1955 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)Wid Matthews
Manager(s)Stan Hack
Local televisionWGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton)
Local radioWIND
(Bert Wilson, Jack Quinlan, Gene Elston, Vince Lloyd)
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The 1955 Chicago Cubs season was the 84th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 80th in the National League and the 40th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished sixth in the National League with a record of 72–81.


Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 98 55 0.641 56–21 42–34
Milwaukee Braves 85 69 0.552 13½ 46–31 39–38
New York Giants 80 74 0.519 18½ 44–35 36–39
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 0.500 21½ 46–31 31–46
Cincinnati Redlegs 75 79 0.487 23½ 46–31 29–48
Chicago Cubs 72 81 0.471 26 43–33 29–48
St. Louis Cardinals 68 86 0.442 30½ 41–36 27–50
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 94 0.390 38½ 36–39 24–55

Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1955 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 Harry Chiti 113 338 78 .231 11 41
1B Dee Fondy 150 574 152 .265 17 65
2B Gene Baker 154 609 163 .268 11 52
SS Ernie Banks 154 596 176 .295 44 117
3B Randy Jackson 138 499 132 .265 21 70
LF Hank Sauer 79 261 55 .211 12 28
CF Eddie Miksis 131 481 113 .235 9 41
RF Jim King 113 301 77 .256 11 45

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
Frank Baumholtz 105 280 81 .289 1 27
Bob Speake 95 261 57 .218 12 43
Jim Bolger 64 160 33 .206 0 7
Lloyd Merriman 72 145 31 .214 1 8
Walker Cooper 54 111 31 .279 7 15
Clyde McCullough 44 81 16 .198 0 10
Ted Tappe 23 50 13 .260 4 10
Gale Wade 9 33 6 .182 1 1
Jim Fanning 5 10 0 .000 0 0
Owen Friend 6 10 1 .100 0 0
Vern Morgan 7 7 1 .143 0 1
El Tappe 2 0 0 ---- 0 0
Al Lary 4 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
Sam Jones 36 241.2 14 20 4.10 198
Bob Rush 33 234.0 13 11 3.50 130
Warren Hacker 35 213.0 11 15 4.27 80
Paul Minner 22 157.2 9 9 3.48 53

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
Jim Davis 42 133.2 7 11 4.44 62
Howie Pollet 24 61.0 4 3 5.61 27
Hy Cohen 7 17.0 0 0 7.94 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
Hal Jeffcoat 50 8 6 6 2.95 32
Dave Hillman 25 0 0 0 5.31 23
Harry Perkowski 25 3 4 2 5.29 28
Bill Tremel 23 3 0 2 3.72 13
John André 22 0 1 1 5.80 19
Don Kaiser 11 0 0 0 5.40 11
Vicente Amor 4 0 1 0 4.50 3
Bubba Church 2 0 0 1 5.40 3
Bob Thorpe 2 0 0 0 3.00 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
Open Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Bill Sweeney, Jack Warner
and Bob Scheffing
A Macon Peaches Sally League Pepper Martin and Ivy Griffin
A Des Moines Bruins Western League Les Peden and Pepper Martin
B Burlington Bees Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Hal Meek
C Vicksburg Hill Billies Cotton States League Papa Williams
C Lafayette Oilers Evangeline League Lou Klein
C Magic Valley Cowboys Pioneer League Ed McDade
D Paris Lakers Mississippi–Ohio Valley League Dick Rigazio
D Gainesville Owls/Ponca City Cubs Sooner State League Ed Carnett

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lafayette, Magic Valley

Gainesville franchise transferred to Ponca City and renamed, May 19, 1955

Notes

  1. ^ Jim Bolger at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Ralph Kiner at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Jim King at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Duke Snider | The Baseball Page
  5. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 198, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  6. ^ Lloyd Merriman at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Owen Friend at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ George Altman at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ J. C. Hartman at Baseball-Reference

References