1970 Chicago Cubs season

1970 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s) John Holland
Manager(s) Leo Durocher
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Lloyd Pettit)
Local radio WGN
(Vince Lloyd, Lou Boudreau)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1970 Chicago Cubs season was the 99th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 95th in the National League and the 55th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished second in the National League East with a record of 84–78.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 8973 0.549 50–32 39–41
Chicago Cubs 8478 0.519 5 46–34 38–44
New York Mets 8379 0.512 6 44–38 39–41
St. Louis Cardinals 7686 0.469 13 34–47 42–39
Philadelphia Phillies 7388 0.453 15½ 40–40 33–48
Montreal Expos 7389 0.451 16 39–41 34–48

Record vs. opponents

1970 National League Records

Sources:
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 8–45–139–96–126–66–67–56–69–97–117–5
Chicago 4–87–57–56–613–57–119–98–109–37–57–11
Cincinnati 13–55–715–313–57–58–47–58–48–109–99–3
Houston 9–95–73–158–108–46–64–86–614–410–86–6
Los Angeles 12–66–65–1310–88–47–56–56–611–79–97–5
Montreal 6–65–135–74–84–810–811–79–96–66–67–11
New York 6–611–74–86–65–78–1013–56–126–66–612–6
Philadelphia 5-79–95–78–45–67–115–134–149–38–48–10
Pittsburgh 6–610–84–86–66–69–912–614–46–64–812–6
San Diego 9–93–910–84–147–116–66–63–96–65–134–8
San Francisco 11–75–79–98–109–96–66–64–88–413–57–5
St. Louis 5–711–73–96–65–711–76–1210–86–128–45–7

Notable transactions

Draft picks

Roster

1970 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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
CRandy Hundley7325061.244736
1BJim Hickman149514162.31532115
2BGlenn Beckert143591170.288336
SSDon Kessinger154631168.266139
3BRon Santo154555148.26726114
LFBilly Williams161636205.32242129
CFCleo James10017637.210314
RFJohnny Callison147477126.2641968

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
Phil Gagliano26406.15005

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
Ferguson Jenkins40313.022163.39274
Ken Holtzman39287.217113.38202
Bill Hands39265.018153.70170
Milt Pappas21144.21082.6880
Joe Decker24108.2274.6479

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

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
Hank Aguirre173014.5011
Ted Abernathy110012.002
Steve Barber50109.533

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Cubs Pacific Coast League Whitey Lockman
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Jim Marshall
A Quincy Cubs Midwest League Walt Dixon
A-Short Season Huron Cubs Northern League George Freese
Rookie Caldwell Cubs Pioneer League Sparky Davis

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Quincy

Notes

  1. Oscar Gamble at Baseball Reference
  2. Jim Qualls at Baseball Reference
  3. 1 2 Steve Barber at Baseball Reference
  4. Phil Gagliano at Baseball Reference
  5. Joe Pepitone at Baseball Reference
  6. Hoyt Wilhelm at Baseball Reference
  7. Rick Reuschel at Baseball Reference
  8. Jeff Schneider at Baseball Reference

References

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