1960 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)John Holland
Manager(s)Charlie Grimm, Lou Boudreau
Local televisionWGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd)
Local radioWGN
(Jack Quinlan, Lou Boudreau)
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The 1960 Chicago Cubs season was the 89th season of the franchise, the 85th season in the National League and the 45th season at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished seventh in the eight-team National League with a record of 60–94, 35 games behind the NL and World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cubs drew 809,770 fans to Wrigley Field, also seventh in the circuit.[1]

The 1960 Cubs were managed by two men, Charlie Grimm and Lou Boudreau. Grimm, 61, began his third different tenure as the team's pilot at the outset of the season, but after only 17 games he swapped jobs on May 4 with Cubs' broadcaster Boudreau. On that day, the Cubs were 6–11 and in seventh place, six games behind Pittsburgh. Boudreau, 42, managed the Cubs for the season's final 137 contests, posting a 54–83 (.394) mark. The team avoided the cellar by only one game over the tailending Philadelphia Phillies.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 95 59 0.617 52–25 43–34
Milwaukee Braves 88 66 0.571 7 51–26 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 86 68 0.558 9 51–26 35–42
Los Angeles Dodgers 82 72 0.532 13 42–35 40–37
San Francisco Giants 79 75 0.513 16 45–32 34–43
Cincinnati Reds 67 87 0.435 28 37–40 30–47
Chicago Cubs 60 94 0.390 35 33–44 27–50
Philadelphia Phillies 59 95 0.383 36 31–46 28–49

Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1960 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 El Tappe 51 103 24 .233 0 3
1B Ed Bouchee 98 299 71 .237 5 44
2B Jerry Kindall 89 246 59 .240 2 23
SS Ernie Banks 156 597 162 .271 41 117
3B Ron Santo 95 347 87 .251 9 44
LF Frank Thomas 135 479 114 .238 21 64
CF Richie Ashburn 151 547 159 .291 0 40
RF Bob Will 138 475 121 .255 6 53

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
Don Zimmer 132 368 95 .258 6 35
George Altman 119 334 89 .266 13 51
Sammy Taylor 74 150 31 .207 3 17
Walt Moryn 38 109 32 .294 2 11
Earl Averill 52 102 24 .235 1 13
Al Heist 41 102 28 .275 1 6
Dick Gernert 52 96 24 .250 0 11
Moe Thacker 54 90 14 .156 0 6
Tony Taylor 19 76 20 .263 1 9
Danny Murphy 31 75 9 .120 1 6
Lou Johnson 34 68 14 .206 0 1
Del Rice 18 52 12 .231 0 4
Billy Williams 12 47 13 .277 2 7
Jim Hegan 24 43 9 .209 1 5
Grady Hatton 28 38 13 .342 0 7
Dick Bertell 5 15 2 .133 0 2
Sammy Drake 15 15 1 .067 0 0
Art Schult 12 15 2 .133 0 1
Cal Neeman 9 13 2 .154 0 0
Irv Noren 12 11 1 .091 0 1
Nelson Mathews 3 8 2 .250 0 0
Jim McKnight 3 6 2 .333 0 1

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
Glen Hobbie 46 258.2 16 20 3.97 134
Bob Anderson 38 203.2 9 11 4.11 115
Don Cardwell 31 177.0 8 14 4.37 129
Dick Ellsworth 31 176.2 7 13 3.72 94
Jim Brewer 5 21.2 0 3 5.82 7

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
Seth Morehead 45 123.1 2 9 3.94 64
Mark Freeman 30 76.2 3 3 5.63 50
Dick Drott 23 55.1 0 6 7.16 32
Art Ceccarelli 7 13.0 0 0 5.54 10
Dick Burwell 3 9.2 0 0 5.59 1

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 60 8 9 10 3.40 85
Joe Schaffernoth 33 2 3 3 2.78 33
Moe Drabowsky 32 3 1 1 6.44 26
Ben Johnson 17 2 1 1 4.91 9
Mel Wright 9 0 1 2 4.96 8
John Goetz 4 0 0 0 12.79 6
Al Schroll 2 0 0 0 10.13 2

Awards and honors

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Houston Buffaloes American Association Enos Slaughter
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Grady Hatton and Lou Klein
A Lancaster Red Roses Eastern League Phil Cavarretta
C St. Cloud Rox Northern League Fred Martin
D Morristown Cubs Appalachian League Nelvin Cooper
D Carlsbad Potashers Sophomore League Verlon Walker

Notes

  1. ^ Baseball Reference: 1960 MLB Attendance
  2. ^ Randy Jackson page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b Del Rice page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Frank Thomas page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Don Zimmer page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Don Cardwell page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Earl Averill, Jr. page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ The Best Game Ever, Prologue, p.xxvii, Jim Reisler, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7867-1943-3

References