1930 Chicago Cubs season

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1930 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) William Wrigley, Jr.
Manager(s) Joe McCarthy, Rogers Hornsby
Local television none
Local radio WCFL
(John O'Hara)
WGN
(Bob Elson)
WBBM
WMAQ
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The 1930 Chicago Cubs season was the 58th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 55th in the National League and the 15th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished second in the National League with a record of 90–64. In the peak year of the lively ball era, the Cubs scored 998 runs, third most in the majors. Future Hall of Famers Kiki Cuyler, Gabby Hartnett, and Hack Wilson led the offense.

Regular season[edit]

Hack Wilson set a major league for most RBIs in one season with 191.[1] Wilson's 1930 season was considered one of the best ever by a hitter. In addition to hitting 56 home runs, leading the league with 105 walks, and boasting a batting average of .356, he drove in 191 runs, a mark that remains one of the most untouchable MLB records. (For years, record books gave the total as 190, until research in 1999 showed that an RBI credited by an official scorer to Charlie Grimm actually belonged to Wilson.) He recorded that total without hitting a grand slam.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 92 62 -- .597
Chicago Cubs 90 64 2 .584
New York Giants 87 67 5 .565
Brooklyn Robins 86 68 6 .558
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 74 12 .519
Boston Braves 70 84 22 .455
Cincinnati Reds 59 95 33 .383
Philadelphia Phillies 52 102 40 .338

Roster[edit]

1930 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 Hartnett, GabbyGabby Hartnett 141 508 172 .339 37 122
1B Grimm, CharlieCharlie Grimm 114 429 124 .289 6 66
2B Blair, FootsieFootsie Blair 134 578 158 .273 6 59
3B English, WoodyWoody English 156 638 214 .335 14 59
SS Beck, ClydeClyde Beck 83 244 52 .213 6 34
OF Stephenson, RiggsRiggs Stephenson 109 341 125 .367 5 68
OF Cuyler, KikiKiki Cuyler 156 642 228 .355 13 134
OF Wilson, HackHack Wilson 155 585 208 .356 56 191

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
Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 42 104 32 .308 2 18

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
Malone, PatPat Malone 45 271.2 20 9 3.14 142
Root, CharlieCharlie Root 37 220.1 16 14 4.33 124
Blake, SheriffSheriff Blake 34 186.2 10 14 4.82 80
Carlson, HalHal Carlson 8 51.2 4 2 5.05 14

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 46 225 15 10 6.20 75

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
McAfee, BillBill McAfee 2 0 0 0 0.00 0

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

Kiki Cuyler

  • MLB leader in stolen bases (37)
  • #2 in NL in runs scored (155)
  • #3 in NL in RBI (134)

Woody English

  • #3 in NL in runs scored (152)

Gabby Hartnett

  • #4 in NL in home runs (37)

Pat Malone

  • NL leader in wins (20)
  • #3 in NL in strikeouts (142)
  • #4 in NL in ERA (3.94)

Charlie Root

  • #4 in NL in strikeouts (124)

Hack Wilson

  • MLB leader in home runs (56)
  • MLB leader in RBI (191)
  • NL leader in slugging percentage (.723)
  • #3 in NL in on-base percentage (.454)
  • #4 in NL in runs scored (146)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Reading Keys International League Harry Hinchman and Bob Jones
AA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Jack Lelivelt

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats21.shtml
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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