1932 Chicago Cubs season

1932 Chicago Cubs
1932 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) William Wrigley Jr., Philip K. Wrigley
Manager(s) Rogers Hornsby, Charlie Grimm
Local television none
Local radio WGN
(Bob Elson)
(Pat Flanagan)
(Hal Totten)
(John O'Hara)
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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.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 9064 0.584 53–24 37–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 8668 0.558 4 45–31 41–37
Brooklyn Dodgers 8173 0.526 9 44–34 37–39
Philadelphia Phillies 7876 0.506 12 45–32 33–44
Boston Braves 7777 0.500 13 44–33 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 7282 0.468 18 42–35 30–47
New York Giants 7282 0.468 18 37–40 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 6094 0.390 30 33–44 27–50

Record vs. opponents

1932 National League Records

Boston 15–78–149–1311–1111–1110–1213–9–1
Brooklyn 7–1510–1215–715–78–1412–1014–8
Chicago 14–812–1012–1015–716–69–1312–10
Cincinnati 13–97–1510–127–159–138–146–16–1
New York 11–117–157–1515–711–117–1514–8
Philadelphia 11–1114–86–1613–911–1114–89–13
Pittsburgh 12–1010–1213–914–815–78–1414–8
St. Louis 9–13–18–1410–1216–6–18–1413–98–14

Notable transactions


1932 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
CGabby Hartnett121406110.2711252
1BCharlie Grimm149570175.307780
2BBilly Herman154656206.314151
SSBilly Jurges115396100.253252
3BWoody English127522142.272347
OFRiggs Stephenson147583189.324485
OFKiki Cuyler110446130.2911077
OFJohnny Moore119443135.3051364

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
Stan Hack7217842.236219
Rollie Hemsley6015136.238420
Lance Richbourg4414838.257121
Vince Barton3613430.224315
Marv Gudat609424.255115
Mark Koenig3310236.353311
Rogers Hornsby195813.22417
Frank Demaree235614.25006
Zach Taylor21306.20003
Danny Taylor6225.22703
Harry Taylor1081.12500


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
Lon Warneke352772262.37106
Guy Bush40238.219113.2173
Pat Malone3723715173.38120

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
Charlie Root39216.115103.5896
Burleigh Grimes30141.16114.7836
Bob Smith34119434.6135
Bud Tinning2493.1532.8030

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
Jakie May352214.3620
Leroy Herrmann72106.395
Carroll Yerkes20003.004
Ed Baecht10000.000

1932 World Series

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.

1Cubs – 6, Yankees – 12September 28Yankee Stadium41,459
2Cubs – 2, Yankees – 5September 29Yankee Stadium50,709
3Yankees – 7, Cubs – 5October 1Wrigley Field49,986
4Yankees – 13, Cubs – 6October 2Wrigley Field49,844

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Jack Lelivelt
A Wichita Aviators Western League Jimmy Payton



  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


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