1942 Chicago Cubs season

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1942 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)James T. Gallagher
Manager(s)Jimmie Wilson
Local radioWGN
(Jack Brickhouse)
WJJD
(Pat Flanagan, Jack L. Fitzpatrick)
WCFL
(Hal Totten)
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The 1942 Chicago Cubs season was the 71st season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 67th in the National League and the 27th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished sixth in the National League with a record of 68–86.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 106 48 0.688 60–17 46–31
Brooklyn Dodgers 104 50 0.675 2 57–22 47–28
New York Giants 85 67 0.559 20 47–31 38–36
Cincinnati Reds 76 76 0.500 29 38–39 38–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 81 0.449 36½ 41–34 25–47
Chicago Cubs 68 86 0.442 38 36–41 32–45
Boston Braves 59 89 0.399 44 33–36 26–53
Philadelphia Phillies 42 109 0.278 62½ 23–51 19–58

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1942 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 6–16 13–9 5–16–1 8–12 14–8 7–12–1 6–16
Brooklyn 16–6 16–6 15–7 14–8–1 18–4 16–6 9–13
Chicago 9–13 6–16 13–9 9–13–1 14–8 11–11 6–16
Cincinnati 16–5–1 7–15 9–13 9–13 16–6 12–9–1 7–15
New York 12–8 8–14–1 13–9–1 13–9 17–5 15–7 7–15
Philadelphia 8–14 4–18 8–14 6–16 5–17 6–13 5–17
Pittsburgh 12–7–1 6–16 11–11 9–12–1 7–15 13–6 8–14–2
St. Louis 16–6 13–9 16–6 15–7 15–7 17–5 14–8–2


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1942 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
3B Stan Hack 140 553 166 .300 6 39
SS Lennie Merullo 143 515 132 .256 2 37
OF Bill Nicholson 152 588 173 .294 21 78

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
Jimmie Foxx 70 205 42 .205 3 19
Chico Hernández 47 118 27 .229 0 7

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
Bill Lee 32 219.2 13 13 3.85 75

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
Hi Bithorn 38 171.1 9 14 3.68 65
Jake Mooty 19 84.1 2 5 4.70 28
Paul Erickson 18 63 1 6 5.43 26

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
Dick Errickson 13 1 1 0 4.13 9
Vallie Eaves 2 0 0 0 9.00 0
Joe Berry 2 0 0 0 18.00 1
Bob Bowman 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Jigger Statz
A1 Tulsa Oilers Texas League Roy Johnson
B Madison Blues Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Wally Millies
B Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League Tony Lazzeri
B Macon Peaches Sally League Milt Stock
B Vancouver Capilanos Western International League Don Osborn
C Zanesville Cubs Middle Atlantic League Jack Warner
D Lake Charles Skippers Evangeline League Joe Bratcher
D Americus Pioneers Georgia–Florida League Jerome Tiemann
D Ashland Colonels Mountain State League Eddie Hock
D Janesville Cubs Wisconsin State League Eddie Stumpf

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Macon, Vancouver, Ashland

Evangeline League folded, May 30, 1942[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jimmie Foxx at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

References[edit]