2002 Chicago Cubs

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2002 Chicago Cubs / Franchise: Chicago Cubs / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 67-95, Finished 5th in NL Central Division (2002 NL)

Managed by Don Baylor (34-49), Rene Lachemann (0-1) and Bruce Kimm (33-45)

Coaches: Sandy Alomar, Gene Glynn, Rick Kranitz, Rene Lachemann, Jeff Pentland and Larry Rothschild

Ballpark: Wrigley Field

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 2002 Chicago Cubs set a major league record by recording 286 strikeouts in the month of August, the most in a single month by any major league team. The record held until June of 2014, when it was bettered by one by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Despite the team's misleading poor win-loss record, they boasted one of the best pitching staffs of all time, a staff which saw transition from 2001 to 2003, but always remained the best in the world.

Alex Gonzalez hit several walk-off home runs on the season.

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