1953 Chicago Cubs

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1953 Chicago Cubs / Franchise: Chicago Cubs / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 65-89, Finished 7th in National League (1953 NL)

Managed by Phil Cavarretta

Coaches: Ray Blades, Spud Davis, Roy Johnson and Charlie Root

Ballpark: Wrigley Field

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

When former Negro Leagues players Gene Baker and Ernie Banks joined the 1953 Chicago Cubs in September, they became the first players in team history to break the color barrier; Banks preceded Baker by a few days, and both would be regulars starting in 1954.

Awards and Honors[edit]