1965 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)John Holland
Manager(s)Bob Kennedy, Lou Klein
Local televisionWGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Lloyd Pettit)
Local radioWGN
(Vince Lloyd, Lou Boudreau)
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The 1965 Chicago Cubs season was the 94th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 90th in the National League and the 50th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished eighth in the National League with a record of 72–90.

The 1965 Cubs tied a major league record by turning three triple plays. Bill Faul was on the mound on each occasion.[1]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 97 65 0.599 50–31 47–34
San Francisco Giants 95 67 0.586 2 51–30 44–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 72 0.556 7 49–32 41–40
Cincinnati Reds 89 73 0.549 8 49–32 40–41
Milwaukee Braves 86 76 0.531 11 44–37 42–39
Philadelphia Phillies 85 76 0.528 11½ 45–35 40–41
St. Louis Cardinals 80 81 0.497 16½ 42–39 38–42
Chicago Cubs 72 90 0.444 25 40–41 32–49
Houston Astros 65 97 0.401 32 36–45 29–52
New York Mets 50 112 0.309 47 29–52 21–60

Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1965 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Head Coach

Coaches College of 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 Vic Roznovsky 71 172 38 .221 3 15
1B Ernie Banks 163 612 162 .265 28 106
2B Glenn Beckert 154 614 147 .239 3 30
SS Don Kessinger 106 309 62 .201 0 14
3B Ron Santo 164 608 173 .285 33 101
LF George Altman 90 196 46 .235 4 23
CF Don Landrum 131 425 96 .226 6 34
RF Billy Williams 164 645 203 .315 34 108

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
Doug Clemens 128 340 75 .221 4 26
Jimmy Stewart 116 282 63 .223 0 19
Roberto Peña 51 170 37 .218 2 12
Chris Krug 60 169 34 .201 5 24
Ed Bailey 66 150 38 .253 5 23
Harvey Kuenn 54 120 26 .217 0 6
Joey Amalfitano 67 96 26 .271 0 8
Dick Bertell 34 84 18 .214 0 7
Len Gabrielson 28 48 12 .250 3 5
Ellis Burton 17 40 7 .175 0 4
Donald Young 11 35 2 .057 1 2
Harry Bright 27 25 7 .280 0 4
John Boccabella 6 12 4 .333 2 4
Leo Burke 12 10 2 .200 0 0
Byron Browne 4 6 0 .000 0 0
Ron Campbell 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Chuck Hartenstein 1 0 0 ---- 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
Larry Jackson 39 257.1 14 21 3.85 131
Dick Ellsworth 36 222.1 14 15 3.81 130
Bob Buhl 32 184.1 13 11 4.39 92
Bill Faul 17 96.2 6 6 3.54 59

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
Cal Koonce 38 173.0 7 9 3.69 88
Bob Hendley 18 62.0 4 4 4.35 38
Ernie Broglio 26 50.2 1 6 6.93 22
Lew Burdette 7 20.1 0 2 5.31 5

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
Ted Abernathy 84 4 6 31 2.57 104
Lindy McDaniel 71 5 6 2 2.59 92
Bob Humphreys 41 2 0 0 3.15 38
Billy Hoeft 29 2 2 1 2.81 44
Jack Warner 11 0 1 0 8.62 7
Frank Baumann 4 0 1 0 7.36 2
Ken Holtzman 3 0 0 0 2.25 3

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Bees Pacific Coast League Stan Hack
AA Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs Texas League Whitey Lockman
A Quincy Cubs Midwest League Walt Dixon
A Wenatchee Chiefs Northwest League Les Peden
A-Short Season Duluth–Superior Dukes Northern League Doc Daugherty
Rookie Treasure Valley Cubs Pioneer League George Freese

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Treasure Valley
Duluth-Superior affiliation shared with Detroit Tigers

References

  1. ^ Cubs get third triple play
  2. ^ Bobby Cox at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Chris Krug at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ George Altman at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Don Elston at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Len Gabrielson at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Ken Rudolph at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Ken Holtzman at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Ellis Burton at Baseball Reference