1912 Chicago Cubs season

The 1912 Chicago Cubs season was the 41st season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 37th in the National League and the 20th at West Side Park. The Cubs finished third in the National League with a record of 91–59. Third baseman Heinie Zimmerman led the circuit in home runs, batting average, and slugging percentage.

1912 Chicago Cubs
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Owner(s)Charles Murphy
Manager(s)Frank Chance
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Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 103 48 0.682 49–25 54–23
Pittsburgh Pirates 93 58 0.616 10 44–31 49–27
Chicago Cubs 91 59 0.607 11½ 46–30 45–29
Cincinnati Reds 75 78 0.490 29 45–32 30–46
Philadelphia Phillies 73 79 0.480 30½ 34–41 39–38
St. Louis Cardinals 63 90 0.412 41 37–40 26–50
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers 58 95 0.379 46 33–43 25–52
Boston Braves 52 101 0.340 52 31–47 21–54


Record vs. opponentsEdit

1912 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13 5–17 11–11 3–18–1 10–12 4–18–1 10–12
Brooklyn 13–9 5–17 6–16 6–16 9–13 8–14 11–10
Chicago 17–5 17–5 11–10–1 13–9–1 10–10 8–13 15–7
Cincinnati 11–11 16–6 10–11–1 6–16–1 8–14 11–11 13–9
New York 18–3–1 16–6 9–13–1 16–6–1 17–5 12–8 15–7
Philadelphia 12–10 13–9 10–10 14–8 5–17 8–14 11–11
Pittsburgh 18–4–1 14–8 13–8 11–11 8–12 14–8 15–7
St. Louis 12–10 10–11 7–15 9–13 7–15 11–11 7–15


RosterEdit

1912 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 Jimmy Archer 120 385 109 .283 5 58
1B Vic Saier 122 451 130 .288 2 61
2B Johnny Evers 143 478 163 .341 1 63
3B Heinie Zimmerman 145 557 207 .372 14 99 (a)
SS Joe Tinker 142 550 155 .282 0 75
LF Jimmy Sheckard 146 523 128 .245 3 47
CF Tommy Leach 82 265 64 .242 2 32
RF Frank Schulte 139 553 146 .264 12 64

(a) Baseball Reference and Retrosheet have his 1912 RBI total at 104. Baseball Almanac and The Baseball Cube have his RBI total at 99.

Other battersEdit

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
Ward Miller 86 241 74 .307 0 22
Solly Hofman 36 125 34 .272 0 20
Red Downs 43 95 25 .263 1 15
Tom Needham 33 90 16 .178 0 12
Ed Lennox 27 81 19 .235 1 17
Cy Williams 28 62 15 .242 0 1
Dick Cotter 26 54 15 .278 0 10
Wilbur Good 39 35 5 .143 0 1
Tom Downey 13 22 4 .182 0 4
Charley Moore 5 9 2 .222 0 1
Frank Chance 2 5 1 .200 0 0
Harry Chapman 1 4 1 .250 0 1
Mike Hechinger 2 3 0 .000 0 0
George Yantz 1 1 1 1.000 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Larry Cheney 42 303.1 26 10 2.85 140
Jimmy Lavender 42 251.2 16 13 3.04 109
Lew Richie 39 238 16 8 2.95 69

Other pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ed Reulbach 39 169 10 6 3.78 75
Charlie Smith 20 94 7 4 4.21 47
Mordecai Brown 15 88.2 5 6 2.64 34
Lefty Leifield 13 70.2 7 2 2.42 23
Fred Toney 9 24 1 2 5.25 9
Jim Moroney 10 23.2 1 1 4.56 5
Harry McIntire 4 23.2 1 2 3.80 8
King Cole 8 19 1 2 10.89 9
George Pierce 3 14.2 0 0 5.52 9
Grover Lowdermilk 2 13 0 1 9.69 8
Len Madden 6 12.1 0 1 2.92 5

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Joe Vernon 1 0 0 0 11.25 1
Ensign Cottrell 1 0 0 0 9.00 1
Rudy Sommers 1 0 1 0 3.00 2
Bill Powell 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Awards and honorsEdit

League top five finishersEdit

Larry Cheney

  • #1 wins (26)

Johnny Evers

  • #2 on-base percentage (.431)
  • #4 batting average (.341)

Frank Schulte

  • #2 home runs (12)

Heinie Zimmerman

  • #1 batting average (.372)
  • #1 home runs (14)
  • #1 slugging percentage (.571)
  • #3 runs batted in (99)
  • #5 on-base percentage (.418)

External linksEdit