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1945 Chicago Cubs The compelling performances of the Chicago Cubs all season long captured the attention of the fans and media during the last months of World War II. The '45 Cubs had the highest team batting average, .277 in baseball and the lowest ERA in the NL - 2.98, and finished first in an eight team league with a 98-56 record. But, lost the World Series 4 Games to 3 to the Detroit Tigers.

1945 Chicago Cubs Batting Roster:

Phil Cavarretta .355 BA, 6Hr, 97 RBIs in 132 Games... Stan Hack .323 BA, 2Hr, 43 RBIs in 150G... Peanuts Lowrey .283 BA, 7Hr, 89 RBIs in 143G... Roy Hughes .261 BA, 0Hr, 8 RBIs in 69G.... Heinz Becker .286 BA, 2Hr, 27 RBIs in 67G... Don Johnson .302 BA, 2Hr, 58 RBIs in 138G... Paul Gillespie .288 BA, 3Hr, 25 RBIs in 75G

Mickey Livingston .254 BA, 2Hr, 23 RBIs in 71G... Len Rice .232 BA, 0Hr, 7 RBIs in 32G... Andy Pafko .298 BA, 12Hr, 110 RBIs in 144G... Lennie Merullo .239 BA, 2Hr, 37 RBIs in 121G... Bill Nicholson .243 BA, 13Hr, 88 RBIs in 151G... Ed Sauer .258 BA, 2Hr, 11 RBIs in 49G... Cy Block .143, 0Hr, 1 RBI in 2G

Bill Schuster .191 BA, 0Hr, 2 RBIs in 45G...  Frank Secory .158 BA, 0Hr, 6 RBIs in 35G... Dewey Williams .280, 2Hr, 5 RBIs in 59G... Loyd Christopher .000, 0 RBIs in 1G... Reggie Otero .391, 0Hr, 5 RBIs in 14G... Johnny Ostrowski .300 BA, 0Hr, 1 RBI in 7G

Chicago Cubs 1945 Pitching Statistics:

Hank Borowy 1-2, 2.13 ERA in 15 Games... Hank Wyse 22-10, 2.68 ERA in 38G... Paul Derringer 16-11, 3.45 ERA in 35G... Bob Chipman 4-5, 3.50 ERA in 25G... Claude Passeau 17-9, 2.46 ERA in 34G... Ray Prim 13-8, 2.40 ERA in 34G... Hy Vandenberg 7-3, 3.49 ERA in 30G

Jorge Comellas 0-2, 4.50 ERA in 7G... Paul Erickson 7-4, 3.32 ERA in 28G... Mack Stewart 0-1, 4.76 ERA in 16G... Ed Hanyzewski 0-0, 5.79 ERA in 2G... Lon Warneke 0-1, 3.86 ERA in 9G... George Hennessey 0-0, 7.36 ERA in 2G... Walter Signer 0-0, 3.38 ERA in 6G... Ray Starr 1-0, 7.43 ERA in 9G

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