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1961 CHICAGO CUBS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Chicago,IL
Team Record:  64-90   .416
Result:   7th in National League
Manager(s):  El Tappe, Vedie Himsl, Harry Craft, Lou Klein
General Manager:   John Holland
Stadium:  Wrigley Field
Attendance:  673,057
Playoffs:  -

Chicago Cubs affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Barney Schultz (34)
Youngest Player:  Danny Murphy (18)
Longest Tenure:  Ernie Banks (9)
Top Hitter:  George Altman (9)
Top Pitcher:  Don Cardwell (7)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  75.96%
National League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
Cincinnati9361.604--
LA Dodgers8965.5784.0
SF Giants8569.5528.0
Milwaukee8371.53910.0
St. Louis8074.51913.0
Pittsburgh7579.48718.0
Chi Cubs6490.41629.0
Philadelphia47107.30546.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
21George AltmanOFMLB6-4200LeftRight3/20/193328Goldsboro,North CarolinaUDFA 

32Bob AndersonPMLB6-4210RightRight9/29/193525East Chicago,IndianaUDFA 
1Richie AshburnOFMLB5-10170LeftRight3/19/192734Tilden,NebraskaUDFA 
14Ernie Banks1B-SSMLB6-1180RightRight1/31/193130Dallas,Texas1953UDFA CHC
9Cuno BarraganCMLB5-11180RightRight6/20/193229Sacramento,CaliforniaUDFA 
6Dick BertellCMLB6-0200RightRight11/1/193525Oak Park,IllinoisUDFA 
11Ed Bouchee1BMLB6-1205LeftLeft3/7/193328Livingston,MontanaUDFA 
48Jim BrewerPMLB6-2195LeftLeft11/17/193723Merced,California1956UDFA CHC
24Lou BrockOFMLB5-11170LeftLeft6/18/193922El Dorado,Arkansas1961UDFA CHC
34Dick BurwellPMLB6-1190RightRight1/23/194021Alton,IllinoisUDFA 
43Don CardwellPMLB6-4210RightRight12/7/193525Winston-Salem,North CarolinaUDFA 
42Jack CurtisPMLB5-10175LeftLeft1/11/193724Rhodhiss,North CarolinaUDFA 
19Sammy Drake3B-2BMLB5-11175BothRight10/7/193426Little Rock,ArkansasUDFA 
30Dick DrottPMLB6-0185RightRight7/1/193624Cincinnati,OhioUDFA 
37Dick EllsworthPMLB6-4195LeftLeft3/22/194021Lusk,WyomingUDFA 
36Don ElstonPMLB6-0170RightRight4/6/192932Campbellstown,OhioUDFA 
8George Freese3BMLB6-0190RightRight9/12/192634Wheeling,West VirginiaUDFA 
22Al HeistOFMLB6-2185RightRight10/5/192733Brooklyn,New YorkUDFA 
40Glen HobbiePMLB6-2195RightRight4/24/193625Witt,IllinoisUDFA 
33Ken Hubbs2BMLB6-2175RightRight12/23/194119Riverside,CaliforniaUDFA 
16Jerry Kindall2B-SSMLB6-2175RightRight5/27/193526St. Paul,MinnesotaUDFA 
23Nelson MathewsOFMLB6-4195RightRight7/21/194119Columbia,IllinoisUDFA 
20Jim McAnanyOFMLB5-10196RightRight9/4/193624Los Angeles,CaliforniaUDFA 
25Moe Morhardt1BMLB6-1185LeftLeft1/16/193724Manchester,ConnecticutUDFA 
27Danny MurphyP-OFMLB5-11185LeftRight8/23/194218Beverly,MassachusettsUDFA 
12Mel Roach2B-OFMLB6-1190RightRight1/25/193328Richmond,VirginiaUDFA 
18Andre RodgersSSMLB6-3200RightRight12/2/193426Nassau,BahamasUDFA 
10Ron Santo3BMLB6-0190RightRight2/25/194021Seattle,Washington1959UDFA CHC
46Joe SchaffernothPMLB6-4195RightRight8/6/193723Trenton,New JerseyUDFA 
41Barney SchultzPMLB6-2200RightRight8/15/192634Beverly,New JerseyUDFA 
7Sammy TaylorCMLB6-2185LeftRight2/27/193328Woodruff,South CarolinaUDFA 
8Moe ThackerCMLB6-3210RightRight5/21/193427Louisville,KentuckyUDFA 
25Frank ThomasOF-3BMLB6-3205RightRight6/11/192932Pittsburgh,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
28Bob WillOFMLB5-10175LeftLeft7/15/193129Berwyn,IllinoisUDFA 
26Billy WilliamsOFMLB6-1175LeftRight6/15/193823Whistler,Alabama1956UDFA CHC
45Mel WrightPMLB6-3210RightRight5/11/192833Manila,ArkansasUDFA 
17Don Zimmer3B-2BMLB5-7175RightRight1/17/193130Cincinnati,OhioUDFA 
Team PersonnelPosition 
Lou BoudreauBroadcaster 
Jack BrickhouseBroadcaster 
Dick ColeAssistant Coach 
Rip CollinsAssistant Coach 
Harry CraftManager 
Charlie GrimmAssistant Coach 
Vedie HimslManager 
John HollandGeneral Manager 
Gordie HoltPitching Coach 
Lou KleinManager 
Vince LloydBroadcaster 
Jack QuinlanBroadcaster 
El TappeManager 
Rube WalkerAssistant Coach 


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