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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
Roster Continuity 63.34% 15/16
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: Did not qualify
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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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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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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4
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3783414610844.215.283.311594.097.205.2281.1284.8132478
21Eddie Miksis3B-OF29   3565485
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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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50104141053411.271.346.460806.189.313.2681.0022.6156387
48Jim KingOF23   3173279
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5412304015244.249.313.445758.196.287.2411.3321.1141354
30Pete WhisenantOF26   3143775
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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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32023938115732.221.307.311618.090.208.2380.9778.097362
47Solly DrakeOF25   2152955
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1595233510300.256.331.335666.079.205.2981.52107.572242
32Harry ChitiC23   2031743
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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   13103.19323213100239.22101018530591046001.127.881.132.213.901.76
27Sam Jones30   9143.9033288230188.21559382211151762001.437.381.005.488.381.53
18Warren Hacker31   3134.6634244040168.0190103872844651001.3910.181.502.363.481.48
45Don Kaiser21   493.6027225120150.114469601552743001.318.640.903.124.441.42
22Jim Davis31   573.68461121172120.111656491159663001.468.700.834.434.951.12
31Turk Lown32   983.57610004713110.29549441078741001.567.700.816.326.000.95
57Vito Valentinetti27   643.794220018195.18447401036264001.267.960.953.412.460.72
42Jim Brosnan26   593.7930101111195.0954440945512001.479.000.854.264.831.13
34Russ Meyer32   166.32209006057.07141401126280001.7011.211.744.114.421.08
26Moe Drabowsky20   242.4797302051.0371914139360001.496.530.186.886.350.92
24Paul Minner32   256.89109100047.0603836919141001.6811.491.723.642.680.74
25Jim Hughes33   135.20251008045.1433526430201101.628.600.806.004.000.67
53Dave Hillman28   022.2522000012.111730560001.338.250.003.754.501.20
15John Briggs22   001.803000105.15111410001.809.001.807.201.800.25
50George Piktuzis24   007.202000105.06441230001.6010.801.803.605.401.50
33Bill Tremel26   009.001000001.03110000003.0027.000.000.000.00--
Batting 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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