1966 Chicago Cubs season

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1966 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
Manager(s) Leo Durocher
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Lloyd Pettit)
Local radio WGN
(Vince Lloyd, Lou Boudreau)
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The 1966 Chicago Cubs season was the 94th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 91st in the National League and the 51st at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished tenth and last in the National League with a record of 59-103, 36 games behind the NL Champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cubs would not lose 100 or more games in a season for another 46 seasons. One of the defining trades in Cubs history occurred on April 21, when the Cubs acquired future Cy Young Award winner Ferguson Jenkins in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 -- .586
San Francisco Giants 93 68 1.5 .578
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 3 .568
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 8 .537
Atlanta Braves 85 77 10 .525
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 12 .512
Cincinnati Reds 76 84 18 .475
Houston Astros 72 90 23 .444
New York Mets 66 95 28.5 .410
Chicago Cubs 59 103 36 .364

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1966 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: 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 Hundley, RandyRandy Hundley 149 526 124 .236 19 63
1B Banks, ErnieErnie Banks 141 511 139 .272 15 75
2B Beckert, GlennGlenn Beckert 153 656 188 .287 1 59
3B Santo, RonRon Santo 155 561 175 .312 30 94
SS Kessinger, DonDon Kessinger 150 533 146 .274 1 43
LF Browne, ByronByron Browne 120 419 102 .243 16 51
CF Phillips, AdolfoAdolfo Phillips 116 416 109 .262 16 36
RF Williams, BillyBilly Williams 162 648 179 .276 29 91

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Other batters[edit]

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
Keough, MartyMarty Keough 33 26 6 .231 0 5
Herrnstein, JohnJohn Herrnstein 9 17 3 .176 0 0
Covington, WesWes Covington 9 11 1 .091 0 0
Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 5 5 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ellsworth, DickDick Ellsworth 38 269.1 8 22 3.98 144
Holtzman, KenKen Holtzman 34 220.2 11 16 3.79 171
Broglio, ErnieErnie Broglio 15 62.1 2 6 6.35 34
Dowling, DaveDave Dowling 1 9 1 0 2.00 3
Buhl, BobBob Buhl 1 2.1 0 0 15.43 1

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jenkins, FergusonFerguson Jenkins 60 182 6 8 3.31 148
Hands, BillBill Hands 41 159 8 15 4.58 93
Jackson, LarryLarry Jackson 3 8 0 2 13.50 5

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Hendley, BobBob Hendley 43 4 5 7 3.91 65
Abernathy, TedTed Abernathy 20 1 3 4 6.18 18
Earley, ArnoldArnold Earley 13 2 1 0 3.57 12
Connors, BillBill Connors 11 0 1 0 7.31 3
Church, LenLen Church 4 0 1 0 7.50 3

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Cubs Pacific Coast League Les Peden
AA Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs Texas League Stan Hack, Pete Reiser and Lou Klein
A Lodi Crushers California League Don Elston and Ray Perry
A Quincy Cubs Midwest League Walt Dixon
Short-Season A Duluth-Superior Dukes Northern League Joe Grace
Rookie Treasure Valley Cubs Pioneer League George Freese

Notes[edit]

References[edit]