Jan 12, 1961: Cubs try cerebral approach
Submitted by BTGrimes on Sat, 01/12/2013 - 9:00am
Genius or fool?
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - Chewing gum magnate and Chicago Cubs owner Philip K. Wrigley dropped a bombshell on the sports world on this date in 1961 - the Cubs would not have a manager for the upcoming season.
His franchise had been struggling. They were 60-94 in 1960, the eighth year in a
Wrigley considered the manager a "dictator," and instead would rotate
Wrigley wanted help from another unlikely source, "Everyone has always said baseball is a game of percentages, but I have
The Ivy League approach didn't work. The Cubs finished the 1961 season 64-90, just four games better than the year before. The situation got worse in 1962 when the Cubs lost 103 games on a 154 game schedule, the worst season the Cubs ever had. And that was the end of the College of Coaches.
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