1963 Chicago Cubs season

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1963 Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs logo.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)John Holland
Manager(s)Bob Kennedy
Local televisionWGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd)
Local radioWGN
(Jack Quinlan, Lou Boudreau)
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The 1963 Chicago Cubs season was the 92nd season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 88th in the National League and the 48th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished seventh in the National League with a record of 82–80, marking their first winning season since 1946.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 99 63 0.611 50–31 49–32
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 0.574 6 53–28 40–41
San Francisco Giants 88 74 0.543 11 50–31 38–43
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 0.537 12 45–36 42–39
Cincinnati Reds 86 76 0.531 13 46–35 40–41
Milwaukee Braves 84 78 0.519 15 45–36 39–42
Chicago Cubs 82 80 0.506 17 43–38 39–42
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 88 0.457 25 42–39 32–49
Houston Colt .45s 66 96 0.407 33 44–37 22–59
New York Mets 51 111 0.315 48 34–47 17–64

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1963 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team CHC CIN HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 9–9 9–9 7–11 12–6 11–7 9–9 8–10 10–8 7–11
Cincinnati 9–9 11–7 8–10 10–8 10–8 8–10 11–7 8–10 11–7
Houston 9–9 7–11 5–13 5–13 13–5 8–10 6–12 8–10 5–13
Los Angeles 11–7 10–8 13–5 8–10–1 16–2 7–11 13–5 9–9 12–6
Milwaukee 6–12 8–10 13–5 10–8–1 12–6 10–8 7–11 10–8 8–10
New York 7–11 8–10 5–13 2–16 6–12 8–10 4–14 6–12 5–13
Philadelphia 9–9 10–8 10–8 11–7 8–10 10–8 13–5 8–10 8–10
Pittsburgh 10–8 7–11 12–6 5–13 11–7 14–4 5–13 5–13 5–13
San Francisco 8–10 10–8 10–8 9–9 8–10 12–6 10–8 13–5 8–10
St. Louis 11–7 7–11 13–5 6–12 10–8 13–5 10–8 13–5 10–8


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1963 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Head Coach

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
LF Billy Williams 161 612 175 .286 25 95

Other batters[edit]

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
Jimmie Schaffer 57 142 34 .239 7 19

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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 37 275 14 18 2.55 153

Other pitchers[edit]

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[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Lindy McDaniel 57 13 7 22 2.86 75
Jim Brewer 29 3 2 0 4.89 35
Tom Baker 10 0 1 0 3.00 14

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

[7]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Bees Pacific Coast League El Tappe
AA Amarillo Gold Sox Texas League Joe Macko
A St. Cloud Rox Northern League Walt Dixon
A Wenatchee Chiefs Northwest League George Freese
A Pocatello Chiefs Pioneer League Frank Calo
Rookie Middlesboro Cubsox Appalachian League Ripper Collins, Hugh Mulcahy
and George Noga

Middlesboro affiliation shared with Chicago White Sox

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Coppack, Chet (September 20, 2013). "1963 season: Bears defeat Vikings 28–7". Chicago Bears. Retrieved September 20, 2013. The Cubs were nearing the close of an 82–80 campaign, their first plus .500 season since 1946.
  2. ^ Don Cardwell page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Curt Motton page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Glenn Beckert page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Hal Haydel page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Ellis Burton page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1963as.shtml

References[edit]