1939 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
Manager(s)Gabby Hartnett
Local radioWGN
(Bob Elson)
WBBM
(John Harrington, Pat Flanagan)
WJJD
(Charlie Grimm, Lew Fonseca)
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The 1939 Chicago Cubs season was the 68th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 64th in the National League and the 24th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fourth in the National League with a record of 84–70.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 97 57 0.630 55–25 42–32
St. Louis Cardinals 92 61 0.601 51–27 41–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 69 0.549 12½ 51–27 33–42
Chicago Cubs 84 70 0.545 13 44–34 40–36
New York Giants 77 74 0.510 18½ 41–33 36–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 68 85 0.444 28½ 35–42 33–43
Boston Bees 63 88 0.417 32½ 37–35 26–53
Philadelphia Phillies 45 106 0.298 50½ 29–44 16–62

Record vs. opponents


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


Roster

1939 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 97 306 85 .278 12 59
1B Rip Russell 143 542 148 .273 9 79
2B Billy Herman 156 623 191 .307 7 70
SS Dick Bartell 105 336 80 .238 3 34
3B Stan Hack 156 641 191 .298 8 56
OF Augie Galan 148 549 167 .304 6 71
OF Jim Gleeson 111 332 74 .223 4 45
OF Hank Leiber 112 365 113 .310 24 88

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
Carl Reynolds 88 281 69 .246 4 44
Gus Mancuso 80 251 58 .231 2 17
Bill Nicholson 58 220 65 .295 5 38
Bobby Mattick 51 178 51 .287 0 23
Joe Marty 23 76 10 .132 2 10
Phil Cavarretta 22 55 15 .273 0 0
Steve Mesner 17 43 12 .279 0 6
Bob Garbark 24 21 3 .143 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
Bill Lee 37 282.1 19 15 3.44 105
Claude Passeau 34 221.0 13 9 3.05 108
Dizzy Dean 19 96.1 6 4 3.36 27
Clay Bryant 4 31.1 2 1 5.74 9

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
Larry French 36 194.0 15 8 3.29 98
Charlie Root 35 167.1 8 8 4.03 65
Vance Page 27 139.1 7 7 3.88 43
Earl Whitehill 24 89.1 4 7 5.14 42
Gene Lillard 20 55.0 3 5 6.55 31
Kirby Higbe 9 22.2 2 1 3.18 16
Ray Harrell 4 17.1 0 2 8.31 5

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
Jack Russell 39 4 3 3 3.67 32
Vern Olsen 4 1 0 0 0.00 3

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Milwaukee Brewers American Association Mickey Heath
AA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Truck Hannah
B Bloomington Bloomers Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Merv Connelly
B Moline Plowboys Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Mike Gazella
C Hot Springs Bathers Cotton States League Spike Hunter
C St. Joseph Angels Western Association Goldie Holt
D Bisbee Bees Arizona–Texas League Carl Dittmar
D Hopkinsville Hoppers KITTY League Harry Griswold
D Eau Claire Bears Northern League Ivy Griffin
D Sioux Falls Canaries Western League Ralph Brandon

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Notes

  1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

References