1966 Chicago Cubs season

1966 Chicago Cubs season

The 1966 Chicago Cubs season was the 94th in franchise history. The 1966 Cubs finished in tenth (last) place 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 GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 -- .586
San Francisco Giants 93 68 1.5 .578
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 3 .568
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 8 .537
Atlanta Braves 85 77 10 .525
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 12 .512
Cincinnati Reds 76 84 18 .475
Houston Astros 72 90 23 .444
New York Mets 66 95 28.5 .410
Chicago Cubs 59 103 36 .364

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 Hundley, RandyRandy Hundley 149 526 124 .236 19 63
1B Banks, ErnieErnie Banks 141 511 139 .272 15 75
2B Beckert, GlennGlenn Beckert 153 656 188 .287 1 59
3B Santo, RonRon Santo 155 561 175 .312 30 94
SS Kessinger, DonDon Kessinger 150 533 146 .274 1 43
LF Browne, ByronByron Browne 120 419 102 .243 16 51
CF Phillips, AdolfoAdolfo Phillips 116 416 109 .262 16 36
RF Williams, BillyBilly Williams 162 648 179 .276 29 91
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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
Keough, MartyMarty Keough 33 26 6 .231 0 5
Herrnstein, JohnJohn Herrnstein 9 17 3 .176 0 0
Covington, WesWes Covington 9 11 1 .091 0 0
Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 5 5 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
Ellsworth, DickDick Ellsworth 38 269.1 8 22 3.98 144
Holtzman, KenKen Holtzman 34 220.2 11 16 3.79 171
Broglio, ErnieErnie Broglio 15 62.1 2 6 6.35 34
Dowling, DaveDave Dowling 1 9 1 0 2.00 3
Buhl, BobBob 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
Jenkins, FergusonFerguson Jenkins 60 182 6 8 3.31 148
Hands, BillBill Hands 41 159 8 15 4.58 93
Jackson, LarryLarry Jackson 3 8 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
Hendley, BobBob Hendley 43 4 5 7 3.91 65
Abernathy, TedTed Abernathy 20 1 3 4 6.18 18
Earley, ArnoldArnold Earley 13 2 1 0 3.57 12
Connors, BillBill Connors 11 0 1 0 7.31 3
Church, LenLen Church 4 0 1 0 7.50 3

Farm system

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
Short-Season A Duluth-Superior Dukes Northern League Joe Grace
Rookie Treasure Valley Cubs Pioneer League George Freese

Notes

References

  • 1966 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference