1929 Chicago Cubs season

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1929 Chicago Cubs
1929 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) William Wrigley, Jr.
Manager(s) Joe McCarthy
Local television none
Local radio WCFL
(John O'Hara, Pat Flanagan)
WGN
(Bob Elson)
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Rogers Hornsby, who was acquired from the Boston Braves in an offseason deal, had a career year, hitting .380. In the process, he hit 39 home runs and led the league with a .679 slugging percentage. The 156 runs scored by Hornsby in 1929 were the most by a right-handed batter in the National League during the 20th century. Hornsby collected his second Most Valuable Player award that year, and for the second time he won a National League pennant.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Chicago Cubs 98 54 -- .645
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 65 10.5 .575
New York Giants 84 67 13.5 .556
St. Louis Cardinals 78 74 20 .513
Philadelphia Phillies 71 82 27.5 .464
Brooklyn Robins 70 83 28.5 .458
Cincinnati Reds 66 88 33 .429
Boston Braves 56 98 43 .364

Roster[edit]

1929 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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 Taylor, ZackZack Taylor 64 215 59 .274 1 31
2B Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 156 602 229 .380 39 149
OF Stephenson, RiggsRiggs Stephenson 136 495 179 .362 17 110

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
González, MikeMike González 60 167 40 .240 0 18
Grace, EarlEarl Grace 27 80 20 .250 2 17
Moore, JohnnyJohnny Moore 37 63 18 .286 2 8

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
Blake, SheriffSheriff Blake 35 218.1 14 13 4.29 70
Grampp, HankHank Grampp 1 2 0 1 27.00 0

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
Bush, GuyGuy Bush 50 270.2 18 7 3.66 82
Carlson, HalHal Carlson 31 111.2 11 5 5.16 35

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
Cvengros, MikeMike Cvengros 32 5 4 2 4.64 23
Horne, TraderTrader Horne 11 1 1 0 5.59 3

1929 World Series[edit]

AL Philadelphia Athletics (4) vs. NL Chicago Cubs (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Philadelphia Athletics – 3, Chicago Cubs – 1 October 8 Wrigley Field 50,740
2 Philadelphia Athletics – 9, Chicago Cubs – 3 October 9 Wrigley Field 49,987
3 Chicago Cubs – 3, Philadelphia Athletics – 1 October 11 Shibe Park 29,921
4 Chicago Cubs – 8, Philadelphia Athletics – 10 October 12 Shibe Park 29,921
5 Chicago Cubs – 2, Philadelphia Athletics – 3 October 14 Shibe Park 29,921

Awards and honors[edit]

Records[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Marty Krug and Jack Lelivelt

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Cvengros page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Rogers Hornsby page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.91, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

External links[edit]

Preceded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1928
National League Championship Season
1929
Succeeded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1930