1985 Chicago Cubs
1985 Chicago Cubs / Franchise: Chicago Cubs / BR Team Page
Managed by Jim Frey
History, Comments, Contributions
The 1985 Chicago Cubs, coming off a division championship in 1984, got off to a hot start, but collapsed when the entire starting rotation got injured at the same time. As a result, Steve Engel, Derek Botelho, Johnny Abrego, and Reggie Patterson were given 25 starts among them.
Offensively, the team led the National League in home runs, with Ryne Sandberg leading the team with 26. Keith Moreland had 106 RBI. Sandberg stole 54 bases and Davey Lopes, in only 99 games, stole 47 bases.
Awards and Honors
- All-Star: Ryne Sandberg
- NL Gold Glove: Ryne Sandberg (2B)
- NL Silver Slugger Award: Ryne Sandberg (2B)
- Tom Heinlein: "Dawson Hits Three Home Runs; September 24, 1985: Montreal Expos 17, Chicago Cubs 15 At Wrigley Field", in Norm King, ed.: Au jeu/Play Ball: The 50 Greatest Games in the History of the Montreal Expos, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2016, pp. 76-78. ISBN 978-1-943816-15-6