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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
Roster Continuity 90.16% 1/16
Manager(s): Phil Cavarretta
General Manager: Wid Mathews
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Attendance: 763,658 11/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
  • 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 1953 Chicago Cubs season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    16Bob AddisOF6-0175L-R271950Not draftedMLB--
    11Toby AtwellC5-9185L-R291952Not draftedMLB--
    31Fred BaczewskiP6-2185L-L271953Not draftedMLB--
    37Gene Baker2B-3B6-1170R-R281953Not draftedMLB--
    14Ernie Banks1B-SS6-1180R-R221953Not draftedMLB--
    7Frank BaumholtzOF5-10175L-L341947Not draftedMLB--
    12Tommy BrownSS-OF6-1170R-R251944Not draftedMLB--
    44Phil Cavarretta1B-OF5-11175L-L361934Not draftedMLB--
    33Bubba ChurchP6-0180R-R281950Not draftedMLB--
    36Don ElstonP6-0170R-R241953Not draftedMLB--
    40Dee Fondy1B6-3196L-L281951Not draftedMLB--
    11Joe GaragiolaC6-0190L-R271946Not draftedMLB--
    18Warren HackerP6-1185R-R281948Not draftedMLB--
    22Gene HermanskiOF185L-R331943Not draftedMLB--
    2Randy Jackson3B6-1180R-R271950Not draftedMLB--
    3,4Hal JeffcoatOF-P5-10185R-R281948Not draftedMLB--
    26Sheldon JonesP6-0180R-R311946Not draftedMLB--
    33Bob KellyP6-0180R-R251951Not draftedMLB--
    4Ralph KinerOF6-2195R-R301946Not draftedMLB--
    36Johnny KlippsteinP6-1185R-R251950Not draftedMLB--
    20Dutch LeonardP6-0175R-R441933Not draftedMLB--
    35Turk LownP6-1185R-R291951Not draftedMLB--
    8Clyde McCulloughC5-11180R-R361940Not draftedMLB--
    22Catfish MetkovichOF-1B6-1185L-L321943Not draftedMLB--
    21Eddie Miksis2B-OF6-0185R-R261944Not draftedMLB--
    24Paul MinnerP6-5210L-L291946Not draftedMLB--
    26Bill MoisanP6-1170L-R271953Not draftedMLB--
    16Howie PolletP6-1175L-L321941Not draftedMLB--
    5Bob Ramazzotti2B-3B5-8175R-R361946Not draftedMLB--
    17Bob RushP6-4205R-R271948Not draftedMLB--
    9Hank SauerOF6-4199R-R361941Not draftedMLB--
    15Carl SawatskiC5-10210L-R251948Not draftedMLB--
    34Bob SchultzP6-3200R-L291951Not draftedMLB--
    6Bill Serena3B-2B5-9175R-R281949Not draftedMLB--
    30Duke SimpsonP6-1190R-R251953Not draftedMLB--
    39Roy SmalleySS6-3190R-R271948Not draftedMLB--
    10Bob TalbotOF6-0170R-R261953Not draftedMLB--
    29Preston Ward1B-OF6-3198L-R251948Not draftedMLB--
    28Jim WillisP6-3175L-R261953Not draftedMLB--

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