1930 Chicago Cubs
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Owner(s)William Wrigley, Jr.
Manager(s)Joe McCarthy, Rogers Hornsby
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First game of the season (April 22, 1930): Photograph shows Frankie Frisch of St. Louis at bat, with Charles (Gabby) Leo Hartnett catching for the Cubs and umpire William J.(?) Klem.
First game of the season (April 22, 1930): Photograph shows Frankie Frisch of St. Louis at bat, with Charles (Gabby) Leo Hartnett catching for the Cubs and umpire William J.(?) Klem.

The 1930 Chicago Cubs season was the 59th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 55th in the National League and the 15th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs were managed by Joe McCarthy and Rogers Hornsby for the final four games of the season. They finished in second place in Major League Baseball's National League with a record of 90–64. In the peak year of the lively ball era, the Cubs scored 998 runs, third most in the majors. Future Hall of Famers Kiki Cuyler, Gabby Hartnett, and Hack Wilson led the offense.

Regular season

Hack Wilson set a major league record for most RBIs in one season with 191.[1] Wilson's 1930 season was considered one of the best ever by a hitter. In addition to hitting 56 home runs, leading the league with 105 walks, and boasting a batting average of .356, he drove in 191 runs, a mark that remains one of the most untouchable MLB records. (For years, record books gave the total as 190, until research in 1999 showed that an RBI credited by an official scorer to Charlie Grimm actually belonged to Wilson.) He recorded that total without hitting a grand slam.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 92 62 0.597 53–24 39–38
Chicago Cubs 90 64 0.584 2 51–26 39–38
New York Giants 87 67 0.565 5 46–31 41–36
Brooklyn Robins 86 68 0.558 6 49–28 37–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 74 0.519 12 42–35 38–39
Boston Braves 70 84 0.455 22 39–38 31–46
Cincinnati Reds 59 95 0.383 33 37–40 22–55
Philadelphia Phillies 52 102 0.338 40 35–42 17–60

Record vs. opponents

1930 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13 5–17 13–9 11–11 14–8 10–12 8–14
Brooklyn 13–9 8–14 13–9 13–9 15–7 13–9 11–11
Chicago 17–5 14–8 11–11 10–12 16–6–2 11–11 11–11
Cincinnati 9–13 9–13 11–11 7–15 12–10 8–14 3–19
New York 11–11 9–13 12–10 15–7 16–6 14–8 10–12
Philadelphia 8–14 7–15 6–16–2 10–12 6–16 9–13 6–16
Pittsburgh 12–10 9–13 11–11 14–8 8–14 13–9 13–9
St. Louis 14–8 11–11 11–11 19–3 12–10 16–6 9–13


Roster

1930 Chicago Cubs
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Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 141 508 172 .339 37 122
1B Charlie Grimm 114 429 124 .289 6 66
2B Footsie Blair 134 578 158 .273 6 59
3B Woody English 156 638 214 .335 14 59
SS Clyde Beck 83 244 52 .213 6 34
OF Riggs Stephenson 109 341 125 .367 5 68
OF Kiki Cuyler 156 642 228 .355 13 134
OF Hack Wilson 155 585 208 .356 56 191

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
Les Bell 74 248 69 .278 5 47
Danny Taylor 74 219 62 .283 2 37
High Pockets Kelly 39 166 55 .331 3 19
Cliff Heathcote 70 150 39 .260 9 18
Doc Farrell 46 113 33 .292 1 16
Rogers Hornsby 42 104 32 .308 2 18
Zack Taylor 32 95 22 .232 1 11
Chick Tolson 13 20 6 .300 0 1

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
Pat Malone 45 271.2 20 9 3.14 142
Charlie Root 37 220.1 16 14 4.33 124
Sheriff Blake 34 186.2 10 14 4.82 80
Hal Carlson 8 51.2 4 2 5.05 14

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
Guy Bush 46 225 15 10 6.20 75
Bud Teachout 40 153 11 4 4.06 59
Bob Osborn 35 126.2 10 6 4.97 42
Hal Carlson 8 51.2 4 2 5.05 14
Jesse Petty 9 39.1 1 3 2.97 18

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
Lynn Nelson 37 3 2 0 5.09 29
Al Shealy 24 0 0 0 8.00 14
Mal Moss 12 0 0 1 6.27 4
Bill McAfee 2 0 0 0 0.00 0
Lon Warneke 1 0 0 0 33.75 0

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

Kiki Cuyler

Woody English

Gabby Hartnett

Pat Malone

Charlie Root

Hack Wilson

Farm system

See also: Minor league baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Reading Keys International League Harry Hinchman and Bob Jones
AA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Jack Lelivelt

[2]

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats21.shtml
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

References