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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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1959 Chicago Cubs season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    16Bobby Adams3B-2B5-10170R-R371946Not draftedMLB--
    21George AltmanOF6-4200L-R261959Not draftedMLB--
    32Bob AndersonP6-4210R-R231957Not draftedMLB--
    6Earl AverillC-OF5-10190R-R271956Not draftedMLB--
    14Ernie Banks1B-SS6-1180R-R281953Not draftedMLB--
    38John BuzhardtP6-2198R-R221958Not draftedMLB--
    41Art CeccarelliP6-0190R-L291955Not draftedMLB--
    17Alvin DarkSS-3B5-11185R-R371946Not draftedMLB--
    22Ed DonnellyP6-0175R-R241959Not draftedMLB--
    39Moe DrabowskyP6-2200R-R231956Not draftedMLB--
    30Dick DrottP6-0185R-R221957Not draftedMLB--
    18Don Eaddy3B5-11165R-R251959Not draftedMLB--
    36Don ElstonP6-0170R-R301953Not draftedMLB--
    4Johnny Goryl2B-3B5-10175R-R251957Not draftedMLB--
    37Bill HenryP6-2180L-L311952Not draftedMLB--
    31Dave HillmanP5-11168R-R311955Not draftedMLB--
    40Glen HobbieP6-2195R-R231957Not draftedMLB--
    22,42Lou JacksonOF5-10168L-R231958Not draftedMLB--
    16Randy Jackson3B6-1180R-R331950Not draftedMLB--
    45Ben JohnsonP6-2190R-R281959Not draftedMLB--
    20Chick KingOF6-2190R-R281954Not draftedMLB--
    8Dale Long1B6-4210L-L331951Not draftedMLB--
    12Jim Marshall1B6-1190L-L281958Not draftedMLB--
    45Morrie MartinP6-0180L-L361949Not draftedMLB--
    41Seth MoreheadP6-0195L-L241957Not draftedMLB--
    7Walt MorynOF6-2205L-R331954Not draftedMLB--
    11Cal NeemanC6-1192R-R301957Not draftedMLB--
    20Irv NorenOF6-0190L-L341950Not draftedMLB--
    41Taylor PhillipsP5-11185L-L261956Not draftedMLB--
    43Bob PorterfieldP6-0190R-R351948Not draftedMLB--
    46Joe SchaffernothP6-4195R-R211959Not draftedMLB--
    43Art Schult1B-OF6-4220R-R311953Not draftedMLB--
    42Elmer SingletonP6-2174R-R411945Not draftedMLB--
    43Bob SmithP6-0185L-L311958Not draftedMLB--
    15Sammy TaylorC6-2185L-R261958Not draftedMLB--
    5Tony Taylor2B-3B5-9179R-R231958Not draftedMLB--
    9Bobby ThomsonOF6-2185R-R351946Not draftedMLB--
    2Lee WallsOF6-3205R-R261952Not draftedMLB--
    4Billy WilliamsOF6-1175L-R211959Not draftedMLB--

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