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Cubs Manager Given New Deal

Jim Riggleman's contract to manage the Chicago Cubs was extended by one year through the 2000 season on Wednesday.

Riggleman, whose contract was extended through the 1999 season on Aug. 5, has led the Cubs to a 307-324 record in four seasons. Chicago went 90-73 this season advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 1989 but was swept by Atlanta in the first round.

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  • Riggleman, who finished third behind the Yankees' Joe Torre and San Diego's Bruce Bochy in voting for The Associated Press Manager of the Year, previously managed the Padres for two-plus seasons. His combined major league managerial record is 419-503.

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