1929 Chicago Cubs season

1929 Chicago Cubs
1929 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) William Wrigley, Jr.
Manager(s) Joe McCarthy
Local television none
Local radio WCFL
(John O'Hara, Pat Flanagan)
(Bob Elson, Quin Ryan)
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The 1929 Chicago Cubs season was the 58th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 54th in the National League and the 14th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished first in the National League with a record of 98–54, 10.5 games ahead of the second place Pittsburgh Pirates. The team was defeated four games to one by the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1929 World Series.


Regular season

Rogers Hornsby, who was acquired from the Boston Braves in an offseason deal, had a career year, hitting .380. In the process, he hit 39 home runs and led the league with a .679 slugging percentage. The 156 runs scored by Hornsby in 1929 were the most by a right-handed batter in the National League during the 20th century. Hornsby collected his second Most Valuable Player award that year, and for the second time he won a National League pennant.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 9854 0.645 52–25 46–29
Pittsburgh Pirates 8865 0.575 10½ 45–31 43–34
New York Giants 8467 0.556 13½ 39–37 45–30
St. Louis Cardinals 7874 0.513 20 43–32 35–42
Philadelphia Phillies 7182 0.464 27½ 39–37 32–45
Brooklyn Robins 7083 0.458 28½ 42–35 28–48
Cincinnati Reds 6688 0.429 33 38–39 28–49
Boston Braves 5698 0.364 43 34–43 22–55

Record vs. opponents

1929 National League Records

Boston 11–117–158–149–135–178–148–14
Brooklyn 11–116–1611–1114–79–139–1310–12
Chicago 15–716–614–8–112–10–117–5–19–1315–5–1
Cincinnati 14–811–118–14–110–1211–119–133–19
New York 13–97–1410–12–112–1016–513–813–9
Philadelphia 17–513–95–17–111–115–1611–119–13
Pittsburgh 14–813–913–913–98–1311–1116–6–1
St. Louis 14–812–105–15–119–39–1313–96–16–1


1929 Chicago Cubs
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


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
CZack Taylor6421559.274131
IBCharlie Grimm120463138.2981091
2BRogers Hornsby156602229.38039149
SSWoody English144608168.276152
3BNorm McMillan124495134.271555
OFRiggs Stephenson136495179.36217110
OFKiki Cuyler139509183.36015102
OFHack Wilson150574198.34539159

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
Cliff Heathcote8222470.313231
Clyde Beck5419040.21109
Mike González6016740.240018
Chick Tolson3210928.257119
Earl Grace278020.250217
Johnny Schulte316918.26109
Footsie Blair267223.31918
Johnny Moore376318.28628
Gabby Hartnett25226.27319
Tom Angley5164.25006
Danny Taylor230.00000


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
Charlie Root432721963.47124
Pat Malone4026722103.57166
Sheriff Blake35218.114134.2970
Hank Grampp120127.000

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
Guy Bush50270.21873.6682
Art Nehf32120.2855.5927
Hal Carlson31111.21155.1635
Bob Osborn39003.001

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
Mike Cvengros325424.6423
Claude Jonnard120107.4811
Trader Horne111105.593
Ken Penner50102.843

1929 World Series

AL Philadelphia Athletics (4) vs. NL Chicago Cubs (1)

1Philadelphia Athletics – 3, Chicago Cubs – 1October 8Wrigley Field50,740
2Philadelphia Athletics – 9, Chicago Cubs – 3October 9Wrigley Field49,987
3Chicago Cubs – 3, Philadelphia Athletics – 1October 11Shibe Park29,921
4Chicago Cubs – 8, Philadelphia Athletics – 10October 12Shibe Park29,921
5Chicago Cubs – 2, Philadelphia Athletics – 3October 14Shibe Park29,921

Awards and honors


Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Marty Krug and Jack Lelivelt


  1. Mike Cvengros page at Baseball Reference
  2. Rogers Hornsby page at Baseball Reference
  3. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.91, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

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