Chicago Cubs: Top 5 worst managers in franchise history

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Chicago Cubs: Tom Trebelhorn & Bruce Kimm

The next two members of this list only managed the Cubs for one year. Both of these entries finished their respective seasons with a below .500 season and placed fifth in the standings. Let us begin with the 1994 Cubs and their manager at the time Tom Trebelhorn.

Trebelhorn, a former manager of the Milwaukee Brewers for six years, joined the Cubs in 1994, where it would be his last year in his career. After winning 422 games in Milwaukee, the two-time manager of the year would go on to have one of the worst coaching records to date.

While most of us would forget that he even coached the Cubs, most of us didn’t know that he only managed in 113 games, finishing the season 16.5 games behind the leader.

The 2002 Cubs were a stacked team with names like Fred McGriff, Sammy Sosa, and a great pitching trio of Kerry Wood, Jon Lieber, and Mark Prior you would figure the team would do well. While the player talent was there, the managerial expertise was severely lacking.

Bruce Kimm got the nod to try to manage the star-studded team. Unfortunately, he did not do that, his squad finished 67-95, but Kimm was only the manager for the last 78 games of the season.