1952 Chicago Cubs season

1952 Chicago Cubs season

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 57 -- .627
New York Giants 92 62 4.5 .597
St. Louis Cardinals 88 66 8.5 .571
Philadelphia Phillies 87 67 9.5 .565
Chicago Cubs 77 77 19.5 .500
Cincinnati Reds 69 85 27.5 .448
Boston Braves 64 89 32 .418
Pittsburgh Pirates 42 112 54.5 .273

Notable transactions

  • May 8, 1952: Grant Dunlap was returned by the Cubs to the Shreveport Sports.[2]

Roster

1952 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
SS Smalley, RoyRoy Smalley 87 261 58 .222 5 30

Other batters

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Pramesa, JohnnyJohnny Pramesa 22 46 13 .283 1 5
Usher, BobBob Usher 1 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Kelly, BobBob Kelly 31 125.1 4 9 3.59 50

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Leonard, DutchDutch Leonard 45 2 2 11 2.16 37
Fear, VernVern Fear 4 0 0 0 7.88 4
Dubiel, MonkMonk Dubiel 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
Open Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Stan Hack
AAA Springfield Cubs International League Bill Kelly
A Macon Peaches Sally League Ed Hartness
A Des Moines Bruins Western League Harry Strohm
B Greensboro Patriots Carolina League Kemp Wicker
C Visalia Cubs California League Larry Barton, Sr.
C Sioux Falls Canaries Northern League Al Kubski
C Topeka Owls Western Association Adolph Matulis and Jack Dean
D Blackwell Broncos Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League Al Reitz
D Hickory Rebels Western Carolina League Norm Small, Ed Yount
and Charlie Bowles
D Janesville Cubs Wisconsin State League Harry Bright

Awards and honors

  • Hank Sauer, National League Most Valuable Player
  • Hank Sauer, National League Home Run Champion (with Ralph Kiner)
  • Hank Sauer, National League RBI Champion

Notes

References

  • 1952 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference