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1955 04 12 St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
1955 04 12 St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
Published: 2017/04/09
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title00Chicago Cubs archives
Published: 2015/12/24
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Chicago Cubs Jukebox
Chicago Cubs Jukebox
Published: 2016/04/05
Channel: pinjuke
Vintage Wrigley: Opening Days
Vintage Wrigley: Opening Days
Published: 2014/04/05
Channel: Chicago Tribune
Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series 1955
Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series 1955
Published: 2011/10/21
Channel: thebaseballpage
WS1988 Gm1: Scully
WS1988 Gm1: Scully's call of Gibson memorable at-bat
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: MLB
A Championship Legacy: 1941
A Championship Legacy: 1941
Published: 2015/12/21
Channel: New York Yankees
1939 World Series color footage
1939 World Series color footage
Published: 2010/04/04
Channel: RUMORINTOWN
1935 World Series - Chicago Cubs versus Detroit Tigers
1935 World Series - Chicago Cubs versus Detroit Tigers
Published: 2012/02/16
Channel: Chicago magazine
CHICAGO CUBS 1981
CHICAGO CUBS 1981
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: Alain Robert
1962 07 08 Cardinals at Mets
1962 07 08 Cardinals at Mets
Published: 2018/01/01
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
Jackie Robinson at Wrigley Field 1947
Jackie Robinson at Wrigley Field 1947
Published: 2012/01/11
Channel: TheArchivist.com
K C Athletics vs Yankees 1955
K C Athletics vs Yankees 1955
Published: 2014/10/20
Channel: Greg Hoots
Major League Baseball - Chicago Cubs at Brooklyn Dodgers (June 4, 1957)
Major League Baseball - Chicago Cubs at Brooklyn Dodgers (June 4, 1957)
Published: 2015/01/31
Channel: A Room With A View
1962 06 17 Cubs at Mets Game 1
1962 06 17 Cubs at Mets Game 1
Published: 2017/12/31
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
1962 06 15 Cubs at Mets
1962 06 15 Cubs at Mets
Published: 2017/12/23
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
1959 World Series Highlights
1959 World Series Highlights
Published: 2015/05/10
Channel: Sports History Channel
1953 07 01 St Louis Browns at White Sox (Al Helfer & Art Gleason)
1953 07 01 St Louis Browns at White Sox (Al Helfer & Art Gleason)
Published: 2017/03/26
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
THE 1938 WORLD SERIES: New York Yankees vs Chicago Cubs
THE 1938 WORLD SERIES: New York Yankees vs Chicago Cubs
Published: 2013/10/28
Channel: lagarchivist
Found Footage: 1955 NY Giant Vs Cleveland Indians Dallas Texas Burnett Field
Found Footage: 1955 NY Giant Vs Cleveland Indians Dallas Texas Burnett Field
Published: 2017/06/30
Channel: DALLAS MOORE
1957 Brooklyn Dodgers vs Cubs at Ebbets Field - full radio broadcast
1957 Brooklyn Dodgers vs Cubs at Ebbets Field - full radio broadcast
Published: 2012/10/23
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1962 06 08 SF Giants vs St Louis Cardinals Complete Baseball Game
1962 06 08 SF Giants vs St Louis Cardinals Complete Baseball Game
Published: 2016/12/17
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
Milo Hamilton 1992 Ford C Frick Award Speech
Milo Hamilton 1992 Ford C Frick Award Speech
Published: 2015/01/06
Channel: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
A Championship Legacy: 1949
A Championship Legacy: 1949
Published: 2015/12/21
Channel: New York Yankees
Baseball World Series (1955)
Baseball World Series (1955)
Published: 2014/03/03
Channel: historycomestolife
Padres win 2-1 against defending World Series champion Cubs
Padres win 2-1 against defending World Series champion Cubs
Published: 2017/06/01
Channel: ABC 10 News
Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series 1955
Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series 1955
Published: 2011/10/06
Channel: Littleebbets
World Series MVPs:  1955-1959
World Series MVPs: 1955-1959
Published: 2017/11/05
Channel: SterlingArcher85
1959WS Gm6: Dodgers win first Series in Los Angeles
1959WS Gm6: Dodgers win first Series in Los Angeles
Published: 2016/11/10
Channel: MLB
Must C Classic: Sandy Koufax sets record with 15 strikeouts in Game 1 of 1966 World Series
Must C Classic: Sandy Koufax sets record with 15 strikeouts in Game 1 of 1966 World Series
Published: 2017/10/24
Channel: MLB
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers manager Walter Alston comments on teams baseball season
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers manager Walter Alston comments on teams baseball season
Published: 2016/11/04
Channel: nutty.archives
03/05/56 The Chicago Cubs begin spring training in Mesa, Ariz.
03/05/56 The Chicago Cubs begin spring training in Mesa, Ariz.
Published: 2016/11/03
Channel: nutty.archives
Signed 1962 Cubs Baseball. Banks, Brock, Santo, Williams
Signed 1962 Cubs Baseball. Banks, Brock, Santo, Williams
Published: 2016/07/31
Channel: SpcJimP
JEFF SAMARDZIJA, CHICAGO CUBS & COACH MAYDEN
JEFF SAMARDZIJA, CHICAGO CUBS & COACH MAYDEN
Published: 2013/05/29
Channel: whitesox1955
End of Cardinals / Cubs - 04.20.07
End of Cardinals / Cubs - 04.20.07
Published: 2011/02/16
Channel: discomachine
Lost Broadcast-Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnatti Reds 7/2/1967 excerpt
Lost Broadcast-Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnatti Reds 7/2/1967 excerpt
Published: 2016/03/25
Channel: Troy Kinunen
1955 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives participate in congressional baseball game
1955 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives participate in congressional baseball game
Published: 2016/11/04
Channel: nutty.archives
1969 07 09 Mets vs Cubs Seavers Near Perfect Game Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Classic Broadcast
1969 07 09 Mets vs Cubs Seavers Near Perfect Game Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Classic Broadcast
Published: 2016/12/16
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
1962 09 30 Mets vs Cubs Last Day of the Regular Season Kiner Murphy Nelson
1962 09 30 Mets vs Cubs Last Day of the Regular Season Kiner Murphy Nelson
Published: 2017/01/01
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
NY Giants vs Chicago Cubs. June 2, 1912
NY Giants vs Chicago Cubs. June 2, 1912
Published: 2012/06/03
Channel: Matt Jensen
A Championship Legacy: 1953
A Championship Legacy: 1953
Published: 2015/12/21
Channel: New York Yankees
1969 05 17 SF Giants at Phillies Giants Radio Network
1969 05 17 SF Giants at Phillies Giants Radio Network
Published: 2017/02/17
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
MLB.com FastCast: Dodgers, Astros set for World Series - 10/22/17
MLB.com FastCast: Dodgers, Astros set for World Series - 10/22/17
Published: 2017/10/23
Channel: MLB
A Championship Legacy: 1956
A Championship Legacy: 1956
Published: 2015/12/21
Channel: New York Yankees
1943WS Gm5: Spud shuts out Cards as Yanks win Series
1943WS Gm5: Spud shuts out Cards as Yanks win Series
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: MLB
1960 04 23 Indians vs Kansas City Athletics Radio Broadcast (Jack Buck and Carl Erskine)
1960 04 23 Indians vs Kansas City Athletics Radio Broadcast (Jack Buck and Carl Erskine)
Published: 2016/12/30
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
Mathew Blades trying to first person to sit in every seat of new Cubs Park
Mathew Blades trying to first person to sit in every seat of new Cubs Park
Published: 2014/01/24
Channel: Danow1955
1936 08 01 Red Sox vs White Sox Vintage Baseball Radio OTR (Watson and Hal Totten)
1936 08 01 Red Sox vs White Sox Vintage Baseball Radio OTR (Watson and Hal Totten)
Published: 2017/02/18
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
St. Louis Browns Luncheon
St. Louis Browns Luncheon
Published: 2017/10/30
Channel: St. Louis Cardinals
A look back on the faces of Cardinals Radio Network
A look back on the faces of Cardinals Radio Network
Published: 2017/07/20
Channel: St. Louis Cardinals
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1955 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s) Wid Matthews
Manager(s) Stan Hack
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Harry Creighton)
Local radio WIND
(Bert Wilson, Jack Quinlan, Gene Elston, Vince Lloyd)
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The 1955 Chicago Cubs season was the 84th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 80th in the National League and the 40th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished sixth in the National League with a record of 72–81.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • 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 12, 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[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 98 55 0.641 56–21 42–34
Milwaukee Braves 85 69 0.552 13½ 46–31 39–38
New York Giants 80 74 0.519 18½ 44–35 36–39
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 0.500 21½ 46–31 31–46
Cincinnati Redlegs 75 79 0.487 23½ 46–31 29–48
Chicago Cubs 72 81 0.471 26 43–33 29–48
St. Louis Cardinals 68 86 0.442 30½ 41–36 27–50
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 94 0.390 38½ 36–39 24–55


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1955 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 14–7–1 12–10 15–7 13–9 16–6 14–8 14–8
Chicago 7–14–1 11–11 7–15 12–10 10–12 11–11 14–8
Cincinnati 10–12 11–11 9–13 9–13 11–11 14–8 11–11
Milwaukee 7–15 15–7 13–9 14–8 14–8 11–11 11–11
New York 9–13 10–12 13–9 8–14 10–12 17–5 13–9
Philadelphia 6–16 12–10 11–11 8–14 12–10 15–7 13–9
Pittsburgh 8–14 11–11 8–14 11–11 5–17 7–15 10–12
St. Louis 8–14 8–14 11–11 11–11 9–13 9–13 12–10


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1955 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

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

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

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
Jones, SamSam Jones 36 241.2 14 20 4.10 198

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

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
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[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ Jim Bolger at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Ralph Kiner at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Jim King at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Duke Snider | The Baseball Page
  5. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 198, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  6. ^ Lloyd Merriman at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Owen Friend at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ George Altman at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ J. C. Hartman at Baseball-Reference

References[edit]

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