1931 Chicago Cubs
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Owner(s)William Wrigley Jr.
Manager(s)Rogers Hornsby
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(Johnny O'Hara)
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(Bob Elson)
WBBM
(Pat Flanagan)
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(Hal Totten)
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The 1931 Chicago Cubs season was the 60th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 56th in the National League and the 16th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished third in the National League with a record of 84–70, 17 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

Offseason

Regular season

1931 was one of player-manager Rogers Hornsby's last productive seasons. He managed to drive in 90 runs and collect 37 doubles in only 100 games, while batting for an average of .331. He led the league in on-base percentage (.421) for the ninth and last time in his career.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 101 53 0.656 54–24 47–29
New York Giants 87 65 0.572 13 50–27 37–38
Chicago Cubs 84 70 0.545 17 50–27 34–43
Brooklyn Robins 79 73 0.520 21 46–29 33–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 79 0.487 26 44–33 31–46
Philadelphia Phillies 66 88 0.429 35 40–36 26–52
Boston Braves 64 90 0.416 37 36–41 28–49
Cincinnati Reds 58 96 0.377 43 38–39 20–57

Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1931 Chicago Cubs
Roster
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 116 380 107 .282 8 70
1B Charlie Grimm 146 531 176 .331 4 66
2B Rogers Hornsby 100 357 118 .331 16 90
SS Woody English 156 634 202 .319 2 53
3B Les Bell 75 252 71 .282 4 32
OF Danny Taylor 88 270 81 .300 5 41
OF Kiki Cuyler 154 613 202 .330 9 88
OF Hack Wilson 112 395 103 .261 13 61

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
Bill Jurges 88 293 59 .201 0 23
Riggs Stephenson 80 263 84 .319 1 52
Footsie Blair 86 240 62 .258 3 29
Vince Barton 66 239 57 .238 13 50
Rollie Hemsley 66 204 63 .309 3 31
Johnny Moore 39 104 25 .240 2 16
Billy Herman 25 98 32 .327 0 16
Jimmy Adair 18 76 21 .276 0 3
Mike Kreevich 5 12 2 .167 0 0
Earl Grace 7 9 1 .111 0 1
Zack Taylor 8 4 1 .250 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
Charlie Root 39 251.0 17 14 3.48 131
Bob Smith 36 240.1 15 12 3.22 63
Pat Malone 36 228.1 16 9 3.90 112

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 39 180.1 16 8 4.49 54
Les Sweetland 26 130.1 8 7 5.04 32
Ed Baecht 22 67.0 2 4 3.76 34
Lon Warneke 20 64.1 2 4 3.22 27
Sheriff Blake 16 50.0 0 4 5.22 29
Johnny Welch 8 33.2 2 1 3.74 7

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
Jakie May 31 5 5 2 3.87 38
Bud Teachout 27 1 2 0 5.72 14

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Jack Lelivelt
D Bisbee Bees Arizona–Texas League Roy Johnson

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References

  1. ^ Bob Smith page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Earl Grace page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007