1966 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)John Holland
Manager(s)Leo Durocher
Local televisionWGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Lloyd Pettit)
Local radioWGN
(Vince Lloyd, Lou Boudreau)
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The 1966 Chicago Cubs season was the 95th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 91st in the National League and the 51st at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished tenth and last in the National League with a record of 59–103, 36 games behind the NL Champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cubs would not lose 100 or more games in a season for another 46 seasons. One of the defining trades in Cubs history occurred on April 21, when the Cubs acquired future Cy Young Award winner Ferguson Jenkins in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 0.586 53–28 42–39
San Francisco Giants 93 68 0.578 47–34 46–34
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 0.568 3 46–35 46–35
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 0.537 8 48–33 39–42
Atlanta Braves 85 77 0.525 10 43–38 42–39
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 0.512 12 43–38 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 76 84 0.475 18 46–33 30–51
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 23 45–36 27–54
New York Mets 66 95 0.410 28½ 32–49 34–46
Chicago Cubs 59 103 0.364 36 32–49 27–54


Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1966 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

Note: 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 Randy Hundley 149 526 124 .236 19 63
1B Ernie Banks 141 511 139 .272 15 75
2B Glenn Beckert 153 656 188 .287 1 59
3B Ron Santo 155 561 175 .312 30 94
SS Don Kessinger 150 533 146 .274 1 43
LF Byron Browne 120 419 102 .243 16 51
CF Adolfo Phillips 116 416 109 .262 16 36
RF Billy Williams 162 648 179 .276 29 91

[7]

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
John Boccabella 75 206 47 .228 6 25
George Altman 88 185 41 .222 5 17
Lee Thomas 75 149 36 .242 1 9
Jimmy Stewart 57 90 16 .178 0 4
Ron Campbell 24 60 13 .217 0 4
Joey Amalfitano 41 38 6 .158 0 3
Bob Raudman 8 29 7 .241 0 2
Chris Krug 11 28 6 .214 0 1
Marty Keough 33 26 6 .231 0 5
Don Bryant 13 26 8 .308 0 4
Carl Warwick 16 22 5 .227 0 0
John Herrnstein 9 17 3 .176 0 0
Roberto Peña 6 17 3 .176 0 1
Ty Cline 7 17 6 .353 0 2
Wes Covington 9 11 1 .091 0 0
Paul Popovich 2 6 0 .000 0 0
Frank Thomas 5 5 0 .000 0 0
Harvey Kuenn 3 3 1 .333 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 Ellsworth 38 269.1 8 22 3.98 144
Ken Holtzman 34 220.2 11 16 3.79 171
Ernie Broglio 15 62.1 2 6 6.35 34
Dave Dowling 1 9.0 1 0 2.00 3
Bob Buhl 1 2.1 0 0 15.43 1

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
Ferguson Jenkins 60 182.0 6 8 3.31 148
Bill Hands 41 159.0 8 15 4.58 93
Curt Simmons 19 77.1 4 7 4.07 24
Bill Faul 17 51.1 1 4 5.08 32
Robin Roberts 11 48.1 2 3 6.14 28
Rich Nye 3 17.0 0 2 2.12 9
Larry Jackson 3 8.0 0 2 13.50 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
Cal Koonce 45 5 5 2 3.81 65
Bob Hendley 43 4 5 7 3.91 65
Billy Hoeft 36 1 2 3 4.61 30
Ted Abernathy 20 1 3 4 6.18 18
Don Lee 16 2 1 0 7.11 7
Arnold Earley 13 2 1 0 3.57 12
Bill Connors 11 0 1 0 7.31 3
Chuck Estrada 9 1 1 0 7.30 3
Chuck Hartenstein 5 0 0 0 1.93 4
Len Church 4 0 1 0 7.50 3
Fred Norman 2 0 0 0 4.50 6

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Cubs Pacific Coast League Les Peden
AA Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs Texas League Stan Hack, Pete Reiser and Lou Klein
A Lodi Crushers California League Don Elston and Ray Perry
A Quincy Cubs Midwest League Walt Dixon
A-Short Season Duluth–Superior Dukes Northern League Joe Grace
Rookie Treasure Valley Cubs Pioneer League George Freese

Notes

  1. ^ Randy Hundley Trades and Transactions at Baseball Almanac
  2. ^ a b Wes Covington at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b John Herrnstein at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Bobby Cox at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ a b Frank Thomas at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Billy Cowan at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ "1966 Chicago Cubs Statistics".

References