1953 Chicago Cubs
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1953 Chicago Cubs / Franchise: Chicago Cubs / BR Team Page
Record: 65-89, Finished 7th in National League (1953 NL)
Managed by Phil Cavarretta
Coaches: Ray Blades, Spud Davis, Roy Johnson and Charlie Root
History, Comments, Contributions
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
- All-Stars: Ralph Kiner and Clyde McCullough
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