1968 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, Vince Lloyd)
Local radioWGN
(Vince Lloyd, Lou Boudreau)
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The 1968 Chicago Cubs season was the 97th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 93rd in the National League and the 53rd at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished third in the National League with a record of 84–78.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0.599 47–34 50–31
San Francisco Giants 88 74 0.543 9 42–39 46–35
Chicago Cubs 84 78 0.519 13 47–34 37–44
Cincinnati Reds 83 79 0.512 14 40–41 43–38
Atlanta Braves 81 81 0.500 16 41–40 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 17 40–41 40–41
Los Angeles Dodgers 76 86 0.469 21 41–40 35–46
Philadelphia Phillies 76 86 0.469 21 38–43 38–43
New York Mets 73 89 0.451 24 32–49 41–40
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 25 42–39 30–51

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 8–10 10–8 11–7 9–9 12–6–1 11–7 6–12 9–9 5–13
Chicago 10–8 7–11 10–8 12–6 8–10 9–9 10–8 9–9–1 9–9
Cincinnati 8–10 11–7 9–9 9–9 10–8 11–7 10–8–1 8–10 7–11
Houston 7–11 8–10 9–9 11–7 10–8 9–9 5–13 8–10 5–13
Los Angeles 9–9 6–12 9–9 7–11 7–11 10–8 10–8 9–9 9–9
New York 6–12–1 10–8 8–10 8–10 11–7 8–10 9–9 7–11 6–12
Philadelphia 7–11 9–9 7–11 9–9 8–10 10–8 9–9 9–9 8–10
Pittsburgh 12–6 8–10 8–10–1 13–5 8–10 9–9 9–9 7–11 6–12
San Francisco 9–9 9–9–1 10–8 10–8 9–9 11–7 9–9 11–7 10–8
St. Louis 13–5 9–9 11–7 13–5 9–9 12–6 10–8 12–6 8–10


Notable transactions

Roster

1968 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 Randy Hundley 160 553 125 .226 7 65
1B Ernie Banks 150 552 136 .246 32 83
2B Glenn Beckert 155 643 189 .294 4 37
SS Don Kessinger 160 655 157 .240 1 32
3B Ron Santo 162 577 142 .246 26 98
LF Billy Williams 163 642 185 .288 30 98
CF Adolfo Phillips 143 439 106 .241 13 33
RF Lou Johnson 62 205 50 .244 1 14

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
Jim Hickman 75 188 42 .223 5 23
Al Spangler 88 177 48 .271 2 18
Willie Smith 55 142 39 .275 5 25
Dick Nen 81 94 17 .181 2 16
José Arcia 59 84 16 .190 1 8
Lee Elia 15 17 3 .176 0 3
John Boccabella 7 14 1 .071 0 1
Jimmy McMath 6 14 2 .143 0 2
Gene Oliver 8 11 4 .364 0 1
John Upham 13 10 2 .200 0 0
Randy Bobb 7 8 1 .125 0 0
Ted Savage 3 8 2 .250 0 0
Clarence Jones 5 2 0 .000 0 0
Vic LaRose 4 2 0 .000 0 0
Bill Plummer 2 2 0 .000 0 0
John Stephenson 2 2 0 .000 0 0
John Felske 4 2 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
Ferguson Jenkins 40 308.0 20 15 2.63 260
Bill Hands 38 258.2 16 10 2.89 148
Ken Holtzman 34 215.0 11 14 3.35 151
Joe Niekro 34 177.1 14 10 4.31 65
Rich Nye 27 132.2 7 12 3.80 74

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
Gary Ross 13 41.0 1 1 4.17 31
Archie Reynolds 7 13.1 0 1 6.75 6
Darcy Fast 8 10.0 0 1 5.40 10
Frank Reberger 3 6.0 0 1 4.50 3

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
Phil Regan 68 10 5 25 2.20 60
Jack Lamabe 42 3 2 2 4.30 30
Chuck Hartenstein 28 2 4 1 4.54 17
Bill Stoneman 18 0 1 0 5.52 18
Bobby Tiefenauer 9 0 1 1 6.08 9
Ramón Hernández 8 0 0 0 9.00 3
Pete Mikkelsen 3 0 0 0 7.71 5
John Upham 2 0 0 0 0.00 2
Willie Smith 1 0 0 0 0.00 2
Jophery Brown 1 0 0 0 4.50 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Cubs Pacific Coast League Whitey Lockman
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Harry Bright
A Lodi Crushers California League Jim Marshall and Al Heist
A Quincy Cubs Midwest League Walt Dixon
Rookie Caldwell Cubs Pioneer League George Freese

Notes

  1. ^ a b Ramón Hernández at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Paul Popovich at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Byron Browne at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Oscar Gamble at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Paul Reuschel at Baseball Reference

References