1952 Chicago Cubs season

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1952 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s) Wid Matthews
Manager(s) Phil Cavarretta
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton)
Local radio WIND
(Bert Wilson, Bud Campbell)
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The 1952 Chicago Cubs season was the 81st season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 77th in the National League and the 37th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fifth in the National League with a record of 77–77.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 57 0.627 45–33 51–24
New York Giants 92 62 0.597 50–27 42–35
St. Louis Cardinals 88 66 0.571 48–29 40–37
Philadelphia Phillies 87 67 0.565 47–29 40–38
Chicago Cubs 77 77 0.500 19½ 42–35 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 69 85 0.448 27½ 38–39 31–46
Boston Braves 64 89 0.418 32 31–45 33–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 42 112 0.273 54½ 23–54 19–58


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1952 National League Records

Sources:

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

Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 3–18–1 12–10 9–13 9–13 9–13 15–7–1 7–15
Brooklyn 18–3–1 13–9–1 17–5 8–14 10–12 19–3 11–11
Chicago 10–12 9–13–1 13–9 10–12 10–12 14–8 11–11
Cincinnati 13–9 5–17 9–13 6–16 10–12 16–6 10–12
New York 13–9 14–8 12–10 16–6 10–12 15–7 12–10
Philadelphia 13–9 12–10 12–10 12–10 12–10 16–6 10–12
Pittsburgh 7–15–1 3–19 8–14 6–16 7–15 6–16 5–17
St. Louis 15–7 11–11 11–11 12–10 10–12 12–10 17–5


Notable transactions[edit]

  • May 8, 1952: Grant Dunlap was returned by the Cubs to the Shreveport Sports.[2]

Roster[edit]

1952 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 87 261 58 .222 5 30

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
Pramesa, JohnnyJohnny Pramesa 22 46 13 .283 1 5
Usher, BobBob Usher 1 1 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

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
Kelly, BobBob Kelly 31 125.1 4 9 3.59 50

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
Leonard, DutchDutch Leonard 45 2 2 11 2.16 37
Fear, VernVern Fear 4 0 0 0 7.88 4
Dubiel, MonkMonk Dubiel 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
Open Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Stan Hack
AAA Springfield Cubs International League Bill Kelly
A Macon Peaches Sally League Ed Hartness
A Des Moines Bruins Western League Harry Strohm
B Greensboro Patriots Carolina League Kemp Wicker
C Visalia Cubs California League Larry Barton, Sr.
C Sioux Falls Canaries Northern League Al Kubski
C Topeka Owls Western Association Adolph Matulis and Jack Dean
D Blackwell Broncos Kansas–Oklahoma–Missouri League Al Reitz
D Hickory Rebels Western Carolina League Norm Small, Ed Yount
and Charlie Bowles
D Janesville Cubs Wisconsin State League Harry Bright

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Hank Sauer, National League Most Valuable Player
  • Hank Sauer, National League Home Run Champion (with Ralph Kiner)
  • Hank Sauer, National League RBI Champion

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Smoky Burgess at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b Grant Dunlap at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Footer Johnson at Baseball Reference

References[edit]