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1945 Chicago Cubs

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1944 / 1946

98-56, Finished 1st in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Charlie Grimm (98-56)
Scored 735 runs, Allowed 532 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 99-55

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 1,036,386 (2nd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 96 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 96

Postseason:  Lost World Series (4-3) to Detroit Tigers


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1944 / 1946 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR
Heinz Becker 29 B R 6' 2" 200 Aug 26, 1915 2 67 26 67 28 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0 0.8
Cy Block 26 R R 6' 0" 180 May 4, 1919 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Hank Borowy 29 R R 6' 0" 175 May 12, 1916 4 15 14 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.7
Phil Cavarretta 28 L L 5' 11" 175 Jul 19, 1916 12 132 131 132 131 0 0 120 0 0 0 10 0 1 11 0 1 6.0 All-Star
Bob Chipman 26 L L 6' 2" 190 Oct 11, 1918 5 25 10 25 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Loyd Christopher 25 R R 6' 2" 190 Dec 31, 1919 1st 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0
Jorge Comellas 28 R R 6' 0" 190 Dec 7, 1916 1st 7 1 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Paul Derringer 38 R R 6' 3" 205 Oct 17, 1906 15 35 30 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Paul Erickson 29 R R 6' 2" 200 Dec 14, 1915 5 28 9 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.6
Paul Gillespie 24 L R 6' 3" 195 Sep 18, 1920 3 75 40 75 46 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 32 0 1.0
Stan Hack 35 L R 6' 0" 170 Dec 6, 1909 14 150 149 150 150 0 0 5 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 All-Star
Ed Hanyzewski 24 R R 6' 1" 200 Sep 18, 1920 4 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
George Hennessey 37 R R 5' 10" 168 Oct 28, 1907 3 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Roy Hughes 34 R R 5' 10" 167 Jan 11, 1911 8 69 53 69 64 0 0 2 21 9 36 0 0 0 0 6 0 0.4
Don Johnson 33 R R 6' 0" 170 Dec 7, 1911 3 138 138 138 138 0 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.6 All-Star
Mickey Livingston 30 R R 6' 1" 185 Nov 15, 1914 5 71 64 71 69 0 68 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.6
Peanuts Lowrey 27 R R 5' 8" 170 Aug 27, 1917 3 143 136 143 138 0 0 0 0 0 2 124 15 0 138 5 0 2.1
Lennie Merullo 28 R R 5' 11" 166 May 5, 1917 5 121 111 121 118 0 0 0 0 0 118 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.6
Johnny Moore 43 L R 5' 10" 175 Mar 23, 1902 10 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 -0.0
Bill Nicholson 30 L R 6' 0" 205 Dec 11, 1914 8 151 149 151 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 151 151 0 0 2.4 All-Star
Johnny Ostrowski 27 R R 5' 10" 170 Oct 17, 1917 3 7 2 7 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.1
Reggie Otero 29 L R 6' 0" 165 Sep 7, 1915 1st 14 5 14 8 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0.2
Andy Pafko 24 R R 6' 0" 190 Feb 25, 1921 3 144 139 144 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 140 0 140 4 0 4.2 All-Star
Claude Passeau 36 R R 6' 3" 198 Apr 9, 1909 11 34 27 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 All-Star
Ray Prim 38 R L 6' 0" 178 Dec 30, 1906 5 34 19 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.8
Len Rice 26 R R 6' 0" 175 Sep 2, 1918 2 32 25 32 29 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -0.3
Ed Sauer 26 R R 6' 1" 188 Jan 3, 1919 3 49 22 49 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 2 3 26 17 6 0.1
Bill Schuster 32 R R 5' 9" 164 Aug 4, 1912 5 45 15 45 25 0 0 0 3 1 22 0 0 0 0 4 22 -0.2
Frank Secory 32 R R 6' 1" 200 Aug 24, 1912 4 35 8 35 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 2 12 23 0 -0.7
Walter Signer 34 R R 6' 0" 185 Oct 12, 1910 2 6 0 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Ray Starr 39 R R 6' 1" 178 Apr 23, 1906 7 9 1 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Mack Stewart 30 R R 6' 0" 167 Sep 23, 1914 2 16 1 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Hy Vandenberg 39 R R 6' 4" 220 Mar 17, 1906 7 30 7 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Lon Warneke 36 R R 6' 2" 185 Mar 28, 1909 15 9 1 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Dewey Williams 29 R R 6' 0" 160 Feb 5, 1916 2 59 26 59 54 0 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0.6
Hank Wyse 27 R R 5' 11" 185 Mar 1, 1918 4 38 34 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.5 All-Star
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1944 / 1946 Roster (40-man)