1946 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)James T. Gallagher
Manager(s)Charlie Grimm
Local radioWIND
(Bert Wilson)
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The 1946 Chicago Cubs season was the 75th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 71st in the National League and the 31st at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished third in the National League with a record of 82–71.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 98 58 0.628 49–29 49–29
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 60 0.615 2 56–22 40–38
Chicago Cubs 82 71 0.536 14½ 44–33 38–38
Boston Braves 81 72 0.529 15½ 45–31 36–41
Philadelphia Phillies 69 85 0.448 28 41–36 28–49
Cincinnati Reds 67 87 0.435 30 35–42 32–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 63 91 0.409 34 37–40 26–51
New York Giants 61 93 0.396 36 38–39 23–54

Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1946 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 95 307 88 .287 4 34
1B Eddie Waitkus 113 441 134 .304 4 55
2B Don Johnson 83 314 76 .242 1 19
SS Billy Jurges 82 221 49 .222 0 17
3B Stan Hack 92 323 92 .285 0 26
OF Peanuts Lowrey 144 540 139 .257 4 54
OF Marv Rickert 111 392 103 .263 7 47
OF Phil Cavarretta 139 510 150 .294 8 78

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
Bill Nicholson 105 296 65 .220 8 41
Bobby Sturgeon 100 294 87 .296 1 21
Andy Pafko 65 234 66 .282 3 39
Lou Stringer 80 209 51 .244 3 19
Mickey Livingston 66 176 45 .256 2 20
Johnny Ostrowski 64 160 34 .213 3 12
Lennie Merullo 65 126 19 .151 0 7
Bob Scheffing 63 115 32 .278 0 18
Dom Dallessandro 65 89 20 .225 1 9
Frank Secory 33 43 10 .233 3 12
Cy Block 6 13 3 .231 0 0
Charlie Gilbert 15 13 1 .077 0 1
Hank Schenz 6 11 2 .182 0 1
Al Glossop 4 10 0 .000 0 0
Heinz Becker 9 7 2 .286 0 1
Cecil Garriott 6 5 0 .000 0 0
Dewey Williams 4 5 1 .200 0 0
Ted Pawelek 4 4 1 .250 0 0
Clarence Maddern 3 3 0 .000 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
Johnny Schmitz 41 224.1 11 11 2.61 135
Hank Wyse 40 201.1 14 12 2.68 52
Hank Borowy 32 201.0 12 10 3.76 95
Claude Passeau 21 129.1 9 8 3.13 47

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
Paul Erickson 32 137.0 9 7 2.43 70
Emil Kush 40 129.2 9 2 3.05 50
Bob Chipman 34 109.1 6 5 3.13 42
Hi Bithorn 26 86.2 6 5 3.84 34
Russ Meyer 4 17.0 0 0 3.18 10
Doyle Lade 3 15.1 0 2 4.11 8
Russ Meers 7 11.1 1 2 3.18 2
Hal Manders 2 6.0 0 1 9.00 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
Russ Bauers 15 2 1 1 3.53 22
Bill Fleming 14 0 1 0 6.14 10
Ray Prim 14 2 3 1 5.79 10
Red Adams 8 0 1 0 8.25 8
Vern Olsen 5 0 0 0 2.79 8
Ed Hanyzewski 3 1 0 0 4.50 1
Emmett O'Neill 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Bill Sweeney
AA Nashville Vols Southern Association Larry Gilbert
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League Gus Mancuso
A Macon Peaches Sally League Al Leitz and Bobby LaMotte
B Davenport Cubs Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Bill Kelly
B Hagerstown Owls Interstate League Bunny Griffiths
B Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League Gene Hasson and Ace Parker
B Shelby Cubs Tri-State League Clyde McDowell
B Tacoma Tigers Western International League Red Harvel
C Visalia Cubs California League Bobby Schang and Pete Beiden
C Quebec Alouettes Canadian–American League Joe Sugrue, Tim Murchison and John Intlekofer
C Hutchinson Cubs Western Association Dickey Kerr
D Elizabethton Betsy Cubs Appalachian League Lou Bekeza
D Fayetteville Cubs Coastal Plain League John Intlekofer and Donald Anderson
D Iola Cubs Kansas–Oklahoma–Missouri League Al Reitz
D Hopkinsville Hoppers KITTY League Calvin Chapman
D Statesville Cubs North Carolina State League Halley Wilson
D Janesville Bears Wisconsin State League Quinto Valentino

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Hutchinson; LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Iola[3]

References

  1. ^ Hal Jeffcoat page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Mickey Rocco page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997