1931 Chicago Cubs season

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1931 Chicago Cubs
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Owner(s) William Wrigley Jr.
Manager(s) Rogers Hornsby
Local television none
Local radio WCFL
(John O'Hara)
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(Bob Elson)
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The 1931 Chicago Cubs season was the 60th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 56th in the National League and the 16th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished third in the National League with a record of 84–70, 17 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

1931 was one of player-manager Rogers Hornsby's last productive seasons. He managed to drive in 90 runs and collect 37 doubles in only 100 games, while batting for an average of .331. He led the league in on-base percentage (.421) for the ninth and last time in his career.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 101 53 0.656 54–24 47–29
New York Giants 87 65 0.572 13 50–27 37–38
Chicago Cubs 84 70 0.545 17 50–27 34–43
Brooklyn Robins 79 73 0.520 21 46–29 33–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 79 0.487 26 44–33 31–46
Philadelphia Phillies 66 88 0.429 35 40–36 26–52
Boston Braves 64 90 0.416 37 36–41 28–49
Cincinnati Reds 58 96 0.377 43 38–39 20–57


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1931 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 11–11–1 8–14–1 8–14 6–16 11–11 11–11 9–13
Brooklyn 11–11–1 14–8 10–12 10–10 13–9 11–11 10–12
Chicago 14–8–1 8–14 14–8 12–10 14–8 14–8–1 8–14
Cincinnati 14–8 12–10 8–14 7–15 9–13 6–16 2–20
New York 16–6 10–10 10–12 15–7 14–8–1 12–10 10–12
Philadelphia 11–11 9–13 8–14 13–9 8–14–1 13–9 4–18
Pittsburgh 11–11 11–11 8–14–1 16–6 10–12 9–13 10–12
St. Louis 13–9 12–10 14–8 20–2 12–10 18–4 12–10


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1931 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 Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 100 357 118 .331 16 90
OF Cuyler, KikiKiki Cuyler 154 613 202 .330 9 88

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
Hemsley, RollieRollie Hemsley 66 204 63 .309 3 31
Moore, JohnnyJohnny Moore 39 104 25 .240 2 16
Grace, EarlEarl Grace 7 9 1 .111 0 1
Taylor, ZackZack Taylor 8 4 1 .250 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
Smith, BobBob Smith 36 240.1 15 12 3.22 63

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
Bush, GuyGuy Bush 39 180.1 16 8 4.49 54
Baecht, EdEd Baecht 22 67 2 4 3.76 34
Warneke, LonLon Warneke 20 64.1 2 4 3.22 27
Blake, SheriffSheriff Blake 16 50 0 4 5.22 29

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

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Jack Lelivelt
D Bisbee Bees Arizona–Texas League Roy Johnson

[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bob Smith page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Earl Grace page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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