The 1986 Chicago Cubs

A post on this blog talked about Jamie Moyer and Greg Maddux on the 1986 AAA Iowa Cubs. Moyer and Maddux would pitch nearly 120 innings for the big league team in 1986. What’s intriguing about the ’86 Cubs is the array of top-level talent on a team that went 70-90. Here is a list of notable position players at Wrigley that year:

Jody Davis
Leon Durham
Ryne Sandberg
Ron Cey
Shawon Dunston
Gary Matthews
Keith Moreland
Davey Lopes
Chris Speier
Manny Trillo
Rafael Palmeiro

And pitchers:

Dennis Eckersley
Rick Sutcliffe
Scott Sanderson
Lee Smith

Published in: Uncategorized on February 1, 2021 at 6:40 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Indeed, the next year’s ’87 Cubs I think were sporting four to five HOFers a game at times, and they finished last.

  2. I still can’t decide if Ron Cey was overrated or underrated. Third Basemen are the oddest group of ducks in baseball history.

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