1952 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)Wid Matthews
Manager(s)Phil Cavarretta
Local televisionWGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton)
Local radioWIND
(Bert Wilson, Bud Campbell)
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The 1952 Chicago Cubs season was the 81st season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 77th in the National League and the 37th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fifth in the National League with a record of 77–77. Starting from this season, WGN was the exclusive television broadcast partner of the Cubs franchise with the transfer of WBKB ownership to CBS.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 57 0.627 45–33 51–24
New York Giants 92 62 0.597 50–27 42–35
St. Louis Cardinals 88 66 0.571 48–29 40–37
Philadelphia Phillies 87 67 0.565 47–29 40–38
Chicago Cubs 77 77 0.500 19½ 42–35 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 69 85 0.448 27½ 38–39 31–46
Boston Braves 64 89 0.418 32 31–45 33–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 42 112 0.273 54½ 23–54 19–58

Record vs. opponents


Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

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


Notable transactions

Roster

1952 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 Toby Atwell 107 362 105 .290 2 31
1B Dee Fondy 145 554 166 .300 10 67
2B Eddie Miksis 93 383 89 .232 2 19
SS Roy Smalley 87 261 58 .222 5 30
3B Randy Jackson 116 379 88 .232 9 34
OF Hal Jeffcoat 102 297 65 .219 4 30
OF Frank Baumholtz 103 409 133 .325 4 35
OF Hank Sauer 151 567 153 .270 37 121

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 Serena 122 390 107 .274 15 61
Bob Addis 93 292 86 .295 1 20
Gene Hermanski 99 275 70 .255 4 34
Tommy Brown 61 200 64 .320 3 24
Bob Ramazzotti 50 183 52 .284 1 12
Harry Chiti 32 113 31 .274 5 13
Bruce Edwards 50 94 23 .245 1 12
Phil Cavarretta 41 63 15 .238 1 8
Johnny Pramesa 22 46 13 .283 1 5
Leon Brinkopf 9 22 4 .182 0 2
Bud Hardin 3 7 1 .143 0 0
Ron Northey 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Bob Usher 1 0 0 ---- 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
Bob Rush 34 250.1 17 13 2.70 157
Johnny Klippstein 41 202.2 9 14 4.44 110
Warren Hacker 33 185.0 15 9 2.58 84
Paul Minner 28 180.2 14 9 3.74 61

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
Turk Lown 33 156.2 4 11 4.37 73
Bob Kelly 31 125.1 4 9 3.59 50
Willie Ramsdell 19 67.0 2 3 2.42 30
Joe Hatten 13 50.1 4 4 6.08 15

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
Dutch Leonard 45 2 2 11 2.16 37
Bob Schultz 29 6 3 0 4.01 31
Dick Manville 11 0 0 0 7.94 6
Vern Fear 4 0 0 0 7.88 4
Cal Howe 1 0 0 0 0.00 2
Monk Dubiel 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
Open Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Stan Hack
AAA Springfield Cubs International League Bill Kelly
A Macon Peaches Sally League Ed Hartness
A Des Moines Bruins Western League Harry Strohm
B Greensboro Patriots Carolina League Kemp Wicker
C Visalia Cubs California League Larry Barton, Sr.
C Sioux Falls Canaries Northern League Al Kubski
C Topeka Owls Western Association Adolph Matulis and Jack Dean
D Blackwell Broncos Kansas–Oklahoma–Missouri League Al Reitz
D Hickory Rebels Western Carolina League Norm Small, Ed Yount
and Charlie Bowles
D Janesville Cubs Wisconsin State League Harry Bright

Awards and honors

Notes

  1. ^ Smoky Burgess at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b Grant Dunlap at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Footer Johnson at Baseball Reference

References