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1959 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

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W-L Record: 74-80 .481
Rank: 6th in National League
Run Differential: 673-688 -15
Roster Continuity 80.13% 6/16
Manager(s): Bob Scheffing
General Manager: John Holland
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Attendance: 858,255 13/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

First Base Coach: George Myatt
Hitting Coach: Rogers Hornsby
Pitching Coach: Freddie Fitzsimmons
Third Base Coach: El Tappe
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8868.564--
8670.5512.0
8371.5394.0
7876.5069.0
7480.48113.0
7480.48113.0
7183.46116.0
6490.41623.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
5Tony Taylor2B23   62496175
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8
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38239458660678.280.331.393724.112.207.3111.9178.0245688
14Ernie BanksSS28   58997179
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6
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45
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1432464727202918.304.374.596970.292.397.2791.1313.1351671
17Alvin Dark3B37   47760126
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4511555039734.264.342.386728.122.237.2830.9179.5184545
21George AltmanOF26   42054103
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4710348074618.245.312.383695.138.221.2772.3535.0161468
7Walt MorynOF33   3814189
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14
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14
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48004466322213.234.316.386702.152.268.2481.5027.2147432
9Bobby ThomsonOF35   3745597
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15
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2
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11
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5210355026259.259.322.398720.139.235.2701.4334.0149418
2Lee WallsOF26   3544391
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3302427351536.257.342.393735.136.249.3011.7444.3139409
15Sammy TaylorC26   3534195
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43103547113016.269.336.428764.159.261.2791.3427.2151390
8Dale Long1B33   2963470
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3700315302036.236.306.432738.196.301.2411.7121.1128330
12Jim Marshall1B28   2943974
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4001333901135.252.324.405729.153.262.2551.1826.7119331
6Earl AverillC27   1862244
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3401153921022.237.298.452750.215.290.2452.6018.684205
20Irv NorenOF34   1562750
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1920132431001.321.384.462846.141.237.3591.8539.072172
43Art Schult1B-OF31   1181732
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140071420216.271.320.381701.110.169.2912.0059.045130
11Cal NeemanC30   105717
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900112302101.162.241.267508.105.210.1772.0935.028117
32Bob AndersonP23   8066
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0030033410601.075.119.088207.013.050.13011.33--790
40Glen HobbieP23   7939
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0020023000300.114.136.127263.013.038.18415.00--1084
16Randy Jackson3B33   74718
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1000111001605.243.341.378719.135.284.2700.9174.02891
31Dave HillmanP31   6009
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00030063210400.150.239.150389.000.100.3215.33--971
4Johnny Goryl2B25   4819
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6115300003.188.264.354618.167.271.1820.6048.01753
39Moe DrabowskyP23   4525
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0020022000001.111.149.133282.022.067.20010.00--647
41Art CeccarelliP29   3323
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00000031600201.091.167.091258.000.091.1765.33--338
4Billy WilliamsOF21   3305
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02001700002.152.176.212388.061.091.1927.00--734
37Bill HenryP31   3146
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00020001200100.194.194.194388.000.000.316----632
38John BuzhardtP22   2942
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0000011500200.069.100.103203.034.069.14315.00--332
36Don ElstonP30   1924
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0001000200300.211.211.211422.000.000.235----422
30Dick DrottP22   801
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0000000200000.125.125.125250.000.000.167----18
42Elmer SingletonP41   6000000000400000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
22,42Lou Jackson23   421
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0001000200000.250.250.250500.000.000.500----14
45Ben JohnsonP28   4000001000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
41Taylor PhillipsP26   4000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
20Chick KingOF28   3300000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
46Joe SchaffernothP21   3000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
16Bobby Adams1B37   2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
41Seth MoreheadP24   201
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000000000000.500.5001.0001500.500.500.500----22
18Don Eaddy3B25   1300000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
43Bob PorterfieldP35   1100000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals19985296673132120944163635321949891143636240106.249.312.398710.148.245.2721.8332.521075896
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
32Bob Anderson23   12134.1437367110235.124511710821771134351.379.380.802.954.331.47
40Glen Hobbie23   16133.69463310330234.020410596151061389061.327.850.584.085.311.30
31Dave Hillman31   8113.5339244150191.017884751743881011.168.390.802.034.152.05
39Moe Drabowsky23   5104.1231233140141.213878652175707031.508.751.334.754.440.93
37Bill Henry31   982.69650003512134.1111424019261153111.027.461.281.757.724.42
41Art Ceccarelli29   554.7618154220102.09558541937564111.298.381.683.264.941.51
38John Buzhardt22   454.9931101170101.110764561229331011.359.531.072.582.941.14
36Don Elston30   1083.3165000491397.27740361146822031.267.071.014.227.531.78
42Elmer Singleton41   212.722110012043.0401513212250001.218.370.422.515.232.08
30Dick Drott22   126.0086110027.1251918526152001.898.331.678.675.000.58
41Seth Morehead24   014.74112001018.22513101890001.7411.840.473.794.261.13
41Taylor Phillips26   027.4172000016.222141431150021.9411.651.595.822.650.45
45Ben Johnson28   002.1242001016.217541460001.249.000.532.123.181.50
22Ed Donnelly24   113.2190003014.118751960101.9311.570.645.793.860.67
46Joe Schaffernoth21   107.885100107.211771430001.8812.381.134.503.380.75
43Bob Porterfield35   0012.004000006.114981300002.8321.001.504.500.000.00
45Morrie Martin36   0022.503000102.15552110013.0022.509.004.504.501.00
43Bob Smith31   0054.001000000.25660201007.0045.000.0018.000.000.00
Batting Totals74804.0140515530101252513911337688620152519765346241.338.650.983.364.951.47
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Sammy TaylorC10949737101.9820.00
Cal NeemanC38158911.9940.00
Earl AverillC321731171.9630.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dale Long1B85731491263.9850.00
Jim Marshall1B7255851252.9970.00
Art Schult1B231266215.9850.00
Alvin Dark1B426411.9680.00
Bobby Adams1B12010.6670.00
Irv Noren1B130001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tony Taylor2B14935245625105.9700.00
Johnny Goryl2B11112511.9730.00
Earl Averill2B236011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alvin Dark3B1311112552020.9480.00
Randy Jackson3B22202832.9410.00
Earl Averill3B13163252.9060.00
Johnny Goryl3B406011.0000.00
Don Eaddy3B10110.5000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ernie BanksSS1542715191295.9850.00
Tony TaylorSS230001.0000.00
Alvin DarkSS111001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
George AltmanOF121278732.9900.00
Lee WallsOF119203170.9670.00
Bobby ThomsonOF116223934.9870.00
Walt MorynOF104175921.9890.00
Irv NorenOF40814011.0000.00
Art SchultOF15260001.0000.00
Billy WilliamsOF10180001.0000.00
Jim MarshallOF871001.0000.00
Earl AverillOF55010.8330.00
Randy JacksonOF10000.0000.00
Chick KingOF120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Don ElstonP659731421.8951.57
Bill HenryP6513421812.9521.34
Glen HobbieP46234184042.9352.23
Dave HillmanP39191283120.9672.78
Bob AndersonP37235134344.9332.14
John BuzhardtP3110172231.9062.58
Moe DrabowskyP31141122121.9432.10
Elmer SingletonP214351011.9373.14
Art CeccarelliP1810221511.9441.50
Seth MoreheadP11180000.0000.00
Ed DonnellyP91403001.0001.91
Dick DrottP8270410.8001.33
Taylor PhillipsP71614001.0002.78
Joe SchaffernothP5701001.0001.25
Ben JohnsonP41621001.0001.67
Bob PorterfieldP4602011.0002.95
Morrie MartinP3201001.0004.29
Bob SmithP1001001.00045.00


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