Despite fans objections, General Manager Jim Hendry was still in charge and the Cubs Manager Mike Quade, who had the interim removed from his title, did not instill much excitement in the fan base.
However, the Cubs bullpen would falter as the D-Backs won 3-1.
Under Anson the White Stockings would play much better winning 41 of 62 games on the way to a cool fallout 4 gifts 4th place finish with a 46-33 record.
While the Cubs young offense led by Bryant got the attention in the first half with players like 1B Anthony Rizzo leading the team with 31 homers and 101 RBI, it was Jake Arrieta that began making people take notice after the All-Star Break.Things did not get any better in May as they posted a record of 10-17, as Kerry Wood decided to call it a career on May 18th striking out Dayan Viciedo of the Chicago White Sox in his final appearance.Louis Brown Stockings, the two teams would split six games and tie another.The Cubs must have felt like they were in quick sand as the Indians had all the momentum.In August the Cubs, would post their only winning month, with a record of 16-13 as GM Jim Hendry was fired on August 21st.Video games, animated series, music videos.
However, one moment stands as one of the biggest debates in World Series history.
The power numbers were slow at first for Bryant as he did not go deep in his first 20 games, but before May began he found his stroke hitting seven long balls on the way to being named Rookie of the Month.
In his final season the Cubs finish in a third place tie with an 83-79 record.
2016 nlcs : The Cubs would next face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the nlcs.
Despite the problems of Wood and Prior the Cubs got often to a decent start, winning 12 of their first 19 games.The Cubs would get strong pitching in the early part of the season highlighted by back-to-back one-hitters from John Lieber who goes on to win 20 games, and Kerry Wood on May 24th and 25th.However, the Cubs still struggled the rest of the month and started June with a record of 22-30.1981 : In the midst of a terrible season interrupted by a two month strike, in which the Cubs finish with an NL worst 38-65 combined record, the Cubs are sold by William Wrigley to the Tribune Company for.5 million.However a week later the Cubs showed they still had a way to go as they blew a 5-1 lead in the ninth Inning against the New York Mets who were playing several reserves.Give it a watch it in all its glory above.1956 : The Cubs end up back in the basement as they post a terrible record of 60-94.As the trade deadline approached the Cubs filled that need by acquiring Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees.