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1945 Chicago Cubs season

1945 Chicago Cubs
1945 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Wrigley Field (since 1916)
  • Chicago, Illinois (since 1871)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
    Manager(s) Charlie Grimm
    Local radio WIND
    (Bert Wilson, Wayne Osborne)
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    The 1945 Chicago Cubs season was the 73rd season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 70th in the National League and the 30th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs won the National League pennant with a record of 98–56, 3 games ahead of the second-place St. Louis Cardinals. The team went on to the 1945 World Series, which they lost to the Detroit Tigers in seven games. As the start of the 2015 season, this stands as the most recent appearance the Cubs have made in the World Series.

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Chicago Cubs 98 56 -- .636
    St. Louis Cardinals 95 59 3 .617
    Brooklyn Dodgers 87 67 11 .565
    Pittsburgh Pirates 82 72 16 .532
    New York Giants 78 74 19 .513
    Boston Braves 67 85 30 .441
    Cincinnati Reds 61 93 37 .396
    Philadelphia Phillies 46 108 52 .299

    Roster

    1945 Chicago Cubs
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    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
    1B Cavarretta, PhilPhil Cavarretta 132 498 177 .355 6 97

    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

    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
    Borowy, HankHank Borowy 15 122.1 11 2 2.13 47

    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
    Chipman, BobBob Chipman 25 72 4 5 3.50 29

    Relief pitchers

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

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    1945 World Series

    Main article: 1945 World Series

    The Curse of Billy "The Goat" Sianis

    The Curse of the Billy Goat is a curse on the Chicago Cubs that was started in 1945. As the story goes, Billy Sianis, a Greek immigrant (from Paleopyrgos, Greece[1]), who owned a nearby tavern (the now-famous Billy Goat Tavern), had two $7.20 box seat tickets to Game 4 of the 1945 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers, and decided to bring along his pet goat, Murphy (or Sinovia according to some references), which Sianis had restored to health when the goat had fallen off a truck and subsequently limped into his tavern. The goat wore a blanket with a sign pinned to it which read "We got Detroit's goat".[2] Sianis and the goat were allowed into Wrigley Field and even paraded about on the playing field before the game before ushers intervened and led them off the field. After a heated argument, both Sianis and the goat were permitted to stay in the stadium occupying the box seat for which he had tickets. At this point, Andy Frain (head of Wrigley Field's hired security company at the time), waved the goat's box-seat ticket in the air and proclaimed, "If he eats the ticket that would solve everything."[2] However, the goat did not. Before the game was over, it started to rain and Sianis and the goat were ejected from the stadium at the command of Cubs owner Philip Knight Wrigley due to the objectionable odor of wet goat. Sianis was outraged at the ejection and allegedly placed a curse upon the Cubs that they would never win another pennant or play in a World Series at Wrigley Field again because the Cubs organization had insulted his goat, and subsequently left the U.S. to vacation in his home in Greece.

    The Cubs lost Game 4 and eventually the 1945 World Series, prompting Sianis to write to Wrigley from Greece, saying, "Who stinks now?"

    Game 1

    October 3, 1945 at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan

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    Home runs:
    CHI: Phil Cavarretta (1)
    DET: None

    Game 2

    October 4, 1945 at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan

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    Home runs:
    CHI: None
    DET: Hank Greenberg (1)

    Game 3

    October 5, 1945 at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan

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    Game 4

    October 6, 1945 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

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    Game 5

    October 7, 1945 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

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    Game 6

    October 8, 1945 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

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    CHI: None

    Game 7

    October 10, 1945 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

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