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1955 Chicago Cubs

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1954 / 1956

72-81, Finished 6th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Stan Hack (72-81)
GM: Wid Matthews
Scored 626 runs, Allowed 713 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 67-86

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 875,800 (4th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 102

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1954 / 1956 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
Vicente Amor 22 R R 6' 3" 182 Aug 8, 1932 1st 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
John Andre 32 L R 6' 4" 200 Jan 3, 1923 1st 22 3 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6
Gene Baker 30 R R 6' 1" 170 Jun 15, 1925 3 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 All-Star
Ernie Banks HOF 24 R R 6' 1" 180 Jan 31, 1931 3 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.2 $10,000 All-Star
Frank Baumholtz 36 L L 5' 10" 175 Oct 7, 1918 8 105 63 105 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0 24 63 42 0 -0.1
Jim Bolger 23 R R 6' 2" 180 Feb 23, 1932 4 64 44 64 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 49 0 51 1 14 -0.2
Harry Chiti 22 R R 6' 2" 221 Nov 16, 1932 4 113 103 113 113 0 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.5
Bubba Church 30 R R 6' 0" 180 Sep 12, 1924 6 3 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.1
Hy Cohen 24 R R 6' 5" 220 Jan 29, 1931 1st 7 1 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7
Walker Cooper 40 R R 6' 3" 210 Jan 8, 1915 16 54 21 54 31 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 0.7
Jim Davis 30 B L 6' 0" 180 Sep 15, 1924 2 42 16 42 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Jim Fanning 27 R R 5' 11" 180 Sep 14, 1927 2 5 4 5 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Dee Fondy 30 L L 6' 3" 195 Oct 13, 1924 5 150 147 150 147 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.1
Owen Friend 28 R R 6' 1" 180 Mar 21, 1927 4 6 2 6 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 -0.1
Warren Hacker 30 R R 6' 1" 185 Nov 21, 1924 8 35 30 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.4
Dave Hillman 27 R R 5' 11" 168 Sep 14, 1927 1st 26 3 26 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Randy Jackson 29 R R 6' 1" 180 Feb 10, 1926 6 138 134 138 134 0 0 0 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1.9 All-Star
Hal Jeffcoat 30 R R 5' 10" 185 Sep 6, 1924 8 52 1 52 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2.2
Sam Jones 29 R R 6' 4" 192 Dec 14, 1925 3 36 34 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 All-Star
Don Kaiser 20 R R 6' 5" 195 Feb 3, 1935 1st 11 0 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Jim King 22 L R 6' 0" 185 Aug 27, 1932 1st 113 71 113 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 76 93 22 2 1.7
Al Lary 26 R R 6' 3" 185 Sep 26, 1928 2 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
Clyde McCullough 38 R R 5' 11" 180 Mar 4, 1917 14 44 26 44 37 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 -0.8
Lloyd Merriman 30 L L 6' 0" 190 Aug 2, 1924 5 72 32 72 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 37 3 49 22 6 -0.2
Eddie Miksis 28 R R 6' 0" 185 Sep 11, 1926 11 131 126 131 129 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 75 42 111 2 0 0.1
Paul Minner 31 L L 6' 5" 200 Jul 30, 1923 9 22 22 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.5
Vern Morgan 26 L R 6' 1" 190 Aug 8, 1928 2 7 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0.0
Harry Perkowski 32 L L 6' 2" 196 Sep 6, 1922 8 26 4 26 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.6
Howie Pollet 34 L L 6' 1" 175 Jun 26, 1921 13 24 7 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Bob Rush 29 R R 6' 4" 205 Dec 21, 1925 8 33 33 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.2
Hank Sauer 38 R R 6' 3" 198 Mar 17, 1917 11 79 68 79 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 68 0 0 68 11 0 0.2
Bob Speake 24 L L 6' 1" 178 Aug 22, 1930 1st 95 62 95 62 0 0 8 0 0 0 49 0 8 55 31 2 0.4
El Tappe 28 R R 5' 11" 180 May 21, 1927 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Ted Tappe 24 L R 6' 3" 185 Feb 2, 1931 3 23 13 23 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 15 10 0 0.5
Bob Thorpe 20 R R 6' 1" 170 Jun 12, 1935 1st 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Bill Tremel 25 R R 5' 11" 180 Jul 4, 1929 2 23 0 23 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Gale Wade 26 L R 6' 1" 185 Jan 20, 1929 1st 9 7 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 9 0 1 -0.4
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.

1954 / 1956 Roster (40-man)