1917 Chicago Cubs season

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1917 Chicago Cubs
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Owner(s) Charles Weeghman
Manager(s) Fred Mitchell
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The 1917 Chicago Cubs season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the National League with a record of 74-80, 24 games behind the New York Giants.

Regular season[edit]

  • May 2, 1917: For the first, and to date only, time in major league history, a regulation nine innings was played at Wrigley Field (known in 1917 as Weeghman Park) without either team logging a hit. Fred Toney of the Cincinnati Reds and Hippo Vaughn of the Cubs dueled for 9 hitless innings. In the top of the tenth, Reds outfielder Jim Thorpe drove in the winning run in the 10th inning.[1] The Reds scored on a couple of hits after Vaughn had retired the first batter, while Toney continued to hold the Cubs hitless in the bottom of the inning, winning the game for the Reds.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 98 56 0.636 50–28 48–28
Philadelphia Phillies 87 65 0.572 10 46–29 41–36
St. Louis Cardinals 82 70 0.539 15 38–38 44–32
Cincinnati Reds 78 76 0.506 20 39–38 39–38
Chicago Cubs 74 80 0.481 24 35–42 39–38
Boston Braves 72 81 0.471 25½ 35–42 37–39
Brooklyn Robins 70 81 0.464 26½ 36–38 34–43
Pittsburgh Pirates 51 103 0.331 47 25–53 26–50


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1917 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Wilson, ArtArt Wilson 81 211 45 .213 2 25
2B Doyle, LarryLarry Doyle 135 476 121 .254 6 61

Other batters[edit]

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
Ruether, DutchDutch Ruether 31 44 12 .273 0 11
Leslie, RoyRoy Leslie 7 19 4 .211 0 1
Marriott, WilliamWilliam Marriott 3 6 0 .000 0 0
Wolfe, HarryHarry Wolfe 9 5 2 .400 0 1
Hunter, HerbHerb Hunter 3 3 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Vaughn, HippoHippo Vaughn 41 295.2 23 13 2.01 195
Douglas, PhilPhil Douglas 51 293.1 14 20 2.55 151
Demaree, AlAl Demaree 24 141.1 5 9 2.55 43

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hendrix, ClaudeClaude Hendrix 40 215 10 12 2.60 81
Carter, PaulPaul Carter 23 113.1 5 8 3.26 34
Aldridge, VicVic Aldridge 30 106.2 6 6 3.12 44
Prendergast, MikeMike Prendergast 35 99.1 3 6 3.35 43
Ruether, DutchDutch Ruether 10 36.1 2 0 2.48 3
Walker, RoyRoy Walker 2 7 0 1 3.86 4

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Packard, GeneGene Packard 2 0 0 0 10.80 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daley, Arthur. Baseball's 'Ten Greatest Moments', The New York Times, April 17, 1949, accessed April 23, 2007.
  2. ^ Fred Lear page at Baseball Reference

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