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1961 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

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W-L Record: 64-90 .416
Rank: 7th in National League
Run Differential: 689-800 -111
Roster Continuity 75.96% 9/16
Manager(s): El Tappe, Vedie Himsl, Harry Craft, Lou Klein
General Manager: John Holland
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Attendance: 673,057 15/18
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information
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Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Rip Collins
Assistant Coach: Dick Cole
Assistant Coach: Rube Walker
Assistant Coach: Charlie Grimm
Pitching Coach: Gordie Holt
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9361.604--
8965.5784.0
8569.5528.0
8371.53910.0
8074.51913.0
7579.48718.0
6490.41629.0
47107.30546.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
10Ron Santo3B21 57884164
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6
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23
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83237377071325.284.362.479841.196.320.2931.0525.1277655
26Billy WilliamsOF23 52975147
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20
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7
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25
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866045705111411.278.338.484822.206.302.2791.5621.2256584
21George AltmanOF28 51877157
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28
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12
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27
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9662409243474.303.353.560913.257.342.3202.3019.2290573
14Ernie BanksSS30 51175142
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4
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29
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801254752210611.278.346.507853.229.333.2741.3917.6259573
17Don Zimmer2B30 47757120
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25
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4
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13
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40512570217116.252.291.403694.151.212.2712.8036.7192512
22Al HeistOF33 3214882
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3
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7
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3733395110417.255.337.383720.128.249.2841.3145.9123366
11Ed Bouchee1B28 3194979
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12
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3
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12
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3814587757412.248.371.417788.169.342.2901.3326.6133387
16Jerry Kindall2B-SS26 3103775
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9
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4422188920305.242.288.419707.177.235.3114.9434.4130333
1Richie AshburnOF34 3074979
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01976552732124.257.373.306679.049.231.2800.49--94368
6Dick BertellC25 2672073
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3300153303147.273.308.330638.056.112.3012.20133.588287
7Sammy TaylorC28 2352656
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8
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2
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8
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2300233947116.238.316.391707.153.251.2541.7029.492264
18Andre Rodgers1B-SS26 2142757
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06
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2311255411126.266.343.430773.164.280.3272.1635.792243
28Bob WillOF29 113929
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00801151900111.257.341.336677.080.204.3051.27--38130
43Don CardwellP25 95610
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60065510400.105.167.232399.126.189.1899.1731.722106
40Glen HobbieP25 66511
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60053000301.167.225.303528.136.212.2656.0033.02074
42Jack CurtisP24 60810
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02
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400102300200.167.286.300586.133.300.2292.3030.01872
37Dick EllsworthP21 5612
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0000032910500.036.100.054154.018.071.0749.67--365
25Frank ThomasOF-1B32 50713
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02
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6002800003.260.288.420708.160.200.2754.0025.02152
32Bob AndersonP25 4256
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002
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50012200200.143.163.286449.143.167.22222.0021.01245
12Mel Roach2B-1B28 3915
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001103900003.128.190.179369.051.154.1673.00--742
8Moe ThackerC27 3536
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000200111111001.171.383.171554.000.314.2501.00--647
9Cuno BarraganC29 2836
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2002700101.214.267.321588.107.179.2503.5028.0931
33Ken Hubbs2B19 2845
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2000800000.179.179.393572.214.214.211--28.01128
48Jim BrewerP23 2214
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00000021000100.182.250.182432.000.091.3335.00--425
30Dick DrottP24 2216
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01001700001.273.304.364668.091.136.4007.00--823
25Moe Morhardt1B24 1835
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0001003500000.278.381.278659.000.167.3851.67--521
27Danny MurphyOF18 1335
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002
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3001500000.385.429.8461275.462.538.5005.006.51114
24Lou BrockOF22 1111
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0000001300000.091.167.091258.000.091.1253.00--112
36Don ElstonP32 1112
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0000000400300.182.182.182364.000.000.286----214
20Jim McAnanyOF24 1013
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000001300000.300.364.400764.100.200.4293.00--411
41Barney SchultzP34 1001
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0000000500200.100.100.100200.000.000.200----112
23Nelson MathewsOF19 901
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0000000200000.111.111.111222.000.000.143----19
8George Freese34 702
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0001001400000.286.375.286661.000.143.6674.00--28
19Sammy DrakeOF26 5100000001100000.000.167.000167.000.200.0001.00--06
46Joe SchaffernothP23 5100000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
45Mel WrightP33 2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
34Dick BurwellP21 1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals200953446891364238511766503525539102732645233115.255.322.418740.162.265.2851.9130.422325968
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
43Don Cardwell25 15143.82393813310259.1243121110228815662101.288.440.763.065.421.77
40Glen Hobbie25 7134.2536297242198.22071139426541034061.319.361.182.444.661.91
37Dick Ellsworth21 10113.8537317120186.221390802348919031.4010.251.112.314.381.90
42Jack Curtis24 10134.9031276020180.1220117982351571011.5111.001.152.552.851.12
32Bob Anderson25 7104.26571210218152.016285721456964021.439.590.833.325.681.71
30Dick Drott24 144.223580012098.07554461351487111.296.891.194.684.410.94
36Don Elston32 675.615800032893.110864581145593061.6510.451.064.355.711.31
48Jim Brewer23 175.7936110011086.211665561721574011.5712.001.762.175.902.71
41Barney Schultz34 762.694100025766.2573220625596041.227.660.813.367.932.36
46Joe Schaffernoth23 046.39210007038.1432927718234011.6110.181.664.265.451.28
45Mel Wright33 0110.71110005021.04226253461002.1918.001.291.712.571.50
34Dick Burwell21 009.002000004.06440401002.5013.500.009.000.000.00
Batting Totals64904.484041563461222513851492800690165465755503351.419.701.073.024.911.62
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick BertellC9039649810.9820.00
Sammy TaylorC753192545.9890.00
Moe ThackerC2567520.9730.00
Cuno BarraganC10354011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ed Bouchee1B107852761697.9830.00
Andre Rodgers1B4236926734.9830.00
Ernie Banks1B768618.9870.00
Moe Morhardt1B772339.9620.00
Mel Roach1B750318.9810.00
Frank Thomas1B6412021.0000.00
George Altman1B3201031.0000.00
Bob Will1B13011.7500.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Don Zimmer2B1162823231799.9730.00
Jerry Kindall2B501241221334.9500.00
Ken Hubbs2B81315021.0000.00
Mel Roach2B73510.8890.00
Andre Rodgers2B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ron Santo3B1531573073141.9370.00
Don Zimmer3B52931.7860.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ernie BanksSS1041733581968.9650.00
Jerry KindallSS47821111327.9370.00
Andre RodgersSS243557210.9790.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Billy WilliamsOF1352209113.9540.00
George AltmanOF1302581162.9780.00
Al HeistOF99211950.9780.00
Richie AshburnOF76131430.9780.00
Bob WillOF30330001.0000.00
Ernie BanksOF2332610.9740.00
Frank ThomasOF1092001.0000.00
Danny MurphyOF451001.0000.00
Lou BrockOF36020.7500.00
Nelson MathewsOF250001.0000.00
Andre RodgersOF230001.0000.00
Sammy DrakeOF110001.0000.00
Jim McAnanyOF10000.0000.00
Don ZimmerOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Don ElstonP5893418011.0002.13
Bob AndersonP571521438071.0003.08
Barney SchultzP416649001.0001.77
Don CardwellP39259185423.9732.50
Dick EllsworthP3718684927.9662.76
Jim BrewerP36864810.9231.25
Glen HobbieP36198165341.9453.13
Dick DrottP359811110.9231.10
Jack CurtisP3118054231.9402.35
Joe SchaffernothP213808001.0001.89
Mel WrightP112137011.0004.29
Dick BurwellP2402001.0004.50


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