1929 Chicago Cubs season

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1929 Chicago Cubs
1929 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) William Wrigley, Jr.
Manager(s) Joe McCarthy
Local television none
Local radio WCFL
(John O'Hara, Pat Flanagan)
WGN
(Bob Elson, Quin Ryan)
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The 1929 Chicago Cubs season was the 58th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 54th in the National League and the 14th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished first in the National League with a record of 98–54, 10.5 games ahead of the second place Pittsburgh Pirates. The team was defeated four games to one by the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1929 World Series.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Rogers Hornsby, who was acquired from the Boston Braves in an offseason deal, had a career year, hitting .380. In the process, he hit 39 home runs and led the league with a .679 slugging percentage. The 156 runs scored by Hornsby in 1929 were the most by a right-handed batter in the National League during the 20th century. Hornsby collected his second Most Valuable Player award that year, and for the second time he won a National League pennant.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 98 54 0.645 52–25 46–29
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 65 0.575 10½ 45–31 43–34
New York Giants 84 67 0.556 13½ 39–37 45–30
St. Louis Cardinals 78 74 0.513 20 43–32 35–42
Philadelphia Phillies 71 82 0.464 27½ 39–37 32–45
Brooklyn Robins 70 83 0.458 28½ 42–35 28–48
Cincinnati Reds 66 88 0.429 33 38–39 28–49
Boston Braves 56 98 0.364 43 34–43 22–55


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1929 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 11–11 7–15 8–14 9–13 5–17 8–14 8–14
Brooklyn 11–11 6–16 11–11 14–7 9–13 9–13 10–12
Chicago 15–7 16–6 14–8–1 12–10–1 17–5–1 9–13 15–5–1
Cincinnati 14–8 11–11 8–14–1 10–12 11–11 9–13 3–19
New York 13–9 7–14 10–12–1 12–10 16–5 13–8 13–9
Philadelphia 17–5 13–9 5–17–1 11–11 5–16 11–11 9–13
Pittsburgh 14–8 13–9 13–9 13–9 8–13 11–11 16–6–1
St. Louis 14–8 12–10 5–15–1 19–3 9–13 13–9 6–16–1


Roster[edit]

1929 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 Zack Taylor 64 215 59 .274 1 31
IB Charlie Grimm 120 463 138 .298 10 91
2B Rogers Hornsby 156 602 229 .380 39 149
SS Woody English 144 608 168 .276 1 52
3B Norm McMillan 124 495 134 .271 5 55
OF Riggs Stephenson 136 495 179 .362 17 110
OF Kiki Cuyler 139 509 183 .360 15 102
OF Hack Wilson 150 574 198 .345 39 159

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
Cliff Heathcote 82 224 70 .313 2 31
Clyde Beck 54 190 40 .211 0 9
Mike González 60 167 40 .240 0 18
Chick Tolson 32 109 28 .257 1 19
Earl Grace 27 80 20 .250 2 17
Johnny Schulte 31 69 18 .261 0 9
Footsie Blair 26 72 23 .319 1 8
Johnny Moore 37 63 18 .286 2 8
Gabby Hartnett 25 22 6 .273 1 9
Tom Angley 5 16 4 .250 0 6
Danny Taylor 2 3 0 .000 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
Charlie Root 43 272 19 6 3.47 124
Pat Malone 40 267 22 10 3.57 166
Sheriff Blake 35 218.1 14 13 4.29 70
Hank Grampp 1 2 0 1 27.00 0

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
Guy Bush 50 270.2 18 7 3.66 82
Art Nehf 32 120.2 8 5 5.59 27
Hal Carlson 31 111.2 11 5 5.16 35
Bob Osborn 3 9 0 0 3.00 1

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
Mike Cvengros 32 5 4 2 4.64 23
Claude Jonnard 12 0 1 0 7.48 11
Trader Horne 11 1 1 0 5.59 3
Ken Penner 5 0 1 0 2.84 3

1929 World Series[edit]

AL Philadelphia Athletics (4) vs. NL Chicago Cubs (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Philadelphia Athletics – 3, Chicago Cubs – 1 October 8 Wrigley Field 50,740
2 Philadelphia Athletics – 9, Chicago Cubs – 3 October 9 Wrigley Field 49,987
3 Chicago Cubs – 3, Philadelphia Athletics – 1 October 11 Shibe Park 29,921
4 Chicago Cubs – 8, Philadelphia Athletics – 10 October 12 Shibe Park 29,921
5 Chicago Cubs – 2, Philadelphia Athletics – 3 October 14 Shibe Park 29,921

Awards and honors[edit]

Records[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Marty Krug and Jack Lelivelt

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Cvengros page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Rogers Hornsby page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.91, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

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