1940 Chicago Cubs season

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1940 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
Manager(s) Gabby Hartnett
Local radio WGN
(Bob Elson)
WBBM
(John Harrington, Pat Flanagan)
WJJD
(Charlie Grimm, Lew Fonseca)
WCFL
(Hal Totten, Jimmy Dudley)
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The 1940 Chicago Cubs season was the 68th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 65th in the National League and the 25th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fifth in the National League with a record of 75–79.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 100 53 -- .654
Brooklyn Dodgers 88 65 12 .575
St. Louis Cardinals 84 69 16 .549
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 22.5 .506
Chicago Cubs 75 79 25.5 .487
New York Giants 72 80 37.5 .474
Boston Bees 65 87 34.5 .428
Philadelphia Phillies 50 103 50 .327

Roster[edit]

1940 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 Herman, BillyBilly Herman 135 558 163 .292 5 57
3B Hack, StanStan Hack 149 603 191 .317 8 40
OF Nicholson, BillBill Nicholson 135 491 146 .297 25 98
OF Gleeson, JimJim Gleeson 129 485 152 .313 5 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
Dallessandro, DomDom Dallessandro 107 287 77 .268 1 36
Hartnett, GabbyGabby Hartnett 37 64 17 .266 1 12

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
Passeau, ClaudeClaude Passeau 46 280.2 20 13 2.50 124
French, LarryLarry French 40 246 14 14 3.29 107
Lee, BillBill Lee 37 211.1 9 17 5.03 70
Dean, DizzyDizzy Dean 10 54 3 3 5.17 18

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
Olsen, VernVern Olsen 34 172.2 13 9 2.97 71
Mooty, JakeJake Mooty 20 114 6 6 2.92 42

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
Page, VanceVance Page 30 1 3 2 4.42 22
Bryant, ClayClay Bryant 8 0 1 0 4.78 5
Bonetti, JulioJulio Bonetti 1 0 0 0 20.25 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Jigger Statz
A1 Tulsa Oilers Texas League Roy Johnson
B Moline Plow Boys Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Mike Gazella
C St. Joseph Saints Western Association Keith Frazier
D Greeneville Burley Cubs Appalachian League Sam Alexander and Hubert Stolper

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: St. Joseph[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jake Mooty page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997

References[edit]