1954 Chicago Cubs season

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1954 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s) Wid Matthews
Manager(s) Stan Hack
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton)
Local radio WIND
(Bert Wilson, Bob Elson)
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The 1954 Chicago Cubs season was the 83rd season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 79th in the National League and the 39th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished seventh in the National League with a record of 64–90.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 97 57 0.630 53–23 44–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 0.597 5 45–32 47–30
Milwaukee Braves 89 65 0.578 8 43–34 46–31
Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 0.487 22 39–39 36–40
Cincinnati Redlegs 74 80 0.481 23 41–36 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 0.468 25 33–44 39–38
Chicago Cubs 64 90 0.416 33 40–37 24–53
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 0.344 44 31–46 22–55


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1954 National League Records

Sources:

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

Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 15–7 16–6 10–12 9–13 13–9 15–7 14–8
Chicago 7–15 8–14 6–16 7–15 7–15 15–7 14–8
Cincinnati 6–16 14–8 10–12 7–15 14–8 15–7 8–14
Milwaukee 12–10 16–6 12–10 10–12 13–9 14–8 12–10
New York 13–9 15–7 15–7 12–10 16–6 14–8 12–10
Philadelphia 9–13 15–7 8–14 9–13 6–16 16–6 12–10
Pittsburgh 7–15 7–15 7–15 8–14 8–14 6–16 10–12
St. Louis 8–14 8–14 14–8 10–12 10–12 10–12 12–10


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1954 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
C Garagiola, JoeJoe Garagiola 63 153 43 .281 5 21
3B Jackson, RandyRandy Jackson 126 484 132 .273 19 67

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
Bilko, SteveSteve Bilko 47 92 22 .239 4 12
Rice, HalHal Rice 51 72 11 .153 0 5
Márquez, LuisLuis Márquez 17 12 1 .083 0 0
Edwards, BruceBruce Edwards 4 3 0 .000 0 1

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
Rush, BobBob Rush 33 236.1 13 15 3.77 124
Cole, DaveDave Cole 18 84 3 8 5.36 37

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
Hacker, WarrenWarren Hacker 39 158.2 6 13 4.25 80
Klippstein, JohnnyJohnny Klippstein 36 148 4 11 5.29 69
Davis, JimJim Davis 46 127.2 11 7 3.52 58
Church, BubbaBubba Church 7 14.2 1 3 9.82 8

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
Jeffcoat, HalHal Jeffcoat 43 5 6 7 5.19 35
Brosnan, JimJim Brosnan 18 1 0 0 9.45 17

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
Open Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Bill Sweeney
AA Beaumont Exporters Texas League Les Fleming and Mickey Livingston
A Macon Peaches Sally League Nick Cullop
A Des Moines Bruins Western League Les Peden
B Cedar Rapids Indians Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Bill Prince
C Stockton Ports California League Gene Handley
C Magic Valley Cowboys Pioneer League Everett Robinson
C Blackwell Broncos Western Association Joe Consoli and Al Kubski
D Gainesville Owls Sooner State League Dick Rigazio
D Hickory Rebels Tar Heel League Charles Teague

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Des Moines, Blackwell

Tar Heel League disbanded, June 21, 1954

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Carl Sawatski at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Catfish Metkovich at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Steve Bilko at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Billy Muffett at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Hal Rice at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Joe Garagiola at Baseball Reference

References[edit]