2001 Chicago Cubs

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2001 Chicago Cubs / Franchise: Chicago Cubs / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 88-74, Finished 3rd in NL Central Division (2001 NL)

Managed by Don Baylor

Coaches: Oscar Acosta, Sandy Alomar, Gene Glynn, Rene Lachemann, Jeff Pentland and Billy Williams

Ballpark: Wrigley Field

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 2001 Chicago Cubs started off their season in good form as they rallied to first place by mid-April. They would remain in first for most of the season, even extending their lead to 5 games by the end of July.

Unfortunately, in August, the wheels fell off as the Cubs slowly (but surely) blew their lead in a collapse reminiscent of 1969 in which they went from first place 5 games ahead of the Houston Astros to 3rd place behind both the Astros and the St. Louis Cardinals.

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