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1958 Chicago Cubs

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1957 / 1959

72-82, Finished 5th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bob Scheffing (72-82)
GM: John Holland
Scored 709 runs, Allowed 725 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 75-79

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 979,904 (6th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 100

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1957 / 1959 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Bobby Adams 36 R R 5' 10" 160 Dec 14, 1921 13 62 12 62 25 0 0 11 7 9 0 0 0 0 0 42 3 0.1
Bob Anderson 22 R R 6' 4" 210 Sep 29, 1935 2 17 8 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.7
Ernie Banks HOF 27 R R 6' 1" 180 Jan 31, 1931 6 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.4 $27,500 All-Star
Jim Bolger 26 R R 6' 2" 180 Feb 23, 1932 6 84 20 84 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 5 6 37 57 0 -0.1
John Briggs 24 R R 5' 10" 175 Jan 24, 1934 3 20 17 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Jim Brosnan 28 R R 6' 4" 197 Oct 24, 1929 4 8 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9
John Buzhardt 21 R R 6' 2" 195 Aug 17, 1936 1st 6 2 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Al Dark 36 R R 5' 11" 185 Jan 7, 1922 12 114 111 114 111 0 0 0 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.3
Moe Drabowsky 22 R R 6' 3" 190 Jul 21, 1935 3 22 20 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Dick Drott 21 R R 6' 0" 185 Jul 1, 1936 2 39 31 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.5
Dick Ellsworth 18 L L 6' 3" 180 Mar 22, 1940 1st 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Don Elston 29 R R 6' 0" 165 Apr 6, 1929 3 69 0 69 69 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.8
Frank Ernaga 27 R R 6' 1" 195 Aug 22, 1930 2 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 -0.1
Gene Fodge 26 R R 6' 0" 175 Jul 9, 1931 1st 16 4 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Hersh Freeman 29 R R 6' 3" 220 Jul 1, 1928 6 9 0 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7
Gabe Gabler 27 L R 6' 1" 190 Aug 4, 1930 1st 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -0.1
Johnny Goryl 24 R R 5' 10" 175 Oct 21, 1933 2 83 57 83 72 0 0 0 35 44 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 0.6
Bill Henry 30 L L 6' 2" 180 Oct 15, 1927 5 44 0 44 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.7
Dave Hillman 30 R R 5' 11" 168 Sep 14, 1927 4 32 16 32 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.4
Glen Hobbie 22 R R 6' 2" 195 Apr 24, 1936 2 55 16 55 55 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5
Lou Jackson 22 L R 5' 10" 168 Jul 26, 1935 1st 24 6 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 7 12 11 5 -0.3
Footer Johnson 26 L L 5' 11" 175 Feb 15, 1932 1st 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 -0.1
Jerry Kindall 23 R R 6' 2" 175 May 27, 1935 3 3 2 3 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Chick King 27 R R 6' 2" 190 Nov 10, 1930 4 8 2 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 7 1 0 0.0
Dale Long 32 L L 6' 4" 205 Feb 6, 1926 5 142 135 142 137 0 2 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1.4
Turk Lown 34 R R 6' 0" 180 May 30, 1924 7 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jim Marshall 27 L L 6' 1" 190 May 25, 1931 1st 26 23 26 24 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 11 11 2 0 0.4
Gordon Massa 22 L R 6' 3" 210 Sep 2, 1935 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.1
Ed Mayer 26 L L 6' 2" 185 Nov 30, 1931 2 19 0 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Bobby Morgan 32 R R 5' 9" 175 Jun 29, 1926 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.0
Walt Moryn 32 L R 6' 2" 205 Apr 12, 1926 5 143 136 143 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 141 0 0 141 7 0 3.6 All-Star
Cal Neeman 29 R R 6' 1" 192 Feb 18, 1929 2 76 57 76 71 0 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 1.5
Dolan Nichols 28 R R 6' 0" 195 Feb 28, 1930 1st 24 0 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Taylor Phillips 25 L L 5' 11" 185 Jun 18, 1933 3 39 27 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.0
Freddy Rodriguez 34 R R 6' 0" 180 Apr 29, 1924 1st 7 0 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Elmer Singleton 40 R R 6' 2" 174 Jun 26, 1918 7 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $10,000
Paul Smith 27 L L 5' 8" 165 Mar 19, 1931 3 18 2 18 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 -0.2
Marcelino Solis 27 L L 6' 1" 185 Jul 19, 1930 1st 15 4 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.1 $7,000
Chuck Tanner 29 L L 6' 0" 185 Jul 4, 1928 4 73 11 73 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 10 15 59 0 -0.1
El Tappe 31 R R 5' 11" 180 May 21, 1927 4 17 9 17 16 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.2
Sammy Taylor 25 L R 6' 2" 185 Feb 27, 1933 1st 96 81 96 87 0 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0.4
Tony Taylor 22 R R 5' 9" 170 Dec 19, 1935 1st 140 128 140 138 0 0 0 137 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 -0.2
Moe Thacker 24 R R 6' 3" 205 May 21, 1934 1st 11 7 11 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.2
Bobby Thomson 34 R R 6' 2" 180 Oct 25, 1923 13 152 148 152 150 0 0 0 0 4 0 7 145 2 148 2 0 3.1
Lee Walls 25 R R 6' 3" 205 Jan 6, 1933 4 136 131 136 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 132 132 4 0 4.4 All-Star
Bob Will 26 L L 5' 10" 175 Jul 15, 1931 2 6 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0.0
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1957 / 1959 Roster (40-man)