It was quite the season for the #Cubs
Facts and figures from the Cubs’ 2015 season:
*Anthony Rizzo became the 43rd 30-100 player in Cubs history, driving in his 100th and 101st runs with a two-run single in the first. Rizzo, who has 30 home runs, is the first Cubs player with a 30/100 season since Alfonso Soriano did in 2012. Rizzo also is just the fourth left-handed hitter to accomplish the feat in franchise history.
*Kris Bryant finished with 26 home runs, 31 doubles, 99 RBI, 86 runs scored and 74 walks. In Major League history, only one other player has reached those numbers in his rookie season and that was Ted Williams in 1939. Manager Joe Maddon wasn’t too upset that Bryant didn’t reach 100 RBIs. Maddon said: “It gives him something to shoot for next year.”
*The Cubs finished with 97 wins, the most since a 97-64 record in 2008. Maddon set a franchise record for most wins in the first year with the Cubs. Jim Frey held the old mark of 96 in 1984.
*Hector Rondon totaled a career-high 30 saves and a 1.67 ERA. He’s the second pitcher in Cubs history to save 30 games and post a 1.67 ERA or lower, joining Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter, who saved 31 games and had a 1.34 ERA in 1977.
*The Cubs pitchers totaled 1,431 strikeouts, setting a National League single-season record. The old mark was 1,404, set by the 2003 Cubs. The Cubs batters also led the Majors in K’s with 1,518, but led the NL in walks (567).
*The Cubs finished 48-33 on the road this season. It’s the first time they’ve won more than 45 games on the road since a franchise-record 49 wins in 1945.