1932 Chicago Cubs season

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1932 Chicago Cubs
1932 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) William Wrigley Jr., Philip K. Wrigley
Manager(s) Rogers Hornsby, Charlie Grimm
Local television none
Local radio WGN
(Bob Elson)
WBBM
(Pat Flanagan)
WMAQ
(Hal Totten)
WJKS
(John O'Hara)
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The 1932 Chicago Cubs season was the 60th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 57th in the National League and the 17th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished first in the National League with a record of 90–64, four games ahead of the second place Pittsburgh Pirates. The team was swept four games to none by the New York Yankees in the 1932 World Series.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Chicago Cubs 90 64 -- .584
Pittsburgh Pirates 86 68 4 .558
Brooklyn Dodgers 81 73 9 .526
Philadelphia Phillies 78 76 12 .506
Boston Braves 77 77 13 .500
New York Giants 72 82 18 .468
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 18 .468
Cincinnati Reds 60 94 30 .390

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1932 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 121 406 110 .271 12 52
1B Grimm, CharlieCharlie Grimm 149 570 175 .307 7 80
2B Herman, BillyBilly Herman 154 656 206 .314 1 51
SS Jurges, BillyBilly Jurges 115 396 100 .253 2 52
3B English, WoodyWoody English 127 522 142 .272 3 47
OF Stephenson, RiggsRiggs Stephenson 147 583 189 .324 4 85
OF Cuyler, KikiKiki Cuyler 110 446 130 .291 10 77
OF Moore, JohnnyJohnny Moore 119 443 135 .305 13 64

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 19 58 13 .224 1 7
Taylor, HarryHarry Taylor 10 8 1 .125 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
Bush, GuyGuy Bush 40 238.2 19 11 3.21 73

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
Root, CharlieCharlie Root 39 216.1 15 10 3.58 96
Grimes, BurleighBurleigh Grimes 30 141.1 6 11 4.78 36
Smith, BobBob Smith 34 119 4 3 4.61 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
Baecht, EdEd Baecht 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

1932 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1932 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Chicago Cubs (0)

"Babe Ruth's called shot" was the home run hit by Babe Ruth in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, held on October 1, 1932 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. During the at bat, which came against Charlie Root, Ruth made a pointing gesture, which existing film confirms, but the exact nature of his gesture is ambiguous. Although neither fully confirmed nor refuted, the story goes that Ruth pointed to the center field bleachers during the at bat. It was supposedly a declaration that he would hit a home run to this part of the park. On the next pitch, Ruth hit a home run to center field.

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Cubs – 6, Yankees – 12 September 28 Yankee Stadium 41,459
2 Cubs – 2, Yankees – 5 September 29 Yankee Stadium 50,709
3 Yankees – 7, Cubs – 5 October 1 Wrigley Field 49,986
4 Yankees – 13, Cubs – 6 October 2 Wrigley Field 49,844

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Jack Lelivelt
A Wichita Aviators Western League Jimmy Payton

[2]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

Preceded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1931
National League Championship Season
1932
Succeeded by
New York Giants
1933