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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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
37Gene Baker2B3154665141
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12
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574339543213515.258.309.377686.119.192.2661.3845.5206606
40Dee Fondy1B3154352146
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9
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9
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46972074057104.269.290.392682.123.164.2913.7060.3213580
14Ernie BanksSS2553882160
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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 MorynOF3052969151
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3
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23
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6742506732159.285.348.478826.193.291.2881.3423.0253588
7Don Hoak3B284245191
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4
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3783414610844.215.283.311594.097.205.2281.1284.8132478
21Eddie Miksis3B-OF293565485
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3
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9
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27423240125110.239.303.360663.121.216.2471.2539.6128395
39Monte IrvinOF373394492
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3
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15
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50104141053411.271.346.460806.189.313.2681.0022.6156387
48Jim KingOF233173279
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2
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15
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5412304015244.249.313.445758.196.287.2411.3321.1141354
30Pete WhisenantOF263143775
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3
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4682245311536.239.292.414706.175.271.2532.2128.5130347
15Hobie LandrithC263122269
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32023938115732.221.307.311618.090.208.2380.9778.097362
47Solly DrakeOF252152955
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1595233510300.256.331.335666.079.205.2981.52107.572242
32Harry ChitiC232031743
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1800193513319.212.281.340621.128.222.2361.8450.869227
5Frank Kellert1B311291024
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1700122201118.186.254.318572.132.225.1921.8332.341143
17Bob RushP308268
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0020063700401.098.159.110269.012.085.1786.17--992
27Sam JonesP3057310
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000100419001001.175.230.175405.000.070.2634.75--1071
23Jerry KindallSS215579
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001061701102.164.246.218464.055.182.2372.83--1262
18Warren HackerP315428
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0004000600101.148.148.148296.000.000.167----855
45Don KaiserP214712
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00010003000010.043.042.04385.000.000.111----248
22Jim DavisP312835
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00000011000300.179.207.179386.000.036.27810.00--532
31Turk LownP322325
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20021100100.217.280.435715.217.304.3645.5023.01026
42Jim BrosnanP262224
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000000600200.182.182.227409.045.045.250----524
57Vito ValentinettiP272002
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00000111000100.100.143.100243.000.000.20010.00--222
8Clyde McCulloughC391904
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001000500211.211.200.263463.053.053.267----522
12Ed Winceniak3B271712
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0000001300001.118.167.118285.000.059.1433.00--218
26Moe DrabowskyP201614
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0000000300200.250.250.250500.000.000.308----418
34Russ MeyerP321201
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0000001300200.083.154.083237.000.083.1113.00--115
24Paul MinnerP321223
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00000600000.250.250.583833.333.333.500----712
2Gale WadeOF2712000000001000002.000.077.00077.000.083.0000.00--013
25Jim HughesP33722
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001000000000.286.286.429715.143.143.286----37
1Jim FanningC28401
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0000000000001.250.250.250500.000.000.250----14
53Dave HillmanP284000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
3Owen Friend292000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
10Richie Myers261100000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
55El TappeC291000000001000000.000.500.000500.0001.000.0000.00--02
Batting Totals1901526059712812025014256355384467761360874699.244.300.382682.138.226.2601.7437.020095839
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
17Bob Rush3013103.193232131002392101018530591046001.127.881.132.213.901.76
27Sam Jones309143.90332882301881559382211151762001.437.381.005.488.381.53
18Warren Hacker313134.6634244040168190103872844651001.3910.181.502.363.481.48
45Don Kaiser21493.602722512015014469601552743001.318.640.903.124.441.42
22Jim Davis31573.6846112117212011656491159663001.468.700.834.434.951.12
31Turk Lown32983.576100047131109549441078741001.567.700.816.326.000.95
57Vito Valentinetti27643.7942200181958447401036264001.267.960.953.412.460.72
42Jim Brosnan26593.7930101111195954440945512001.479.000.854.264.831.13
34Russ Meyer32166.322090060577141401126280001.7011.211.744.114.421.08
26Moe Drabowsky20242.4797302051371914139360001.496.530.186.886.350.92
24Paul Minner32256.89109100047603836919141001.6811.491.723.642.680.74
25Jim Hughes33135.20251008045433526430201101.628.600.806.004.000.67
53Dave Hillman28022.252200001211730560001.338.250.003.754.501.20
15John Briggs22001.8030001055111410001.809.001.807.201.800.25
50George Piktuzis24007.2020001056441230001.6010.801.803.605.401.50
33Bill Tremel26009.0010000013110000003.0027.000.000.000.00--
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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