 July 7 Astros
84 July 8 Astros
85 July 9 Astros
86 July 10 Astros
87 July 14 @ Reds
88 July 15 @ Reds
89 July 16 @ Reds
90 July 17 @ Reds
91 July 18 @ Rockies
92 July 19 @ Rockies
93 July 20 @ Rockies
94 July 22 Reds
95 July 23 Reds
96 July 24 Reds
97 July 25 @ Pirates
98 July 26 @ Pirates
99 July 27 @ Pirates
100 July 28 @ Pirates
101 July 29 @ Cardinals
102 July 30 @ Cardinals
103 July 31 @ Cardinals
August (2-8) (Home: 2-8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Report
104 August 1 Marlins
105 August 2 Marlins
106 August 3 Marlins
107 August 4 Marlins
108 August 5 Padres
109 August 6 Padres
110 August 7 Padres
111 August 8 Giants
112 August 9 Giants
113 August 10 Giants
Legend
Cubs win Cubs loss All-Star Game Game postponed

Season standings[edit]

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 66 48 0.579 37–22 29–26
Houston Astros 66 49 0.574 ½ 37–22 29–27
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 61 0.465 13 32–29 21–32
St. Louis Cardinals 53 61 0.465 13 23–33 30–28
Chicago Cubs 49 64 0.434 16½ 20–39 29–25
Division leaders W L Pct.
Montreal Expos 74 40 0.649
Cincinnati Reds 66 48 0.579
Los Angeles Dodgers 58 56 0.509
Wild card team W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 68 46 0.597
Houston Astros 66 49 0.574 212
New York Mets 55 58 0.487 1212
San Francisco Giants 55 60 0.478 1312
Philadelphia Phillies 54 61 0.470 1412
St. Louis Cardinals 53 61 0.465 15
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 61 0.465 15
Colorado Rockies 53 64 0.453 1612
Florida Marlins 51 64 0.444 1712
Chicago Cubs 49 64 0.434 1812
San Diego Padres 47 70 0.402 2212

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1994 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 4–2 5–5 8–2 8–4 3–3 6–0 4–5 5–4 6–3 3–9 6–1 5–1 5–7
Chicago 2–4 5–7 6–6 4–5 4–8 3–3 2–4 1–4 1–6 5–5 6–3 5–4 5–5
Cincinnati 5–5 7–5 4–4 7–5 4–6 3–6 4–2 2–4 4–2 9–3 8–2 7–2 2–2–1
Colorado 2–8 6–6 4–4 3–9 5–5 4–6 4–2 5–1 2–4 2–3 5–5 3–7 8–4
Florida 4–8 5–4 5–7 9–3 2–4 3–3 2–7 6–4 4–6 1–6 5–1 2–4 3–7
Houston 3–3 8–4 6–4 5–5 4–2 1–8 2–4 3–3 5–1 8–4 5–5 8–2 8–4
Los Angeles 0–6 3–3 6–3 6–4 3–3 8–1 3–9 6–6 7–5 3–3 6–4 5–5 2–4
Montreal 5–4 4–2 2–4 2–4 7–2 4–2 9–3 4–3 5–4 8–2 12–0 5–7 7–3
New York 4–5 4–1 4–2 1–5 4–6 3–3 6–6 3–4 4–6 4–5 6–6 6–6 6–3
Philadelphia 3-6 6–1 2–4 4–2 6–4 1–5 5–7 4–5 6–4 5–4 4–8 4–8 4–3
Pittsburgh 9–3 5–5 3–9 3–2 6–1 4–8 3–3 2–8 5–4 4–5 3–3 1–5 5–5
San Diego 1–6 3–6 2–8 5–5 1–5 5–5 4–6 0–12 6–6 8–4 3–3 5–2 4–2
San Francisco 1–5 4–5 2–7 7–3 4–2 2–8 5–5 7–5 6–6 8–4 5–1 2–5 2–4
St. Louis 7–5 5–5 2–2–1 4–8 7–3 4–8 4–2 3–7 3–6 3–4 5–5 2–4 4–2


Notable transactions[edit]

  • May 16, 1994: Willie Wilson was released by the Chicago Cubs.[14]
  • July 27, 1994: Mike Sharperson signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[15]

Roster[edit]

1994 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Cubs American Association Rick Patterson
AA Orlando Cubs Southern League Dave Trembley
A Daytona Cubs Florida State League Ken Bolek
A Kane County Cougars Midwest League Steve Roadcap
A-Short Season Williamsport Cubs New York–Penn League Jerry Weinstein
Rookie Huntington Cubs Appalachian League Steve Kolinsky
Rookie GCL Cubs Gulf Coast League Phil Bradley

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "SI.com". CNN.
  2. ^ Baseball Almanac. "New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs". Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  3. ^ Reaves, Joseph A. "Cubs Still At A Loss For A Win". Chicago Tribune.
  4. ^ Steve Lake Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Glenallen Hill Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/m/maksumi01.shtml
  7. ^ Dave Otto Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/y/youngan01.shtml
  9. ^ Baseball Almanac. "Chicago Cubs 1994 Schedule". Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  10. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/NL/1994.shtml
  11. ^ Baseball America. "Chicago Cubs 1994 Schedule". Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  12. ^ Baseball America. "Chicago Cubs 1994 Schedule". Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  13. ^ Reaves, Joseph A. (April 30, 1994). "Trebelhorn Manages To Win Fiery Fans". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  14. ^ Willie Wilson Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  15. ^ Mike Sharperson Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  16. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

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