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1998 Chicago Cubs

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1997 / 1999

90-73, Finished 2nd in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jim Riggleman (90-73)
GM: Ed Lynch, Farm Dir: Dave Wilder, Scouting Dir: Jim Hendry
Scored 831 runs, Allowed 792 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 85-78

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 2,623,194 (6th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 99

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1997 / 1999 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Terry Adams 25 R R 6' 3" 180 Mar 6, 1973 4 63 0 61 63 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $295,000
Manny Alexander 27 R R 5' 10" 150 Mar 20, 1971 6 108 57 108 87 0 0 0 27 19 50 1 0 0 1 2 27 5 -1.0 $425,000
Rod Beck 29 R R 6' 1" 215 Aug 3, 1968 8 81 0 77 81 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.6 $3,600,000
Jeff Blauser 32 R R 6' 0" 170 Nov 8, 1965 12 119 100 119 106 0 0 0 0 0 106 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 -0.6 $4,000,000
Brant Brown 27 L L 6' 3" 220 Jun 22, 1971 3 124 77 124 105 0 0 7 0 0 0 48 69 0 117 0 25 3 1.4 $180,000
Mark Clark 30 R R 6' 5" 225 May 12, 1968 8 33 33 31 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 $5,050,000
Tony Fossas 40 L L 6' 0" 195 Sep 23, 1957 11 8 0 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Kevin Foster 29 R R 6' 1" 160 Jan 13, 1969 6 3 0 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $1,450,000
Gary Gaetti 39 R R 6' 0" 180 Aug 19, 1958 18 37 34 37 36 0 0 0 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.8 $170,000
Geremi Gonzalez 23 R R 6' 2" 200 Jan 8, 1975 2 21 20 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.2 $210,000
Mark Grace 34 L L 6' 2" 190 Jun 28, 1964 11 158 154 158 156 0 0 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.7 $4,225,000
Chris Haney 29 L L 6' 3" 185 Nov 16, 1968 8 5 0 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Jason Hardtke 26 B R 5' 10" 175 Sep 15, 1971 3 18 1 18 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 1 1 12 0 -0.1
Felix Heredia 23 L L 6' 0" 180 Jun 18, 1975 3 30 0 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Jose Hernandez 28 R R 6' 1" 180 Jul 14, 1969 7 149 119 149 143 0 0 3 2 72 45 31 31 2 64 0 12 2 2.2 $725,000
Glenallen Hill 33 R R 6' 3" 210 Mar 22, 1965 10 48 31 48 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 6 34 0 16 0 1.3
Tyler Houston 27 L R 6' 2" 210 Jan 17, 1971 3 95 68 95 80 0 63 7 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 1 0.3 $225,000
Lance Johnson 34 L L 5' 10" 160 Jul 6, 1963 12 85 68 85 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 78 0 78 0 8 1 -0.0 $4,900,000
Matt Karchner 31 R R 6' 4" 245 Jun 28, 1967 4 29 0 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Terrell Lowery 27 R R 6' 3" 180 Oct 25, 1970 2 24 2 24 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 20 0 22 0 6 3 -0.3
Sandy Martinez 27 L R 6' 2" 200 Oct 8, 1970 4 45 20 45 33 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0.1 $174,500
Jason Maxwell 26 R R 6' 0" 185 Mar 26, 1972 1st 7 0 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0.2
Orlando Merced 31 B R 6' 0" 180 Nov 2, 1966 9 12 0 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 10 0 0.0
Matt Mieske 30 R R 6' 0" 185 Feb 13, 1968 6 77 14 77 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 3 12 65 0 32 3 0.0 $550,000
Kurt Miller 25 R R 6' 5" 205 Aug 24, 1972 4 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Mickey Morandini 32 L R 5' 11" 170 Apr 22, 1966 9 154 146 154 152 0 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3.8 $2,000,000
Mike Morgan 38 R R 6' 3" 195 Oct 8, 1959 18 5 5 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Terry Mulholland 35 R L 6' 3" 200 Mar 9, 1963 12 70 6 67 70 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 $600,000
Rodney Myers 29 R R 6' 1" 200 Jun 26, 1969 3 12 0 12 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Jose Nieves 23 R R 6' 1" 180 Jun 16, 1975 1st 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.1
Kevin Orie 25 R R 6' 4" 210 Sep 1, 1972 2 64 53 64 57 0 0 0 0 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 -0.9 $240,000
Bob Patterson 39 R L 6' 2" 185 May 16, 1959 13 33 0 30 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9 $900,000
Marc Pisciotta 27 R R 6' 5" 240 Aug 7, 1970 2 43 0 40 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 $180,000
Henry Rodriguez 30 L L 6' 1" 180 Nov 8, 1967 7 128 117 128 114 0 0 0 0 0 0 114 0 0 114 5 11 0 1.0 $2,700,000
Scott Servais 31 R R 6' 2" 195 Jun 4, 1967 8 113 87 113 110 0 110 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 -0.3 $1,645,000
Sammy Sosa 29 R R 6' 0" 165 Nov 12, 1968 10 159 159 159 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 156 163 0 0 0 6.4 $8,325,000 All-Star
Justin Speier 24 R R 6' 4" 200 Nov 6, 1973 1st 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Kennie Steenstra 27 R R 6' 5" 220 Oct 13, 1970 1st 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Dave Stevens 28 R R 6' 3" 210 Mar 4, 1970 5 31 0 28 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.2 $225,000
Kevin Tapani 34 R R 6' 0" 180 Feb 18, 1964 10 35 34 34 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 $4,000,000
Amaury Telemaco 24 R R 6' 4" 220 Jan 19, 1974 3 14 0 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $173,000
Steve Trachsel 27 R R 6' 3" 185 Oct 31, 1970 6 33 33 31 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.8 $2,987,500
Pedro Valdes 25 L L 6' 1" 205 Jun 29, 1973 2 14 5 14 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 7 0 8 0 0.0 $170,000
Ben VanRyn 26 L L 6' 5" 185 Aug 9, 1971 2 9 0 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $170,000
Don Wengert 28 R R 6' 2" 205 Nov 6, 1969 4 23 6 23 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.1
Derrick White 28 R R 6' 1" 220 Oct 12, 1969 3 11 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 11 0 -0.1
Kerry Wood 21 R R 6' 5" 210 Jun 16, 1977 1st 26 26 24 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.8 $170,000
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1997 / 1999 Roster (40-man)