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1940 Chicago Cubs season

1940 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Wrigley Field (since 1916)
  • Chicago, Illinois (since 1871)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
    Manager(s) Gabby Hartnett
    Local radio WGN
    (Bob Elson)
    WBBM
    (John Harrington, Pat Flanagan)
    WJJD
    (Charlie Grimm, Lew Fonseca)
    WCFL
    (Hal Totten, Jimmy Dudley)
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    The 1940 Chicago Cubs season was the 68th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 65th in the National League and the 25th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fifth in the National League with a record of 75–79.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Cincinnati Reds 100 53 -- .654
    Brooklyn Dodgers 88 65 12 .575
    St. Louis Cardinals 84 69 16 .549
    Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 22.5 .506
    Chicago Cubs 75 79 25.5 .487
    New York Giants 72 80 37.5 .474
    Boston Bees 65 87 34.5 .428
    Philadelphia Phillies 50 103 50 .327

    Roster

    1940 Chicago Cubs
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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 Herman, BillyBilly Herman 135 558 163 .292 5 57
    3B Hack, StanStan Hack 149 603 191 .317 8 40
    OF Nicholson, BillBill Nicholson 135 491 146 .297 25 98
    OF Gleeson, JimJim Gleeson 129 485 152 .313 5 61

    Other batters

    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
    Dallessandro, DomDom Dallessandro 107 287 77 .268 1 36
    Hartnett, GabbyGabby Hartnett 37 64 17 .266 1 12

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Passeau, ClaudeClaude Passeau 46 280.2 20 13 2.50 124
    French, LarryLarry French 40 246 14 14 3.29 107
    Lee, BillBill Lee 37 211.1 9 17 5.03 70
    Dean, DizzyDizzy Dean 10 54 3 3 5.17 18

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Olsen, VernVern Olsen 34 172.2 13 9 2.97 71
    Mooty, JakeJake Mooty 20 114 6 6 2.92 42

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Page, VanceVance Page 30 1 3 2 4.42 22
    Bryant, ClayClay Bryant 8 0 1 0 4.78 5
    Bonetti, JulioJulio Bonetti 1 0 0 0 20.25 0

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager
    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: St. Joseph[2]

    Notes

    1. Jake Mooty page at Baseball Reference
    2. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997

    References

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