Wednesday, September 30, 2009

1954 Bowman Cubs Team Set - Part 2

The three primary starting pitchers were featured in the 1954 Bowman set – Bob Rush (13 wins and 15 losses), Paul Minner (11 wins and 11 losses) and Johnny Klippstein (4 wins and 11 losses).
The Closer (Hal Jeffcoat - 5 wins, 6 losses and 7 saves) and relief pitcher (Warren Hacker 6 wins, 13 losses and 2 saves) were also featured in this set. Turk Lown (o wins and 2 losses) was also included in the 1954 Bowman set, but did not figure into many Cubs games during the 1954 season. The final player featured in a Cubs uniform was Roy Smalley. After playing SS for the Cubs from 1948 to 1953, Smalley was traded to the Braves in March of 1954 for pitcher Dave Cole. Cole played in 19 games for the Cubs and was traded to the Phillies for the 1955 season. The 1954 Cubs were managed by Stan Hack and finished 7th in the 8 team National League. Their record was 64 wins and 90 losses. They finished 33 games behind the league and World Series champion Giants.

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