1958 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)John Holland
Manager(s)Bob Scheffing
Local televisionWGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd)
Local radioWGN
(Jack Quinlan, Lou Boudreau)
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The 1958 Chicago Cubs season was the 87th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 83rd in the National League and the 43rd at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fifth in the National League with a record of 72–82.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 0.597 48–29 44–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 70 0.545 8 49–28 35–42
San Francisco Giants 80 74 0.519 12 44–33 36–41
Cincinnati Redlegs 76 78 0.494 16 40–37 36–41
Chicago Cubs 72 82 0.468 20 35–42 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 0.468 20 39–38 33–44
Los Angeles Dodgers 71 83 0.461 21 39–38 32–45
Philadelphia Phillies 69 85 0.448 23 35–42 34–43

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team CHC CIN LA MIL PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 10–12 11–11 10–12 13–9 9–13 12–10 7–15
Cincinnati 12–10 11–11 5–17 15–7 10–12 11–11 12–10
Los Angeles 11–11 11–11 14–8 10–12 8–14 6–16 11–11
Milwaukee 12–10 17–5 8–14 13–9 11–11 16–6 15–7
Philadelphia 9–13 7–15 12–10 9–13 12–10 8–14 12–10
Pittsburgh 13–9 12–10 14–8 11–11 10–12 12–10 12–10
San Francisco 10–12 11–11 16–6 6–16 14–8 10–12 13–9
St. Louis 15–7 10–12 11–11 7–15 10–12 10–12 9–13


Notable transactions

Roster

1958 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

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
C Sammy Taylor 96 301 78 .259 6 36
1B Dale Long 142 480 130 .271 20 75
2B Tony Taylor 140 497 117 .235 6 27
SS Ernie Banks 154 617 193 .313 47 129
3B Alvin Dark 114 464 137 .295 3 43
LF Walt Moryn 143 512 135 .264 26 77
CF Bobby Thomson 152 547 155 .283 21 82
RF Lee Walls 136 513 156 .304 24 72

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
Johnny Goryl 83 219 53 .242 4 14
Cal Neeman 76 201 52 .259 12 29
Jim Bolger 84 120 27 .225 1 11
Chuck Tanner 73 103 27 .262 4 17
Bobby Adams 62 96 27 .281 0 4
Jim Marshall 26 81 22 .272 5 11
Lou Jackson 24 35 6 .171 1 6
El Tappe 17 28 6 .214 0 4
Moe Thacker 11 24 6 .250 2 3
Paul Smith 18 20 3 .150 0 1
Frank Ernaga 9 8 1 .125 0 0
Chick King 8 8 2 .250 0 1
Jerry Kindall 3 6 1 .167 0 0
Footer Johnson 8 5 0 .000 0 0
Bob Will 6 4 1 .250 0 0
Gabe Gabler 3 3 0 .000 0 0
Gordon Massa 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Bobby Morgan 1 1 0 .000 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
Dick Drott 39 167.1 7 11 5.43 127
Moe Drabowski 22 125.2 9 11 4.51 77
John Briggs 20 95.2 5 5 4.52 46
Jim Brosnan 8 51.2 3 4 3.14 24
Dick Ellsworth 1 2.1 0 1 15.43 0

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
Taylor Phillips 39 170.1 7 10 4.76 102
Glen Hobbie 55 168.1 10 6 3.74 91
Dave Hillman 31 125.2 4 8 3.15 65
Bob Anderson 17 65.2 3 3 3.97 51
Marcelino Solis 15 52.0 3 3 6.06 15
Gene Fodge 16 39.2 1 1 4.76 15
John Buzhardt 6 24.1 3 0 1.85 9

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
Don Elston 69 9 8 11 2.88 84
Bill Henry 44 5 4 6 2.88 58
Dolan Nichols 24 0 4 1 5.01 9
Ed Mayer 19 2 2 1 3.80 14
Hersh Freeman 9 0 1 0 8.31 7
Freddy Rodríguez 7 0 0 2 7.36 5
Turk Lown 4 0 0 0 4.50 4
Elmer Singleton 2 1 0 0 0.00 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Tommy Heath and Larry Jansen
AA Fort Worth Cats Texas League Lou Klein
A Pueblo Bruins Western League Ray Mueller
B Burlington Bees Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Walt Dixon
C Magic Valley Cowboys Pioneer League Dick Wilson
D Pulaski Cubs Appalachian League Hersh Martin
D Paris Lakers Midwest League Verlon Walker
D Carlsbad Potashers Sophomore League Tony York

Notes

References