Cubs Hold 2nd-Largest Division Lead on June 19 in Division Era

June 20, 2016 by  

The Chicago Cubs enter Monday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals with a 12.5-game lead in the National League Central, making them just one of four teams in the divisional era (since 1969) to hold a lead of 10 or more games by June 19, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).

The 2001 Seattle Mariners had a whopping 19.5-game lead in the AL West at the same point in the year, while the 1999 Cleveland Indians (11 games) ...

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