Chicago Cubs: Things that get forgotten about the 2015 season
In 2015, the Chicago Cubs established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in a magical season filled with many moments that got lost in the shuffle.
Outside of the 2016 World Series champion team, the 2015 Chicago Cubs might be the most popular team the franchise put out in the past 30-some years. The young upcoming team shocked the baseball world by winning 97 games and making it to the NLCS for the first time since 2003. Even after getting swept in by the Mets in that series, the promise for the core was officially established that season.
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Hard to forget the rookie campaign of Kris Bryant, the Cubs’ debut season of Jon Lester, Kyle Schwarber hitting titanic shots, Jake Arrieta‘s Cy Young campaign or beating two division rivals in the postseason. However with a 162-game campaign, like mentioned in other articles about the 2016 Cubs, some parts always can get forgotten or lost in the mix of bigger events. What makes 2015 so unique is that while they were competing most of the year, they did not really hit their stride until mid-season.
When the season began there was still a lot of figuring out to do which included a lot of roster changes. Natural for an up and coming team which was still calling up their big prospects for the first time. When this happens, players come and go which can easily be forgotten about.
Without anymore explanation, here are some things from the 2015 season some people might have forgotten about.