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[edit] 2008 Chicago Cubs / Franchise: Chicago Cubs / BR Team Page

Record: 97-64, Finished 1st in NL Central Division (2008 NL)

Managed by Lou Piniella

Coaches: Gerald Perry, Mike Quade, Larry Rothschild, Matt Sinatro, Lester Strode and Alan Trammell

Ballpark: Wrigley Field

[edit] History, Comments, Contributions

On April 23, the Cubs became the second franchise in MLB history to reach 10,000 wins, following the New York/San Francisco Giants. Ryan Theriot hit a 10th-inning single off of Kip Wells to drive in Mike Fontenot with the winning run in the 10,000th win. Kerry Wood got the victory and Carlos Marmol the save.

The Cubs were 36-21 entering June, the first time a Cubs team had the best record in Major League Baseball at that point in the season since the 1908 Cubs, the last Cubs team to have won a World Series.

[edit] Awards and Honors

[edit] Postseason

[edit] NLDS vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Main article: 2008 NLDS1
Game Score Date Starters Time (ET)
1 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 Chicago Cubs 2 October 1 Derek Lowe (1-0) Ryan Dempster (0-1) 6:30 p.m.
2 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 Chicago Cubs 3 October 2 Chad Billingsley (1-0) Carlos Zambrano (0-1) 9:30 p.m.
3 Chicago Cubs 1 Los Angeles Dodgers 3 October 4 Rich Harden (0-1) Hiroki Kuroda (1-0) 10:00 p.m.

[edit] Further Reading

  • Jim McArdle: Living the Dream: An Inside Account of the 2008 Cubs Season, Triumph Books, Chicago, IL, 2009. ISBN 9781600781582
  • Floyd Sullivan: Waiting for the Cubs: The 2008 Season, the Hundred-Year Slump and One Fan's Lifelong Vigil, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2010.


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