The Bleacher Bums,
Baseball in Sunshine,
The Ivy on the Walls

1969 seemed magical. Everything from the rooftops to some unbeleivable early games made everyone assume that this was "The Year"

This was also the year that the "August Curse" was born.

*1969

Games Played Won-Loss Finish Attendance
163 92-70 2E 1,674,993

 

Player G PA/IP Pro Position/GPP Prev. Team Next Team
Leo Durocher       M    
Ernie Banks 155 629 .729 1-153 B  
Glenn Beckert 131 582 .669 2-129 B  
Rick Bladt 10 13 .308 CF-7 A NY-A75
Randy Bobb 3 2 .000 C-2 B C
Oscar Gamble 24 81 .631 CF-24 A Phi-N
Johnny Hairston 3 4 .500 C-1,LF-1 A C
Jimmie Hall 11 25 .490 CF-5 xNY-A  
Bill Heath 27 45 .605 C-9 Det-A67 C
Jim Hickman 134 389 .797 RF-125 B  
Randy Hundley 151 595 .727 C-151 B  
Manny Jimenez 6 6 .333 H Pit-N C
Don Kessinger 158 737 .701 S-157 B  
Gene Oliver 23 29 .609 C-6 B C
Nate Oliver 44 49 .491 2-13 xNY-A C
Adolfo Phillips 28 66 .751 CF-25 B xMon-N
Paul Popovich 60 177 .757 2-25,S-7,3-6,CF-1 xLA-N  
Jim Qualls 43 124 .610 CF-35,2-4 A Mon-N
Ken Rudolph 27 40 .649 C-11,LF-3 A  
Ron Santo 160 687 .877 3-160 B  
Charley Smith 2 2 .000 H NY-A C
Willie Smith 103 223 .773 LF-33,1-24 B  
Al Spangler 82 238 .600 RF-58 B  
Billy Williams 163 708 .830 LF-159 B  
Don Young 101 323 .714 CF-100 B C
Pitchers
Ted Abernathy 56 85 3.16 P-56(4-3) Cin-N  
Hank Aguirre 41 45 2.60 P-41(1-0) LA-N  
Jim Colborn 6 15 3.07 P-6(1-0) A  
Joe Decker 4 12 2.92 P-4(1-0) A  
Alec Distaso 2 5 3.86 P-2 A C
Bill Hands 41 300 2.49 P-41(20-14) B  
Ken Holtzman 39 261 3.58 P-39(17-13) B  
Fergie Jenkins 43 311 3.21 P-43(21-15) B  
Ken Johnson 9 19 2.84 P-9(1-2) xNY-A Mon-N
Dave Lemonds 2 5 3.86 P-2(0-1) A Chi-A72
Joe Niekro 4 19 3.72 P-4(0-1) B xSD-N
Don Nottebart 16 18 7.00 P-16(1-1) xNY-A C
Rich Nye 36 69 5.11 P-34(3-5) B StL-N
Phil Regan 71 112 3.70 P-71(12-6) B  
Archie Reynolds 2 7 2.45 P-2(0-1) B  
Gary Ross 2 2 13.50 P-2 B xSD-N
Dick Selma 36 169 3.63 P-36(10-8) xSD-N Phi-N
Coaches: Joey Amalfitano, Ernie Banks, Joe Becker, Pete Reiser, Verlon Walker

Abbreviations

G: games played
PA/IP: plate appearances/innings pitched
Pro:
on-base percentage PLUS slugging average (ERA only for pitchers)
GPP: games played by position
Prev. Team: player's team the previous year, or:

A : first appearance in the major leagues
B : played for the Cubs the previous season
C : player's last year in the major leagues
X (preceeding team name): player joined Cubs during the season from another team