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Cubs fire Riggleman after disappointing year

Updated: October 4, 1999, 9:52 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Jim Riggleman stood in street clothes, sipping a soda at the far end of the Chicago Cubs' clubhouse, calmly answering questions and accepting responsibility for a season that cost him his job.

Riggleman's five-year run as manager ended Monday. He was fired, one day after the end of a horrendous season that saw the Cubs go from 90 wins and the playoffs to 95 losses and last place in the National League Central.

The disaster was certainly not all Riggleman's ...

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