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1956 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

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W-L Record: 60-94 .390
Rank: 8th in National League
Run Differential: 597-708 -111
Manager(s): Stan Hack
General Manager: Wid Mathews (1956-10-10), John Holland
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Attendance: 720,118 14/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Pepper Martin
Assistant Coach: Ray Blades
Pitching Coach: Dutch Leonard
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9361.604--
9262.5971.0
9163.5912.0
7678.49417.0
7183.46122.0
6787.43526.0
6688.42927.0
6094.39033.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
37Gene Baker2B31 54665141
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3
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12
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574339543213515.258.309.377686.119.192.2661.3845.5206606
40Dee Fondy1B31 54352146
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22
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9
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9
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46972074057104.269.290.392682.123.164.2913.7060.3213580
14Ernie BanksSS25 53882160
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25
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8
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28
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85695262018037.297.358.530888.232.323.2931.1919.2285593
43Walt MorynOF30 52969151
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27
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3
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23
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6742506732159.285.348.478826.193.291.2881.3423.0253588
7Don Hoak3B28 4245191
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18
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4
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5
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3783414610844.215.283.311594.097.205.2281.1284.8132478
21Eddie Miksis3B-OF29 3565485
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10
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3
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9
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27423240125110.239.303.360663.121.216.2471.2539.6128395
39Monte IrvinOF37 3394492
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3
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15
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50104141053411.271.346.460806.189.313.2681.0022.6156387
48Jim KingOF23 3173279
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2
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15
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5412304015244.249.313.445758.196.287.2411.3321.1141354
30Pete WhisenantOF26 3143775
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16
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3
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11
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4682245311536.239.292.414706.175.271.2532.2128.5130347
15Hobie LandrithC26 3122269
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3
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4
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32023938115732.221.307.311618.090.208.2380.9778.097362
47Solly DrakeOF25 2152955
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9
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1595233510300.256.331.335666.079.205.2981.52107.572242
32Harry ChitiC23 2031743
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4
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1800193513319.212.281.340621.128.222.2361.8450.869227
5Frank Kellert1B31 1291024
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1700122201118.186.254.318572.132.225.1921.8332.341143
17Bob RushP30 8268
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0020063700401.098.159.110269.012.085.1786.17--992
27Sam JonesP30 57310
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000100419001001.175.230.175405.000.070.2634.75--1071
23Jerry KindallSS21 5579
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001061701102.164.246.218464.055.182.2372.83--1262
18Warren HackerP31 5428
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0004000600101.148.148.148296.000.000.167----855
45Don KaiserP21 4712
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00010003000010.043.042.04385.000.000.111----248
22Jim DavisP31 2835
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00000011000300.179.207.179386.000.036.27810.00--532
31Turk LownP32 2325
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20021100100.217.280.435715.217.304.3645.5023.01026
42Jim BrosnanP26 2224
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000000600200.182.182.227409.045.045.250----524
57Vito ValentinettiP27 2002
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00000111000100.100.143.100243.000.000.20010.00--222
8Clyde McCulloughC39 1904
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001000500211.211.200.263463.053.053.267----522
12Ed Winceniak3B27 1712
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0000001300001.118.167.118285.000.059.1433.00--218
26Moe DrabowskyP20 1614
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0000000300200.250.250.250500.000.000.308----418
34Russ MeyerP32 1201
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0000001300200.083.154.083237.000.083.1113.00--115
24Paul MinnerP32 1223
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00000600000.250.250.583833.333.333.500----712
2Gale WadeOF27 12000000001000002.000.077.00077.000.083.0000.00--013
25Jim HughesP33 722
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001000000000.286.286.429715.143.143.286----37
1Jim FanningC28 401
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0000000000001.250.250.250500.000.000.250----14
53Dave HillmanP28 4000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
3Owen Friend29 2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
10Richie Myers26 1100000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
55El TappeC29 1000000001000000.000.500.000500.0001.000.0000.00--02
Batting Totals1901526059712812025014256355384467761360874699.244.300.382682.138.226.2601.7437.020095839
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
17Bob Rush30 13103.193232131002392101018530591046001.127.881.132.213.901.76
27Sam Jones30 9143.90332882301881559382211151762001.437.381.005.488.381.53
18Warren Hacker31 3134.6634244040168190103872844651001.3910.181.502.363.481.48
45Don Kaiser21 493.602722512015014469601552743001.318.640.903.124.441.42
22Jim Davis31 573.6846112117212011656491159663001.468.700.834.434.951.12
31Turk Lown32 983.576100047131109549441078741001.567.700.816.326.000.95
57Vito Valentinetti27 643.7942200181958447401036264001.267.960.953.412.460.72
42Jim Brosnan26 593.7930101111195954440945512001.479.000.854.264.831.13
34Russ Meyer32 166.322090060577141401126280001.7011.211.744.114.421.08
26Moe Drabowsky20 242.4797302051371914139360001.496.530.186.886.350.92
24Paul Minner32 256.89109100047603836919141001.6811.491.723.642.680.74
25Jim Hughes33 135.20251008045433526430201101.628.600.806.004.000.67
53Dave Hillman28 022.252200001211730560001.338.250.003.754.501.20
15John Briggs22 001.8030001055111410001.809.001.807.201.800.25
50George Piktuzis24 007.2020001056441230001.6010.801.803.605.401.50
33Bill Tremel26 009.0010000013110000003.0027.000.000.000.00--
Pitching Totals60943.96377157376120171392132570861216161374424101.398.571.043.964.811.21
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hobie LandrithC9948355149.9750.00
Harry ChitiC673273572.9810.00
Clyde McCulloughC7243001.0000.00
El TappeC340001.0000.00
Jim FanningC15321.8000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dee Fondy1B13310489417101.9850.00
Frank Kellert1B2720924222.9910.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gene Baker2B1403624262599.9690.00
Eddie Miksis2B19305229.9760.00
Ed Winceniak2B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Don Hoak3B1101221581516.9490.00
Eddie Miksis3B48599645.9750.00
Ed Winceniak3B45310.8890.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ernie BanksSS1392793572592.9620.00
Jerry KindallSS183353412.9560.00
Eddie MiksisSS212001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Walt MorynOF1412681852.9830.00
Monte IrvinOF96216620.9910.00
Pete WhisenantOF93242620.9920.00
Jim KingOF821871022.9900.00
Solly DrakeOF53142311.9930.00
Eddie MiksisOF3354110.9820.00
Gale WadeOF37010.8750.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Turk LownP6111091311.9571.80
Jim DavisP46120223031.0001.87
Vito ValentinettiP429541210.9411.51
Warren HackerP34168518021.0001.23
Sam JonesP3318872143.8751.34
Bob RushP32239143422.9601.81
Jim BrosnanP3095811001.0001.80
Don KaiserP2715072631.9171.98
Jim HughesP254515021.0001.20
Russ MeyerP2057417021.0003.32
Paul MinnerP104741010.9332.68
Moe DrabowskyP95127001.0001.59
John BriggsP3501001.0001.76
Dave HillmanP21204001.0002.98
George PiktuzisP250000.0000.00
Bill TremelP110000.0000.00


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