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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

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
  • 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 1961 Chicago Cubs season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    21George AltmanOF6-4200L-R281959Not draftedMLB--
    32Bob AndersonP6-4210R-R251957Not draftedMLB--
    1Richie AshburnOF5-10170L-R341948Not draftedMLB--
    14Ernie Banks1B-SS6-1180R-R301953Not draftedMLB--
    9Cuno BarraganC5-11180R-R291961Not draftedMLB--
    6Dick BertellC6-0200R-R251960Not draftedMLB--
    11Ed Bouchee1B6-1205L-L281956Not draftedMLB--
    48Jim BrewerP6-2195L-L231960Not draftedMLB--
    24Lou BrockOF5-11170L-L221961Not draftedMLB--
    34Dick BurwellP6-1190R-R211960Not draftedMLB--
    43Don CardwellP6-4210R-R251957Not draftedMLB--
    42Jack CurtisP5-10175L-L241961Not draftedMLB--
    19Sammy Drake3B-2B5-11175B-R261960Not draftedMLB--
    30Dick DrottP6-0185R-R241957Not draftedMLB--
    37Dick EllsworthP6-4195L-L211958Not draftedMLB--
    36Don ElstonP6-0170R-R321953Not draftedMLB--
    8George Freese3B6-0190R-R341953Not draftedMLB--
    22Al HeistOF6-2185R-R331960Not draftedMLB--
    40Glen HobbieP6-2195R-R251957Not draftedMLB--
    33Ken Hubbs2B6-2175R-R191961Not draftedMLB--
    16Jerry Kindall2B-SS6-2175R-R261956Not draftedMLB--
    23Nelson MathewsOF6-4195R-R191960Not draftedMLB--
    20Jim McAnanyOF5-10196R-R241958Not draftedMLB--
    25Moe Morhardt1B6-1185L-L241961Not draftedMLB--
    27Danny MurphyP-OF5-11185L-R181960Not draftedMLB--
    12Mel Roach2B-OF6-1190R-R281953Not draftedMLB--
    18Andre RodgersSS6-3200R-R261957Not draftedMLB--
    10Ron Santo3B6-0190R-R211960Not draftedMLB--
    46Joe SchaffernothP6-4195R-R231959Not draftedMLB--
    41Barney SchultzP6-2200R-R341955Not draftedMLB--
    7Sammy TaylorC6-2185L-R281958Not draftedMLB--
    8Moe ThackerC6-3210R-R271958Not draftedMLB--
    25Frank ThomasOF-3B6-3205R-R321951Not draftedMLB--
    28Bob WillOF5-10175L-L291957Not draftedMLB--
    26Billy WilliamsOF6-1175L-R231959Not draftedMLB--
    45Mel WrightP6-3210R-R331954Not draftedMLB--
    17Don Zimmer3B-2B5-7175R-R301954Not draftedMLB--

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