Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area.

Founded: 1941 as Ft. Wayne Zollner Pistons in National Basketball League; joined Basketball Association of America (forerunner of the NBA) in 1948; relocated to Detroit in 1957.
Formerly known as: Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (1941-48), Fort Wayne Pistons (1948-57)
Home Arena: The Palace of Auburn Hills
Owner: Bill Davidson
Uniform colors: Red, white and blue
Logo design: A basketball with "PISTONS" superimposed upon it.
Mascot: Hooper
NBL Championships: 1944, 1945 (in Fort Wayne)
NBA Eastern Division Championships: 1954, 1955 (in Fort Wayne)
NBA Central Division Championships: 1988, 1989, 1990, 2002, 2003, 2005
NBA Eastern Conference Championships: 1988, 1989, 1990, 2004, 2005
NBA Championships: 1989, 1990, 2004
2004-2005 Record: 54-28


Franchise history

The franchise was founded in 1941 in Fort Wayne, Indiana by Fred Zollner, owner of a General Motors subsidiary that manufactored pistons. It is the oldest existing franchise in the NBA. Led by star forward George Yardley, the Fort Wayne Pistons were a popular franchise and appeared in the NBA Finals in 1954 and 1955, losing both times. In 1957, Zollner moved the team to Detroit, a much larger city that did not have an NBA franchise; the Detroit Gems had folded after one season of existence. The new Detroit Pistons played in Olympia Stadium for their first four seasons, then moved to Cobo Arena. The franchise was a consistent disappointment, struggling on both the court and the box office. In 1974, Zollner sold the team to Bill Davidson, who remains the team's owner. Displeased with the team's location in downtown Detroit, Davidson moved it to the suburb of Pontiac in 1978, where it played in the mammoth Silverdome, a structure built for professional football. (The Silverdome was the home of the NFL's Detroit Lions at the time.)

The franchise's fortunes finally began to turn in 1981, when it drafted point guard Isiah Thomas out of Indiana University. In early 1982, it acquired center Bill Laimbeer and guard Vinnie Johnson. The three, along with later aquisitions Joe Dumars, Rick Mahorn, and Dennis Rodman, formed the core of a team that would rise to the top of the league. With their physical style of play, and intensity with opponents, the Pistons gained the nickname "Bad Boys." Coach Chuck Daly took the team to the NBA Finals three consecutive years (1988-90) and won NBA championships in 1989 and 1990. The team moved into the lavish Palace of Auburn Hills in 1988 and remains there today.

The franchise went through a lengthy transitional period as its key players either retired or left. Though Grant Hill emerged as a gifted player, the team was unable to win a playoff series, losing to the Orlando Magic in 1996, the Atlanta Hawks in 1997 and 1999, and the Miami Heat in 2000. In the summer of 2000, Hill indicated his intentions to leave to Orlando, and Dumars – appointed the franchise's president of basketball operations that year – dealt Hill to the Magic in return for a pair of largely unheralded players. One of them, Ben Wallace, would prove to be a cornerstone for the franchise's revamped roster. Under Dumars's leadership, the Pistons have since surrounded Wallace with rising stars Chauncey Billups, Richard "Rip" Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace and Tayshaun Prince. Coached by Hall of Fame inductee Larry Brown, the Pistons returned to prominence, winning the 2004 NBA championship.

Current season

On November 19, 2004, the Detroit Pistons were involved in a massive brawl at the Palace of Auburn Hills during a losing home game against the Indiana Pacers. After fouling Pistons' Ben Wallace, Pacer Ron Artest was hit by a cup while lying down on the scorer's table. This caused Artest to rush into the stands and attack some fans. Other Pacers such as Jermaine O'Neal fought with fans who had walked onto the court. A month later, five Pacers and seven fans were charged after being involved in the "basketbrawl."

See also: The Malice at The Palace.

Presently, the Pistons are considered a strong contender to win a second consecutive title in 2005. Seeded second in the Eastern Conference in the playoffs, they defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4-1 and then rallied from a 2-1 deficit to finish off the Indiana Pacers 4-2. In the conference finals, the Pistons again fell behind, three games to two, but then won the final two games to defeat the Miami Heat and become Eastern Conference Champions. In the process, the Pistons became the first team to win a game 7 on the road since the L.A. Lakers did so at the Sacramento Kings in 2002.

The Pistons are currently facing the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, the first two games of which were played at the SBC Center in San Antonio. Games 3 and 4 and 5 will be played at The Palace of Auburn Hills, and games 6 and (if necessary) 7 will be in San Antonio. The Spurs have won the first two games, and Detroit the second to, all by margins of 15 to 31 points. Game 5 is scheduled for Sunday, June 19th at The Palace of Auburn Hills at 9 P.M. Eastern on ABC.

Current Roster

Starters

  • SF - #22 Tayshaun Prince (Kentucky)
  • PF - #36 Rasheed Wallace (North Carolina)
  • C - #3 Ben Wallace (Virginia Union)
  • SG - #32 Richard "Rip" Hamilton (UConn)
  • PG - #1 Chauncey Billups (Colorado)

Reserves

  • G - #30 Carlos Arroyo (Florida Int'l)
  • C - #41 Elden Campbell (Clemson) - free agent
  • G-F - #20 Carlos Delfino (Argentina)
  • F - #12 Ronald Dupree (LSU)
  • F - #8 Darvin Ham (Texas Tech) - free agent
  • G - #10 Lindsey Hunter (Jackson State)
  • G - #5 Horace Jenkins (William Paterson) - restricted free agent
  • F-C - #24 Antonio McDyess (Alabama)
  • C - #31 Darko Miličić (Serbia)

Players of note

Basketball Hall of Fame Members:

  • Dave Bing
  • Bob Lanier
  • Earl Lloyd (inducted as a contributor, not as a player or coach)
  • Isiah Thomas
  • Chuck Daly (Inducted as Coach)

Not to be forgotten:

  • Adrian Dantley
  • Grant Hill
  • Rick Mahorn
  • Dennis Rodman
  • John Salley
  • Jerry Stackhouse

Retired numbers:

  • 2 Chuck Daly (never played in the NBA; represents the two NBA championship teams he coached)
  • 4 Joe Dumars
  • 11 Isiah Thomas
  • 15 Vinnie Johnson
  • 16 Bob Lanier
  • 21 Dave Bing
  • 40 Bill Laimbeer

Coaches and others

Basketball Hall of Fame Members:

  • Larry Brown
  • Chuck Daly
  • Earl Lloyd (inducted as a contributor, not as a player or coach)
  • Gregory Johnson

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Game 5 is scheduled for Sunday, June 19th at The Palace of Auburn Hills at 9 P.M. See also: Curse of the billy goat, Steve Bartman, Major League Baseball franchise post-season droughts, Sox Cubs Rivalry, Lee Elia tirade. The Spurs have won the first two games, and Detroit the second to, all by margins of 15 to 31 points. Ferguson Jenkins, upon being traded to the Texas Rangers after a successful though home-run prone career with the Cubs, bitterly complained that "Wrigley Field is a bad ballpark!". Games 3 and 4 and 5 will be played at The Palace of Auburn Hills, and games 6 and (if necessary) 7 will be in San Antonio. This allows more left-center field home runs than the average ballpark would. The Pistons are currently facing the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, the first two games of which were played at the SBC Center in San Antonio. Not so with Wrigley.

Lakers did so at the Sacramento Kings in 2002. Thus most asymmetric ballparks have their short field in right. In the process, the Pistons became the first team to win a game 7 on the road since the L.A. Most batters are right-handed, so their natural power alley is left-center. In the conference finals, the Pistons again fell behind, three games to two, but then won the final two games to defeat the Miami Heat and become Eastern Conference Champions. When the bleachers were extended into left field in 1937, it shortened the true power alley from a posted distance of 372 feet to about 350 feet, which is too short for major league standards, especially for a left field. Seeded second in the Eastern Conference in the playoffs, they defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4-1 and then rallied from a 2-1 deficit to finish off the Indiana Pacers 4-2. But although there is no substitute for front-office savvy and on-the-field excellence, the venerable ballpark itself has to be considered a factor in the teams' failures to go farther than they have.

Presently, the Pistons are considered a strong contender to win a second consecutive title in 2005. Outstanding pitching has been a major difference in every one of their winning seasons since World War II. See also: The Malice at The Palace. The Cubs have shown they can win, or at least contend, when their pitching is superior. A month later, five Pacers and seven fans were charged after being involved in the "basketbrawl.". They have had more of a reputation as "chokers" than as "losers", the tag that the Cubs bear. Other Pacers such as Jermaine O'Neal fought with fans who had walked onto the court. Since World War II, the Red Sox have been frequent contenders and frequent visitors to the post-season, including five trips to the World Series.

This caused Artest to rush into the stands and attack some fans. Although there is a tendency to compare the Cubs and the Red Sox, there is a stark difference. On November 19, 2004, the Detroit Pistons were involved in a massive brawl at the Palace of Auburn Hills during a losing home game against the Indiana Pacers. After fouling Pistons' Ben Wallace, Pacer Ron Artest was hit by a cup while lying down on the scorer's table. As with the Boston Red Sox (prior to their astonishing 2004 post-season triumph), the Cubs of recent generations have seemed to be a team that "bad things happen to". Coached by Hall of Fame inductee Larry Brown, the Pistons returned to prominence, winning the 2004 NBA championship. Wrigley Field consistently sells out during the season. Under Dumars's leadership, the Pistons have since surrounded Wallace with rising stars Chauncey Billups, Richard "Rip" Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace and Tayshaun Prince. Nonetheless, they remain one of the best-loved and best-attended teams in the league, with attendance figures consistently in the top 10, despite a smaller stadium than many other teams.

One of them, Ben Wallace, would prove to be a cornerstone for the franchise's revamped roster. Not division titles, not playoff appearances, just winning seasons. In the summer of 2000, Hill indicated his intentions to leave to Orlando, and Dumars – appointed the franchise's president of basketball operations that year – dealt Hill to the Magic in return for a pair of largely unheralded players. What may be the least known and cried over, but possibly the most telling, statistic of futility for the Cubs, though, is that their first back-to-back winning seasons since 1973 came in 2003 and 2004. Though Grant Hill emerged as a gifted player, the team was unable to win a playoff series, losing to the Orlando Magic in 1996, the Atlanta Hawks in 1997 and 1999, and the Miami Heat in 2000. And eventually their Cubs will bite again." Little did anyone realize how long "eventually" might turn out to be. The franchise went through a lengthy transitional period as its key players either retired or left. The fans remember glorious yesterdays as they wait for brighter tomorrows.

The team moved into the lavish Palace of Auburn Hills in 1988 and remains there today. In his 1950 book The World Series and Highlights of Baseball, LaMont Buchanan wrote the following prose next to photos of Wrigley during the 1945 World Series and of their newly-hired manager: "From the sublime to last place! Wrigley Field, the ivy of its walls still whispering of past greatness, watches its Cubs grow less ferocious in '47, '48, '49. New doctor of the cure is smiling Frank Frisch, veteran of previous baseball transfusions who thinks, 'It's nice to have the fans with you.' Chicago has a great baseball tradition. With their physical style of play, and intensity with opponents, the Pistons gained the nickname "Bad Boys." Coach Chuck Daly took the team to the NBA Finals three consecutive years (1988-90) and won NBA championships in 1989 and 1990. It did not take astute observers long to realize that something bad had happened to this once-proud franchise... The three, along with later aquisitions Joe Dumars, Rick Mahorn, and Dennis Rodman, formed the core of a team that would rise to the top of the league. For much of the 60 year span since then, it was as if the baseball gods had pretty much slammed the door on them, granting them just an occasional glimpse through the keyhole. In early 1982, it acquired center Bill Laimbeer and guard Vinnie Johnson. For their first 80 years, prior to and including 1945, more often than not the Cubs were generally assumed to be contenders, playing well and winning the occasional pennant.

The franchise's fortunes finally began to turn in 1981, when it drafted point guard Isiah Thomas out of Indiana University. The long history of the Cubs is a dichotomy. (The Silverdome was the home of the NFL's Detroit Lions at the time.). A key play in that inning was centerfielder Hack Wilson losing a fly ball in the sun, resulting in a 3-run inside-the-park home run. Displeased with the team's location in downtown Detroit, Davidson moved it to the suburb of Pontiac in 1978, where it played in the mammoth Silverdome, a structure built for professional football. To historians of the game, this incident echoed another Cubs disaster, Game 4 of the 1929 World Series, in which the Cubs yielded 10 runs to the Philadelphia Athletics in the seventh inning. In 1974, Zollner sold the team to Bill Davidson, who remains the team's owner. The Cubs were unable to win the final game at home, and were without a pennant again.

The franchise was a consistent disappointment, struggling on both the court and the box office. An implosion of the Cubs defense late in game 6, following the now-infamous incident in which a fan touched a ball in foul territory, allowed the Marlins to score 8 runs in the eighth inning (see The Inning) and tie the series. The new Detroit Pistons played in Olympia Stadium for their first four seasons, then moved to Cobo Arena. While at one point ahead in the 7-game series 3 games to 1, the Marlins came back to win the final three games. Marlins pitcher Josh Beckett shut out the Cubs in game 5. In 1957, Zollner moved the team to Detroit, a much larger city that did not have an NBA franchise; the Detroit Gems had folded after one season of existence. The Cubs' 2003 playoff run ended in an emotional game 7 of the NLCS against the Florida Marlins. Led by star forward George Yardley, the Fort Wayne Pistons were a popular franchise and appeared in the NBA Finals in 1954 and 1955, losing both times. They didn't win any playoff series between 1908 and 2003, when they beat the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS.

It is the oldest existing franchise in the NBA. To make matters worse, the Cubs haven't even been in a World Series since 1945, and finished in the second division, or bottom half, of the National League for 20 consecutive years beginning in 1947. The franchise was founded in 1941 in Fort Wayne, Indiana by Fred Zollner, owner of a General Motors subsidiary that manufactored pistons. It can't go without mention that the Cubs have the longest dry spell between championships in all of professional sports, having failed to win a World Series since 1908.
. While night games are now possible at Wrigley, the Cubs still play more day games at home than any other Major League team. The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. The first official night game thus occurred the following evening, August 9, 1988; the Cubs defeated the New York Mets, 6-4.

Gregory Johnson. Unfortunately, the rainout nullified his home run. Earl Lloyd (inducted as a contributor, not as a player or coach). She was thwarted by Chicago's Finest, but Ryno hit the next pitch out of the park to thunderous approval. Chuck Daly. The high point of that contest, beyond the cry of "Let there be lights", was when famous top-heavy entertainer Morganna Roberts, "The Kissing Bandit", ran onto the field and attempted to plant one on Ryne Sandberg. Larry Brown. The first night game was scheduled to be played August 8, 1988, versus Philadelphia, but it was rained out after 3 1/2 innings.

40 Bill Laimbeer. The Cubs' home ballpark, Wrigley Field, played host to only day games until 1988 because the stadium owner donated the lights to the war effort in the 1940s, and it then became tradition. 21 Dave Bing. They enjoyed one more pennant, at the close of another wartime year, 1945, lost the World Series, and have not been back since then, at least through the 2004 season. 16 Bob Lanier. Wrigley was unable to rekindle the kind of success that P.K.'s father had created, and the Cubs slipped into mediocrity. 15 Vinnie Johnson. As the decade wound down, the front office under P.K.

11 Isiah Thomas. By the late 1930s, the double-Bills (Wrigley and Veeck), had been in Baseball Heaven for several years. 4 Joe Dumars. Unfortunately, their success did not extend to the post-season, as they fell to their American League rivals each time, often in humilating fashion. 2 Chuck Daly (never played in the NBA; represents the two NBA championship teams he coached). During that stretch, they achieved the unusual accomplishment of winning a pennant every three years - 1929, 1932, 1935 and 1938 - sometimes in thrilling fashion, such as 1935 when they won a record 21 games in a row in September, and 1938 when they won a crucial late-season game with a walk-off "home run in the gloamin'" by Gabby Hartnett. Jerry Stackhouse. With Wrigley's money and Veeck's savvy, the Cubs were soon back in business in the National League, the front office having built a team that would be strong contenders for the next decade.

John Salley. Around that time, chewing-gum tycoon William Wrigley obtained majority ownership of the Cubs, and things started to turn around, especially after they acquired the services of astute baseball man William Veeck, Sr. Dennis Rodman. The Cubs fell into a lengthy doldrum after their early 1900s Glory Years, broken only by their pennant in the war-shortened season of 1918. Rick Mahorn. Tinker and Evers reportedly became amicable in their old age, with the baseball wars far behind them. Grant Hill. They were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame together in 1946.

Adrian Dantley. In 1913, Chance went to manage the New York Yankees and Tinker went to Cincinnati to manage the Reds, and that was the end of one of the most notable infields in baseball. Chuck Daly (Inducted as Coach). The trio played together little after that. Isiah Thomas. Chance suffered a near-fatal beaning the same year. Earl Lloyd (inducted as a contributor, not as a player or coach). Evers, a high-strung, argumentative man, suffered a nervous breakdown in 1911 and rarely played that year.

Bob Lanier. Tinker and Evers reportedly could not stand each other, and rarely spoke off the field. Dave Bing. Also, in the still-in-modern-usage expression "Tinker to Evers to Chance", meaning a well-oiled routine or a "sure thing", people tend to pronounce it "EH-verz", when the proper pronounciation was "EE-verz". C - #31 Darko Miličić (Serbia). The fourth line is sometimes misquoted as also reading "Tinker to Evers to Chance". F-C - #24 Antonio McDyess (Alabama). Adams' poem Baseball's Sad Lexicon, which first appeared in the July 18, 1910 edition of the New York Evening Mail:.

G - #5 Horace Jenkins (William Paterson) - restricted free agent. The trio was immortalized in Franklin P. G - #10 Lindsey Hunter (Jackson State). However, the infield also attained fame, after turning a critical double play against the New York Giants in a July 1910 game. F - #8 Darvin Ham (Texas Tech) - free agent. This gave him the ability to put a natural extra spin on his pitches, which often frustrated opposing batters. F - #12 Ronald Dupree (LSU). Brown acquired his unique and indelicate nickname from having lost most of his index finger in farm machinery when he was a youngster.

G-F - #20 Carlos Delfino (Argentina). Reulbach threw a one-hitter in the 1906 World Series, one of a small handful of twirlers to pitch low-hit games in the post-season (another was Claude Passeau of the Cubs' 1945 squad). C - #41 Elden Campbell (Clemson) - free agent. The Cubs again relied on dominant pitching during this period, featuring hurlers such as Mordecai "Three-Finger" Brown, Jack Taylor, Ed Reulbach, Jack Pfiester and Orval Overall, who posted a record for lowest staff earned run average that still stands today. G - #30 Carlos Arroyo (Florida Int'l). As with 1880, extrapolating is statistically questionable, but the Cubs' 116-36 season of 1906 projects to 123 wins in a full 162-game season. Curiously, both of those teams were so far in front that they seemingly lost their edge, and fell in the post-season. PG - #1 Chauncey Billups (Colorado). Their record of 116 victories in 1906 (in a 154-game season) has not been broken, though it was tied by the Seattle Mariners in 2001, in a 162-game season.

SG - #32 Richard "Rip" Hamilton (UConn). They, along with third baseman Harry Steinfeldt, formed the nucleus of one of the most dominant baseball teams of all time. After Chance took over as manager for the ailing Frank Selee in 1905, the Cubs won four pennants and two World Series titles over a five-year span. C - #3 Ben Wallace (Virginia Union). Joe Tinker (SS), Johnny Evers (2B) and Frank Chance (1B) were three legendary Cubs infielders, who played together from 1903-1910, and sporadically over the following two years. PF - #36 Rasheed Wallace (North Carolina). After the Chicagoans' great run during the 1880s, the on-field fortunes of Anson's Colts dwindled during the 1890s, awaiting revival under new leadership. SF - #22 Tayshaun Prince (Kentucky). However, the Hall of Famer is chiefly remembered today for his extreme racist views (which he stated in print, in his autobiography, lest there be any doubt) and thus his prominent role in establishing baseball's color line, rather than for his great playing and managing skills.

He was the first ballplayer to reach 3,000 hits. Cap Anson was one of the most famous and arguably the best player in baseball in his day. Throughout all of this, and for the better part of twenty seasons, the team was captained and managed by first baseman Adrian Anson. folded, continues to be a perennial rival of the Cubs.

That St. Louis franchise, which went on to join the National League in 1892 after the A.A. Louis Browns in lively and controversial Series action. Twice they faced the St. A second major league called the American Association came along in 1882, and the Chicagos met the AA's champions three times in that era's version of the World Series.

Much has been written about Old Hoss Radbourn's 60 victories for the Providence Grays of 1884, but Clarkson also had a fair year in 1885, winning 53 games as the Chicagos won the pennant. Those two were fading by mid-decade, and were replaced by other strong pitchers, notably John Clarkson. The length of the season was such that a team could get by with two main starters, and the Cubs had a couple of powerhouse pitchers in Larry Corcoran and Fred Goldsmith. By then, Spalding had retired to start his sporting goods company.

Extrapolating an 84-game season onto a 162-game season is a dubious proposition, but it does provide some perspective to note that a similar winning percentage nowadays would yield 129 wins. The Chicagoans went on to have some great seasons in the 1880s, starting with 1880 when they won 67 and lost 17, for an all-time record .798 winning percentage. With a beefed-up squad, the White Stockings cruised through the N.L.'s inaugural season of 1876. While this was going on, behind the scenes the club President, William Hulbert, was leading the formation of a new and stronger organization, the National League.

After the 1875 season, Chicago acquired several key players, including pitcher Al Spalding of the Boston Red Stockings, and first baseman Cap Anson of the Philadelphia Athletics. just 2 games behind, but was compelled to drop out of the league during the city's recovery period, finally being revived in 1874. The club completed its schedule with borrowed uniforms, finishing second in the N.A. The Great Chicago Fire destroyed the club's ballpark, uniforms and other possessions.

O'Leary's barn on DeKoven Street on the near south side of the city. The Chicago White Stockings were close contenders all summer, but disaster struck on October 8 when a fire began in Mrs. After a summer of individually arranged contests among the various teams, the time was right for the organization of the first professional league, the National Association, in 1871. A number of them adopted variants on the name and colors, and it happens that the Chicagos adopted white as their primary color.

The success and fame of the Cincinnati Red Stockings of 1869, baseball's first openly professional team, led to a minor explosion of openly professional teams in 1870, each with the singular goal of defeating the Red Stockings. They are in the Central Division of the National League. The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago. Mesa Cubs.

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Pat Pieper, stadium announcer from 1916-1974, who used a megaphone until the installation of a public-address system in 1931 [2] (http://www.baseballyarn.com/16.htm). Bert Wilson (1944-55) "I don't care who wins, as long as it's the Cubs!". Hal Totten (1924-44). Steve Stone (1983-2000; 2003-04).

Ron Santo (1990-present). Ronald Reagan (1933-36). Jack Quinlan (1956-64). Lloyd Pettit (1963; 1965-1966; 1969-1970).

Vince Lloyd (1955-86) "Holy mackerel!". Len Kasper (2005-present) "Way back! It's outta here!". GONE!". Pat Hughes (1996-present) "It's got a chaaaance..

Milo Hamilton (1955-57; 1981-84) [*]. Charlie Grimm (1939-42; 1960). Pat Flanagan (1929-43). Bob Elson (1928-41) [*].

Joe Carter (2001-02). Harry Caray (1982-97) "Holy cow!" "Cubs win!" [*]. Chip Caray (1998-2004). Jack Brickhouse (1941-45; 1947-81) "Hey-hey!" [*].

Thom Brennaman (1990-95). Bob Brenly (1990-91;2005-present). Lou Boudreau (1958-59; 1961-87) "Kiss it goodbye!". 42 Jackie Robinson (retired throughout baseball).

26 Billy Williams. 23 Ryne Sandberg (will be retired in pregame ceremony August 28, 2005). 14 Ernie Banks. 10 Ron Santo.

Pitching saves: Randy Myers, 53 (1993). Pitching ERA: Mordecai Brown, 1.04 (1906). Pitching strikeouts: Bill Hutchinson, 314 (1892). Pitching wins: John Clarkson, 53 (1885).

Walks: Jimmy Sheckard, 147 (1911). Strikeouts: Sammy Sosa, 174 (1997). Hitting streak: Jerome Walton, 30 games (1989). Stolen bases: Bill Lange, 84 (1896).

Total bases: Sammy Sosa, 425 (2001). Extra-Base hits: Sammy Sosa, 103 (2001). Triples: Vic Saier and Frank Schulte, 21 (1913 & 1911). Doubles: Billy Herman, 57 (1935 & 1936).

Singles: Bill Everitt, 169 (1898). Hits: Rogers Hornsby, 229 (1929). Runs: Rogers Hornsby, 156 (1929). Runs batted in: Hack Wilson, 191 (1930) (MLB record).

Home runs: Sammy Sosa, 66 (1998). Batting average: Bill Lange, .389 (1895). 1989 - Don Zimmer. 1984 - Jim Frey.

Leon Durham (1982). Andre Dawson (1987). Sammy Sosa [6] (1995, 1998-2002). Outfielder

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        Ryne Sandberg [7] (1984-85, 1988-92). Second baseman

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                Bob Dernier (1984). Andre Dawson [2] (1987-88). Outfield

                  . Ron Santo [5] (1964-68).

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                    . Ernie Banks (1960). Don Kessinger [2] (1969-70). Shortstop
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                      Ken Hubbs (1962). Glenn Beckert (1968). Ryne Sandberg [9] (1983-91). Second base

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                        Mark Grace [4] (1992-93, 1995-96). First base

                          . Randy Hundley (1967). Jody Davis (1986).

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                            . Bobby Shantz (1964). Greg Maddux [4] (1990-92, 2004). Pitcher
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                              1998 - Kerry Wood. 1989 - Jerome Walton. 1962 - Ken Hubbs. 1961 - Billy Williams.

                              1992 - Greg Maddux. 1984 - Rick Sutcliffe. 1979 - Bruce Sutter. 1971 - Ferguson Jenkins.

                              1998 - Sammy Sosa. 1987 - Andre Dawson. 1984 - Ryne Sandberg. 1959 - Ernie Banks [2].

                              1958 - Ernie Banks. 1952 - Hank Sauer. 1945 - Phil Cavarretta. 1935 - Gabby Hartnett.

                              1929 - Rogers Hornsby. 1911 - Wildfire Schulte. 15 Sonny Jackson (special assistant). 35 Chris Speier (third base).

                                2 Gene Clines (hitting). 41 Larry Rothschild (pitching). 36 Gary Matthews (first base). 39 Dick Pole (bench).

                              59 Juan López (bullpen). Coaches

                                . 12 Dusty Baker. Manager
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