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2000 Chicago Cubs
Major league affiliations
2000 information
Owner(s) Tribune Company
General manager(s) Ed Lynch, Andy MacPhail
Manager(s) Don Baylor
Local television WGN-TV/Superstation WGN/Fox Sports Chicago
(Chip Caray, Steve Stone)
Local radio WGN
(Ron Santo, Pat Hughes)


The 2000 season was the Chicago Cubs 128th in their franchise history. The Cubs played in the first game held outside of North America on Opening Day. The Cubs played the New York Mets in front of over 55,000 at the Tokyodome in Japan. The Cubs won the game by a score of 5-3.[1]



  • October 5, 1999: Lance Johnson was released by the Chicago Cubs. [2]
  • November 22, 1999: Todd Van Poppel signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.

Regular season

On May 11, 2000 Glenallen Hill was responsible for a memorable event in the annals of Chicago Cubs baseball lore. On that day Hill became the first, and thus far only player, to hit a pitched ball onto the roof of a five-story residential building across the street from the left field wall of Wrigley Field.

Sammy Sosa, despite hitting only 50 home runs (he had hit over 60 the previous two seasons) won his only home run crown.


Season standings

Central Division W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 .586    --
Cincinnati Reds 85 77 .525 10.0
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 .451 22.0
Houston Astros 72 90 .444 23.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 93 .426 26.0
Chicago Cubs 65 97 .401 30.0

Notable Transactions

  • June 5, 2000: Dontrelle Willis was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 8th round of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed July 6, 2000.[3]
  • July 21, 2000: Glenallen Hill was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the New York Yankees for Ben Ford and Oswaldo Mairena. [4]
  • July 31, 2000: Henry Rodriguez was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the Florida Marlins for Ross Gload and Dave Noyce (minors). [5]


2000 Chicago Cubs
Pitchers Catchers





Player stats


Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League Dave Trembley
AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx Southern League Dave Bialas
A Daytona Cubs Florida State League Richie Zisk
A Lansing Lugnuts Midwest League Steve McFarland
Short-Season A Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Danny Sheaffer
Rookie AZL Cubs Arizona League Carmelo Martínez

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: West Tenn, Daytona[6]


  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.372, David Nemec and Scott latow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Lance Johnson Statistics -
  3. ^
  4. ^ Glenallen Hill Statistics -
  5. ^
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007


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