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1961 Chicago Cubs
Major league affiliations
Location
1961 Information
Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
General Manager(s) John Holland
Manager(s) Harry Craft, Vedie Himsl, Lou Klein, El Tappe
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd)
Local radio WGN
(Jack Quinlan, Lou Boudreau)

Contents

Offseason

  • January 12, 1961: Billy Cowan was signed by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent. [1]

Regular season

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Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 93 61 -- .604
Los Angeles Dodgers 89 65 4 .578
San Francisco Giants 85 69 8 .552
Milwaukee Braves 83 71 10 .539
St. Louis Cardinals 80 74 13 .519
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 79 18 .487
Chicago Cubs 64 90 29 .416
Philadelphia Phillies 47 107 46 .305

Notable transactions

Roster

1961 Chicago Cubs roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Head Coach

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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

Other batters

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
Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 15 50 13 .260 2 6
Roach, MelMel Roach 23 39 5 .128 0 1
McAnany, JimJim McAnany 11 10 3 .300 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Cardwell, DonDon Cardwell 39 259.1 15 14 3.82 156
Curtis, JackJack Curtis 31 180.1 10 13 4.89 57

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Anderson, BobBob Anderson 57 152 7 10 4.26 96
Brewer, JimJim Brewer 36 86.2 1 7 5.82 57

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Burwell, DickDick Burwell 2 0 0 0 9.00 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Houston Buffaloes American Association Grady Hatton, Fred Martin, Lou Klein and Harry Craft
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Ripper Collins, Harry Craft, Bobby Adams and Verlon Walker
B Wenatchee Chiefs Northwest League Verlon Walker, Vedie Himsl, Dick Cole and Bobby Adams
C St. Cloud Rox Northern League Joe Macko
D Morristown Cubs Appalachian League John Fitzpatrick
D Carlsbad Potashes Sophomore League Lou Klein and Walt Dixon

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: San Antonio

Notes

References


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