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1939 Chicago Cubs

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1938 / 1940

84-70, Finished 4th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Gabby Hartnett (84-70)
Scored 724 runs, Allowed 678 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 82-72

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 726,663 (3rd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 100


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1938 / 1940 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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Team Batting

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Rk Pos Name 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 38 97 351 306 36 85 18 2 12 59 0 37 32 .278 .358 .467 .825 118 143 11 1 7
2 1B Rip Russell 24 143 594 542 55 148 24 5 9 79 2 36 56 .273 .318 .386 .704 87 209 12 0 16
3 2B Billy Herman 29 156 711 623 111 191 34 18 7 70 9 66 31 .307 .378 .453 .830 120 282 24 5 19
4 SS Dick Bartell 31 105 395 336 37 80 24 2 3 34 6 42 25 .238 .335 .348 .683 82 117 10 7 10
5 3B Stan Hack* 29 156 724 641 112 191 28 6 8 56 17 65 35 .298 .364 .398 .762 103 255 7 2 15
6 OF Augie Galan# 27 148 641 549 104 167 36 8 6 71 8 75 26 .304 .392 .432 .823 119 237 10 4 13
7 OF Jim Gleeson# 27 111 383 332 43 74 19 6 4 45 7 39 46 .223 .308 .352 .661 76 117 5 2 10
8 OF Hank Leiber 28 112 431 365 65 113 16 1 24 88 1 59 42 .310 .411 .556 .967 156 203 14 4 3
Rk Pos Name 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 OF Carl Reynolds 36 88 313 281 33 69 10 6 4 44 5 16 38 .246 .298 .367 .665 76 103 8 5 11
10 C Gus Mancuso 33 80 282 251 17 58 10 0 2 17 0 24 19 .231 .298 .295 .593 58 74 4 0 6
11 OF Bill Nicholson* 24 58 243 220 37 65 12 5 5 38 0 20 29 .295 .354 .464 .818 116 102 1 0 3
12 SS Bobby Mattick 23 51 190 178 16 51 12 1 0 23 1 6 19 .287 .314 .365 .679 80 65 4 1 4
13 OF Joe Marty 25 23 80 76 6 10 1 0 2 10 2 4 13 .132 .175 .224 .399 6 17 4 0 0
14 1B Phil Cavarretta* 22 22 59 55 4 15 3 1 0 0 2 4 3 .273 .322 .364 .686 82 20 1 0 0
15 SS Steve Mesner 21 17 48 43 7 12 4 0 0 6 0 3 4 .279 .340 .372 .713 90 16 1 1 1
16 C Bob Garbark 29 24 21 21 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .143 .286 -24 3 1 0 0
Rk Pos Name 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
17 P Bill Lee 29 37 115 103 3 13 0 0 1 3 0 4 16 .126 .159 .155 .314 -16 16 1 0 8
18 P Larry French 31 36 83 73 6 14 2 0 1 7 0 4 26 .192 .244 .260 .504 34 19 1 1 4
19 P Claude Passeau 30 35 81 77 6 12 2 0 1 6 0 2 27 .156 .177 .221 .398 5 17 3 0 2
20 P Charlie Root 40 35 63 57 4 10 2 1 2 6 0 2 21 .175 .217 .351 .568 49 20 0 1 3
21 P Vance Page 33 27 52 47 2 12 3 0 0 6 0 3 11 .255 .300 .319 .619 65 15 1 0 2
22 P Dizzy Dean 29 19 37 34 4 5 1 0 0 1 1 1 7 .147 .171 .176 .348 -7 6 0 0 2
23 P Earl Whitehill* 40 24 31 29 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 .103 .161 .103 .265 -28 3 1 0 0
24 P Jack Russell 33 43 17 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
25 P Gene Lillard 25 23 16 10 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 .100 .438 .100 .538 50 1 0 0 0
26 P Clay Bryant 27 28 15 14 9 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 .214 .267 .286 .552 47 4 0 0 0
27 P Kirby Higbe 24 9 8 7 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 .286 .286 .429 .714 88 3 0 0 1
28 P Ray Harrell 27 4 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
29 P Vern Olsen 21 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .667 .000 .667 91 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 29.0 156 5992 5293 724 1407 263 62 91 671 61 523 553 .266 .336 .391 .726 93 2067 124 34 140
Rank in 8 NL teams 4 3 5 4 1 4 1 2 6 5 6 4 4 3 2
Non-Pitcher Totals 28.7 156 5466 4819 684 1332 251 61 86 640 60 496 421 .276 .348 .407 .755 101 1963 117 32 118
Pitcher Totals 31.6 156 526 474 40 75 12 1 5 31 1 27 132 .158 .207 .219 .426 14 104 7 2 22
Rk Pos Name 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 Name 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 29 19 15 .559 3.44 37 36 1 20 1 0 282.1 295 125 108 18 85 105 1 1 4 1202 114 3.97 1.346 9.4 0.6 2.7 3.3 1.24
2 SP Claude Passeau 30 13 9 .591 3.05 34 27 6 13 1 3 221.0 215 86 75 8 48 108 4 0 0 914 128 3.17 1.190 8.8 0.3 2.0 4.4 2.25
3 SP Larry French* 31 15 8 .652 3.29 36 21 11 10 2 1 194.0 205 80 71 7 50 98 1 0 5 828 119 3.22 1.314 9.5 0.3 2.3 4.5 1.96
4 SP Vance Page 33 7 7 .500 3.88 27 17 6 8 1 1 139.1 169 77 60 8 37 43 1 0 2 620 101 3.92 1.478 10.9 0.5 2.4 2.8 1.16
5 SP Dizzy Dean 29 6 4 .600 3.36 19 13 5 7 2 0 96.1 98 40 36 4 17 27 1 0 0 403 117 3.51 1.194 9.2 0.4 1.6 2.5 1.59
Rk Pos Name 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 Charlie Root 40 8 8 .500 4.03 35 16 12 8 0 4 167.1 189 83 75 11 34 65 2 1 0 709 97 3.70 1.333 10.2 0.6 1.8 3.5 1.91
7 RP Earl Whitehill* 40 4 7 .364 5.14 24 11 5 2 1 1 89.1 102 59 51 8 50 42 5 0 4 416 77 5.04 1.701 10.3 0.8 5.0 4.2 0.84
8 RP Jack Russell 33 4 3 .571 3.67 39 0 24 0 0 3 68.2 78 32 28 3 24 32 0 0 1 308 107 3.66 1.485 10.2 0.4 3.1 4.2 1.33
9 RP Gene Lillard 25 3 5 .375 6.55 20 7 4 2 0 0 55.0 68 48 40 2 36 31 3 0 2 264 60 4.45 1.891 11.1 0.3 5.9 5.1 0.86
Rk Pos Name 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 Clay Bryant 27 2 1 .667 5.74 4 4 0 2 0 0 31.1 42 23 20 3 14 9 1 0 1 154 69 5.08 1.787 12.1 0.9 4.0 2.6 0.64
11 Kirby Higbe 24 2 1 .667 3.18 9 2 6 0 0 0 22.2 12 9 8 0 22 16 0 0 0 101 125 4.47 1.500 4.8 0.0 8.7 6.4 0.73
12 Ray Harrell 27 0 2 .000 8.31 4 2 0 0 0 0 17.1 29 16 16 2 6 5 0 1 1 82 48 4.93 2.019 15.1 1.0 3.1 2.6 0.83
13 Vern Olsen* 21 1 0 1.000 0.00 4 0 4 0 0 0 7.2 2 0 0 0 7 3 0 0 0 30 4.93 1.174 2.3 0.0 8.2 3.5 0.43
Team Totals 31.7 84 70 .545 3.80 156 156 84 72 8 13 1392.1 1504 678 588 74 430 584 19 3 20 6031 103 3.79 1.389 9.7 0.5 2.8 3.8 1.36
Rank in 8 NL teams 3 5 5 2 6 5 3 7 5 5 3 3 3
Rk Pos Name 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, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
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Team Fielding--Totals

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Name Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Dick Bartell 31 102 99 96 581 241 307 33 62 .943 5.37 SS-3B
Clay Bryant 27 5 4 2 10 7 2 1 0 .900 1.80 P-OF
Phil Cavarretta 22 14 14 13 113 106 6 1 10 .991 8.00 1B-OF
Dizzy Dean 29 19 13 7 21 5 16 0 0 1.000 1.11 P
Larry French 31 36 21 10 54 5 47 2 3 .963 1.44 P
Augie Galan 27 145 144 138 305 290 6 9 0 .970 2.04 OF
Bob Garbark 29 21 0 0 25 22 3 0 0 1.000 1.19 0 2 1 33% 46% C
Jim Gleeson 27 91 83 82 188 175 5 8 1 .957 1.98 OF
Stan Hack 29 156 156 154 476 177 278 21 15 .956 2.92 3B
Ray Harrell 27 4 2 0 6 1 4 1 0 .833 1.25 P
Gabby Hartnett 38 86 83 66 386 336 47 3 3 .992 4.45 8 17 21 55% 46% C
Billy Herman 29 156 155 155 891 377 485 29 95 .967 5.53 2B
Kirby Higbe 24 9 2 0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 0.44 P
Bill Lee 29 37 36 20 100 15 80 5 3 .950 2.57 P
Hank Leiber 28 98 97 92 260 249 5 6 0 .977 2.59 OF
Gene Lillard 25 20 7 2 13 2 11 0 0 1.000 0.65 P
Gus Mancuso 33 76 73 63 376 333 36 7 6 .981 4.86 5 16 16 50% 46% C
Joe Marty 25 21 19 19 30 24 4 2 0 .933 1.33 OF
Bobby Mattick 23 48 48 46 303 102 179 22 28 .927 5.85 SS
Steve Mesner 21 14 10 9 63 16 43 4 8 .937 4.21 SS-3B-2B
Bill Nicholson 24 58 58 54 134 123 5 6 0 .955 2.21 OF
Vern Olsen 21 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.25 P
Vance Page 33 27 17 8 37 4 33 0 1 1.000 1.37 P
Claude Passeau 30 34 27 13 56 7 49 0 2 1.000 1.65 P
Carl Reynolds 36 72 66 63 178 168 5 5 1 .972 2.40 OF
Charlie Root 40 35 16 8 26 2 22 2 0 .923 0.69 P
Jack Russell 33 39 0 0 27 3 23 1 0 .963 0.67 P
Rip Russell 24 143 143 143 1484 1383 83 18 109 .988 10.25 1B
Earl Whitehill 40 24 11 2 15 1 14 0 0 1.000 0.63 P
Team Totals 29.3 156 1404 1265 6163 4175 1802 186 126 .970 3.75 13 35 38 52% 46%
Rank in 8 NL teams 8 7
Name 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
Name Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Dick Bartell 31 105 395 -7 -0 0 -8 7 -9 -1.0 13 4 0.3 .491 .494 1.2 -0.2 12 $20,500 Traded 6/5
Clay Bryant 27 28 15 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 Purchased /18O
Phil Cavarretta* 22 22 59 -1 0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 2 0 -0.0 .491 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 Amateur Free Agent 3/O9
Dizzy Dean 29 19 37 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $20,000 Traded 1
Larry French 31 36 83 -8 0 0 0 9 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 -0.0 2 Traded 1
Augie Galan# 27 148 641 18 -1 0 -2 -7 8 0.7 21 29 2.9 .506 .505 3.2 -1.0 31 *7O
Bob Garbark 29 24 21 -4 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -3 -0.3 .485 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 2
Jim Gleeson# 27 111 383 -12 -0 0 -3 -4 -19 -2.1 12 -7 -0.8 .482 .488 -0.4 -0.8 -4 Purchased O978
Stan Hack* 29 156 724 5 -1 0 -6 2 -1 -0.2 22 21 2.1 .500 .500 2.8 -0.6 27 *5
Ray Harrell 27 4 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .479 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 Purchased /1
Gabby Hartnett 38 97 351 8 0 0 0 3 11 1.1 11 22 2.3 .512 .507 2.3 0.2 23 $20,000 Unknown 2
Billy Herman 29 156 711 19 -1 0 -6 6 18 1.7 22 40 4.1 .512 .512 4.8 -0.1 46 $17,000 Purchased *4
Kirby Higbe 24 9 8 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .507 .500 0.1 0.0 1 Purchased /1
Bill Lee 29 37 115 -18 0 0 0 13 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .486 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -5 Purchased 1
Hank Leiber 28 112 431 29 0 0 -2 -1 27 2.6 14 41 4.1 .524 .517 4.4 -0.4 43 Traded 8O
Gene Lillard 25 23 16 -0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
Gus Mancuso 33 80 282 -14 0 0 0 2 -11 -1.3 9 -2 -0.3 .485 .493 -0.2 0.2 -2 Traded 2
Joe Marty 25 23 80 -10 0 0 -3 -1 -14 -1.5 3 -11 -1.2 .436 .491 -0.9 -0.4 -8 Traded O9/87
Bobby Mattick 23 51 190 -5 -0 0 -1 3 -3 -0.4 6 3 0.3 .494 .498 0.4 0.2 4 6
Steve Mesner 21 17 48 -1 0 0 1 1 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .508 .501 0.2 0.2 2 6/45
Bill Nicholson* 24 58 243 4 0 0 0 -3 2 0.1 8 10 1.0 .503 .501 1.0 -0.3 10 Purchased O9
Vern Olsen 21 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .516 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
Vance Page 33 27 52 -3 0 0 0 6 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .512 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 Traded 1
Claude Passeau 30 35 81 -11 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 Traded 1
Carl Reynolds 36 88 313 -10 -0 0 -1 -2 -13 -1.5 10 -3 -0.4 .484 .491 -0.2 -0.3 -2 Purchased O89/7
Charlie Root 40 35 63 -5 0 0 0 7 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 1
Jack Russell 33 43 17 -5 0 0 0 2 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 Free Agency 1
Rip Russell 24 143 594 -11 0 0 -3 -7 -20 -2.3 19 -1 -0.2 .485 .487 0.2 -1.1 2 *3
Earl Whitehill* 40 24 31 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 Free Agency 1
Team Total 29.0 1715 5992 -54 -1 0 -34 57 -31 -4.9 175 143 13.7 .498 .500 18.2 -4.5 177 $77,500
Name 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
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Clay Bryant 27 31.1 4 4 23 6.61 4.74 -0.25 0.00 102.9 5.14 -5 -0.5 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .384 .497 Purchased
Dizzy Dean 29 96.1 19 13 40 3.74 4.41 -0.23 0.00 99.7 4.63 10 1.1 1.0 -0.0 1.9 18 .557 .507 $20,000 Traded
Larry French* 31 194.1 36 21 80 3.70 4.59 -0.21 0.00 101.4 4.88 26 2.9 1.0 -0.1 4.6 42 .581 .518 Traded
Ray Harrell 27 17.1 4 2 16 8.31 4.18 -0.25 0.00 96.9 4.29 -8 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -6 .331 .496 Purchased
Kirby Higbe 24 22.2 9 2 9 3.57 4.32 -0.17 0.00 100.5 4.52 2 0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.5 4 .530 .502 Purchased
Bill Lee 29 282.1 37 36 125 3.98 4.49 -0.22 0.00 100.8 4.75 25 2.8 1.0 -0.1 5.1 49 .575 .517 Purchased
Gene Lillard 25 55.0 20 7 48 7.85 4.59 -0.22 0.00 100.3 4.83 -18 -1.8 1.0 -0.0 -1.3 -14 .412 .489
Vern Olsen* 21 7.2 4 0 0 0.00 4.23 -0.16 0.00 101.0 4.43 4 0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.5 4 .607 .503
Vance Page 33 139.1 27 17 77 4.97 4.41 -0.24 0.00 98.7 4.58 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 0.6 6 .480 .497 Traded
Claude Passeau 30 221.0 34 27 86 3.50 4.47 -0.21 0.00 99.9 4.67 30 3.3 1.0 -0.1 5.2 48 .598 .521 Traded
Charlie Root 40 167.0 35 16 83 4.47 4.43 -0.22 0.00 99.7 4.63 4 0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.8 18 .512 .503
Jack Russell 33 68.0 39 0 32 4.24 4.42 -0.23 0.00 99.7 4.63 3 0.4 1.0 -0.0 0.9 9 .509 .502 Free Agency
Earl Whitehill* 40 89.1 24 11 59 5.94 4.46 -0.22 0.00 100.4 4.70 -12 -1.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .450 .493 Free Agency
Team Total 31.7 1391.2 292 156 678 4.38 4.48 -0.22 0.00 100.2 4.71 57 6.9 1.0 -0.7 18.7 173 .524 .506 $20,000
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1938 / 1940 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics