1970 Chicago Cubs season

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1970 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s) John Holland
Manager(s) Leo Durocher
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Lloyd Pettit)
Local radio WGN
(Vince Lloyd, Lou Boudreau)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1970 Chicago Cubs season was the 99th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 95th in the National League and the 55th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished second in the National League East with a record of 84–78.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Cubs vs. Reds at Wrigley Field, May 1970

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 89 73 0.549 50–32 39–41
Chicago Cubs 84 78 0.519 5 46–34 38–44
New York Mets 83 79 0.512 6 44–38 39–41
St. Louis Cardinals 76 86 0.469 13 34–47 42–39
Philadelphia Phillies 73 88 0.453 15½ 40–40 33–48
Montreal Expos 73 89 0.451 16 39–41 34–48


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1970 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 8–4 5–13 9–9 6–12 6–6 6–6 7–5 6–6 9–9 7–11 7–5
Chicago 4–8 7–5 7–5 6–6 13–5 7–11 9–9 8–10 9–3 7–5 7–11
Cincinnati 13–5 5–7 15–3 13–5 7–5 8–4 7–5 8–4 8–10 9–9 9–3
Houston 9–9 5–7 3–15 8–10 8–4 6–6 4–8 6–6 14–4 10–8 6–6
Los Angeles 12–6 6–6 5–13 10–8 8–4 7–5 6–5 6–6 11–7 9–9 7–5
Montreal 6–6 5–13 5–7 4–8 4–8 10–8 11–7 9–9 6–6 6–6 7–11
New York 6–6 11–7 4–8 6–6 5–7 8–10 13–5 6–12 6–6 6–6 12–6
Philadelphia 5-7 9–9 5–7 8–4 5–6 7–11 5–13 4–14 9–3 8–4 8–10
Pittsburgh 6–6 10–8 4–8 6–6 6–6 9–9 12–6 14–4 6–6 4–8 12–6
San Diego 9–9 3–9 10–8 4–14 7–11 6–6 6–6 3–9 6–6 5–13 4–8
San Francisco 11–7 5–7 9–9 8–10 9–9 6–6 6–6 4–8 8–4 13–5 7–5
St. Louis 5–7 11–7 3–9 6–6 5–7 11–7 6–12 10–8 6–12 8–4 5–7


Notable transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Roster[edit]

1970 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 Hundley, RandyRandy Hundley 73 250 61 .244 7 36
1B Hickman, JimJim Hickman 149 514 162 .315 32 115
2B Beckert, GlennGlenn Beckert 143 591 170 .288 3 36
SS Kessinger, DonDon Kessinger 154 631 168 .266 1 39
3B Santo, RonRon Santo 154 555 148 .267 26 114
LF Williams, BillyBilly Williams 161 636 205 .322 42 129
CF James, CleoCleo James 100 176 37 .210 3 14
RF Callison, JohnnyJohnny Callison 147 477 126 .264 19 68

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
Gagliano, PhilPhil Gagliano 26 40 6 .150 0 5

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
Ferguson Jenkins 40 313.0 22 16 3.39 274
Ken Holtzman 39 287.2 17 11 3.38 202
Bill Hands 39 265.0 18 15 3.70 170
Milt Pappas 21 144.2 10 8 2.68 80
Joe Decker 24 108.2 2 7 4.64 79

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
Aguirre, HankHank Aguirre 17 3 0 1 4.50 11
Abernathy, TedTed Abernathy 11 0 0 1 2.00 2
Barber, SteveSteve Barber 5 0 1 0 9.53 3

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Cubs Pacific Coast League Whitey Lockman
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Jim Marshall
A Quincy Cubs Midwest League Walt Dixon
A-Short Season Huron Cubs Northern League George Freese
Rookie Caldwell Cubs Pioneer League Sparky Davis

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Quincy

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Oscar Gamble at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jim Qualls at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b Steve Barber at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Phil Gagliano at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Joe Pepitone at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Hoyt Wilhelm at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Rick Reuschel at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Jeff Schneider at Baseball Reference

References[edit]