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1956 Chicago Cubs season

1956 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Wrigley Field (since 1916)
  • Chicago, Illinois (since 1871)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
    Manager(s) Stan Hack
    Local television WGN-TV
    (Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton)
    Local radio WIND
    (Milo Hamilton, Jack Quinlan, Gene Elston)
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    The 1956 Chicago Cubs season was the 84th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 81st in the National League and the 41st at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished eighth and last in the National League with a record of 60–94.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Brooklyn Dodgers 93 61 -- .604
    Milwaukee Braves 92 62 1 .597
    Cincinnati Redlegs 91 63 2 .591
    St. Louis Cardinals 76 78 17 .494
    Philadelphia Phillies 71 83 22 .461
    New York Giants 67 87 26 .435
    Pittsburgh Pirates 66 88 27 .429
    Chicago Cubs 60 94 33 .390

    Roster

    1956 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 Landrith, HobieHobie Landrith 111 312 69 .221 4 32

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Valentinetti, VitoVito Valentinetti 42 6 4 1 3.78 26
    Briggs, JohnJohn Briggs 3 0 0 0 1.69 1

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Los Angeles, Paris; LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Lafayette

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    References