Chicago Cubs: A look back at great North Side pitchers of the 1990s

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October 13, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs former player Kerry Wood throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the Cubs play against the St. Louis Cardinals in game four of the NLDS at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Looking back at Chicago Cubs teams of the 1990s, there weren’t a lot of eye-popping pitching performers. Still, a handful of arms found success in Chicago.

When Chicago Cubs fans look back on the 1990s, most of the high points revolve around Sammy Sosa and his historic home runs, namely his 66-homer 1998 campaign. Those who love pitching and excellent pitching performances might come up a little short, though.

One obvious name, Greg Maddux, jumps off the page when pouring over numbers from the 1990s. But, as we all know now, he took his talents to the Atlanta Braves via free agency following his best season in a Cubs uniform.

Names like Mark Prior didn’t break onto the scene until after the turn of the century. Kerry Wood, Kid K himself, though, started turning heads near the end of the decade. All Cubs fans know these names.

But it takes a little bit of digging to come up with some lesser-known pitching performers from this decade. Both starters and relievers take up residence on this list. Let’s get started.

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