1989 Chicago Cubs season

1989 Chicago Cubs season

MLB yearly infobox alt
name = Chicago Cubs
season = 1989
misc = National League East Champions

current league = National League
y1 = 1876
division = Eastern Division
y2 = 1969
ballpark = Wrigley Field
y4 = 1916
city = Chicago, Illinois
y5 = 1876
owners = Tribune Company
general managers = Jim Frey
managers = Don Zimmer
television = WGN-TV/Superstation WGN
(Harry Caray, Steve Stone, Dewayne Staats)
radio = WGN
(Harry Caray, Dave Nelson, Dewayne Staats)
espntn = chc
brtn = CHC|

The 1989 Chicago Cubs season marked the last time the Cubs would win their division until the realignment to six divisions in 1994 which moved the Cubs to the NL Central. Winning the division put the Cubs in the playoffs, which they would not return to until winning the NL Wild Card in 1998. They would, however, lose the NLCS against the San Francisco Giants.


*December 5, 1988: Rafael Palmeiro and Drew Hall were traded by the Cubs to the Texas Rangers in exchange for Paul Kilgus, Mitch Williams, Curtis Wilkerson, Steve Wilson, Luis Benitez (minors), and Pablo Delgado (minors). [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/p/palmera01.shtml Rafael Palmeiro page at Baseball Reference] ]
*December 7, 1988: Scott Sanderson was signed as a free agent by the Cubs. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sandesc01.shtml Scott Sanderson page at Baseball Reference] ]
*March 28, 1989: Rich Gossage was released by the Cubs. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gossari01.shtml Rich Gossage page at Baseball Reference] ]

Regular season

eason standings


*August 24, 1989: The Cubs traded players to be named later to the Atlanta Braves for Paul Assenmacher. The Cubs completed the deal by sending Kelly Mann and Pat Gomez to the Braves on September 1. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/a/assenpa01.shtml Paul Assenmacher page at Baseball Reference] ]
*August 30, 1989: Calvin Schiraldi, Darrin Jackson and a player to be named later were traded by the Cubs to the San Diego Padres for Marvell Wynne and Luis Salazar. The Cubs completed the deal by sending Phil Stephenson to the Padres on September 5. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/stephph01.shtml Phil Stephenson page at Baseball Reference] ]