The Cubs joined the PCL and won the American Conference Central Division title in 1998 with an 85–59 record. * On Chicago Cubs 40-man roster [7][19] Outfielder Eduardo Zambrano garnered the American Association Most Valuable Player Award after collecting 115 RBI and hitting 32 homers with a .303 average. [26] This time, they defeated the Oklahoma RedHawks, 3–2, to win the American Conference championship. Reconnect on plugin Settings page, © 2018 Team Iowa Physical Therapy | All Rights Reserved | Brand/Web Development by Meld, We’re feeling all the feels as we prepare to pac, Our team got outside and completed #6forskyler ove, The Nelson family has been preparing for this mome, This error message is only visible to WordPress admins. → Chicago Cubs minor league players, American Association Manager of the Year Award, American Association Most Valuable Pitcher Award, American Association Most Valuable Player Award, Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year Award, "50 years of Triple-A baseball in Des Moines: The greatest team Iowa Cubs and Oaks history", "American Association Special Award Winners", "Dewey Robinson Minor League Statistics and History", "Jay Howell Minor League Statistics and History", "Mel Hall Minor League Statistics and History", "Joe Carter Minor League Statistics and History", "Eddie Zambrano Minor League Statistics and History", "Geovany Soto Minor League Statistics and History", "Bryan LaHair Minor League Statistics and History", "Rusin Tosses First PCL No-hitter Since '09", "Carlos Pimentel Minor League Statistics and History", "2020 Minor League Baseball Season Shelved". [4][5], The Oaks became the top affiliate of the Chicago White Sox in 1973. [23] In 2007, catcher Geovany Soto, with a .353 average, 26 home runs, and 109 RBI, won the PCL Most Valuable Player Award. They are located in Des Moines, Iowa, and play their home games at Principal Park, which opened in 2004. Some notable I-Cubs alumni include Greg Maddux, Rafael Palmeiro, Mark Grace, Doug Glanville, Joe Carter, Corey Patterson, Carlos Zambrano, Kyle Farnsworth, Kerry Wood, Steve Trachsel, Tuffy Rhodes, Bruce Kimm, Shawon Dunston, Héctor Villanueva, Mark Prior, Sam Fuld, John Grabow, and Rod Beck. [22] In the American Conference series, they were bested by the New Orleans Zephyrs, 2–1, in a rain-shortened series. Members of the 1982 team garnered several league awards. Roster updated February 7, 2020 [19] In the final game, Nashville held a 2–1 lead from the third inning to the seventh before the Cubs tied the game necessitating extra innings. [24] Brett Dolan called Iowa games on the radio in 1998 and 1999 before being hired by the Houston Astros. Iowa teams of the 1980s often finished high in the standings but were unable to qualify for the championship playoffs. [7], The American Association, of which the Cubs had been members since their inaugural 1969 campaign, disbanded after the 1997 season. Sec Taylor Stadium was demolished after the 1991 season and a new facility of the same name was constructed on the site in time for the Cubs' 1992 season. Pitcher Dewey Robinson was selected for the 1979 American Association Most Valuable Pitcher Award after achieving a record of 13–7 and 9 saves with a 2.93 earned run average and 76 strikeouts. [24][31] The Cubs returned to the postseason in 2019 having won the division 75–65,[32] but were eliminated by the Round Rock Express in the American Conference series.[33]. [3] The A's farm club experienced winning seasons in 1970 and 1971, but third and second-place finishes kept them out of the playoffs. [18] They met the Nashville Sounds in the best-of-seven championship series. Their only league title in franchise history is the 1993 American Association championship. [8][15] In 1984, Reggie Patterson fired a no-hitter against the Omaha Royals on August 21. [23] Manager Terry Kennedy won the Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year Award.