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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
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:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Rube Walker
Assistant Coach: Dick Cole
Assistant Coach: Rip Collins
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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
21George AltmanOF2851877157
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27
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9662409243474.303.349.560909.257.342.3202.3019.2290569
32Bob AndersonP254256
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50012200200.143.163.286449.143.167.22222.0021.01245
1Richie AshburnOF343074979
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01976552732124.257.368.306674.049.231.2800.49--94365
14Ernie BanksSS3051175142
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801254752210611.278.343.507850.229.333.2741.3917.6259571
9Cuno BarraganC292836
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001
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2002700101.214.267.321588.107.179.2503.5028.0931
6Dick BertellC252672073
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3300153303147.273.308.330638.056.112.3012.20133.588287
11Ed Bouchee1B283194979
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3814587757412.248.362.417779.169.342.2901.3326.6133382
48Jim BrewerP232214
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00000021000100.182.250.182432.000.091.3335.00--425
24Lou BrockOF221111
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0000001300000.091.167.091258.000.091.1253.00--112
34Dick BurwellP211000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
43Don CardwellP2595610
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60065510400.105.158.232390.126.189.1899.1731.722105
42Jack CurtisP2460810
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400102300200.167.286.300586.133.300.2292.3030.01872
19Sammy DrakeOF265100000001100000.000.167.000167.000.200.0001.00--06
30Dick DrottP242216
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01001700001.273.304.364668.091.136.4007.00--823
37Dick EllsworthP215612
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0000032910500.036.085.054139.018.071.0749.67--364
36Don ElstonP321112
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0000000400300.182.182.182364.000.000.286----214
8George Freese34702
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0001001400000.286.375.286661.000.143.6674.00--28
22Al HeistOF333214882
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3733395110417.255.335.383718.128.249.2841.3145.9123365
40Glen HobbieP2566511
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60053000301.167.225.303528.136.212.2656.0033.02074
33Ken Hubbs2B192845
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2000800000.179.179.393572.214.214.211--28.01128
16Jerry Kindall2B-SS263103775
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4422188920305.242.284.419703.177.235.3114.9434.4130331
23Nelson MathewsOF19901
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0000000200000.111.111.111222.000.000.143----19
20Jim McAnanyOF241013
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000001300000.300.364.400764.100.200.4293.00--411
25Moe Morhardt1B241835
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0001003500000.278.381.278659.000.167.3851.67--521
27Danny MurphyOF181335
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3001500000.385.429.8461275.462.538.5005.006.51114
12Mel Roach2B-1B283915
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001103900003.128.190.179369.051.154.1673.00--742
18Andre Rodgers1B-SS262142757
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2311255411126.266.340.430770.164.280.3272.1635.792242
10Ron Santo3B2157884164
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83237377071325.284.362.479841.196.320.2931.0525.1277655
46Joe SchaffernothP235100000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
41Barney SchultzP341001
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0000000500200.100.100.100200.000.000.200----112
7Sammy TaylorC282352656
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2300233947116.238.305.391696.153.251.2541.7029.492260
8Moe ThackerC273536
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000200111111001.171.370.171541.000.314.2501.00--646
25Frank ThomasOF-1B3250713
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6002800003.260.288.420708.160.200.2754.0025.02152
28Bob WillOF29113929
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00801151900111.257.341.336677.080.204.3051.27--38130
26Billy WilliamsOF2352975147
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866045705111411.278.332.484816.206.302.2791.5621.2256579
45Mel WrightP332000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
17Don Zimmer2B3047757120
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40512570217116.252.288.403691.151.212.2712.8036.7192510
Batting Totals200953446891364238511766503525539102732645233115.255.322.418740.162.265.2851.9130.422325968
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
32Bob Anderson257104.2657121021815216285721456964021.439.590.833.325.681.71
41Barney Schultz34762.694100025766573220625596041.227.660.813.367.932.36
46Joe Schaffernoth23046.39210007038432927718234011.6110.181.664.265.451.28
40Glen Hobbie257134.25362972421982071139426541034061.319.361.182.444.661.91
36Don Elston32675.61580003289310864581145593061.6510.451.064.355.711.31
37Dick Ellsworth2110113.853731712018621390802348919031.4010.251.112.314.381.90
30Dick Drott24144.2235800120987554461351487111.296.891.194.684.410.94
42Jack Curtis2410134.9031276020180220117982351571011.5111.001.152.552.851.12
43Don Cardwell2515143.82393813310259243121110228815662101.288.440.763.065.421.77
34Dick Burwell21009.0020000046440401002.5013.500.009.000.000.00
48Jim Brewer23175.793611001108611665561721574011.5712.001.762.175.902.71
45Mel Wright330110.711100050214226253461002.1918.001.291.712.571.50
Pitching 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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