Chicago Cubs: Where does Joe Maddon rank amongst team’s skippers all-time?

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#3. No. Not that Grimm.

How about these numbers:

Record: 946-782. Second all-time in wins, most for any Cubs manager in the Modern Era.

Winning percentage of .547. Eighth all-time.

Average division rank of 3.4. Tied for ninth.

Three World Series appearances. Second all-time.

Charlie Grimm is the only Cubs manager beside Frank Chance to win multiple NL pennants. Grimm took the post after the harsh Rogers Hornsby was fired. Don’t let the last name fool you. Grimm was given the nickname of “Jolly Cholly.”

Not only was Grimm a great coach, his play on the field was solid. A career .290 hitter with 1077 RBI, Grimm’s playing career lasted nearly 20 seasons. The final five years saw Grimm play and manage the club. And, win two pennants. He was a great defensive first baseman, but also played some outfield for the Cubs.

I guess he would have worked in Maddon’s system now as well.