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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
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
40Dee Fondy1B28 59579184
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11
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18
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7810744106116.309.358.477835.168.247.3522.4133.1284641
21Eddie Miksis2B-SS26 57761145
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17
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6
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8
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39134335911318.251.293.343636.092.165.2691.7972.1198624
7Frank BaumholtzOF34 52075159
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36
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7
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3
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25334236145.306.359.419778.113.194.3240.86173.3218567
2Randy Jackson3B27 49861142
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22
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8
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19
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668442610920.285.341.476817.191.283.2941.4526.2237549
4Ralph KinerOF30 41473117
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14
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2
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28
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871175671110.283.394.529923.246.428.2790.8914.8219491
9Hank SauerOF36 39561104
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16
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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-3B28 2753069
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10
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5
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10
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52004146129.251.350.433783.182.331.2691.1227.5119319
39Roy SmalleySS27 2532063
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9
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06
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25002857254.249.329.356685.107.217.3002.0442.290288
8Clyde McCulloughC36 2292159
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2
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6
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23001523039.258.303.367670.109.175.2651.5338.284247
11Joe GaragiolaC27 2282162
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9
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4
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1
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21002123118.272.336.360696.088.180.2991.10228.082251
3,4Hal JeffcoatOF28 1832243
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3
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1
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4
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22502126035.235.314.328642.093.235.2551.2445.860207
12Tommy BrownSS25 1381927
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7
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1
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13101317309.196.279.304583.109.210.2101.3169.042154
22Catfish MetkovichOF32 1241929
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9
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02
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12211610136.234.326.355681.121.258.2410.6362.044144
29Preston WardOF25 1001023
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04
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12311821013.230.347.400747.170.370.2531.1725.040119
18Warren HackerP28 78817
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040018054.218.228.256484.038.051.2438.00--2084
11Toby AtwellC29 741017
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800137010.230.345.297642.068.243.2420.5474.02288
24Paul MinnerP29 68515
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600316032.221.254.309563.088.132.2755.3368.02174
15Carl SawatskiC25 59513
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50077002.220.303.322625.102.220.2351.0059.01966
36Johnny KlippsteinP25 5859
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400120030.155.169.241410.086.103.21620.0058.01462
17Bob RushP27 5426
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01
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0500323030.111.158.148306.037.093.1947.67--860
35Turk LownP29 4836
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1
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0020028022.125.160.146306.021.063.1504.00--752
22Gene HermanskiOF33 4016
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0011047001.150.227.175402.025.150.1821.75--744
5Bob Ramazzotti2B36 3936
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0040034011.154.214.205419.051.128.1711.33--843
14Ernie BanksSS22 35311
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60045000.314.385.571956.257.371.3211.2517.52039
33Bubba ChurchP28 3317
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10016011.212.235.303538.091.121.2316.0033.01035
16Howie PolletP32 3124
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00000036030.129.206.129335.000.097.1602.00--437
10Bob TalbotOF26 30510
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001004022.333.333.400733.067.100.385----1232
37Gene Baker2B28 2215
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0001014011.227.261.273534.045.136.2784.00--624
44Phil Cavarretta36 2136
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0030063000.286.444.429873.143.429.3330.50--927
16Bob AddisOF27 1222
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0010020000.167.286.250536.083.250.1670.00--314
20Dutch LeonardP44 1003
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0020001000.300.300.400700.100.100.333----410
28Jim WillisP26 91000010013010.000.100.000100.000.111.0003.00--011
30Duke SimpsonP25 812
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00000001000.250.250.250500.000.000.286----28
26Sheldon JonesP31 70000000002000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
34Bob SchultzP29 30000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
31Fred BaczewskiP27 201
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00000001010.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----13
36Don ElstonP24 10000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
33Bob KellyP25 10000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals19465272633137220457137588492151474614073140.260.326.399725.138.241.2811.4538.521015859
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
18Warren Hacker28 12194.383932906222122512310835541063001.269.121.422.194.301.96
24Paul Minner29 12154.2131279221201227109941540640001.3310.160.671.792.871.60
36Johnny Klippstein25 10114.82481950216167169115901510711310001.649.050.805.736.051.06
17Bob Rush27 9144.532928810016617797841766841101.469.540.923.564.531.27
35Turk Lown29 875.1749122017314816693852084766001.6910.091.225.114.620.90
16Howie Pollet32 564.14251720211111206251644451001.489.730.493.573.651.02
33Bubba Church28 455.022711104110411567581649472001.589.951.384.244.070.96
20Dutch Leonard44 234.574500027862723432924272101.5210.291.293.433.861.13
30Duke Simpson25 128.003010011045604740825211101.8912.001.605.004.200.84
28Jim Willis26 213.14133206043371515117151001.267.740.213.563.140.88
26Sheldon Jones31 025.4522200803847242331690101.6611.130.713.792.130.56
33Bob Kelly25 019.531400060172719182960002.1214.291.064.763.180.67
34Bob Schultz29 025.25720030111310721140002.009.751.508.253.000.36
31Fred Baczewski27 006.309000201020971630002.6018.000.905.402.700.50
26Bill Moisan27 005.4030002055330210001.409.000.003.601.800.50
36Don Elston24 0114.40210000511881020002.2019.801.800.003.60--
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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