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1981 Chicago Cubs

Schedule and Results

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1980 / 1982

First Half: 15-37, Finished 6th
Second Half: 23-28, Finished 5th
Overall: 38-65, Finished 6th in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joey Amalfitano (38-65)
GM: Herman Franks (Interim GM May-Oct. 1981), Bob Kennedy (Fired May 1981), Scouting Dir: Vedie Himsl
Scored 370 runs, Allowed 483 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 39-64

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 565,637 (9th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 106 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 106

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1980 / 1982 Schedule and Results

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 10 runs  · Mouseover bar for details  · Click for box score  · Grouped by Month

Game Results

Season Summary 38-65, Final Rank:6, GB: 21.5
Days in Firstnever
 1last on Apr 8, counts all days of the season including off days
Biggest Leadnever led
Farthest Behind21.5last on Sunday, Oct 4, for days on which they played
Most Games over .500never
Most Games under .50027last on Sunday, Oct 4
Longest Winning Streak4Sunday, Aug 23 to Wednesday, Aug 26 and Monday, Sep 7 to Friday, Sep 11
Longest Losing Streak12Sunday, Apr 12 to Sunday, Apr 26
Most Runs Allowed16Tuesday, Jun 2
Most Runs Scored14Sunday, Sep 27
Longest Game (innings)15Saturday, Aug 15
Times Shutout by Opponent17 
Times Opponent Shutout2 
Walkoff Wins7 
Walkoff Losses8 

Team Win/Loss Splits

Overall
SplitWLRSRAWP
Overall 38 65 370 483 .369
Home/Road
SplitWLRSRAWP
Home 27 30 239 254 .474
Road 11 35 131 229 .239
Month by Month
SplitWLRSRAWP
April 2 13 36 73 .133
May 8 20 104 141 .286
June 5 4 39 45 .556
August 11 10 76 86 .524
September 11 16 97 121 .407
October 1 2 18 17 .333
By Season Half
SplitWLRSRAWP
First Half 15 37 179 259 .288
Second Half 23 28 191 224 .451
Extra-Innings
SplitWLRSRAWP
9-Inning Games 33 57 306 413 .367
ExtraInning 5 8 64 70 .385
One-Run Games
SplitWLRSRAWP
One Run 16 20 122 126 .444
Blowouts (5+ Runs)
SplitWLRSRAWP
Blowout 8 21 91 171 .276
Opponent
SplitWLRSRAWP
ATL 2 3 28 25 .400
CIN 1 5 17 32 .167
HOU 1 6 11 33 .143
LAD 6 4 28 38 .600
MON 4 7 33 57 .364
NYM 5 8 49 50 .385
PHI 2 10 53 65 .167
PIT 4 10 53 85 .286
SDP 3 3 29 30 .500
SFG 5 5 35 37 .500
STL 5 4 34 31 .556

Team Game-by-Game Schedule and Results

Rk Gm# Date Tm   Opp W/L R RA Inn W-L Rank GB Win Loss Save Time D/N Attendance Streak
1 1 Thursday, Apr 9 boxscore CHC NYM L 0 2 0-1 4 1.0 Zachry Reuschel Allen 2:22 D 37,030 -
2 2 Saturday, Apr 11 boxscore CHC NYM W 3 1 1-1 2 0.5 Tidrow Hausman 2:37 D 12,114 +
3 3 Sunday, Apr 12 boxscore CHC NYM L 1 2 1-2 5 1.0 Allen Eastwick 3:00 D 7,475 -
4 4 Wednesday, Apr 15 boxscore CHC @ MON L 4 5 1-3 5 2.0 Bahnsen Tidrow 2:50 D 30,003 --
5 5 Thursday, Apr 16 boxscore CHC @ MON L 0 7 1-4 5 2.5 Sanderson McGlothen 2:55 D 11,602 ---
6 6 Friday, Apr 17 boxscore CHC @ PHI L 2 6 1-5 6 3.5 Christenson Kravec 2:47 N 21,948 ----
7 7 Saturday, Apr 18 boxscore CHC @ PHI L-wo 3 4 10 1-6 6 4.5 Carlton Smith 2:50 N 27,780 -----
8 8 Sunday, Apr 19 boxscore CHC @ PHI L 3 7 1-7 6 5.5 Espinosa Reuschel 1:57 D 30,204 ------
9 9 Monday, Apr 20 boxscore CHC @ STL L 1 6 1-8 6 5.5 Forsch McGlothen Sutter 2:30 D 10,454 -------
10 10 Tuesday, Apr 21 boxscore CHC @ STL L 0 8 1-9 6 6.5 Rincon Kravec 2:22 D 11,559 --------
11 11 Wednesday, Apr 22 boxscore CHC @ STL L 0 3 1-10 6 7.5 Sorensen Krukow 2:17 D 10,588 ---------
12 12 Friday, Apr 24 boxscore CHC PHI L 4 6 1-11 6 8.0 Carlton Reuschel Reed 2:23 D 6,274 ----------
13 13 Saturday, Apr 25 boxscore CHC PHI L 5 7 1-12 6 9.0 Lyle Tidrow 2:24 D 10,990 -----------
14 14 Sunday, Apr 26 boxscore CHC PHI L 2 6 1-13 6 10.5 Bystrom Caudill 2:40 D 10,093 ------------
15 15 Wednesday, Apr 29 (1) boxscore CHC STL W 6 1 2-13 6 9.5 Krukow Rincon 2:17 D +
16 16 Wednesday, Apr 29 (2) boxscore CHC STL T 2 2 11 2-13 6 9.5 2:54 D 4,067 +
17 17 Friday, May 1 boxscore CHC ATL L 1 2 2-14 6 10.5 Perry Caudill 2:38 D 2,656 -
18 18 Saturday, May 2 boxscore CHC ATL W 5 2 3-14 6 9.5 Martz Niekro Tidrow 2:30 D 16,936 +
19 19 Sunday, May 3 boxscore CHC ATL L 7 9 3-15 6 10.5 Hanna Kravec Camp 2:59 D 10,852 -
20 20 Monday, May 4 boxscore CHC HOU L 4 5 3-16 6 10.5 Andujar Krukow Sambito 3:02 D 2,941 --
21 21 Tuesday, May 5 boxscore CHC HOU L 3 4 3-17 6 11.5 Smith Smith 2:41 D 2,092 ---
22 22 Wednesday, May 6 boxscore CHC HOU W-wo 2 1 11 4-17 6 10.5 Smith LaCorte 3:27 D 2,572 +
23 23 Thursday, May 7 boxscore CHC HOU L 0 6 4-18 6 11.5 Knepper Martz 2:40 D 3,112 -
24 24 Friday, May 8 boxscore CHC @ ATL L-wo 3 4 11 4-19 6 11.5 Mahler Tidrow 3:11 N 19,433 --
25 25 Saturday, May 9 boxscore CHC @ ATL W 7 3 5-19 6 11.5 Reuschel Walk 2:33 N 14,365 +
26 26 Sunday, May 10 boxscore CHC @ ATL T 5 5 14 5-19 6 11.0 3:46 D 9,817 +
27 27 Tuesday, May 12 boxscore CHC @ CIN L-wo 1 2 5-20 6 12.0 Soto Tidrow 2:41 N 12,016 -
28 28 Wednesday, May 13 boxscore CHC @ CIN L 3 8 5-21 6 12.0 Seaver Krukow 2:33 N 12,528 --
29 29 Thursday, May 14 boxscore CHC @ CIN L 1 6 5-22 6 13.0 Berenyi Reuschel 2:26 N 11,098 ---
30 30 Friday, May 15 boxscore CHC @ HOU L 0 5 5-23 6 13.0 Niekro Caudill 2:16 N 23,718 ----
31 31 Saturday, May 16 boxscore CHC @ HOU L 1 6 5-24 6 14.0 Ryan Martz Sambito 2:48 N 43,726 -----
32 32 Sunday, May 17 boxscore CHC @ HOU L 1 6 5-25 6 15.0 Knepper Krukow 2:34 D 34,068 ------
33 33 Tuesday, May 19 boxscore CHC CIN L 0 5 5-26 6 16.0 Seaver Reuschel Moskau 2:22 D 5,896 -------
34 34 Wednesday, May 20 boxscore CHC CIN L 7 10 5-27 6 16.0 Price Smith Hume 3:18 D 5,914 --------
35 35 Thursday, May 21 boxscore CHC CIN W 5 1 6-27 6 16.0 Martz Pastore 2:08 D 7,132 +
36 36 Friday, May 22 boxscore CHC MON L 3 6 6-28 6 16.0 Lea Krukow 2:26 D 6,071 -
37 37 Saturday, May 23 boxscore CHC MON W 6 4 7-28 6 16.0 Reuschel Burris Tidrow 2:28 D 15,981 +
38 38 Sunday, May 24 boxscore CHC MON W 6 2 8-28 6 15.0 Caudill Sanderson Tidrow 2:37 D 10,821 ++
39 39 Monday, May 25 boxscore CHC PIT W-wo 10 9 11 9-28 6 14.0 Tidrow Cruz 4:06 D 18,506 +++
40 40 Tuesday, May 26 boxscore CHC PIT L 4 6 9-29 6 14.0 Tekulve Krukow Romo 2:41 D 6,988 -
41 41 Wednesday, May 27 boxscore CHC PIT L 2 3 9-30 6 14.0 Perez Reuschel 2:41 D 6,970 --
42 42 Thursday, May 28 boxscore CHC PIT L 4 9 9-31 6 14.5 Solomon Caudill 3:06 D 7,886 ---
43 43 Friday, May 29 boxscore CHC @ NYM L 1 6 9-32 6 15.5 Scott Martz 2:58 N 18,035 ----
44 44 Saturday, May 30 boxscore CHC @ NYM W 10 3 10-32 6 14.5 Krukow Harris 3:07 D 11,507 +
45 45 Sunday, May 31 boxscore CHC @ NYM L 2 3 10-33 6 15.5 Jones Reuschel Falcone 1:50 D 17,524 -
46 46 Tuesday, Jun 2 boxscore CHC @ PIT L 3 16 10-34 6 17.0 Solomon Caudill 2:53 N 6,437 --
47 47 Wednesday, Jun 3 boxscore CHC @ PIT L 2 3 10-35 6 17.0 Bibby Martz Romo 2:24 N 5,003 ---
48 48 Thursday, Jun 4 boxscore CHC @ PIT L-wo 4 5 10 10-36 6 17.5 Tekulve McGlothen 2:46 N 6,740 ----
49 49 Friday, Jun 5 boxscore CHC LAD W 4 3 11-36 6 17.0 Reuschel Reuss Tidrow 2:23 D 7,815 +
50 50 Saturday, Jun 6 boxscore CHC LAD W 11 5 12-36 6 17.0 McGlothen Valenzuela 2:58 D 30,556 ++
Rk Gm# Date Tm   Opp W/L R RA Inn W-L Rank GB Win Loss Save Time D/N Attendance Streak
51 51 Sunday, Jun 7 boxscore CHC LAD L 0 7 12-37 6 17.5 Welch Martz 2:35 D 20,024 -
52 52 Tuesday, Jun 9 boxscore CHC SFG W 2 1 13-37 6 18.0 Krukow Ripley Tidrow 2:01 D 4,735 +
53 53 Wednesday, Jun 10 boxscore CHC SFG W 7 4 14-37 6 18.0 Reuschel Alexander Tidrow 2:38 D 6,299 ++
54 54 Thursday, Jun 11 boxscore CHC SFG W 6 1 15-37 6 17.5 Martz Griffin 2:32 D 5,017 +++
55 55 Monday, Aug 10 boxscore CHC NYM L 5 7 13 15-38 6 17.5 Miller McGlothen Harris 3:30 D 7,551 -
56 56 Tuesday, Aug 11 boxscore CHC NYM L 2 4 15-39 6 18.5 Searage Smith Allen 3:02 D 10,250 --
57 57 Wednesday, Aug 12 boxscore CHC NYM L 4 7 10 15-40 6 18.5 Allen Tidrow 2:58 D 8,372 ---
58 58 Thursday, Aug 13 boxscore CHC NYM W 6 1 16-40 6 18.0 Bird Harris Griffin 2:27 D 7,412 +
59 59 Saturday, Aug 15 boxscore CHC PIT W-wo 4 3 15 17-40 6 18.0 Martz Scurry 4:57 D 15,388 ++
60 60 Sunday, Aug 16 (1) boxscore CHC PIT L 3 4 11 17-41 6 18.0 Tekulve Smith Jackson 3:19 D -
61 61 Sunday, Aug 16 (2) boxscore CHC PIT W 6 4 18-41 6 18.0 Howell Perez Martz 2:29 D 18,991 +
62 62 Monday, Aug 17 boxscore CHC LAD W 3 1 19-41 6 18.0 Bird Welch 2:23 D 10,153 ++
63 63 Tuesday, Aug 18 boxscore CHC LAD L 0 5 19-42 6 18.0 Hooton Griffin 2:33 D 15,973 -
64 64 Wednesday, Aug 19 boxscore CHC LAD W 4 3 20-42 6 18.0 Krukow Goltz Martz 2:27 D 26,860 +
65 65 Friday, Aug 21 boxscore CHC SFG L 3 4 20-43 6 18.0 Breining Tidrow Minton 2:42 D 12,826 -
66 66 Saturday, Aug 22 boxscore CHC SFG L 1 2 20-44 6 18.0 Blue Bird Minton 2:17 D 16,486 --
67 67 Sunday, Aug 23 boxscore CHC SFG W-wo 6 5 21-44 6 18.0 Capilla Lavelle 3:16 D 14,737 +
68 68 Monday, Aug 24 boxscore CHC SDP W-wo 9 8 11 22-44 6 18.0 Smith Lucas 3:19 D 7,068 ++
69 69 Tuesday, Aug 25 boxscore CHC SDP W 4 3 23-44 6 17.0 Kravec Lollar Hernandez 2:42 D 5,878 +++
70 70 Wednesday, Aug 26 boxscore CHC SDP W-wo 9 7 24-44 6 17.0 Smith Curtis 3:00 D 9,944 ++++
71 71 Thursday, Aug 27 boxscore CHC @ LAD L 0 6 24-45 6 18.0 Valenzuela Martz 2:23 N 48,191 -
72 72 Friday, Aug 28 boxscore CHC @ LAD L 1 6 24-46 6 18.5 Welch Krukow Stewart 2:37 N 42,160 --
73 73 Saturday, Aug 29 boxscore CHC @ LAD W 3 1 25-46 6 19.0 Griffin Hooton Smith 2:35 N 47,424 +
74 74 Sunday, Aug 30 boxscore CHC @ LAD W 2 1 26-46 6 18.0 Bird Goltz Tidrow 2:19 D 34,284 ++
75 75 Monday, Aug 31 boxscore CHC @ SDP L 1 4 26-47 6 18.5 Mura Kravec 2:32 N 3,997 -
76 76 Tuesday, Sep 1 boxscore CHC @ SDP L 2 3 26-48 6 18.5 Wise Krukow Urrea 2:33 N 5,227 --
77 77 Wednesday, Sep 2 boxscore CHC @ SDP L-wo 4 5 10 26-49 6 19.5 Lucas Tidrow 3:18 N 5,099 ---
78 78 Thursday, Sep 3 boxscore CHC @ SFG L 0 12 26-50 6 20.5 Alexander Bird 2:23 D 5,573 ----
79 79 Friday, Sep 4 boxscore CHC @ SFG L-wo 2 3 10 26-51 6 21.5 Holland Tidrow 3:08 N 9,707 -----
80 80 Saturday, Sep 5 boxscore CHC @ SFG W 8 2 27-51 6 20.5 Krukow Hargesheimer 2:51 D 9,548 +
81 81 Sunday, Sep 6 boxscore CHC @ SFG L 0 3 27-52 6 20.5 Blue Griffin Minton 2:19 D 12,036 -
82 82 Monday, Sep 7 boxscore CHC @ STL W 10 0 28-52 6 19.5 Bird Sorensen 2:10 D 32,393 +
83 83 Tuesday, Sep 8 boxscore CHC @ STL W 4 3 12 29-52 6 18.5 Geisel Kaat Tidrow 3:24 N 11,341 ++
84 84 Wednesday, Sep 9 boxscore CHC @ STL W 7 3 30-52 6 17.5 Krukow Martin Martz 2:36 N 13,109 +++
85 85 Friday, Sep 11 boxscore CHC MON W 6 5 31-52 6 17.5 Griffin Burris Hernandez 2:50 D 7,204 ++++
86 86 Saturday, Sep 12 boxscore CHC MON L 0 2 31-53 6 18.5 Rogers Bird Reardon 2:36 D 18,124 -
87 87 Sunday, Sep 13 boxscore CHC MON L 6 10 31-54 6 19.5 Sanderson Krukow 2:54 D 14,589 --
88 88 Tuesday, Sep 15 boxscore CHC PIT L 2 8 31-55 6 20.0 Tiant Griffin 2:48 D 5,254 ---
89 89 Friday, Sep 18 boxscore CHC @ MON L 0 11 31-56 6 20.5 Sanderson Bird 2:47 N 23,606 ----
90 90 Saturday, Sep 19 boxscore CHC @ MON W 2 1 32-56 6 19.5 Krukow Lee Martz 2:05 D 30,099 +
91 91 Sunday, Sep 20 boxscore CHC @ MON L 0 4 32-57 6 19.5 Gullickson Griffin 2:22 D 40,851 -
92 92 Monday, Sep 21 boxscore CHC STL L 0 2 32-58 6 20.5 Andujar Kravec Sutter 2:33 D 3,635 --
93 93 Tuesday, Sep 22 boxscore CHC STL W-wo 4 3 33-58 6 19.5 Martz Littell 2:27 D 4,531 +
94 94 Wednesday, Sep 23 boxscore CHC NYM W 2 1 34-58 6 18.5 Krukow Lynch Tidrow 2:06 D 2,754 ++
95 95 Thursday, Sep 24 boxscore CHC NYM W 10 9 35-58 6 17.5 Tidrow Orosco Eastwick 3:03 D 2,555 +++
96 96 Friday, Sep 25 boxscore CHC PHI L 2 9 35-59 6 17.5 Larson Kravec 2:30 D 4,482 -
97 97 Sunday, Sep 27 (1) boxscore CHC PHI L 2 5 35-60 6 18.5 Carlton Bird 2:00 D --
98 98 Sunday, Sep 27 (2) boxscore CHC PHI W 14 0 36-60 6 18.5 Krukow Ruthven 2:31 D 18,783 +
99 99 Monday, Sep 28 (1) boxscore CHC @ PIT L 0 4 36-61 6 19.0 Rhoden Griffin 2:34 N -
100 100 Monday, Sep 28 (2) boxscore CHC @ PIT W 3 1 37-61 6 19.0 Geisel Long Martz 2:49 N 3,698 +
Rk Gm# Date Tm   Opp W/L R RA Inn W-L Rank GB Win Loss Save Time D/N Attendance Streak
101 101 Tuesday, Sep 29 boxscore CHC @ PIT L 6 10 37-62 6 20.0 Romo Tidrow 3:15 N 3,439 -
102 102 Wednesday, Sep 30 boxscore CHC @ NYM L-wo 1 2 37-63 6 20.0 Allen Martz 2:22 N 4,473 --
103 103 Thursday, Oct 1 boxscore CHC @ NYM T 2 2 37-63 6 20.5 2:25 N 3,553 --
104 104 Friday, Oct 2 boxscore CHC @ PHI L-wo 7 9 37-64 6 20.5 Reed Tidrow 3:04 N 20,453 ---
105 105 Saturday, Oct 3 boxscore CHC @ PHI W 8 4 38-64 6 20.5 Howell Lyle Martz 3:04 N 35,169 +
106 106 Sunday, Oct 4 boxscore CHC @ PHI L 1 2 38-65 6 21.5 Ruthven Smith McGraw 2:05 D 21,912 -
Rk Gm# Date Tm   Opp W/L R RA Inn W-L Rank GB Win Loss Save Time D/N Attendance Streak
Rank and Games Back are always at the end of all games played on that date.

1980 / 1982 Schedule and Results