1931 Chicago Cubs season

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1931 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) William Wrigley Jr.
Manager(s) Rogers Hornsby
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(John O'Hara)
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(Bob Elson)
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The 1931 Chicago Cubs season was the 59th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 56th in the National League and the 16th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished third in the National League with a record of 84–70, 17 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

1931 was one of player-manager Rogers Hornsby's last productive seasons. He managed to drive in 90 runs and collect 37 doubles in only 100 games, while batting for an average of .331. He led the league in on-base percentage (.421) for the ninth and last time in his career.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 101 53 -- .656
New York Giants 87 65 13 .572
Chicago Cubs 84 70 17 .545
Brooklyn Robins 79 73 21 .520
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 79 26 .487
Philadelphia Phillies 66 88 35 .429
Boston Braves 64 90 37 .416
Cincinnati Reds 58 96 43 .377

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1931 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
2B Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 100 357 118 .331 16 90
OF Cuyler, KikiKiki Cuyler 154 613 202 .330 9 88

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
Hemsley, RollieRollie Hemsley 66 204 63 .309 3 31
Moore, JohnnyJohnny Moore 39 104 25 .240 2 16
Grace, EarlEarl Grace 7 9 1 .111 0 1
Taylor, ZackZack Taylor 8 4 1 .250 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
Smith, BobBob Smith 36 240.1 15 12 3.22 63

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 39 180.1 16 8 4.49 54
Baecht, EdEd Baecht 22 67 2 4 3.76 34
Warneke, LonLon Warneke 20 64.1 2 4 3.22 27
Blake, SheriffSheriff Blake 16 50 0 4 5.22 29

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

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Jack Lelivelt
D Bisbee Bees Arizona-Texas League Roy Johnson

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bob Smith page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Earl Grace page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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