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1928 Chicago Cubs

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1927 / 1929

91-63, Finished 3rd in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe McCarthy (91-63)
Scored 714 runs, Allowed 615 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-67

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 1,143,740 (1st of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 94, Pitching - 92


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1927 / 1929 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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Team Batting

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Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 C Gabby Hartnett 27 120 464 388 61 117 26 9 14 57 3 65 32 .302 .404 .523 .928 142 203 2 9
2 1B Charlie Grimm* 29 147 615 547 67 161 25 5 5 62 7 39 20 .294 .342 .386 .728 91 211 1 28
3 2B Freddie Maguire 29 140 639 574 67 160 24 7 1 41 6 25 38 .279 .312 .350 .662 74 201 3 37
4 SS Woody English 22 116 522 475 68 142 22 4 2 34 4 30 28 .299 .343 .375 .718 88 178 2 15
5 3B Clyde Beck 28 131 552 483 72 124 18 4 3 52 3 58 58 .257 .341 .329 .670 77 159 4 7
6 OF Riggs Stephenson 30 137 591 512 75 166 36 9 8 90 8 68 29 .324 .407 .477 .883 131 244 3 8
7 OF Kiki Cuyler 29 133 581 499 92 142 25 9 17 79 37 51 61 .285 .359 .473 .832 117 236 7 24
8 OF Hack Wilson 28 145 623 520 89 163 32 9 31 120 4 77 94 .313 .404 .588 .992 157 306 2 24
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
9 3B Johnny Butler 35 62 201 174 17 47 7 0 0 16 2 19 7 .270 .352 .310 .662 75 54 3 6
10 C Mike Gonzalez 37 49 175 158 12 43 9 2 1 21 2 12 7 .272 .324 .373 .697 82 59 0 5
11 OF Cliff Heathcote* 30 67 159 137 26 39 8 0 3 18 6 17 12 .285 .364 .409 .772 102 56 0 5
12 OF Earl Webb* 30 62 159 140 22 35 7 3 3 23 0 14 17 .250 .318 .407 .725 89 57 0 5
13 IF Norm McMillan 32 49 143 123 11 27 2 2 1 12 0 13 19 .220 .299 .293 .592 56 36 1 6
14 1B Joe Kelly* 28 32 57 52 3 11 1 0 1 7 0 1 3 .212 .255 .288 .543 42 15 2 2
15 Johnny Moore* 26 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
16 Ray Jacobs 26 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
17 3B Elmer Yoter 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 P Pat Malone* 25 42 102 95 8 18 3 0 1 11 0 4 21 .189 .222 .253 .475 24 24 0 3
19 P Sheriff Blake# 28 35 97 88 10 19 1 0 0 5 0 1 13 .216 .233 .227 .461 21 20 1 7
20 P Charlie Root 29 40 83 73 5 13 5 0 0 5 0 2 18 .178 .200 .247 .447 17 18 0 8
21 P Guy Bush 26 42 79 73 3 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 18 .082 .107 .082 .189 -50 6 0 4
22 P Art Nehf* 35 31 70 58 4 11 0 1 1 3 0 7 8 .190 .277 .276 .553 45 16 0 5
23 P Percy Jones 28 39 60 56 1 11 0 0 0 5 1 2 11 .196 .224 .196 .421 11 11 0 2
24 P Hal Carlson 36 20 19 19 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .263 .263 .263 .526 38 5 0 0
25 P Ed Holley 28 13 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 -53 0 0 0
26 P Ben Tincup* 35 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
27 P Lefty Weinert* 26 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
28 P Johnny Welch* 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 28.6 154 6008 5260 714 1460 251 64 92 665 83 508 517 .278 .345 .402 .747 95 2115 31 210
Rank in 8 NL teams 4 4 4 4 5 3 1 3 8 5 4 4 4 4 3
Non-Pitcher Totals 28.7 154 5487 4788 682 1377 242 63 90 632 82 489 426 .288 .357 .421 .778 103 2015 30 181
Pitcher Totals 28.5 154 521 472 32 83 9 1 2 33 1 19 91 .176 .209 .212 .421 11 100 1 29
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown; OPS_lg for OPS+ does not include pitchers.

Team Pitching

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Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP Pat Malone 25 18 13 .581 2.84 42 25 14 16 2 2 250.2 218 99 79 15 99 155 6 0 10 1048 137 3.70 1.265 7.8 0.5 3.6 5.6 1.57
2 SP Sheriff Blake 28 17 11 .607 2.47 34 29 5 16 4 1 240.2 209 80 66 4 101 78 3 0 3 995 157 3.77 1.288 7.8 0.1 3.8 2.9 0.77
3 SP Charlie Root 29 14 18 .438 3.57 40 30 6 13 1 2 237.0 214 109 94 15 73 122 7 0 0 992 109 3.71 1.211 8.1 0.6 2.8 4.6 1.67
4 SP Guy Bush 26 15 6 .714 3.83 42 24 8 9 2 2 204.1 229 104 87 10 86 61 5 0 1 897 101 4.28 1.542 10.1 0.4 3.8 2.7 0.71
5 SP Art Nehf* 35 13 7 .650 2.65 31 21 6 10 2 0 176.2 190 62 52 3 52 40 1 0 1 755 146 3.57 1.370 9.7 0.2 2.6 2.0 0.77
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
6 RP Percy Jones* 28 10 6 .625 4.03 39 19 12 9 1 4 154.0 167 80 69 4 56 41 7 0 2 667 96 3.94 1.448 9.8 0.2 3.3 2.4 0.73
7 RP Hal Carlson 36 3 2 .600 5.91 20 4 10 2 0 3 56.1 74 42 37 4 15 11 0 0 0 249 66 4.24 1.580 11.8 0.6 2.4 1.8 0.73
8 RP Ed Holley 28 0 0 3.77 13 1 8 0 0 0 31.0 31 15 13 1 16 10 2 1 0 137 104 4.42 1.516 9.0 0.3 4.6 2.9 0.63
9 RP Lefty Weinert* 26 1 0 1.000 5.29 10 1 6 0 0 0 17.0 24 10 10 0 9 8 1 0 1 74 75 3.73 1.941 12.7 0.0 4.8 4.2 0.89
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
10 Ben Tincup 35 0 0 7.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 9.0 14 7 7 0 1 3 0 0 0 41 58 2.57 1.667 14.0 0.0 1.0 3.0 3.00
11 Johnny Welch 21 0 0 15.75 3 0 3 0 0 0 4.0 13 7 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 23 27 1.91 3.250 29.3 0.0 0.0 4.5
Team Totals 28.6 91 63 .591 3.40 154 154 79 75 12 14 1380.2 1383 615 521 56 508 531 32 1 18 5878 114 3.84 1.370 9.0 0.4 3.3 3.5 1.05
Rank in 8 NL teams 3 6 3 4 2 4 4 2 1 2 1 6 2
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown

Team Fielding--Totals

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Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Clyde Beck 28 130 129 118 484 167 299 18 53 .963 3.45 3B-SS-2B
Sheriff Blake 28 34 29 16 55 4 48 3 3 .945 1.53 P
Guy Bush 26 42 24 9 53 5 46 2 2 .962 1.21 P
Johnny Butler 35 61 50 48 187 53 124 10 10 .947 2.90 3B-SS
Hal Carlson 36 20 4 2 18 1 16 1 0 .944 0.85 P
Kiki Cuyler 29 127 126 125 280 257 18 5 3 .982 2.17 OF
Woody English 22 115 114 105 663 245 382 36 85 .946 5.41 SS-3B
Mike Gonzalez 37 45 40 36 237 198 35 4 8 .983 5.18 1 14 15 52% 45% C
Charlie Grimm 29 147 147 144 1538 1458 70 10 147 .993 10.39 1B
Gabby Hartnett 27 118 114 109 564 455 103 6 14 .989 4.73 7 22 45 67% 45% C
Cliff Heathcote 30 39 28 27 74 67 5 2 1 .973 1.85 OF
Ed Holley 28 13 1 0 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 0.38 P
Percy Jones 28 39 19 9 41 3 36 2 2 .951 1.00 P
Joe Kelly 28 10 7 7 114 105 6 3 8 .974 11.10 1B
Freddie Maguire 29 138 138 134 957 410 524 23 126 .976 6.77 2B
Pat Malone 25 42 25 16 62 5 54 3 2 .952 1.40 P
Norm McMillan 32 37 31 31 133 44 84 5 13 .962 3.46 2B-3B
Art Nehf 35 31 21 10 53 3 48 2 3 .962 1.65 P
Charlie Root 29 40 30 13 46 6 39 1 2 .978 1.13 P
Riggs Stephenson 30 135 135 135 283 268 10 5 1 .982 2.06 OF
Ben Tincup 35 2 0 0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 2.00 P
Earl Webb 30 31 30 26 70 65 4 1 0 .986 2.23 OF
Lefty Weinert 26 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 P
Johnny Welch 21 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.33 P
Hack Wilson 28 143 143 134 346 321 11 14 2 .960 2.32 OF
Elmer Yoter 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3B
Team Totals 28.7 154 1386 1254 6268 4141 1971 156 485 .975 3.92 8 36 60 63% 45%
Rank in 8 NL teams 1 2 1
Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Batters

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Clyde Beck 28 131 552 -15 -0 0 7 6 -2 -0.3 17 15 1.4 .498 .499 0.8 1.3 8 56/4
Sheriff Blake# 28 35 97 -11 0 0 0 10 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
Guy Bush 26 42 79 -17 0 0 0 8 -8 -0.9 0 -8 -0.9 .480 .495 -0.8 -0.0 -8 1
Johnny Butler 35 62 201 -5 -0 0 1 2 -2 -0.3 6 4 0.3 .496 .498 0.3 0.2 3 Purchased 5/6
Hal Carlson 36 20 19 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 Traded 1
Kiki Cuyler 29 133 581 11 5 0 3 -6 13 1.2 18 31 3.0 .510 .508 2.8 -0.3 28 Traded *O97/8
Woody English 22 116 522 -7 -0 0 12 8 12 1.1 16 28 2.7 .511 .508 1.6 2.0 16 Purchased *6/5
Mike Gonzalez 37 49 175 -4 -0 0 1 1 -2 -0.2 5 4 0.4 .497 .499 0.3 0.2 3 Traded 2
Charlie Grimm* 29 147 615 -6 -1 0 1 -7 -13 -1.4 19 6 0.5 .491 .492 0.5 -0.6 5 Traded *3
Gabby Hartnett 27 120 464 25 -0 0 2 4 30 3.0 14 45 4.4 .525 .519 4.3 0.6 43 Unknown *2
Cliff Heathcote* 30 67 159 1 0 0 -1 -2 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.3 .498 .499 0.4 -0.3 4 Traded O98/7
Ed Holley 28 13 6 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
Ray Jacobs 26 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .470 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
Percy Jones 28 39 60 -7 -0 0 0 6 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 Rule 5 Draft 1
Joe Kelly* 28 32 57 -4 0 0 0 -0 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .485 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 3
Freddie Maguire 29 140 639 -23 -0 0 21 5 2 0.2 19 21 2.1 .502 .502 0.0 2.6 0 *4
Pat Malone* 25 42 102 -11 0 0 0 11 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
Norm McMillan 32 49 143 -8 0 0 3 1 -4 -0.4 4 1 0.0 .492 .498 -0.2 0.4 -2 Rule 5 Draft 45
Johnny Moore* 26 4 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .472 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 Purchased
Art Nehf* 35 31 70 -5 0 0 0 7 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .508 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 Free Agency 1
Charlie Root 29 40 83 -10 0 0 0 9 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
Riggs Stephenson 30 137 591 25 -1 0 2 -6 20 1.9 18 38 3.8 .515 .513 3.7 -0.5 36 Traded *7O
Ben Tincup* 35 2 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .474 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
Earl Webb* 30 62 159 -3 0 0 2 -1 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.3 .497 .499 0.1 0.0 1 O9
Lefty Weinert* 26 10 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
Johnny Welch* 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
Hack Wilson 28 145 623 42 -0 0 -4 -3 35 3.3 19 54 5.3 .524 .521 5.8 -0.8 58 Rule 5 Draft *8O
Elmer Yoter 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Traded /5
Team Total 28.6 1674 6008 -38 3 0 50 56 71 6.0 168 239 23.1 .504 .504 18.9 4.7 189
Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Pitchers

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Sheriff Blake 28 240.2 34 29 80 2.99 4.71 0.32 0.00 98.3 4.31 35 3.8 1.0 -0.1 5.6 56 .610 .523
Guy Bush 26 204.1 42 24 104 4.58 4.69 0.34 0.00 98.6 4.28 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.9 11 .482 .495
Hal Carlson 36 56.1 20 4 42 6.71 4.60 0.37 0.00 101.7 4.30 -15 -1.5 1.0 -0.0 -1.0 -10 .428 .491 Traded
Ed Holley 28 31.0 13 1 15 4.35 4.83 0.33 0.00 100.1 4.50 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .503 .500
Percy Jones* 28 154.0 39 19 80 4.68 4.76 0.35 0.00 97.5 4.30 -7 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.6 7 .482 .496 Rule 5 Draft
Pat Malone 25 250.1 42 25 99 3.56 4.69 0.29 0.00 98.1 4.32 20 2.1 1.0 -0.1 4.1 43 .550 .513
Art Nehf* 35 177.0 31 21 62 3.15 4.74 0.35 0.00 97.0 4.25 21 2.2 1.0 -0.1 3.6 37 .572 .514 Free Agency
Charlie Root 29 238.0 40 30 109 4.12 4.62 0.31 0.00 97.6 4.20 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 2.0 23 .503 .501
Ben Tincup 35 9.0 2 0 7 7.00 4.59 0.38 0.00 97.4 4.09 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .369 .498
Lefty Weinert* 26 17.0 10 1 10 5.29 4.97 0.32 0.00 100.6 4.69 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .488 .499
Johnny Welch 21 4.0 3 0 7 15.75 4.86 0.49 0.00 96.6 4.22 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -5 .350 .497
Team Total 28.6 1381.2 276 154 615 4.01 4.70 0.33 0.00 98.1 4.29 39 4.6 1.0 -0.7 15.5 164 .517 .505
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1927 / 1929 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics