1940 Chicago Cubs
LeagueNational League
BallparkWrigley Field
CityChicago
OwnersPhilip K. Wrigley
General managersJames T. Gallagher
ManagersGabby Hartnett
RadioWGN
(Bob Elson, Jack Brickhouse)
WBBM
(John Harrington, Pat Flanagan)
WJJD
(Charlie Grimm, Lew Fonseca)
WCFL
(Hal Totten, Jimmy Dudley)
← 1939 Seasons 1941 →

The 1940 Chicago Cubs season was the 69th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 65th in the National League and the 25th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fifth in the National League with a record of 75–79.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 100 53 0.654 55–21 45–32
Brooklyn Dodgers 88 65 0.575 12 41–37 47–28
St. Louis Cardinals 84 69 0.549 16 41–36 43–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 0.506 22½ 40–34 38–42
Chicago Cubs 75 79 0.487 25½ 40–37 35–42
New York Giants 72 80 0.474 27½ 33–43 39–37
Boston Bees 65 87 0.428 34½ 35–40 30–47
Philadelphia Phillies 50 103 0.327 50 24–55 26–48

Record vs. opponents


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


Roster

1940 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 Al Todd 104 381 97 .255 6 42
1B Phil Cavarretta 65 193 54 .280 2 22
2B Billy Herman 135 558 163 .292 5 57
SS Bobby Mattick 128 441 96 .218 0 33
3B Stan Hack 149 603 191 .317 8 40
OF Bill Nicholson 135 491 146 .297 25 98
OF Jim Gleeson 129 485 152 .313 5 61
OF Hank Leiber 117 440 133 .302 17 86

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
Dom Dallessandro 107 287 77 .268 1 36
Rip Russell 68 215 53 .247 5 33
Augie Galan 68 209 48 .230 3 22
Zeke Bonura 49 182 48 .264 4 20
Rabbit Warstler 45 159 36 .226 1 18
Rip Collins 47 120 25 .208 1 14
Gabby Hartnett 37 64 17 .266 1 12
Billy Rogell 33 59 8 .136 1 3
Clyde McCullough 9 26 4 .154 0 1
Bobby Sturgeon 7 21 4 .190 0 2

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
Claude Passeau 46 280.2 20 13 2.50 124
Larry French 40 246.0 14 14 3.29 107
Bill Lee 37 211.1 9 17 5.03 70
Dizzy Dean 10 54.0 3 3 5.17 18

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
Vern Olsen 34 172.2 13 9 2.97 71
Ken Raffensberger 43 114.2 7 9 3.38 55
Jake Mooty 20 114.0 6 6 2.92 42
Charlie Root 36 112.0 2 4 3.86 50

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
Vance Page 30 1 3 2 4.42 22
Clay Bryant 8 0 1 0 4.78 5
Julio Bonetti 1 0 0 0 20.25 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Jigger Statz
A1 Tulsa Oilers Texas League Roy Johnson
B Moline Plowboys Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Mike Gazella
C St. Joseph Saints Western Association Keith Frazier
D Greeneville Burley Cubs Appalachian League Sam Alexander and Hubert Stolper

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: St. Joseph[2]

Notes

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

References