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The 1932 Chicago Cubs season was the 61st season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 57th in the National League and the 17th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished first in the National League with a record of 90–64, four games ahead of the second place Pittsburgh Pirates. The team was swept four games to none by the New York Yankees in the 1932 World Series.

1932 Chicago Cubs
1932 National League Champions
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Owner(s)William Wrigley Jr., Philip K. Wrigley
Manager(s)Rogers Hornsby, Charlie Grimm
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(Bob Elson)
WBBM
(Pat Flanagan)
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(Hal Totten)
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Contents

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 90 64 0.584 53–24 37–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 86 68 0.558 4 45–31 41–37
Brooklyn Dodgers 81 73 0.526 9 44–34 37–39
Philadelphia Phillies 78 76 0.506 12 45–32 33–44
Boston Braves 77 77 0.500 13 44–33 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 0.468 18 42–35 30–47
New York Giants 72 82 0.468 18 37–40 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 60 94 0.390 30 33–44 27–50

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1932 National League Records

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


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1932 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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 Gabby Hartnett 121 406 110 .271 12 52
1B Charlie Grimm 149 570 175 .307 7 80
2B Billy Herman 154 656 206 .314 1 51
SS Billy Jurges 115 396 100 .253 2 52
3B Woody English 127 522 142 .272 3 47
OF Riggs Stephenson 147 583 189 .324 4 85
OF Kiki Cuyler 110 446 130 .291 10 77
OF Johnny Moore 119 443 135 .305 13 64

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
Stan Hack 72 178 42 .236 2 19
Rollie Hemsley 60 151 36 .238 4 20
Lance Richbourg 44 148 38 .257 1 21
Vince Barton 36 134 30 .224 3 15
Marv Gudat 60 94 24 .255 1 15
Mark Koenig 33 102 36 .353 3 11
Rogers Hornsby 19 58 13 .224 1 7
Frank Demaree 23 56 14 .250 0 6
Zach Taylor 21 30 6 .200 0 3
Danny Taylor 6 22 5 .227 0 3
Harry Taylor 10 8 1 .125 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
Lon Warneke 35 277 22 6 2.37 106
Guy Bush 40 238.2 19 11 3.21 73
Pat Malone 37 237 15 17 3.38 120

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
Charlie Root 39 216.1 15 10 3.58 96
Burleigh Grimes 30 141.1 6 11 4.78 36
Bob Smith 34 119 4 3 4.61 35
Bud Tinning 24 93.1 5 3 2.80 30

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
Jakie May 35 2 2 1 4.36 20
Leroy Herrmann 7 2 1 0 6.39 5
Carroll Yerkes 2 0 0 0 3.00 4
Ed Baecht 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Bobo Newsome 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

1932 World SeriesEdit

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Chicago Cubs (0)

"Babe Ruth's called shot" was the home run hit by Babe Ruth in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, held on October 1, 1932, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. During the at bat, which came against Charlie Root, Ruth made a pointing gesture, which existing film confirms, but the exact nature of his gesture is ambiguous. Although neither fully confirmed nor refuted, the story goes that Ruth pointed to the center field bleachers during the at bat. It was supposedly a declaration that he would hit a home run to this part of the park. On the next pitch, Ruth hit a home run to center field.

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Cubs – 6, Yankees – 12 September 28 Yankee Stadium 41,459
2 Cubs – 2, Yankees – 5 September 29 Yankee Stadium 50,709
3 Yankees – 7, Cubs – 5 October 1 Wrigley Field 49,986
4 Yankees – 13, Cubs – 6 October 2 Wrigley Field 49,844

Farm systemEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Rogers Hornsby page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

ReferencesEdit