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1961 Chicago CubsSeason Roster
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Mel Roach played for the 1961 Chicago Cubs
LeagueNational LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
Record64-90 (7th)League Rank7thMLB Rank14th
BallparkWrigley Field
ManagerVedie Himsl,El Tappe,Harry Craft,Lou KleinGeneral ManagerJohn Holland
CoachesDick Cole (Assistant Coach), Rip Collins (Assistant Coach), Charlie Grimm (Assistant Coach), Gordie Holt (Pitching Coach), Rube Walker (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance673,057 (Rank: 15th)
Years Available1876-2018

Team History -- 1961 Statistics -- 1961 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1961 Chicago Cubs.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1961 baseball season.

1961 Chicago Cubs Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
21George AltmanOF6-4 200 L-R 1933-03-20 28Goldsboro,North Carolina MLB1959-19671959-1967Diller (Goldsboro,NC)Tennessee St
1955-   UDFA-CHN
32Bob AndersonP6-4 210 R-R 1935-09-29 25East Chicago,Indiana MLB1957-19631957-1963Hammond (Hammond,IN)Michigan St, Western Michigan U.    
1Richie AshburnOF5-10 170 L-R 1927-03-19 34Tilden,Nebraska MLB1948-19621948-1962Tilden (Tilden,NE)    
14Ernie BanksSS6-1 180 R-R 1931-01-31 30Dallas,Texas MLB1953-19711953-1971Booker T. Washington (Dallas,TX)    
9Cuno BarraganC5-11 180 R-R 1932-06-20 29Sacramento,California MLB1961-19631961-1963Sacramento Charter (Sacramento,CA)Sacramento St
1958-   UDFA-CHN
6Dick BertellC6-0 200 R-R 1935-11-01 25Oak Park,Illinois MLB1960-19671960-1967Roosevelt (Des Moines,IA)Iowa St
1957-   UDFA-CHN
11Ed Bouchee1B6-1 205 L-L 1933-03-07 28Livingston,Montana MLB1956-19621956-1962Lewis & Clark (Spokane,WA)Washington St    
48Jim BrewerP6-2 195 L-L 1937-11-17 23Merced,California MLB1956-19761960-1976Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow,OK)
1956-   UDFA-CHN
24Lou BrockOF5-11 170 L-L 1939-06-18 22El Dorado,Arkansas MLB1961-19791961-1979Union (Mer Rouge,LA)So.U.
1960-   UDFA-CHN
34Dick BurwellP6-1 190 R-R 1940-01-23 21Alton,Illinois MLB1960-19611960-1961   Illinois Wesleyan U.
1959-   UDFA-CHN
43Don CardwellP6-4 210 R-R 1935-12-07 25Winston-Salem,North Carolina MLB1957-19701957-1970Gray (Winston-Salem,NC)    
42Jack CurtisP5-10 175 L-L 1937-01-11 24Rhodhiss,North Carolina MLB1961-19631961-1963Granite Falls (Granite Falls,NC)
1956-   UDFA-CHN
19Sammy DrakeOF5-11 175 B-R 1934-10-07 26Little Rock,Arkansas MLB1960-19621960-1962Dunbar (Little Rock,AR)
1954-   UDFA-CHN
30Dick DrottP6-0 185 R-R 1936-07-01 24Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1957-19631957-1963Western Hills (Cincinnati,OH)    
37Dick EllsworthP6-4 195 L-L 1940-03-22 21Lusk,Wyoming MLB1958-19711958-1971Fresno (Fresno,CA)    
36Don ElstonP6-0 170 R-R 1929-04-06 32Campbellstown,Ohio MLB1953-19641953-1964Camden (Camden,OH)    
8George Freese3B6-0 190 R-R 1926-09-12 34Wheeling,West Virginia MLB1953-19611953-1961Wheeling Central Catholic (Wheeling,WV)West Virginia U.    
22Al HeistOF6-2 185 R-R 1927-10-05 33Brooklyn,New York MLB1960-19621960-1962Automotive Trades (Brooklyn,NY)
1949-   UDFA-SLA
40Glen HobbieP6-2 195 R-R 1936-04-24 25Witt,Illinois MLB1957-19641957-1964Witt (Witt,IL)    
33Ken Hubbs2B6-2 175 R-R 1941-12-23 19Riverside,California MLB1961-19631961-1963Colton (Colton,CA)
1959-   UDFA-CHN
16Jerry Kindall2B-SS6-2 175 R-R 1935-05-27 26St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1956-19651956-1965Washington (St. Paul,MN)Minnesota    
23Nelson MathewsOF6-4 195 R-R 1941-07-21 19Columbia,Illinois MLB1960-19651960-1965Columbia (Columbia,IL)
1959-   UDFA-CHN
20Jim McAnanyOF5-10 196 R-R 1936-09-04 24Los Angeles,California MLB1958-19621958-1962Loyola (Los Angeles,CA)USC
1955-   UDFA-CHA
25Moe Morhardt1B6-1 185 L-L 1937-01-16 24Manchester,Connecticut MLB1961-19621961-1962Manchester (Manchester,CT)Connecticut
1959-   UDFA-CHN
27Danny MurphyOF5-11 185 L-R 1942-08-23 18Beverly,Massachusetts MLB1960-19701960-1970St. John's Prep (Danvers,MA)
1960-   UDFA-CHN
12Mel Roach2B-1B6-1 190 R-R 1933-01-25 28Richmond,Virginia MLB1953-19621953-1962   Virginia    
18Andre Rodgers1B-SS6-3 200 R-R 1934-12-02 26Nassau,Bahamas MLB1957-19671957-1967      
10Ron Santo3B6-0 190 R-R 1940-02-25 21Seattle,Washington MLB1959-19741960-1974Franklin (Seattle,WA)
1959-   UDFA-CHN
46Joe SchaffernothP6-4 195 R-R 1937-08-06 23Trenton,New Jersey MLB1959-19611959-1961Jonathan Dayton Regional (Springfield,NJ)
1956-   UDFA-CHN
41Barney SchultzP6-2 200 R-R 1926-08-15 34Beverly,New Jersey MLB1955-19651955-1965Burlington City (Burlington,NJ)    
7Sammy TaylorC6-2 185 L-R 1933-02-27 28Woodruff,South Carolina MLB1958-19631958-1963      
8Moe ThackerC6-3 210 R-R 1934-05-21 27Louisville,Kentucky MLB1958-19631958-1963DuPont Manual (Louisville,KY)    
25Frank ThomasOF-1B6-3 205 R-R 1929-06-11 32Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1951-19661951-1966Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Mississauga,ON)    
28Bob WillOF5-10 175 L-L 1931-07-15 29Berwyn,Illinois MLB1957-19631957-1963J. Sterling Morton East (Cicero,IL)Minnesota St-Mankato, Northwestern U.    
26Billy WilliamsOF6-1 175 L-R 1938-06-15 23Whistler,Alabama MLB1956-19761959-1976  
1956-   UDFA-CHN
45Mel WrightP6-3 210 R-R 1928-05-11 33Manila,Arkansas MLB1954-19611954-1961      
17Don Zimmer2B5-7 175 R-R 1931-01-17 30Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1954-19651954-1965Western Hills (Cincinnati,OH)    
37 Players