1950 Chicago Cubs season

The 1950 Chicago Cubs season was the 79th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 75th in the National League and the 35th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished seventh in the National League with a record of 64–89.

1950 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)Wid Matthews
Manager(s)Frankie Frisch
Local televisionWGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton, Vince Lloyd)
WBKB
(Joe Wilson)
Local radioWIND
(Bert Wilson, Bud Campbell)
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 91 63 0.591 48–29 43–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 89 65 0.578 2 48–30 41–35
New York Giants 86 68 0.558 5 44–32 42–36
Boston Braves 83 71 0.539 8 46–31 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 78 75 0.510 12½ 48–28 30–47
Cincinnati Reds 66 87 0.431 24½ 38–38 28–49
Chicago Cubs 64 89 0.418 26½ 35–42 29–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 57 96 0.373 33½ 33–44 24–52

Record vs. opponentsEdit


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13 9–13 17–5 13–9 9–13–1 15–7–1 11–11
Brooklyn 13–9 10–12 12–10 12–10 11–11–1 19–3 12–10
Chicago 13–9 12–10 4–17 5–17 9–13–1 11–11 10–12
Cincinnati 5–17 10–12 17–4 11–11 4–18 12–10 7–15
New York 9–13 10–12 17–5 11–11 12–10 16–6 11–11
Philadelphia 13–9–1 11–11–1 13–9–1 18–4 10–12 14–8 12–10
Pittsburgh 7–15–1 3–19 11–11 10–12 6–16 8–14 12–9
St. Louis 11–11 10–12 12–10 15–7 11–11 10–12 9–12


Notable transactionsEdit

  • April 1, 1950: Gene Baker was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cubs.[2]
  • June 29, 1950: Harry Chiti was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cubs.[3]

RosterEdit

1950 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 Mickey Owen 86 259 63 .243 2 21
1B Preston Ward 80 285 72 .253 6 33
2B Wayne Terwilliger 133 480 116 .242 10 32
SS Roy Smalley Jr. 154 557 128 .230 21 85
3B Bill Serena 127 435 104 .239 17 61
OF Bob Borkowski 85 256 70 .273 4 29
OF Andy Pafko 146 514 156 .304 36 92
OF Hank Sauer 145 540 148 .274 32 103

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
Phil Cavarretta 82 256 70 .273 10 31
Rube Walker 74 213 49 .230 6 16
Carmen Mauro 62 185 42 .227 1 10
Hal Jeffcoat 66 179 42 .235 2 18
Bob Ramazzotti 61 145 38 .262 1 6
Ron Northey 53 114 32 .281 4 20
Randy Jackson 34 111 25 .225 3 6
Hank Edwards 41 110 40 .364 2 21
Carl Sawatski 38 103 18 .175 1 7
Emil Verban 45 37 4 .108 0 1
Bob Scheffing 12 16 3 .188 0 1
Harry Chiti 3 6 2 .333 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
Bob Rush 39 254.2 13 20 3.71 93
Johnny Schmitz 39 193.0 10 16 4.99 75
Paul Minner 39 190.1 8 13 4.11 99

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
Frank Hiller 38 153.0 12 5 3.53 55
Monk Dubiel 39 142.2 6 10 4.16 51
Doyle Lade 34 117.2 5 6 4.74 36
Johnny Klippstein 33 104.2 2 9 5.25 51
Johnny Vander Meer 32 73.2 3 4 3.79 41
Bill Voiselle 19 51.1 0 4 5.79 25
Warren Hacker 5 15.1 0 1 5.28 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
Dutch Leonard 35 5 1 6 3.77 28
Andy Varga 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Springfield Cubs International League Stan Hack
AAA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Bill Kelly
AA Nashville Vols Southern Association Don Osborn
A Grand Rapids Jets Central League Jack Knight
A Des Moines Bruins Western League Charlie Root
B Decatur Commodores Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Morrie Arnovich
B Rock Hill Chiefs Tri-State League Dick Bouknight
C Visalia Cubs California League Jim Acton
C Sioux Falls Canaries Northern League Lee Eilbracht
C Springfield Cubs Western Association Bob Peterson
C Clovis Pioneers West Texas–New Mexico League Paul Dean, Harold Hoffman,
Ray Bauer and Chuck Bushong
D Moultrie Cubs Georgia–Florida League Steve Collins and Jim Trew
D Carthage Cubs Kansas–Oklahoma–Missouri League Donald Anderson
D Rutherford County Owls Western Carolina League Halley Wilson
D Janesville Cubs Wisconsin State League Adolph Matulis

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Nashville, Rock Hill, Sioux Falls

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jim Fanning at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Gene Baker at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Harry Chiti at Baseball Reference

External linksEdit