1942 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
(Jack Brickhouse)
WJJD
(Pat Flanagan, Jack L. Fitzpatrick)
WCFL
(Hal Totten)
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The 1942 Chicago Cubs season was the 71st season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 67th in the National League and the 27th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished sixth in the National League with a record of 68–86.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 106 48 0.688 60–17 46–31
Brooklyn Dodgers 104 50 0.675 2 57–22 47–28
New York Giants 85 67 0.559 20 47–31 38–36
Cincinnati Reds 76 76 0.500 29 38–39 38–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 81 0.449 36½ 41–34 25–47
Chicago Cubs 68 86 0.442 38 36–41 32–45
Boston Braves 59 89 0.399 44 33–36 26–53
Philadelphia Phillies 42 109 0.278 62½ 23–51 19–58

Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1942 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 Clyde McCullough 109 337 95 .282 5 31
1B Jimmie Foxx 70 205 42 .205 3 19
2B Lou Stringer 121 406 96 .236 9 41
3B Stan Hack 140 553 166 .300 6 39
SS Lennie Merullo 143 515 132 .256 2 37
OF Bill Nicholson 152 588 173 .294 21 78
OF Phil Cavarretta 136 482 130 .270 3 54
OF Lou Novikoff 128 483 145 .300 7 64

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
Rip Russell 102 302 73 .242 8 41
Dom Dallessandro 96 264 69 .261 4 43
Charlie Gilbert 74 179 33 .184 0 7
Bobby Sturgeon 63 162 40 .247 0 7
Chico Hernández 47 118 27 .229 0 7
Bob Scheffing 44 102 20 .196 2 12
Peanuts Lowrey 27 58 11 .190 1 4
Babe Dahlgren 17 56 12 .214 0 6
Cy Block 9 33 12 .364 0 4
Marv Rickert 8 26 7 .269 0 1
Paul Gillespie 5 16 4 .250 2 4
Whitey Platt 4 16 1 .063 0 2
Marv Felderman 3 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 35 278.1 19 14 2.68 89
Bill Lee 32 219.2 13 13 3.85 75
Lon Warneke 15 99.0 5 7 2.27 28
Hank Wyse 4 28.0 2 1 1.93 8

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
Hi Bithorn 38 171.1 9 14 3.68 65
Vern Olsen 32 140.1 6 9 4.49 46
Bill Fleming 33 134.1 5 6 3.01 59
Johnny Schmitz 23 86.2 3 7 3.43 51
Jake Mooty 19 84.1 2 5 4.70 28
Paul Erickson 18 63.0 1 6 5.43 26
Ed Hanyzewski 6 19.0 1 1 3.79 6

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 27 1 1 4 5.49 9
Dick Errickson 13 1 1 0 4.13 9
Jesse Flores 4 0 1 0 3.38 6
Vallie Eaves 2 0 0 0 9.00 0
Joe Berry 2 0 0 0 18.00 1
Emil Kush 1 0 0 0 0.00 1
Bob Bowman 1 0 0 0 0.00 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 Madison Blues Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Wally Millies
B Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League Tony Lazzeri
B Macon Peaches Sally League Milt Stock
B Vancouver Capilanos Western International League Don Osborn
C Zanesville Cubs Middle Atlantic League Jack Warner
D Lake Charles Skippers Evangeline League Joe Bratcher
D Americus Pioneers Georgia–Florida League Jerome Tiemann
D Ashland Colonels Mountain State League Eddie Hock
D Janesville Cubs Wisconsin State League Eddie Stumpf

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Macon, Vancouver, Ashland

Evangeline League folded, May 30, 1942[2]

Notes

  1. ^ Jimmie Foxx 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