1941 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)James T. Gallagher
Manager(s)Jimmie Wilson
Local radioWGN
(Bob Elson)
WJJD
(Alan Hale, Pat Flanagan)
WCFL
(Hal Totten, Jimmy Dudley)
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The 1941 Chicago Cubs season was the 70th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 66th in the National League and the 26th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished sixth in the National League with a record of 70–84.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 100 54 0.649 52–25 48–29
St. Louis Cardinals 97 56 0.634 53–24 44–32
Cincinnati Reds 88 66 0.571 12 45–34 43–32
Pittsburgh Pirates 81 73 0.526 19 45–32 36–41
New York Giants 74 79 0.484 25½ 38–39 36–40
Chicago Cubs 70 84 0.455 30 38–39 32–45
Boston Braves 62 92 0.403 38 32–44 30–48
Philadelphia Phillies 43 111 0.279 57 23–52 20–59

Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1941 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 Clyde McCullough 125 418 95 .227 9 53
1B Babe Dahlgren 99 359 101 .281 16 59
2B Lou Stringer 145 512 126 .246 5 53
SS Bobby Sturgeon 129 433 106 .245 0 25
3B Stan Hack 151 586 186 .317 7 45
OF Bill Nicholson 147 532 135 .254 26 98
OF Phil Cavarretta 107 346 99 .286 6 40
OF Dom Dallessandro 140 486 132 .272 6 85

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
Lou Novikoff 62 203 49 .241 5 24
Hank Leiber 53 162 35 .216 7 25
Bob Scheffing 51 132 32 .242 1 20
Augie Galan 65 120 25 .208 1 13
Johnny Hudson 50 99 20 .202 0 6
Charlie Gilbert 39 86 24 .279 0 12
Barney Olsen 24 73 21 .288 1 4
Greek George 35 64 10 .156 0 6
Billy Myers 24 63 14 .222 1 4
Billy Herman 11 36 7 .194 0 0
Eddie Waitkus 12 28 5 .179 0 0
Lennie Merullo 7 17 6 .353 0 1
Rip Russell 6 17 5 .294 0 1
Frank Jelincich 4 8 1 .125 0 2
Al Todd 6 6 1 .167 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
Claude Passeau 34 231.0 14 14 3.35 80
Bill Lee 28 167.1 8 14 3.76 62
Larry French 26 138.0 5 14 4.63 60
Charlie Root 19 106.2 8 7 5.40 46
Russ Meers 1 8.0 0 1 1.13 5
Dizzy Dean 1 1.0 0 0 18.00 1

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 37 185.2 10 8 3.15 73
Jake Mooty 33 153.1 8 9 3.35 45
Paul Erickson 32 141.0 5 7 3.70 85
Vallie Eaves 12 58.2 3 3 3.53 24
Johnny Schmitz 5 20.2 2 0 1.31 11
Walt Lanfranconi 2 6.0 0 1 3.00 1

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
Tot Pressnell 29 5 3 1 3.09 27
Vance Page 25 2 2 1 4.28 17
Ken Raffensberger 10 0 1 0 4.50 5
Wimpy Quinn 3 0 0 0 7.20 0
Emil Kush 2 0 0 0 2.25 2
Hank Gornicki 1 0 0 0 4.50 2

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 Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League Don Curry
B Macon Peaches Sally League Milt Stock
C Bisbee Bees Arizona-Texas League Carl Dittmar
C Stockton Fliers California League Keith Frazier
C Zanesville Cubs Middle Atlantic League Jack Warner
C Muskogee Reds Western Association Jack Mealey
D Lake Charles Skippers Evangeline League Jim Lawrence
D Janesville Cubs Wisconsin State League Eddie Stumpf

[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Hank Gornicki page at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997