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1938 Chicago Cubs

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1937 / 1939

89-63, Finished 1st in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Charlie Grimm (45-36) and Gabby Hartnett (44-27)
Scored 713 runs, Allowed 597 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-64

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 951,640 (1st of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 105, Pitching - 103

Postseason:  Lost World Series (4-0) to New York Yankees


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1937 / 1939 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 37 88 353 299 40 82 19 1 10 59 1 48 17 .274 .380 .445 .825 123 133 9 3 3
2 1B Ripper Collins# 34 143 555 490 78 131 22 8 13 61 1 54 48 .267 .344 .424 .768 108 208 13 3 8
3 2B Billy Herman 28 152 696 624 86 173 34 7 1 56 3 59 31 .277 .342 .359 .701 90 224 24 2 11
4 SS Billy Jurges 30 137 540 465 53 114 18 3 1 47 3 58 53 .245 .335 .303 .638 74 141 22 5 12
5 3B Stan Hack* 28 152 707 609 109 195 34 11 4 67 16 94 39 .320 .411 .432 .843 129 263 6 0 4
6 OF Carl Reynolds 35 125 530 497 59 150 28 10 3 67 9 22 32 .302 .335 .416 .752 103 207 10 3 8
7 OF Augie Galan# 26 110 449 395 52 113 16 9 6 69 8 49 17 .286 .368 .418 .785 113 165 7 2 3
8 OF Frank Demaree 28 129 532 476 63 130 15 7 8 62 1 45 34 .273 .341 .384 .725 97 183 17 4 7
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 UT Phil Cavarretta* 21 92 290 268 29 64 11 4 1 28 4 14 27 .239 .287 .321 .608 65 86 6 4 4
10 C Ken O'Dea* 25 86 263 247 22 65 12 1 3 33 1 12 18 .263 .297 .356 .654 77 88 9 0 3
11 OF Joe Marty 24 76 260 235 32 57 8 3 7 35 0 18 26 .243 .305 .391 .696 88 92 9 3 5
12 SS Tony Lazzeri 34 54 144 120 21 32 5 0 5 23 0 22 30 .267 .380 .433 .814 120 52 5 0 1
13 C Bob Garbark 28 23 56 54 2 14 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 .259 .273 .259 .532 45 14 5 0 1
14 OF Jim Asbell 24 17 36 33 6 6 2 0 0 3 0 3 9 .182 .250 .242 .492 34 8 0 0 0
15 OF Coaker Triplett 26 12 36 36 4 9 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 .250 .250 .361 .611 64 13 2 0 0
16 SS Steve Mesner 20 2 5 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .400 .250 .650 80 1 0 0 0
17 SS Bobby Mattick 22 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 444 1 0 0 0
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
18 P Bill Lee 28 44 112 101 10 20 3 1 0 13 1 4 20 .198 .229 .248 .476 29 25 3 0 7
19 P Clay Bryant 26 50 109 106 16 24 2 1 3 15 0 2 10 .226 .241 .349 .590 58 37 1 0 1
20 P Larry French 30 43 73 62 7 13 3 1 0 7 0 5 9 .210 .269 .290 .559 52 18 3 0 6
21 P Tex Carleton# 31 33 68 65 9 15 4 1 0 7 1 3 10 .231 .265 .323 .588 59 21 1 0 0
22 P Charlie Root 39 44 53 48 2 8 1 0 0 3 0 4 16 .167 .231 .188 .418 15 9 2 0 1
23 P Jack Russell 32 42 35 32 4 7 1 1 0 3 0 2 15 .219 .265 .313 .577 56 10 1 0 1
24 P Dizzy Dean 28 13 27 26 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .192 .192 .231 .423 14 6 1 0 1
25 P Vance Page 32 13 27 26 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 .154 .154 .154 .308 -16 4 1 0 1
26 P Al Epperly* 20 9 10 8 2 2 1 0 0 5 0 2 3 .250 .400 .375 .775 111 3 0 0 0
27 P Bob Logan 28 14 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
28 P Kirby Higbe 23 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
29 P Newt Kimball 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 29.3 154 5973 5333 713 1435 242 70 65 673 49 522 476 .269 .338 .377 .715 94 2012 157 29 88
Rank in 8 NL teams 4 3 4 4 3 4 3 2 2 5 2 5 5 5 3
Non-Pitcher Totals 29.3 154 5453 4853 658 1337 226 65 62 618 47 500 383 .275 .347 .387 .734 99 1879 144 29 70
Pitcher Totals 29.7 154 520 480 55 98 16 5 3 55 2 22 93 .204 .239 .277 .516 40 133 13 0 18
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 Bill Lee 28 22 9 .710 2.66 44 37 5 19 9 2 291.0 281 95 86 18 74 121 2 1 3 1194 144 3.68 1.220 8.7 0.6 2.3 3.7 1.64
2 SP Clay Bryant 26 19 11 .633 3.10 44 30 10 17 3 2 270.1 235 105 93 6 125 135 1 1 5 1146 124 3.61 1.332 7.8 0.2 4.2 4.5 1.08
3 SP Larry French* 30 10 19 .345 3.80 43 27 11 10 3 0 201.1 210 95 85 17 62 83 1 0 4 853 101 4.14 1.351 9.4 0.8 2.8 3.7 1.34
4 SP Tex Carleton 31 10 9 .526 5.42 33 24 6 9 0 0 167.2 213 118 101 11 74 80 8 2 12 785 71 4.29 1.712 11.4 0.6 4.0 4.3 1.08
5 SP Dizzy Dean 28 7 1 .875 1.81 13 10 2 3 1 0 74.2 63 20 15 2 8 22 1 0 0 288 212 3.04 0.951 7.6 0.2 1.0 2.7 2.75
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 CL Charlie Root 39 8 7 .533 2.86 44 11 20 5 0 9 160.2 163 62 51 10 30 70 2 0 0 673 134 3.46 1.201 9.1 0.6 1.7 3.9 2.33
7 RP Jack Russell 32 6 1 .857 3.34 42 0 21 0 0 3 102.1 100 43 38 1 30 29 1 0 0 428 115 3.39 1.270 8.8 0.1 2.6 2.6 0.97
8 RP Al Epperly 20 2 0 1.000 3.67 9 4 3 1 0 0 27.0 28 11 11 1 15 10 0 0 3 122 106 4.33 1.593 9.3 0.3 5.0 3.3 0.67
9 RP Bob Logan* 28 0 2 .000 2.78 14 0 7 0 0 2 22.2 18 9 7 0 17 10 1 0 1 100 140 4.42 1.544 7.1 0.0 6.8 4.0 0.59
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 Vance Page 32 5 4 .556 3.84 13 9 2 3 0 1 68.0 90 33 29 4 13 18 0 1 1 295 100 3.73 1.515 11.9 0.5 1.7 2.4 1.38
11 Kirby Higbe 23 0 0 5.40 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.0 10 6 6 1 6 4 0 0 1 45 74 5.22 1.600 9.0 0.9 5.4 3.6 0.67
12 Newt Kimball 23 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 60 0.92 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
Team Totals 29.8 89 63 .586 3.37 154 154 87 67 16 19 1396.2 1414 598 523 71 454 583 17 5 31 5935 114 3.76 1.337 9.1 0.5 2.9 3.8 1.28
Rank in 8 NL teams 1 8 1 4 1 1 1 5 1 2 2 4 1
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
Jim Asbell 24 11 6 5 15 14 1 0 1 1.000 1.50 OF
Clay Bryant 26 44 30 17 49 9 38 2 4 .959 1.07 P
Tex Carleton 31 33 24 9 42 8 32 2 2 .952 1.21 P
Phil Cavarretta 21 77 65 58 302 277 21 4 14 .987 3.73 OF-1B
Ripper Collins 34 135 133 127 1381 1264 111 6 118 .996 10.19 1B
Dizzy Dean 28 13 10 3 13 2 11 0 0 1.000 1.00 P
Frank Demaree 28 125 121 109 217 199 12 6 1 .972 1.69 OF
Al Epperly 20 9 4 1 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 0.78 P
Larry French 30 43 27 10 61 19 41 1 1 .984 1.40 P
Augie Galan 26 103 103 92 224 211 10 3 3 .987 2.15 OF
Bob Garbark 28 21 14 12 73 66 7 0 0 1.000 3.48 2 5 3 38% 45% C-1B
Stan Hack 28 152 152 147 501 178 300 23 26 .954 3.14 3B
Gabby Hartnett 37 83 81 66 400 358 40 2 8 .995 4.80 6 11 15 58% 45% C
Billy Herman 28 151 151 150 939 404 517 18 111 .981 6.10 2B
Kirby Higbe 23 2 2 0 5 1 4 0 1 1.000 2.50 P
Billy Jurges 30 136 136 127 728 277 417 34 82 .953 5.10 SS
Newt Kimball 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 P
Tony Lazzeri 34 38 23 22 131 49 75 7 12 .947 3.35 SS-3B-2B-OF
Bill Lee 28 44 37 19 84 18 61 5 3 .940 1.80 P
Bob Logan 28 14 0 0 6 3 2 1 0 .833 0.36 P
Joe Marty 24 68 56 49 151 143 6 2 1 .987 2.19 OF
Bobby Mattick 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 SS
Steve Mesner 20 1 1 1 3 0 2 1 0 .667 2.00 SS
Ken O'Dea 25 72 59 56 336 294 32 10 3 .970 4.59 3 23 12 34% 45% C
Vance Page 32 13 9 3 34 9 25 0 1 1.000 2.62 P
Carl Reynolds 35 125 123 109 344 328 10 6 4 .983 2.70 OF
Charlie Root 39 44 11 5 29 5 23 1 0 .966 0.64 P
Jack Russell 32 42 0 0 45 12 32 1 1 .978 1.05 P
Coaker Triplett 26 9 8 8 16 15 1 0 0 1.000 1.78 OF
Team Totals 29.4 154 1386 1205 6136 4164 1837 135 397 .978 3.73 11 39 30 43% 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
Jim Asbell 24 17 36 -3 0 0 0 -1 -4 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .478 .498 -0.3 -0.1 -2 Rule 5 Draft O/79
Clay Bryant 26 50 109 -6 0 0 0 13 6 0.6 0 6 0.6 .514 .504 0.7 -0.0 6 Purchased 1
Tex Carleton# 31 33 68 -4 -0 0 0 8 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .512 .503 0.4 -0.0 4 Traded 1
Phil Cavarretta* 21 92 290 -13 -0 0 -4 -3 -21 -2.3 9 -11 -1.3 .476 .486 -0.8 -0.8 -7 Amateur Free Agent O93/87
Ripper Collins# 34 143 555 5 0 0 7 -6 6 0.5 18 24 2.4 .504 .504 1.7 -0.0 17 Traded *3
Dizzy Dean 28 13 27 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 Traded 1
Frank Demaree 28 129 532 -1 0 0 -4 -6 -11 -1.3 17 6 0.5 .491 .493 1.0 -1.1 10 Purchased *O9/7
Al Epperly* 20 9 10 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .515 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 Minor Lg Working Ag /1
Larry French 30 43 73 -4 0 0 0 8 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .510 .503 0.4 -0.0 4 Traded 1
Augie Galan# 26 110 449 8 -1 0 5 -5 8 0.7 15 22 2.3 .507 .505 1.8 -0.1 17 *7O
Bob Garbark 28 23 56 -4 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .485 .498 -0.2 0.0 -1 2/3
Stan Hack* 28 152 707 28 -1 0 2 2 30 3.0 21 52 5.3 .521 .520 5.1 0.3 50 *5
Gabby Hartnett 37 88 353 11 0 0 2 3 16 1.6 11 28 2.8 .519 .510 2.6 0.4 26 Unknown 2
Billy Herman 28 152 696 -6 -0 0 15 6 14 1.3 21 36 3.6 .510 .509 2.1 2.1 21 $20,000 Purchased *4
Kirby Higbe 23 2 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .475 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 Purchased /1
Billy Jurges 30 137 540 -15 -0 0 3 9 -3 -0.4 18 15 1.4 .498 .498 1.2 1.2 12 Free Agency *6
Newt Kimball 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
Tony Lazzeri 34 54 144 3 0 0 0 2 6 0.5 5 10 1.0 .511 .504 1.0 0.2 10 Free Agency 6/547O
Bill Lee 28 44 112 -11 -0 0 0 13 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 Purchased 1
Bob Logan 28 14 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 Purchased 1
Joe Marty 24 76 260 -4 0 0 -6 -1 -11 -1.2 8 -2 -0.3 .485 .493 0.3 -0.8 4 Traded O8/9
Bobby Mattick 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .548 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /6
Steve Mesner 20 2 5 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /6
Ken O'Dea* 25 86 263 -8 0 0 -1 2 -7 -0.8 9 2 0.1 .492 .496 0.3 0.1 3 Traded 2
Vance Page 32 13 27 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .491 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 Traded 1
Carl Reynolds 35 125 530 1 -1 0 5 -3 3 0.2 17 20 2.0 .502 .502 1.5 0.2 15 Purchased *O87/9
Charlie Root 39 44 53 -6 0 0 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
Jack Russell 32 42 35 -2 0 0 0 4 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .504 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 Free Agency 1
Coaker Triplett 26 12 36 -2 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .482 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /O789
Team Total 29.3 1707 5973 -41 -1 0 24 59 41 2.5 175 215 21.2 .502 .502 19.3 1.3 191 $20,000
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
Clay Bryant 26 270.0 44 30 105 3.50 4.45 0.15 0.00 99.3 4.28 24 2.7 1.0 -0.1 4.9 47 .560 .516 Purchased
Tex Carleton 31 167.2 33 24 118 6.33 4.48 0.17 0.00 101.3 4.37 -36 -3.5 1.0 -0.1 -2.0 -22 .395 .479 Traded
Dizzy Dean 28 74.2 13 10 20 2.41 4.46 0.15 0.00 101.9 4.39 17 1.9 1.0 -0.0 2.5 23 .648 .512 Traded
Al Epperly 20 27.0 9 4 11 3.67 4.05 0.16 0.00 103.2 4.01 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .513 .501 Minor Lg Working Ag
Larry French* 30 201.1 43 27 95 4.25 4.47 0.15 0.00 103.0 4.44 5 0.5 1.0 -0.1 2.2 22 .512 .503 Traded
Kirby Higbe 23 10.0 2 2 6 5.40 4.16 0.15 0.00 108.9 4.36 -1 -0.1 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .444 .499 Purchased
Newt Kimball 23 1.0 1 0 1 9.00 4.60 0.22 0.00 102.0 4.47 -0 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .449 .500
Bill Lee 28 291.0 44 37 95 2.94 4.47 0.15 0.00 100.8 4.35 47 5.3 1.0 -0.1 7.7 71 .621 .533 Purchased
Bob Logan* 28 14.2 14 0 9 5.52 4.88 0.22 0.00 100.6 4.68 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .490 .499 Purchased
Vance Page 32 68.0 13 9 33 4.37 4.47 0.17 0.00 99.2 4.26 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.5 5 .495 .500 Traded
Charlie Root 39 160.2 44 11 62 3.47 4.47 0.16 0.00 100.5 4.34 16 1.7 1.0 -0.1 3.1 29 .539 .511
Jack Russell 32 102.0 42 0 43 3.79 4.45 0.16 0.00 103.1 4.42 7 0.8 1.0 -0.0 1.7 16 .519 .505 Free Agency
Team Total 29.8 1388.0 302 154 598 3.88 4.46 0.16 0.00 101.1 4.35 77 9.2 1.0 -0.6 20.9 194 .531 .508
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1937 / 1939 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics