1943 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, Dick Enroth)
WJJD
(Bert Wilson, Pat Flanagan)
WCFL
(Hal Totten)
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The 1943 Chicago Cubs season was the 72nd season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 68th in the National League and the 28th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fifth in the National League with a record of 74–79.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 105 49 0.682 58–21 47–28
Cincinnati Reds 87 67 0.565 18 48–29 39–38
Brooklyn Dodgers 81 72 0.529 23½ 46–31 35–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 74 0.519 25 47–30 33–44
Chicago Cubs 74 79 0.484 30½ 36–38 38–41
Boston Braves 68 85 0.444 36½ 38–39 30–46
Philadelphia Phillies 64 90 0.416 41 33–43 31–47
New York Giants 55 98 0.359 49½ 34–43 21–55

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 12–9 8–14 11–11 11–11 11–11 12–10 3–19
Brooklyn 9–12 10–12 13–9 14–8 17–5 11–11 7–15
Chicago 14–8 12–10 9–13 12–9–1 10–12 8–14 9–13
Cincinnati 11–11 9–13 13–9 16–6–1 19–3 9–13 10–12
New York 11–11 8–14 9–12–1 6–16–1 8–14–1 9–13 4–18
Philadelphia 11–11 5–17 12–10 3–19 14–8–1 10–12–1 9–13–1
Pittsburgh 10–12 11–11 14–8 13–9 13–9 12–10–1 7–15–2
St. Louis 19–3 15–7 13–9 12–10 18–4 13–9–1 15–7–2


Roster

1943 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 87 266 63 .237 2 23
1B Phil Cavarretta 143 530 154 .291 8 73
2B Eddie Stanky 142 510 125 .245 0 47
SS Lennie Merullo 129 453 115 .254 1 25
3B Stan Hack 144 533 154 .289 3 35
OF Peanuts Lowrey 130 480 140 .292 1 63
OF Bill Nicholson 154 608 188 .309 29 128
OF Lou Novikoff 78 233 65 .279 0 28

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
Ival Goodman 80 225 72 .320 3 45
Dom Dallessandro 87 176 39 .222 1 31
Chico Hernández 43 126 34 .270 0 9
Stu Martin 64 118 26 .220 0 5
Mickey Livingston 36 111 29 .261 4 16
Heinz Becker 24 69 10 .145 0 2
Andy Pafko 13 58 22 .379 0 10
Ed Sauer 14 55 15 .273 0 9
Bill Schuster 13 51 15 .294 0 0
Al Todd 21 45 6 .133 0 1
Don Johnson 10 42 8 .190 0 1
Whitey Platt 20 41 7 .171 0 2
Pete Elko 9 30 4 .133 0 0
Johnny Ostrowski 10 29 6 .207 0 3
Charlie Gilbert 8 20 3 .150 0 0
Billy Holm 7 15 1 .067 0 0
Mickey Kreitner 3 8 3 .375 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 35 257.0 15 12 2.91 93
Hi Bithorn 39 249.2 18 12 2.60 86
Paul Derringer 32 174.0 10 14 3.57 75
Bill Lee 13 78.1 3 7 3.56 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
Hank Wyse 38 156.0 9 7 2.94 45
Ed Hanyzewski 33 130.0 8 7 2.56 55
Lon Warneke 21 88.1 4 5 3.16 30
Ray Prim 29 60.0 4 3 2.55 27
Dick Barrett 15 45.0 0 4 4.80 20
Paul Erickson 15 42.2 1 3 6.12 24
Walter Signer 4 25.0 2 1 2.88 5
Dale Alderson 4 14.0 0 1 6.43 4

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
John Burrows 23 0 2 2 3.86 18
Bill Fleming 11 0 1 0 6.40 12
Jake Mooty 2 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system

See also: Minor league baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Bill Sweeney
B Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League Milt Stock
D Erwin Aces Appalachian League Jim Poole
D Lockport Cubs PONY League Roy Johnson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Erwin[1]

Notes

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

References