Record: 90-73, Finished 2nd in NL Central Division (1998 NL)
Managed by Jim Riggleman
Coaches: Dave Bialas, Tom Gamboa, Jeff Pentland, Dan Radison, Phil Regan and Billy Williams
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
The 1998 Cubs were fueled by the MVP season of outfielder Sammy Sosa, who helped the club make its first postseason apperance in 9 years. While the nation's attention was on Sosa and Mark McGwire's chase of Roger Maris' single-season record of 60 home runs, the Cubs were in the middle of the wild card race. While both sluggers would break Maris' record, McGwire's total of 70 home runs would top Sosa's 66. But the Cubs would finish the season in a tie for the wild card with the San Francisco Giants. The Cubs beat the Giants in a one-game playoff at Wrigley Field, clinching the club's first-ever wild card win. But the Cubs would meet the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS, where they would be swept 3 games to 0.
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