THIS DATE IN BASEBALL HISTORY- DECEMBER 21, 1960- CHICAGO CUBS ANNOUNCE THEY WILL HAVE NO MANAGER FOR 1961 BUT A COLLEGE OF COACHES

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This Date In Baseball History- December 21, 1960- In a unique and rather bizarre move Philip K. Wrigley the owner of the Chicago Cubs announced that the team would not have a manager in the 1961 season but instead would go with a ‘College Of Coaches’- who would take turns managing the team. By the end of the 1961 season the following coaches would have their turn managing the team- Charlie Grimm, Ripper Collins, Rube Walker, Vedie Himsl, Harry Craft, El Tappe and Lou Klein. How did it work out? In 1961 the Cubs finished 35 games out of first place. The Cubs would repeat this ‘College Of Coaches’ idea in 1962 before going the traditional route in 1963 and hiring a manager.

Pictured above Cubs owner Philip K. Wrigley.

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