1956 Chicago Cubs season

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

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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. opponents[edit]

1956 National League Records

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


Roster[edit]

1956 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Landrith, HobieHobie Landrith 111 312 69 .221 4 32

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

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

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

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
Valentinetti, VitoVito Valentinetti 42 6 4 1 3.78 26
Briggs, JohnJohn Briggs 3 0 0 0 1.69 1

Farm system[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

  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

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