1949 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)James T. Gallagher
Manager(s)Charlie Grimm, Frankie Frisch
Local televisionWGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton)
WBKB
(Joe Wilson)
WENR
(Bill Brundige, Rogers Hornsby)
Local radioWIND
(Bert Wilson)
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The 1949 Chicago Cubs season was the 78th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 74th in the National League and the 34th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished eighth and last in the National League with a record of 61–93.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 57 0.630 48–29 49–28
St. Louis Cardinals 96 58 0.623 1 51–26 45–32
Philadelphia Phillies 81 73 0.526 16 40–37 41–36
Boston Braves 75 79 0.487 22 43–34 32–45
New York Giants 73 81 0.474 24 43–34 30–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 71 83 0.461 26 36–41 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 62 92 0.403 35 35–42 27–50
Chicago Cubs 61 93 0.396 36 33–44 28–49

Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1949 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 Mickey Owen 62 198 54 .273 2 18
1B Herman Reich 108 386 108 .280 3 34
2B Emil Verban 98 343 99 .289 0 22
SS Roy Smalley 135 477 117 .245 8 35
3B Frankie Gustine 76 261 59 .226 4 27
OF Hal Jeffcoat 108 363 89 .245 2 26
OF Andy Pafko 144 519 146 .281 18 69
OF Hank Sauer 96 357 104 .291 27 83

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
Phil Cavarretta 105 360 106 .294 8 49
Bob Ramazzotti 65 190 34 .179 0 6
Hank Edwards 58 176 51 .290 7 21
Rube Walker 56 172 42 .244 3 22
Frank Baumholtz 58 164 37 .226 1 15
Harry Walker 42 159 42 .264 1 14
Gene Mauch 72 150 37 .247 1 7
Bob Scheffing 55 149 40 .268 3 19
Wayne Terwilliger 36 112 25 .223 2 10
Peanuts Lowrey 38 111 30 .270 2 10
Rube Novotney 22 67 18 .269 0 6
Smokey Burgess 46 56 15 .268 1 12
Bill Serena 12 37 8 .216 1 7
Hank Schenz 7 14 6 .429 0 1
Clarence Maddern 10 9 3 .333 1 2
Cliff Aberson 4 7 0 .000 0 0
Jim Kirby 3 2 1 .500 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 36 207.0 11 13 4.35 75
Bob Rush 35 201.0 10 18 4.07 80
Dutch Leonard 33 180.0 7 16 4.15 83

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
Monk Dubiel 32 147.2 6 9 4.14 52
Doyle Lade 36 129.2 4 5 5.00 43
Warren Hacker 30 125.2 5 8 4.23 40
Bob Chipman 38 113.1 7 8 3.97 46
Dewey Adkins 30 82.1 2 4 5.68 43
Cal McLish 8 23.0 1 1 5.87 6
Ralph Hamner 6 12.1 0 2 8.76 3
Lefty Sloat 5 9.0 0 0 7.00 3

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
Bob Muncrief 34 5 6 2 4.56 36
Emil Kush 26 3 3 2 3.78 22
Jess Dobernic 4 0 0 0 20.25 0
Mort Cooper 1 0 0 0 inf 0

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 Rollie Hemsley
A Macon Peaches Sally League Don Osborn
A Des Moines Bruins Western League Stan Hack
B Decatur Cubs Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Morrie Arnovich
B Springfield Cubs New England League Bob Peterson
B Selma Cloverleafs Southeastern League Leo Twardy and Joseph Szuch
C Visalia Cubs California League Red Treadway, Jigger Statz
and Claude Passeau
C Clinton Steers Central Association Adolph Matulis and Joseph Blake
C Sioux Falls Canaries Northern League Irvin Fortune and Lee Eilbracht
D St. Augustine Saints Florida State League Frankie Piet
D Carthage Cubs Kansas–Oklahoma–Missouri League Donald Anderson
D Lumberton Cubs Tobacco State League Red Lucas and Jim Guinn
D Rutherford County Owls Western Carolina League Sam Gibson and Halley Wilson
D Janesville Cubs Wisconsin State League Jim Oglesby, Mike Frederick
and Adolph Matulis

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Nashville, Macon, Rutherford County

References