1970 Chicago Cubs Roster

The 1970 Chicago Cubs team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1970 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 1970 Chicago Cubs Opening Day starters list, a 1970 Chicago Cubs salary list, a 1970 Chicago Cubs uniform number breakdown and a 1970 Chicago Cubs primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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Complete Roster

6-04
215
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Right
1933-03-06
6-04
205
Left
Right
1931-01-31
6-00
200
Left
Left
1938-02-22
6-00
191
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Right
1946-05-22
211
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Right
1943-02-19
6-00
180
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Right
1947-06-16
6-01
205
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Right
1947-08-06
6-01
185
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Both
1947-11-26
6-02
185
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Right
1940-05-06
6-02
175
Left
Right
1945-11-03
6-05
210
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Right
1943-12-13
6-01
182
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Right
1939-02-18
6-03
190
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Right
1939-05-11
5-11
190
Left
Left
1937-02-07
6-03
200
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Right
1937-04-06
6-02
205
Right
Right
1946-01-03
6-03
185
Right
Right
1941-02-05
6-00
195
Right
Right
1923-07-26
6-02
190
Right
Right
1942-07-27
6-00
175
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Right
1942-06-01
6-02
200
Right
Left
1936-12-13
6-01
185
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Right
1946-12-29
6-01
180
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Right
1931-01-31
6-01
190
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Right
1940-10-12
6-01
185
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Right
1941-12-27
6-01
185
Right
Right
1949-05-13
6-01
175
Right
Both
1942-07-17
6-00
165
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Both
1947-10-10
6-00
175
Right
Both
1940-08-18
6-00
190
Right
Right
1940-02-25
6-00
190
Left
Left
1939-02-11
5-10
175
Right
Left
1939-03-12
5-10
168
Left
Left
1943-10-19
6-02
205
Right
Right
1939-03-21
5-09
160
Left
Left
1947-08-31
6-00
175
Right
Left
1938-03-17
6-04
205
Right
Right
1937-05-10
5-10
176
Right
Right
1940-08-31
6-02
200
Left
Left
1940-10-09
6-00
175
Left
Left
1933-07-08
6-01
175
Right
Left
1938-06-15
6-03
185
Right
Left
1943-01-03
6-03
188
Right
Right
1945-10-30
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The 1970 Chicago Cubs played 162 games during the regular season, won 84 games, lost 78 games, and finished in second position. They played their home games at Wrigley Field (Park Factors: 112/111) where 1,642,705 fans witnessed their 1970 Cubs finish the season with a .519 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 1970 Chicago Cubs Opening Day starters list, a 1970 Chicago Cubs salary list, a 1970 Chicago Cubs uniform number breakdown and a 1970 Chicago Cubs primary starters list:

1970 Chicago Cubs
Salaries

Ernie Banks $85,000.00
Billy Williams $85,000.00
Fergie Jenkins $62,000.00
Bill Hands $50,000.00
Jim Dunegan $12,000.00
Larry Gura $12,000.00
Terry Hughes $12,000.00
Roger Metzger $12,000.00
Roe Skidmore $12,000.00
Archie Reynolds $10,000.00
Jim Colborn $5,100.00

Did you know that a 1970 Chicago Cubs Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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