1955 Chicago Cubs season

1955 Chicago Cubs season

Offseason

Regular season

  • May 10, 1955: Duke Snider of the Brooklyn Dodgers hit the 200th HR of his career against the Cubs. The opposing pitcher was Warren Hacker and the home run was hit at Wrigley Field.[4]
  • May 22, 1955: Sam Jones of the Cubs became the first black pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the major leagues.[5] It was in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 98 55 -- .641
Milwaukee Braves 85 69 13.5 .552
New York Giants 80 74 18.5 .519
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 21.5 .500
Cincinnati Redlegs 75 79 23.5 .487
Chicago Cubs 72 81 26 .471
St. Louis Cardinals 68 86 30.5 .442
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 94 38.5 .390

Notable transactions

Roster

1955 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

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
Bolger, JimJim Bolger 64 160 33 .206 0 7
Tappe, TedTed Tappe 23 50 13 .260 4 10

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
Jones, SamSam Jones 36 241.2 14 20 4.10 198

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

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
Perkowski, HarryHarry Perkowski 25 3 4 2 5.29 28
André, JohnJohn André 22 0 1 1 5.80 19
Amor, VicenteVicente Amor 4 0 1 0 4.50 3
Church, BubbaBubba Church 2 0 0 1 5.40 3
Thorpe, BobBob Thorpe 2 0 0 0 3.00 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
Open Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Bill Sweeney, Jack Warner
and Bob Scheffing
A Macon Peaches Sally League Pepper Martin and Ivy Griffin
A Des Moines Bruins Western League Les Peden and Pepper Martin
B Burlington Bees Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Hal Meek
C Vicksburg Hill Billies Cotton States League Papa Williams
C Lafayette Oilers Evangeline League Lou Klein
C Magic Valley Cowboys Pioneer League Ed McDade
D Paris Lakers Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Dick Rigazio
D Gainesville Owls/Ponca City Cubs Sooner State League Ed Carnett

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lafayette, Magic Valley

Gainesville franchise transferred to Ponca City and renamed, May 19, 1955

Notes

References

  • 1955 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference