1928 Chicago Cubs
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Owner(s)William Wrigley Jr.
Manager(s)Joe McCarthy
Local radioWCFL
(John O'Hara)
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(Bob Elson, Quin Ryan)
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The 1928 Chicago Cubs season was the 57th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 53rd in the National League and the 13th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished third in the National League with a record of 91–63. Future hall of famer Gabby Hartnett hit .302, with 14 home runs in 388 at-bats. He led the league with 103 assists.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 95 59 0.617 42–35 53–24
New York Giants 93 61 0.604 2 51–26 42–35
Chicago Cubs 91 63 0.591 4 52–25 39–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 67 0.559 9 47–30 38–37
Cincinnati Reds 78 74 0.513 16 44–33 34–41
Brooklyn Robins 77 76 0.503 17½ 41–35 36–41
Boston Braves 50 103 0.327 44½ 25–51 25–52
Philadelphia Phillies 43 109 0.283 51 26–49 17–60

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 7–15 5–17 10–12 6–16 13–9 5–16 4–18
Brooklyn 15–7 10–12 10–12–1 9–13–1 15–7 9–12 9–13
Chicago 17–5 12–10 13–9 14–8 13–9 11–11 11–11
Cincinnati 12–10 12–10–1 9–13 8–14 13–7 12–10 12–10
New York 16–6 13–9–1 8–14 14–8 17–5 11–11 14–8
Philadelphia 9–13 7–15 9–13 7–13 5–17 4–18 2–20
Pittsburgh 16–5 12–9 11–11 10–12 11–11 18–4 7–15
St. Louis 18–4 13–9 11–11 10–12 8–14 20–2 15–7


Roster

1928 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Gabby Hartnett 120 388 117 .302 14 57
1B Charlie Grimm 147 547 161 .294 5 62
2B Freddie Maguire 140 574 160 .279 1 41
SS Woody English 116 475 142 .299 2 34
3B Clyde Beck 131 483 124 .257 3 52
OF Riggs Stephenson 137 512 166 .324 8 90
OF Kiki Cuyler 133 499 142 .285 17 79
OF Hack Wilson 145 520 163 .313 31 120

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Johnny Butler 62 174 47 .270 0 16
Mike González 49 158 43 .272 1 21
Cliff Heathcote 67 137 39 .285 3 18
Earl Webb 62 140 35 .250 3 23
Norm McMillan 49 123 27 .220 1 12
Joe Kelly 32 52 11 .212 1 7
Johnny Moore 4 4 0 .000 0 0
Ray Jacobs 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Elmer Yoter 1 0 0 ---- 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Sheriff Blake 34 240.2 17 11 2.47 78
Charlie Root 40 237.0 14 18 3.57 122
Art Nehf 31 176.2 13 7 2.65 40

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Pat Malone 42 250.2 18 13 2.84 155
Guy Bush 42 204.1 15 6 3.83 61
Percy Jones 39 154.0 10 6 4.03 41
Hal Carlson 20 56.1 3 2 5.91 11

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ed Holley 13 0 0 0 3.77 10
Lefty Weinert 10 1 0 0 5.29 8
Johnny Welch 3 0 0 0 15.75 2
Ben Tincup 2 0 0 0 7.00 3

Farm system

See also: Minor league baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Reading Keystones International League Harry Hinchman
AA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Marty Krug

References

  1. ^ McNeil, William (2004), Gabby Hartnett: the life and times of the Cubs' greatest catcher, McFarland, p. 124, ISBN 0-7864-1850-8