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1968 Chicago Cubs

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1967 / 1969

84-78, Finished 3rd in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Leo Durocher (84-78)
GM: John Holland
Scored 612 runs, Allowed 611 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 81-81

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 1,043,409 (6th of 10)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 107, Pitching - 106 · one-year: Batting - 114, Pitching - 114

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1967 / 1969 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

November 21, 1967

Traded a player to be named later and cash to the Cleveland Indians. Received Dick Radatz. The Chicago Cubs sent Bob Raudman (November 21, 1967) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

November 28, 1967

Drafted Jose Arcia from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1967 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Ramon Hernandez from the Atlanta Braves in the 1967 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Bill Plummer from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1967 rule 5 draft.

November 30, 1967

Traded Ray Culp to the Boston Red Sox. Received Bill Schlesinger and cash.

Traded Paul Popovich and Jim Williams to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Lou Johnson.

December 2, 1967

Sold John Boccabella to the New York Yankees.

1968

Signed Frankie Libran as an amateur free agent.

Bill Faul sent to the Cleveland Indians in an unknown transaction.

Vic LaRose received from the California Angels in an unknown transaction.

February 9, 1968

Traded Lee Thomas to the Houston Astros. Received Levi Brown (minors) and Tommy Murray (minors).

March 24, 1968

Released Dick Radatz.

March 30, 1968

Traded Rob Gardner to the Cleveland Indians. Received Bobby Tiefenauer.

April, 1968

The New York Yankees returned John Boccabella following previous purchase.

April 3, 1968 (Standings)

Purchased Dick Nen from the Washington Senators.

April 17, 1968 (Standings)

Released John Stephenson.

April 22, 1968 (Standings)

Traded Dave Dowling and Pete Mikkelsen to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Jack Lamabe and Ron Piche.

April 23, 1968 (Standings)

Traded Jim Ellis and Ted Savage to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Jim Hickman and Phil Regan.

May, 1968 (Standings)

Purchased Dennis Bennett from the New York Mets.

May 4, 1968 (Standings)

Traded Byron Browne to the Houston Astros. Received Aaron Pointer.

June, 1968 (Standings)

Sold Bill Schlesinger to the Boston Red Sox.

June 7, 1968 (Standings)

Drafted Dave Lemonds in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1968 amateur draft (June Secondary).

Drafted Matt Alexander in the 2nd round of the 1968 amateur draft. Player signed July 9, 1968.

Drafted Chris Ward in the 3rd round of the 1968 amateur draft (June Secondary). Player signed June 17, 1968.

Drafted Paul Reuschel in the 4th round of the 1968 amateur draft (June Secondary). Player signed June 17, 1968.

Drafted Oscar Gamble in the 16th round of the 1968 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 1968.

June 14, 1968 (Standings)

Sold Ramon Hernandez to the St. Louis Cardinals.

June 27, 1968 (Standings)

Purchased Gene Oliver from the Boston Red Sox.

June 28, 1968 (Standings)

Traded Lou Johnson to the Cleveland Indians. Received Willie Smith.

July 29, 1968 (Standings)

Sold Dennis Bennett to the California Angels.

October 1, 1968 (Standings)

Sold Dick Nen to the Washington Senators.

October 14, 1968 (Standings)

Jose Arcia selected by the San Diego Padres as the 9th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Bill Stoneman selected by the Montreal Expos as the 19th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Frank Reberger selected by the San Diego Padres as the 22nd pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Rick James selected by the San Diego Padres as the 35th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Garry Jestadt selected by the Montreal Expos as the 43rd pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

John Boccabella selected by the Montreal Expos as the 56th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

November 11, 1968

Signed Dave Rosello as an amateur free agent.

December 2, 1968

Drafted Brock Davis from the Houston Astros in the 1968 minor league draft.

Ron Law selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 1968 minor league draft.

Drafted Roe Skidmore from the San Francisco Giants in the 1968 minor league draft.

1969

Al Montreuil received from the Boston Red Sox in an unknown transaction.

Signed Bill Heath as a free agent.

January 9, 1969

Traded Kenneth Myette (minors), Clarence Jones and Bill Plummer to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Ted Abernathy.

January 15, 1969

Traded Ron Campbell and Chuck Hartenstein to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Manny Jimenez.

March 21, 1969

Signed Hank Aguirre as a free agent.

March 28, 1969

Purchased Charley Smith from the San Francisco Giants.

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1967 / 1969 Trades and Transactions