1953 Chicago Cubs season

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1953 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
Manager(s) Phil Cavarretta
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton)
Local radio WIND
(Bert Wilson, Bud Campbell)
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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 105 49 -- .682
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 13 .597
Philadelphia Phillies 83 71 22 .539
St. Louis Cardinals 83 71 22 .439
New York Giants 70 84 35 .455
Cincinnati Redlegs 68 86 37 .442
Chicago Cubs 65 89 40 .422
Pittsburgh Pirates 50 104 55 .325

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1953 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
SS Smalley, RoyRoy Smalley 82 253 63 .249 6 25

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
Atwell, TobyToby Atwell 24 74 17 .230 1 8
Cavarretta, PhilPhil Cavarretta 27 21 6 .286 0 3

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

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
Church, BubbaBubba Church 27 104.1 4 5 5.00 47
Schultz, BobBob Schultz 7 11.2 0 2 5.40 4

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
Baczewski, FredFred Baczewski 9 0 0 0 6.30 3

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
Open Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Stan Hack
AAA Springfield Cubs International League Bruce Edwards and Jack Sheehan
A Macon Peaches Sally League Frank Kerr
A Des Moines Bruins Western League Kemp Wicker and Bruce Edwards
B Cedar Rapids Indians Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Al Kubski and Bill Prince
C Stockton Ports California League Bill Salkeld
C Sioux Falls Canaries Northern League Dale Lynch
D Gainesville Owls Sooner State League Jimmy Grigg, Ernie Shadid and Jesse Landrum
D Hickory Rebels Tar Heel League Bill Parker
D Janesville Cubs Wisconsin State League Bob Dant

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Des Moines

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 

External links[edit]