1954 Chicago Cubs season

1954 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s) Wid Matthews
Manager(s) Stan Hack
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton)
Local radio WIND
(Bert Wilson, Bob Elson)
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The 1954 Chicago Cubs season was the 83rd season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 79th in the National League and the 39th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished seventh in the National League with a record of 64–90.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 9757 0.630 53–23 44–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 9262 0.597 5 45–32 47–30
Milwaukee Braves 8965 0.578 8 43–34 46–31
Philadelphia Phillies 7579 0.487 22 39–39 36–40
Cincinnati Redlegs 7480 0.481 23 41–36 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 7282 0.468 25 33–44 39–38
Chicago Cubs 6490 0.416 33 40–37 24–53
Pittsburgh Pirates 53101 0.344 44 31–46 22–55

Record vs. opponents

1954 National League Records

Sources:
Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 15–716–610–129–1313–915–714–8
Chicago 7–158–146–167–157–1515–714–8
Cincinnati 6–1614–810–127–1514–815–78–14
Milwaukee 12–1016–612–1010–1213–914–812–10
New York 13–915–715–712–1016–614–812–10
Philadelphia 9–1315–78–149–136–1616–612–10
Pittsburgh 7–157–157–158–148–146–1610–12
St. Louis 8–148–1414–810–1210–1210–1212–10

Notable transactions

Roster

1954 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

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
CJoe Garagiola6315343.281521
3BRandy Jackson126484132.2731967

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
Steve Bilko479222.239412
Hal Rice517211.15305
Luis Márquez17121.08300
Bruce Edwards430.00001

Pitching

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
Bob Rush33236.113153.77124
Dave Cole1884385.3637

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
Warren Hacker39158.26134.2580
Johnny Klippstein361484115.2969
Jim Davis46127.21173.5258
Bubba Church714.2139.828

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
Hal Jeffcoat435675.1935
Jim Brosnan181009.4517

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
Open Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Bill Sweeney
AA Beaumont Exporters Texas League Les Fleming and Mickey Livingston
A Macon Peaches Sally League Nick Cullop
A Des Moines Bruins Western League Les Peden
B Cedar Rapids Indians Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Bill Prince
C Stockton Ports California League Gene Handley
C Magic Valley Cowboys Pioneer League Everett Robinson
C Blackwell Broncos Western Association Joe Consoli and Al Kubski
D Gainesville Owls Sooner State League Dick Rigazio
D Hickory Rebels Tar Heel League Charles Teague

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Des Moines, Blackwell

Tar Heel League disbanded, June 21, 1954

Notes

  1. Carl Sawatski at Baseball Reference
  2. Catfish Metkovich at Baseball Reference
  3. Steve Bilko at Baseball Reference
  4. Billy Muffett at Baseball Reference
  5. Hal Rice at Baseball Reference
  6. Joe Garagiola at Baseball Reference

References

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