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1953 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

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W-L Record: 65-89 .422
Rank: 7th in National League
Run Differential: 633-835 -202
Manager(s): Phil Cavarretta
General Manager: Wid Mathews
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Attendance: 763,658 11/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Roy Johnson
Assistant Coach: Spud Davis
Assistant Coach: Ray Blades
Pitching Coach: Charlie Root
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10549.682--
9262.59713.0
8371.53922.0
8371.53922.0
7084.45535.0
6886.44237.0
6589.42240.0
50104.32555.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
40Dee Fondy1B2859579184
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7810744106116.309.358.477835.168.247.3522.4133.1284641
21Eddie Miksis2B-SS2657761145
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6
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39134335911318.251.293.343636.092.165.2691.7972.1198624
7Frank BaumholtzOF3452075159
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7
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25334236145.306.359.419778.113.194.3240.86173.3218567
2Randy Jackson3B2749861142
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8
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19
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668442610920.285.341.476817.191.283.2941.4526.2237549
4Ralph KinerOF3041473117
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2
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28
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871175671110.283.394.529923.246.428.2790.8914.8219491
9Hank SauerOF3639561104
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5
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19
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600050562012.263.349.473822.210.337.2661.1220.8187447
6Bill Serena2B-3B282753069
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52004146129.251.350.433783.182.331.2691.1227.5119319
39Roy SmalleySS272532063
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9
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06
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25002857254.249.329.356685.107.217.3002.0442.290288
8Clyde McCulloughC362292159
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23001523039.258.303.367670.109.175.2651.5338.284247
11Joe GaragiolaC272282162
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21002123118.272.336.360696.088.180.2991.10228.082251
3,4Hal JeffcoatOF281832243
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22502126035.235.314.328642.093.235.2551.2445.860207
12Tommy BrownSS251381927
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13101317309.196.279.304583.109.210.2101.3169.042154
22Catfish MetkovichOF321241929
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12211610136.234.326.355681.121.258.2410.6362.044144
29Preston WardOF251001023
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12311821013.230.347.400747.170.370.2531.1725.040119
18Warren HackerP2878817
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040018054.218.228.256484.038.051.2438.00--2084
11Toby AtwellC29741017
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800137010.230.345.297642.068.243.2420.5474.02288
24Paul MinnerP2968515
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600316032.221.254.309563.088.132.2755.3368.02174
15Carl SawatskiC2559513
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50077002.220.303.322625.102.220.2351.0059.01966
36Johnny KlippsteinP255859
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400120030.155.169.241410.086.103.21620.0058.01462
17Bob RushP275426
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0500323030.111.158.148306.037.093.1947.67--860
35Turk LownP294836
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0020028022.125.160.146306.021.063.1504.00--752
22Gene HermanskiOF334016
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0011047001.150.227.175402.025.150.1821.75--744
5Bob Ramazzotti2B363936
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0040034011.154.214.205419.051.128.1711.33--843
14Ernie BanksSS2235311
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60045000.314.385.571956.257.371.3211.2517.52039
33Bubba ChurchP283317
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10016011.212.235.303538.091.121.2316.0033.01035
16Howie PolletP323124
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00000036030.129.206.129335.000.097.1602.00--437
10Bob TalbotOF2630510
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001004022.333.333.400733.067.100.385----1232
37Gene Baker2B282215
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0001014011.227.261.273534.045.136.2784.00--624
44Phil Cavarretta362136
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0030063000.286.444.429873.143.429.3330.50--927
16Bob AddisOF271222
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0010020000.167.286.250536.083.250.1670.00--314
20Dutch LeonardP441003
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0020001000.300.300.400700.100.100.333----410
28Jim WillisP2691000010013010.000.100.000100.000.111.0003.00--011
30Duke SimpsonP25812
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00000001000.250.250.250500.000.000.286----28
26Sheldon JonesP3170000000002000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
34Bob SchultzP2930000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
31Fred BaczewskiP27201
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00000001010.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----13
36Don ElstonP2410000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
33Bob KellyP2510000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals19465272633137220457137588492151474614073140.260.326.399725.138.241.2811.4538.521015859
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
18Warren Hacker2812194.383932906222122512310835541063001.269.121.422.194.301.96
24Paul Minner2912154.2131279221201227109941540640001.3310.160.671.792.871.60
36Johnny Klippstein2510114.82481950216167169115901510711310001.649.050.805.736.051.06
17Bob Rush279144.532928810016617797841766841101.469.540.923.564.531.27
35Turk Lown29875.1749122017314816693852084766001.6910.091.225.114.620.90
16Howie Pollet32564.14251720211111206251644451001.489.730.493.573.651.02
33Bubba Church28455.022711104110411567581649472001.589.951.384.244.070.96
20Dutch Leonard44234.574500027862723432924272101.5210.291.293.433.861.13
30Duke Simpson25128.003010011045604740825211101.8912.001.605.004.200.84
28Jim Willis26213.14133206043371515117151001.267.740.213.563.140.88
26Sheldon Jones31025.4522200803847242331690101.6611.130.713.792.130.56
33Bob Kelly25019.531400060172719182960002.1214.291.064.763.180.67
34Bob Schultz29025.25720030111310721140002.009.751.508.253.000.36
31Fred Baczewski27006.309000201020971630002.6018.000.905.402.700.50
26Bill Moisan27005.4030002055330210001.409.000.003.601.800.50
36Don Elston240114.40210000511881020002.2019.801.800.003.60--
Pitching Totals65894.79393155383117221359149183572315155462327401.509.871.003.674.131.12
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Clyde McCulloughC732733147.9870.00
Joe GaragiolaC682963442.9880.00
Toby AtwellC241081780.9400.00
Carl SawatskiC1545530.9430.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dee Fondy1B149127411518105.9870.00
Catfish Metkovich1B737122.9500.00
Preston Ward1B7491091.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Eddie Miksis2B922102622365.9540.00
Bill Serena2B49106120424.9830.00
Bob Ramazzotti2B18282356.9110.00
Gene Baker2B6111123.9170.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Randy Jackson3B1331412652224.9490.00
Bill Serena3B28294037.9580.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Roy SmalleySS771531912539.9320.00
Eddie MiksisSS531051441231.9540.00
Tommy BrownSS2544681213.9030.00
Ernie BanksSS10193319.9810.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank BaumholtzOF130290660.9800.00
Ralph KinerOF116211682.9640.00
Hank SauerOF105221571.9700.00
Hal JeffcoatOF100175652.9730.00
Catfish MetkovichOF38671001.0000.00
Preston WardOF2749020.9610.00
Gene HermanskiOF13180001.0000.00
Bob TalbotOF7203011.0000.00
Tommy BrownOF64210.8570.00
Bob AddisOF371011.0000.00
Paul SchramkaOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Turk LownP491481233041.0002.73
Johnny KlippsteinP4816752121.9291.40
Dutch LeonardP4562910001.0002.75
Warren HackerP39221102720.9491.51
Paul MinnerP31201115632.9573.00
Duke SimpsonP304546001.0002.00
Bob RushP291661328031.0002.22
Bubba ChurchP2710461630.8801.90
Howie PolletP2511181432.8801.78
Sheldon JonesP22384612.9092.36
Bob KellyP141715001.0003.18
Jim WillisP1343412001.0003.34
Fred BaczewskiP9101111.6671.80
Bob SchultzP7110010.0000.00
Bill MoisanP3501001.0001.80
Don ElstonP2510001.0001.80


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