1947 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)James T. Gallagher
Manager(s)Charlie Grimm
Local televisionWBKB
(Jack Brickhouse, Joe Wilson)
Local radioWIND
(Bert Wilson)
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The 1947 Chicago Cubs season was the 76th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 72nd in the National League and the 32nd at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished sixth in the National League with a record of 69–85.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 94 60 0.610 52–25 42–35
St. Louis Cardinals 89 65 0.578 5 46–31 43–34
Boston Braves 86 68 0.558 8 50–27 36–41
New York Giants 81 73 0.526 13 45–31 36–42
Cincinnati Reds 73 81 0.474 21 42–35 31–46
Chicago Cubs 69 85 0.448 25 36–43 33–42
Philadelphia Phillies 62 92 0.403 32 38–38 24–54
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 0.403 32 32–45 30–47

Record vs. opponents


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


Roster

1947 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 Bob Scheffing 110 363 96 .264 5 50
1B Eddie Waitkus 130 514 150 .292 2 35
2B Don Johnson 120 402 104 .259 3 26
SS Lennie Merullo 108 373 90 .241 0 29
3B Peanuts Lowrey 115 448 126 .281 5 37
OF Andy Pafko 129 513 155 .302 13 66
OF Bill Nicholson 148 487 119 .244 26 75
OF Phil Cavarretta 127 459 144 .314 2 63

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
Stan Hack 76 240 65 .271 0 12
Clyde McCullough 86 234 59 .252 3 30
Bobby Sturgeon 87 232 59 .254 0 21
Cliff Aberson 47 140 39 .279 4 20
Marv Rickert 71 137 20 .146 2 15
Dom Dallessandro 66 115 33 .287 1 14
Ray Mack 21 78 17 .218 2 12
Lonny Frey 24 43 9 .209 0 3
Billy Jurges 14 40 8 .200 1 2
Mickey Livingston 19 33 7 .212 0 3
Sal Madrid 8 24 3 .125 0 1
Hank Schenz 7 14 1 .071 0 0
Dewey Williams 3 2 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 38 207.0 13 18 3.22 97
Doyle Lade 34 187.1 11 10 3.94 62
Ralph Hamner 3 25.0 1 2 2.82 14
Ox Miller 4 16.0 1 2 10.13 7
Freddy Schmidt 1 3.0 0 0 9.00 0

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 Borowy 40 183.0 8 12 4.38 75
Paul Erickson 40 174.0 7 12 4.34 82
Hank Wyse 37 142.0 6 9 4.31 53
Bob Chipman 32 134.2 7 6 3.68 51
Claude Passeau 19 63.1 2 6 6.25 26
Bob Carpenter 4 7.1 0 1 4.91 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
Emil Kush 47 8 3 5 3.36 44
Russ Meers 35 2 0 0 4.48 28
Russ Meyer 23 3 2 0 3.40 22
Bill Lee 14 0 2 0 4.50 9

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Bill Kelly
AA Nashville Vols Southern Association Larry Gilbert
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League Gus Mancuso
A Macon Peaches Sally League Ray Hayworth
A Des Moines Bruins Western League Jim Keesey
B Davenport Cubs Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Dickey Kerr and Morrie Arnovich
B Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League Gene Hasson
B Fayetteville Cubs Tri-State League Clyde McDowell
B Tacoma Tigers Western International League Luther Harvel
C Visalia Cubs California League John Intlekofer
C Clinton Cubs Central Association Bob Peterson
C Sioux Falls Canaries Northern League Jim Oglesby
C Hutchinson Cubs Western Association Morrie Arnovich and Dickey Kerr
D Elizabethton Betsy Cubs Appalachian League Lou Bekeza
D Centralia Cubs Illinois State League Chuck Hawley
D Iola Cubs Kansas–Oklahoma–Missouri League Al Reitz
D Lumberton Cubs Tobacco State League Red Lucas
D Janesville Bears Wisconsin State League Frankie Piet

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Los Angeles, Clinton, Sioux Falls[3]

References

  1. ^ Jim Brosnan page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p. 141, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997