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1948 Chicago Cubs

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1947 / 1949

64-90, Finished 8th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Charlie Grimm (64-90)
Scored 597 runs, Allowed 705 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 65-89

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 1,237,792 (5th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 95, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 92, Pitching - 94


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1947 / 1949 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Cliff Aberson 26 R R 6' 0" 200 Aug 28, 1921 2 12 8 12 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 4 0 -0.1
Hank Borowy 32 R R 6' 0" 175 May 12, 1916 7 39 17 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Don Carlsen 21 R R 6' 1" 175 Oct 15, 1926 1st 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Phil Cavarretta 31 L L 5' 11" 175 Jul 19, 1916 15 111 76 111 81 0 0 41 0 0 0 30 0 10 40 32 0 1.3
Cliff Chambers 26 L L 6' 3" 208 Jan 10, 1922 1st 29 12 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Bob Chipman 29 L L 6' 2" 190 Oct 11, 1918 8 34 3 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Jeff Cross 29 R R 5' 11" 160 Aug 28, 1918 4 16 5 16 10 0 0 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 4 2 -0.4
Dick Culler 33 R R 5' 9" 155 Jan 15, 1915 7 48 33 48 45 0 0 0 2 0 43 0 0 0 0 1 3 -0.0
Jess Dobernic 30 R R 5' 10" 170 Nov 20, 1917 2 54 0 54 54 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.8
Paul Erickson 32 R R 6' 2" 200 Dec 14, 1915 8 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Warren Hacker 23 R R 6' 1" 185 Nov 21, 1924 1st 3 1 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Ralph Hamner 31 R R 6' 3" 165 Sep 12, 1916 3 27 17 27 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Tony Jacobs 22 B R 5' 9" 150 Aug 5, 1925 1st 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Hal Jeffcoat 23 R R 5' 10" 185 Sep 6, 1924 1st 134 115 134 119 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 119 0 119 17 0 1.3
Don Johnson 36 R R 6' 0" 170 Dec 7, 1911 6 6 2 6 4 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 -0.2
Emil Kush 31 R R 5' 11" 185 Nov 4, 1916 5 34 1 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Doyle Lade 27 R R 5' 10" 183 Feb 17, 1921 3 19 12 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9
Peanuts Lowrey 30 R R 5' 8" 170 Aug 27, 1917 6 129 109 129 113 0 0 0 2 9 1 61 45 0 103 16 1 1.5
Dummy Lynch 22 R R 5' 11" 174 Feb 7, 1926 1st 7 0 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0.1
Clarence Maddern 26 R R 6' 1" 185 Sep 26, 1921 2 80 52 80 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 0 10 55 24 1 0.1
Gene Mauch 22 R R 5' 10" 165 Nov 18, 1925 3 53 37 53 43 0 0 0 26 0 19 0 0 0 0 9 1 0.3
Carmen Mauro 21 L R 6' 0" 167 Nov 10, 1926 1st 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0.1
Dutch McCall 27 L L 6' 1" 184 Dec 27, 1920 1st 30 20 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Clyde McCullough 31 R R 5' 11" 180 Mar 4, 1917 7 69 44 69 51 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1 -0.2 All-Star
Russ Meyer 24 B R 6' 1" 175 Oct 25, 1923 3 29 26 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.9
Bill Nicholson 33 L R 6' 0" 205 Dec 11, 1914 11 143 135 143 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 136 136 7 0 3.5
Andy Pafko 27 R R 6' 0" 190 Feb 25, 1921 6 142 139 142 139 0 0 0 0 139 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6.2 All-Star
Bob Rush 22 R R 6' 4" 205 Dec 21, 1925 1st 38 16 38 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.6
Carl Sawatski 20 L R 5' 10" 210 Nov 4, 1927 1st 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.0
Bob Scheffing 34 R R 6' 2" 180 Aug 11, 1913 5 102 72 102 78 0 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 2.2
Hank Schenz 29 R R 5' 9" 175 Apr 11, 1919 3 96 76 96 83 0 0 0 78 5 0 0 0 0 0 11 3 0.5
Johnny Schmitz 27 R L 6' 0" 170 Nov 27, 1920 5 34 30 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 All-Star
Roy Smalley 22 R R 6' 3" 190 Jun 9, 1926 1st 124 106 124 124 0 0 0 0 0 124 0 0 0 0 0 2 -0.2 $4,800
Emil Verban 32 R R 5' 11" 165 Aug 27, 1915 5 56 56 56 56 0 0 0 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.7
Ben Wade 25 R R 6' 3" 195 Nov 25, 1922 1st 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 $4,800
Eddie Waitkus 28 L L 6' 0" 170 Sep 4, 1919 4 139 135 139 135 0 0 116 0 0 0 20 0 0 20 3 1 3.0 All-Star
Rube Walker 22 L R 6' 0" 175 May 16, 1926 1st 79 39 79 44 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 0 1.4
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
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.

1947 / 1949 Roster (40-man)