1942 Chicago Cubs season

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1942 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
Manager(s) Jimmie Wilson
Local radio WGN
(Jack Brickhouse)
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The 1942 Chicago Cubs season was the 70th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 67th in the National League and the 27th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished sixth in the National League with a record of 68–86.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 106 48 -- .688
Brooklyn Dodgers 104 50 2 .675
New York Giants 85 67 20 .559
Cincinnati Reds 76 76 29 .500
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 81 36.5 .449
Chicago Cubs 68 86 38 .442
Boston Braves 59 89 44 .399
Philadelphia Phillies 42 109 62.5 .278

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1942 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
3B Hack, StanStan Hack 140 553 166 .300 6 39
SS Merullo, LennieLennie Merullo 143 515 132 .256 2 37
OF Nicholson, BillBill Nicholson 152 588 173 .294 21 78

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
Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 70 205 42 .205 3 19
Hernández, ChicoChico Hernández 47 118 27 .229 0 7

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
Lee, BillBill Lee 32 219.2 13 13 3.85 75

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
Bithorn, HiHi Bithorn 38 171.1 9 14 3.68 65
Mooty, JakeJake Mooty 19 84.1 2 5 4.70 28
Erickson, PaulPaul Erickson 18 63 1 6 5.43 26

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
Errickson, DickDick Errickson 13 1 1 0 4.13 9
Eaves, VallieVallie Eaves 2 0 0 0 9.00 0
Berry, JoeJoe Berry 2 0 0 0 18.00 1
Bowman, BobBob Bowman 1 0 0 0 0.00 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 Madison Blues Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Wally Millies
B Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League Tony Lazzeri
B Macon Peaches Sally League Milt Stock
B Vancouver Capilanos Western International League Don Osborn
C Zanesville Cubs Middle Atlantic League Jack Warner
D Lake Charles Skippers Evangeline League Joe Bratcher
D Americus Pioneers Georgia-Florida League Jerome Tiemann
D Ashland Colonels Mountain State League Eddie Hock
D Janesville Cubs Wisconsin State League Eddie Stumpf

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Macon, Vancouver, Ashland

Evangeline League folded, May 30, 1942[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jimmie Foxx 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]