All the Chicago Cubs World Series records

The most comprehensive list of every single Cubs team and player record for the World Series. I stayed up until 1am the night before game 1 of the 2016 World Series to compile this incredible list.

Which Cub hit the most home runs in the World Series in his entire career?
Answer: Frank Demaree with three home runs (he played outfield in the 1932, 1935, and 1938 World Series)

Which Cub has the most hits in one World Series game?
Answer: Stan Hack had four hits in game 6 of the 1945 World Series

What’s the most runs the Cubs have ever scored in a World Series game?
Answer: 10 runs. In game 1 of the 1908 World Series vs Detroit. (Cubs won 10-6)


Batting records


Chicago Cubs player batting records for one game:

From 1906 to 1945, there have been 115 Cubs batters.

Most runs in one game
3 runs: Phil Cavarretta 1B: 1945, game 1 vs. DET (Cubs win 9-0)
3 runs: Andy Pafko CF: 1945, game 1 vs. DET (Cubs win 9-0)

Most hits in one game
4 hits: Stan Hack 1B: 1945, game 6 vs. DET (Cubs win 8-7)

Most doubles in one game
2 doubles: Gabby Hartnett C: 1932, game 1 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 6-12)

Most triples in one game
1 triple: 10 Cubs tied

Most home runs in one game
13 Cubs have homered in the World Series.
1 HR: Joe Tinker: 1908, game 2 vs. DET (Cubs win 6-1)
1 HR: Charlie Grimm: 1929, game 4 vs. PHA (Cubs lose 8-10)
1 HR: Gabby Hartnett: 1932, game 3 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 5-7)
1 HR: Kiki Cuyler: 1932, game 3 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 5-7)
1 HR: Frank Demaree: 1932, game 4 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 6-13)
1 HR: Frank Demaree: 1935, game 1 vs. DET (Cubs win 3-0)
1 HR: Frank Demaree: 1935, game 3 vs. DET (Cubs lose 5-6)
1 HR: Gabby Hartnett: 1935, game 4 vs. DET (Cubs lose 1-2)
1 HR: Chuck Klein: 1935, game 5 vs. DET (Cubs win 3-1)
1 HR: Billy Herman: 1935, game 6 vs. DET (Cubs lose 3-4)
1 HR: Joe Marty: 1938, game 3 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 2-5)
1 HR: Ken O’Dea: 1938, game 4 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 3-8)
1 HR: Phil Cavarretta: 1945, game 1 vs. DET (Cubs win 9-0)

  • No Cubs player has hit two home runs in one World Series game.
  • The only Cub to homer twice in a series is Frank Demaree in 1935 (games 1 and 3).
  • Only two Cubs players have hit more than one World Series home run in his career:Frank Demaree (3 home runs) & Gabby Hartnett (2 home runs)

Most RBIs in one game
3 RBI: Riggs Stephenson: 1932, game 1 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 6-12)
3 RBI: Frank Demaree: 1932, game 4 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 6-13)
3 RBI: Billy Herman: 1935, game 6 vs. DET (Cubs lose 3-4)
3 RBI: Joe Marty: 1939, game 2 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 3-6)
3 RBI: Bill Nicholson: 1945, game 1 vs. DET (Cubs win 9-0)
3 RBI: Stan Hack: 1945, game 6 vs. DET (Cubs win 8-7)

Most walks in one game
2 walks: Stan Hack 3B 1945, Riggs Stephenson LF 1929, Billy Jurges SS 1935, Charlie Grimm 1B 1932

Most strikeouts in one game
3 strikeouts: Guy Bush P 1929, Claude Passeau P 1945, Andy Pafko CF 1945, Lon Warneke P 1932

Most HBP in one game
1 HBP: Billy Jurges SS: 1935, game 3 vs. DET (Cubs lose 5-6)

Most sacrifice hits in one game
2 sacrifice hits: Don Johnson 2B 1945, Bill Lee P 1935

Most stolen bases in one game
2 stolen bases: Billy Jurges SS: 1932, game 3 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 5-7)

Chicago Cubs player batting records for entire World Series career

Most at bats, Cubs World Series career
81 at bats: Frank Schulte (played RF in the 1906, 1907, 1908, and 1910 World Series)

Most games, Cubs World Series career
21 games: Frank Schulte, Jimmy Sheckard, Harry Steinfeldt, Joe Tinker, Johnny Kling

Most runs, Cubs World Series career
12 runs: Joe Tinker

Most hits, Cubs World Series career
26 hits: Frank Schulte

Most doubles, Cubs World Series career
6 doubles: Frank Schulte, Jimmy Sheckard

Most triples, Cubs World Series career
1 triple: 14 Cubs tied

Most home runs, Cubs World Series career
3 home runs: Frank Demaree

Most RBI, Cubs World Series career
9 RBI: Frank Schulte

Most walks, Cubs World Series career
11 walks: Jimmy Sheckard

Most intentional walks, Cubs World Series career
1 intentional walk: Four Cubs tied

Most strikeouts, Cubs World Series career
13 strikeouts: Jimmy Sheckard

Most hit by pitch, Cubs World Series career
3 hit by pitch: Frank Chance

Most sacrifice hits, Cubs World Series career
6 sacrifice hits: Harry Steinfeldt

Most ground into double plays, Cubs World Series career
3 GIDP: Stan Hack

Most stolen bases, Cubs World Series career
10 SB: Frank Chance

Most caught stealing, Cubs World Series career
2 CS: Stan Hack, Woody English, Mickey Livingston

Most singles, Cubs World Series career
19 singles: Frank Schulte

Most total bases, Cubs World Series career
34 TB: Frank Schulte

Highest batting average, Cubs World Series career, min 10 AB
.500: Joe Marty 6-12
.471: Hack Wilson 8-17
.389: Charlie Pick 7-18
.378: Riggs Stephenson 14-37
.364: Charlie Grimm 12-33
.364: Mickey Livingston 8-22

Highest slugging percentage, Cubs World Series career, min 10 AB
.833: Joe Marty
.588: Hack Wilson
.583: Chuck Klein
.515: Charlie Grimm
.500: Mickey Livingston

I have a feeling that at the end of the series, one of the Cubs will break the team’s .588 slugging percentage record held by Hack Wilson (min 15 AB)

Chicago Cubs team batting records for one World Series game

There has been 646 World Series games played. The Cubs have played 53 World Series games. 8.2% of all World Series games have had the Cubs.

Most runs, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
10 runs: 1908-10-10, Game 1 vs Detroit. (Cubs win 10-6 at Tigers’ Bennett Park)
* 3 Cubs with two runs: Frank Schulte RF, Frank Chance 1B, Harry Steinfeldt 3B

Most runs, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
8 runs: 1945, game 6 vs. DET (Cubs win 8-7 at Wrigley Field)

Most hits, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
15 hits: 1945, Game 6 vs DET (Cubs win 8-7 at Wrigley Field)
* Stan Hack 3B (4 hits)

Most hits, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game on the road
14 hits: 1908-10-10, Game 1 vs Detroit. (Cubs win 10-6 at Tigers’ Bennett Park)
* Jimmy Sheckard LF (3 hits)

Most doubles, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
5 doubles: 1907, game 3 vs. DET (Cubs win 5-1)
* Johnny Evers 2B (2 doubles)

Most triples, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
1 triple: accomplished in 15 games

Most homeruns, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
2 homeruns: 1932, game 3 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 5-7)
* Kiki Cuyler (RF) and Gabby Hartnett (C)

Most RBIs, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
9 RBI: 1908, game 1 vs. DET (Cubs win 10-6)
* 4 Cubs with 2 RBI: Harry Steinfeldt 3B, Solly Hofman CF, Joe Tinker SS, Johnny Kling C

Most walks by batter, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
9 walks: 1910, game 2 vs. PHA (Cubs lose 3-9)
* Jimmy Sheckard LF (3 walks), Solly Hofman CF (3 walks)

Most strikeouts by batter, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
13 strikeouts: 1929, game 2 vs. PHA (Cubs lose 3-9)
* Kiki Cuyler RF (3 strikeouts)
* Pitching: George Earnshaw, (7 strikeouts)
* Pitching: Lefty Grove, (6 strikeouts)

13 strikeouts: 1929, game 1 vs. PHA (Cubs lose 1-3)
* Four Cubs with 2 strikeouts: Rogers Hornsby 2B, Hack Wilson CF, Kiki Cuyler RF, Charlie Root P
* Pitching: Howard Ehmke (13 strikeouts)

Most HBP, by batter, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
2 HBP: 1907, game 1 vs. DET (Cubs tie 3-3)
* Harry Steinfeldt 3B and Jimmy Sheckard LF

Most sacrifice hits, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
5 sacrifice hits: 1906, game 4 vs. CHW (Cubs win 1-0)
* Joe Tinker SS (3 sacrifice hits)

Most stolen bases, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
7 stolen bases: 1907, game 1 vs. DET (Cubs tie 3-3)
* Jimmy Slagle CF (2 stolen bases)

Most caught stealing, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
2 caught stealing: 1945, game 1 vs. DET (Cubs win 9-0)
* Mickey Livingston C (2 caught stealing)

Least runs, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
0 runs: 1918-09-05, Game 1 vs BOS (Cubs lose 0-1)
0 runs: 1906-10-11, Game 3 vs CHW (Cubs lose 0-3)

Least hits, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
2: 1906, game 3 vs. CHW (Cubs lose 0-3)

Left on base, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
14: game 2 vs. PHA (Cubs lose 3-9)


Pitching records


Chicago Cubs player pitching records for one game:

From 1906 to 1945, there have been 39 Cubs pitchers.

Most hits allowed in one game
13 hits: Mordecai Brown in 7 innings pitched. 1910 game 2 vs. PHA (Cubs lose 3-9)

Most runs allowed in one game
9 runs: Mordecai Brown 1910 in GS-7, L innings pitched, game 2 vs. PHA (Cubs lose 3-9)

Most earned runs allowed in one game
8 earned runs: Guy Bush 1932 in GS-6, L innings pitched, game 1 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 6-12)

Most walks given in one game
7 walks: Tex Carleton 1935 in GS-7, L innings pitched, game 4 vs. DET (Cubs lose 1-2)

Most strikeouts in one game
10 strikeouts: Orval Overall 1908 in SHO, W innings pitched, game 5 vs. DET (Cubs win 2-0)
Yes, the Cubs pitcher with the record for most World Series strikeouts is from the town of Farmersville, CA. 

Most home runs allowed in one game
4 home runs: Charlie Root 1932 in GS-5, L innings pitched, game 3 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 5-7)

Most doubles allowed in one game
4 doubles: Three Cubs: Ed Reulbach (1906, Gm5); Mordecai Brown (1910, Gm2); Mordecai Brown (1910, Gm 5)

Most stolen bases allowed in one game
4 stolen bases: Mordecai Brown 1910 in CG, L innings pitched, game 5 vs. PHA (Cubs lose 2-7)

Most caught stealing in one game
3 caught stealing: Jack Pfiester 1907 in CG, W innings pitched, game 2 vs. DET (Cubs win 3-1)

Most ground into double plays induced in one game
3 GiDP: Lon Warneke 1932 in CG(8), L innings pitched, game 2 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 2-5)
* 2: Billy Herman 2B – Billy Jurges SS – Charlie Grimm 1B

3 GiDP: Hippo Vaughn 1918 in SHO, W innings pitched, game 5 vs. BOS (Cubs win 3-0)
* 2: Charlie Hollocher SS – Charlie Pick 2B – Fred Merkle 1B

3 GiDP: Hank Borowy 1945 in SHO, W innings pitched, game 1 vs. DET (Cubs win 9-0)
* Three different sets did the double play

Chicago Cubs team pitching records for one World Series game:

Most strikeouts, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
10: 1932, game 3 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 5-7)
* Charlie Root and Pat Malone each with 4 strikeouts

10: 1908, game 5 vs. DET (Cubs win 2-0)
* Orval Overall (10 strikeouts)

Most home runs given up, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
4: 1932, game 3 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 5-7)
* Babe Ruth LF and Lou Gehrig 1B each with 2 home runs
* Charlie Root gave up all 4 home runs

Most runs given up, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
13: 1932, game 4 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 6-13)
* Earle Combs CF (4 runs)
* Jackie May gave up 6 runs, all earned

Most hit by pitch, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
2: 1932, game 4 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 6-13)
* Babe Ruth pegged by Guy Bush. Lou Gehrig nailed by Jakie May

2: 1935, game 2 vs. DET (Cubs lose 3-8)
* Marv Owen 3B hit by Roy Henshaw. Hank Greenberg 1B hit by Fabian Kowalik

Most sacrifice hits given up, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
3: 1929, game 2 vs. PHA (Cubs lose 3-9)

Most double plays, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
2: done three times. 1918, 1932, 1945

Most stolen bases given, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
4: 1910, game 5 vs. PHA (Cubs lose 2-7)
* Catching Jimmy Archer, Pitching Mordecai Brown

Most caught stealing, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
3: 1907, game 2 vs. DET (Cubs win 3-1)
* Catching Johnny Kling, Pitching Jack Pfiester

3: 1910, game 1 vs. PHA (Cubs lose 1-4)
* Catching Johnny Kling, Pitching Orval Overall and Harry McIntire

Most balks, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
1: 1935, game 4 vs. DET (Cubs lose 1-2)
* Tex Carleton

Most wild pitches, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
2: 1938, game 4 vs. NYY (Cubs lose 3-8)
* Tex Carleton. Both in 8th inning

Least hits given, Chicago Cubs team in one World Series game
1 hit: 1906, game 2 vs CHW (Cubs won 7-1)
* Cubs pitcher Ed Reulbach, 9 innings
* White Sox 1B Jiggs Donahue got the hit in the 7th inning

1 hit: 1945, game 3 vs DET (Cubs won 3-0)
* Cubs pitcher Claude Passeau, 9 innings
* Tigers 1B Rudy York got the hit in the 2nd inning

Etc Chicago Cubs World Series records

Longest game Chicago Cub World Series game
208 minutes: 1945, game 6 vs. DET (Cubs win 8-7 at Wrigley Field)

Shortest game
85 minutes: 1908, game 5 vs. DET (Cubs win 2-0)

Most players used in game
19 players: 1945, game 6 vs. DET (Cubs win 8-7 at Wrigley Field)

Source of all stats from Baseball-Reference’s Play Index. Awesome tool. To compile the player career stats in the World Series, I imported data into Google Sheets. I have 630 World Series games recorded for all 115 Cubs batters. 115 games recorded for 39 Cubs pitchers.
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Erik Maldre
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It’s gonna be exciting to see 2016 Cubs players take over these Cubs all-time World Series leader lists!

Erik Maldre
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This is the most extensive list of Cubs World Series records! Great work!

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