1956 Chicago Cubs season

The 1956 Chicago Cubs season was the 85th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 81st in the National League and the 41st at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished eighth and last in the National League with a record of 60–94.

1956 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)Wid Matthews
Manager(s)Stan Hack
Local televisionWGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton)
Local radioWIND
(Milo Hamilton, Jack Quinlan, Gene Elston)
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 93 61 0.604 52–25 41–36
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 0.597 1 47–29 45–33
Cincinnati Redlegs 91 63 0.591 2 51–26 40–37
St. Louis Cardinals 76 78 0.494 17 43–34 33–44
Philadelphia Phillies 71 83 0.461 22 40–37 31–46
New York Giants 67 87 0.435 26 37–40 30–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 88 0.429 27 35–43 31–45
Chicago Cubs 60 94 0.390 33 39–38 21–56

Record vs. opponentsEdit


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 16–6 11–11 10–12 14–8 13–9 13–9 16–6
Chicago 6–16 6–16–1 9–13 7–15 13–9 10–12–1 9–13–1
Cincinnati 11–11 16–6–1 9–13 14–8 11–11 17–5 13–9
Milwaukee 12–10 13–9 13–9 17–5 10–12 14–8–1 13–9
New York 8–14 15–7 8–14 5–17 11–11 13–9 7–15
Philadelphia 9–13 9–13 11–11 12–10 11–11 7–15 12–10
Pittsburgh 9–13 12–10–1 5–17 8–14–1 9–13 15–7 8–14–1
St. Louis 6–16 13–9–1 9–13 9–13 15–7 10–12 14–8–1


RosterEdit

1956 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Hobie Landrith 111 312 69 .221 4 32
1B Dee Fondy 137 543 146 .269 9 46
2B Gene Baker 140 546 141 .258 12 57
SS Ernie Banks 139 538 160 .297 28 85
3B Don Hoak 121 424 91 .215 5 37
LF Monte Irvin 111 339 92 .271 15 50
CF Pete Whisenant 103 314 75 .239 11 46
RF Walt Moryn 147 529 151 .285 23 67

Other battersEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Eddie Miksis 114 356 85 .239 9 27
Jim King 118 317 79 .249 15 54
Solly Drake 65 215 55 .256 2 15
Harry Chiti 72 203 43 .212 4 18
Frank Kellert 71 129 24 .186 4 17
Jerry Kindall 32 55 9 .164 0 0
Clyde McCullough 14 19 4 .211 0 1
Ed Winceniak 15 17 2 .118 0 0
Gale Wade 10 12 0 .000 0 0
Jim Fanning 1 4 1 .250 0 0
Owen Friend 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Richie Myers 4 1 0 .000 0 0
El Tappe 3 1 0 .000 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bob Rush 32 239.2 13 10 3.19 104
Sam Jones 33 188.2 9 14 3.91 176
Warren Hacker 34 168.0 3 13 4.66 65
Don Kaiser 27 150.1 4 9 3.59 74
Moe Drabowsky 9 51.0 2 4 2.47 36
Paul Minner 10 47.0 2 5 6.89 14
Dave Hillman 2 12.1 0 2 2.19 6

Other pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jim Davis 46 120.1 5 7 3.66 66
Jim Brosnan 30 95.0 5 9 3.79 51
Russ Meyer 20 57.0 1 6 6.32 28

Relief pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Turk Lown 61 9 8 13 3.58 74
Vito Valentinetti 42 6 4 1 3.78 26
Jim Hughes 25 1 3 0 5.16 20
John Briggs 3 0 0 0 1.69 1
George Piktuzis 2 0 0 0 7.20 3
Bill Tremel 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
Open Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Bob Scheffing
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League Al Widmar
A Des Moines Bruins Western League Lou Klein
B Burlington Bees Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Ed McDade
C Lafayette Oilers Evangeline League Ken Raffensberger
C Magic Valley Cowboys Pioneer League Al Zarilla and Billy Raimondi
D Crestview Braves Alabama–Florida League Walt Dixon
D Paris Lakers Midwest League Marty Purtell
D Ponca City Cubs Sooner State League Don Biebel

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Los Angeles, Paris; LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Lafayette

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Billy Muffett at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Vito Valentinetti at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Hobie Landrith at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Frank Baumholtz at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Randy Jackson at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Hank Sauer at Baseball Reference

ReferencesEdit

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
  • 1956 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference