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2001 Chicago Cubs
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 2001 Chicago Cubs / Franchise: Chicago Cubs / BR Team Page
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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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