99 and counting
With a win on Thursday against the Braves, Carlos Zambrano will become the 21st pitcher in franchise history to win 100 games, and the fourth to do so in the last 50 years.
Fergie Jenkins (167 wins from 1966-73, 1982-83), Rick Reuschel (135 wins with the Cubs from 1972-81, 1983-84) and Greg Maddux (133 wins from 1986-92, 2004-06) are the only pitchers in the last 50 years to collect 100 wins with the team.
Zambrano, making his first start after serving a six-game suspension, has notched 94 of his 99 wins since the start of the 2003 season. Remember his first win? It was Sept. 21, 2001, against Houston.
– Carrie Muskat