1917 Chicago Cubs season

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1917 Chicago Cubs
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Owner(s) Charles Weeghman
Manager(s) Fred Mitchell
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The 1917 Chicago Cubs season was the 46th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 42nd in the National League and the 2nd at Wrigley Field (then known as "Weeghman Park"). The Cubs finished fifth in the National League with a record of 74–80, 24 games behind the New York Giants.

Regular season[edit]

  • May 2, 1917: For the first, and to date only, time in major league history, a regulation nine innings was played at Wrigley Field (known in 1917 as Weeghman Park) without either team logging a hit. Fred Toney of the Cincinnati Reds and Hippo Vaughn of the Cubs dueled for 9 hitless innings. In the top of the tenth, Reds outfielder Jim Thorpe drove in the winning run in the 10th inning.[1] The Reds scored on a couple of hits after Vaughn had retired the first batter, while Toney continued to hold the Cubs hitless in the bottom of the inning, winning the game for the Reds.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 98 56 0.636 50–28 48–28
Philadelphia Phillies 87 65 0.572 10 46–29 41–36
St. Louis Cardinals 82 70 0.539 15 38–38 44–32
Cincinnati Reds 78 76 0.506 20 39–38 39–38
Chicago Cubs 74 80 0.481 24 35–42 39–38
Boston Braves 72 81 0.471 25½ 35–42 37–39
Brooklyn Robins 70 81 0.464 26½ 36–38 34–43
Pittsburgh Pirates 51 103 0.331 47 25–53 26–50


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1917 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 13–9–1 11–11 10–12–2 7–15 11–11 14–8 6–15–1
Brooklyn 9–13–1 7–15 10–12 9–13–2 9–11–1 16–6–1 10–11
Chicago 11–11 15–7 8–14–1 7–15–1 6–16–1 17–5 10–12
Cincinnati 12–10–2 12–10 14–8–1 11–11 8–14 12–10 9–13
New York 15–7 13–9–2 15–7–1 11–11 14–8 16–6–1 14–8
Philadelphia 11–11 11–9–1 16–6–1 14–8 8–14 14–8 13–9
Pittsburgh 8–14 6–16–1 5–17 10–12 6–16–1 8–14 8–14–1
St. Louis 15–6–1 11–10 12–10 13–9 8–14 9–13 14–8–1


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1917 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
C Art Wilson 81 211 45 .213 2 25
2B Larry Doyle 135 476 121 .254 6 61

Other batters[edit]

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
Dutch Ruether 31 44 12 .273 0 11
Roy Leslie 7 19 4 .211 0 1
William Marriott 3 6 0 .000 0 0
Harry Wolfe 9 5 2 .400 0 1
Herb Hunter 3 3 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hippo Vaughn 41 295.2 23 13 2.01 195
Phil Douglas 51 293.1 14 20 2.55 151
Al Demaree 24 141.1 5 9 2.55 43

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Claude Hendrix 40 215 10 12 2.60 81
Paul Carter 23 113.1 5 8 3.26 34
Vic Aldridge 30 106.2 6 6 3.12 44
Mike Prendergast 35 99.1 3 6 3.35 43
Dutch Ruether 10 36.1 2 0 2.48 3
Roy Walker 2 7 0 1 3.86 4

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Gene Packard 2 0 0 0 10.80 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daley, Arthur. Baseball's 'Ten Greatest Moments', The New York Times, April 17, 1949, accessed April 23, 2007.
  2. ^ Fred Lear page at Baseball Reference

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