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1961 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
Nickname:
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 and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPC-G#Notes
    Ed BoucheeCHNCINL 2-5 @CIN2010000001000100500500th career game
    Don ZimmerCHNMLNW 9-5 vs MLN34201000010100005654 runs scored
    Jack CurtisCHNPHIW 6-4 @PHI211000000010010011st career game, 1st career hit
    Billy WilliamsCHNSFNW 9-4 vs SFN4240015000000000445 RBIs, 4 hits
    Ernie BanksCHNSFNL 4-8 vs SFN42300220000000009782 home runs
    Ernie BanksCHNMLNL 5-8 @MLN32200240010000009822 home runs
    Mel RoachCHNMLNL 2-3 @MLN30000001010000001301st career stolen base
    Billy WilliamsCHNSFNL 3-4 @SFN4220011101000000561st career stolen base
    Ron SantoCHNSLNL 3-6 vs SLN41100001010000011271st career stolen base
    Billy WilliamsCHNSFNL 2-3 vs SFN6141000000100000634 hits
    Ernie BanksCHNPITW 10-0 @PIT411000000000000010001000th career game
    Ernie BanksCHNCINW 7-6 @CIN200000300000003010033 sacrifice flies
    Dick BertellCHNCINW 10-7 @CIN5240002000000000394 hits
    Ron SantoCHNCINW 8-2 @CIN52410130001000001414 hits
    Jack CurtisCHNMLNW 5-3 @MLN4110001000100000101st career RBI
    Billy WilliamsCHNMLNW 5-3 @MLN4040002000000000854 hits
    Sammy TaylorCHNCINL 8-10 vs CIN43400230010000003032 home runs, 4 hits
    George AltmanCHNCINW 16-5 vs CIN52420120000000002964 hits
    Ron SantoCHNCINW 16-5 vs CIN64400270000000001632 home runs, 4 runs scored, 7 RBIs, 4 hits
    Ron SantoCHNCINW 15-8 vs CIN54300000011000001654 runs scored
    Dick EllsworthCHNSLNW 13-1 vs SLN4000000001400000454 strikeouts
    Sammy TaylorCHNSLNW 13-1 vs SLN52420010000000003074 hits
    Glen HobbieCHNSLNW 10-9 vs SLN22200230000001001592 home runs
    Sammy TaylorCHNSLNW 10-9 vs SLN52300230001000003082 home runs
    Dick BertellCHNPITW 5-1 vs PIT3110011001100000561st career home run
    Billy WilliamsCHNCINW 8-7 @CIN52200220002000001022 home runs
    Al HeistCHNSLNL 6-10 @SLN42330000010000001093 Doubles
    Don ZimmerCHNPHIW 11-5 @PHI44300240010000006402 home runs, 4 runs scored
    Ernie BanksCHNCINL 3-4 vs CIN422002200000000010412 home runs
    Jack CurtisCHNMLNW 7-7 vs MLN2110011000100000181st career home run
    Billy WilliamsCHNMLNW 7-7 vs MLN52300220010010001212 home runs
    George AltmanCHNLANW 4-2 @LAN42300230000000003322 home runs
    Bob AndersonCHNSFNL 5-6 @SFN31100120002000001331st career home run
    Ernie BanksCHNPITW 11-4 vs PIT523102400000000110592 home runs
    Dick BertellCHNPITW 7-3 @PIT4141011000000000824 hits
    Ron SantoCHNPITL 3-7 @PIT42200230000000002172 home runs
    Billy WilliamsCHNPITW 5-4 @PIT42202010001000001451 Triples
    Cuno BarraganCHNSFNL 3-4 vs SFN311001100000000011st career game, 1st career hit, 1st career home run, 1st career RBI
    George AltmanCHNMLNW 6-5 vs MLN41202030001000003583 Triples
    Moe MorhardtCHNPITL 5-7 vs PIT210000000100000011st career game
    Moe MorhardtCHNPHIW 4-1 vs PHI312000100000000021st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Lou BrockCHNPHIL 6-14 vs PHI511000000000000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Ken HubbsCHNPHIL 6-14 vs PHI322100100000000011st career game, 1st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Billy WilliamsCHNPHIL 6-14 vs PHI40202020000000001592 Triples
    Don CardwellCHNSLNW 5-2 vs SLN40000000004000001404 strikeouts
    Ken HubbsCHNSLNW 5-2 vs SLN512011100000000081st career home run
    Danny MurphyCHNSLNW 5-2 vs SLN4330022000100000332 home runs
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Jack CurtisCHNPHIW 6-4 @PHI 5.254304200125000--10-01st career game
    Jim BrewerCHNLANW 10-5 vs LAN 2.1311101000103225778%80-3Threw 78% strikes
    Glen HobbieCHNSLNW 1-0 vs SLNWSHO970001500134000--15441-42Complete game/Shutout
    Dick EllsworthCHNSLNW 1-0 vs SLNWSHO930004110032000--398-17Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
    Jack CurtisCHNCINW 7-6 @CINW 8.286513100037000--61-11st career win
    Don CardwellCHNPHIW 9-3 vs PHIWCG9533021100034000--12232-4511 Strikeouts
    Don CardwellCHNLANL 6-7 @LANL 0.221100200042418675%12933-48Threw 75% strikes
    Barney SchultzCHNSFNL 5-6 @SFNL 1.22211141009000--587-7Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Don CardwellCHNPITW 1-0 vs PITWSHO1160000400039000--13335-49Complete game/Shutout
    Jim BrewerCHNPITW 6-5 @PITW 6.253312300027000--341-91st career win
    Dick DrottCHNLANL 2-5 vs LAN 221100100082418675%13521-33Threw 75% strikes
    Don CardwellCHNSFNW 7-0 vs SFNWSHO950001900233000--13636-51Complete game/Shutout
    Barney SchultzCHNMLNW 6-5 vs MLNW 2.10000160009000--659-7Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Dick EllsworthCHNPHIW 4-1 vs PHIWCG931101000030000--6315-243-hitter
    Dick EllsworthCHNLANW 2-1 vs LANWCG5.13110010001857381967%6917-253-hitter


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