Chicago cubs fans. The Cubs make their final World Series appearance of the 20th century by posting a record. All rights reserved. However, success does not come often for the Cubs who finish in sixth place with a record. Descalso is a journeyman. The Cubs would get strong pitching in the early part of the season highlighted by back-to-back one-hitters from John Lieber who goes on to win 20 games, and Kerry Wood on May 24th and 25th. Making a Giant hit into a double In Game 2, the Cubs did not wait as long to get on the board, as they took a lead in the second inning. West Side Grounds.