1953 Chicago Cubs season

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1953 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s) Wid Matthews
Manager(s) Phil Cavarretta
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton)
Local radio WIND
(Bert Wilson, Bud Campbell)
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The 1953 Chicago Cubs season was the 82nd season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 78th in the National League and the 38th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished seventh in the National League with a record of 65–89.

Contents

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 105490.68260–1745–32
Milwaukee Braves 92620.5971345–3147–31
Philadelphia Phillies 83710.5392248–2935–42
St. Louis Cardinals 83710.5392248–3035–41
New York Giants 70840.4553538–3932–45
Cincinnati Redlegs 68860.4423738–3930–47
Chicago Cubs 65890.4224043–3422–55
Pittsburgh Pirates 501040.3255526–5124–53

Record vs. opponents


Sources:
TeamBRCHCCINMILNYGPHIPITSTL
Brooklyn 13–9–115–713–915–714–820–215–7
Chicago 9–13–112–108–149–135–1711–1111–11
Cincinnati 7–1510–128–149–1312–1015–77–15–1
Milwaukee 9–1314–814–814–8–113–9–115–713–9–1
New York 7–1513–913–98–14–19–1311–119–13
Philadelphia 8–1417–510–129–13–113–915–711–11–1
Pittsburgh 2–2011–117–157–1511–117–155–17
St. Louis 7–1511–1115–7–19–13–113–911–11–117–5

Notable transactions

Roster

1953 Chicago Cubs
Roster
PitchersCatchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

PosPlayerGABHAvg.HRRBI
C Clyde McCullough 7722959.258623
1B Dee Fondy 150594184.3091878
2B Eddie Miksis 142577145.251839
SS Roy Smalley Jr. 8225363.249625
3B Randy Jackson 139498142.2851966
OF Ralph Kiner 117414117.2832887
OF Frank Baumholtz 133520159.306325
OF Hank Sauer 108395104.2631960

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

PlayerGABHAvg.HRRBI
Bill Serena 9327569.2511052
Joe Garagiola 7422862.272121
Hal Jeffcoat 10618343.235422
Tommy Brown 6513827.196213
George Metkovich 6112429.234212
Preston Ward 3310023.230412
Toby Atwell 247417.23018
Carl Sawatski 435913.22015
Gene Hermanski 18406.15001
Bob Ramazzotti 26396.15404
Ernie Banks 103511.31426
Bob Talbot 83010.33300
Gene Baker 7225.22700
Phil Cavarretta 27216.28603
Bob Addis 10122.16701
Paul Schramka 200----00

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

PlayerGIPWLERASO
Warren Hacker 39221.212194.38106
Paul Minner 31201.012154.2164
Bob Rush 29166.29144.5484

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

PlayerGIPWLERASO
Johnny Klippstein 48167.210114.83113
Turk Lown 49148.1875.1676
Howie Pollet 25111.1564.1245
Bubba Church 27104.1455.0047
Jim Willis 1343.1213.1215
Bob Schultz 711.2025.404
Don Elston 25.00114.402

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

PlayerGWLSVERASO
Dutch Leonard 452394.6027
Duke Simpson 301208.0021
Sheldon Jones 220205.409
Bob Kelly 140109.536
Fred Baczewski 90006.303
Bill Moisan 30005.401

Farm system

LevelTeamLeagueManager
Open Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Stan Hack
AAA Springfield Cubs International League Bruce Edwards and Jack Sheehan
A Macon Peaches Sally League Frank Kerr
A Des Moines Bruins Western League Kemp Wicker and Bruce Edwards
B Cedar Rapids Indians Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Al Kubski and Bill Prince
C Stockton Ports California League Bill Salkeld
C Sioux Falls Canaries Northern League Dale Lynch
D Gainesville Owls Sooner State League Jimmy Grigg, Ernie Shadid and Jesse Landrum
D Hickory Rebels Tar Heel League Bill Parker
D Janesville Cubs Wisconsin State League Bob Dant

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Des Moines

Notes

  1. Ralph Kiner at Baseball Reference
  2. Ernie Banks at Baseball Reference

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