Hank Wyse

Hank Wyse (Chicago Cubs, 1942-1947)
Born: March 1, 1918
Died: October 22, 2000

Hank Wyse spent 6 of his 8 major league seasons with the Cubs compiling a 69-54 record with a 3.03 ERA.  He was named an all-star for the 1945 season (all-star game was not played.  Wyse's efforts in 1945 helped the Cubs get to the 1945 World Series.  1945 was his best season with a 22-10 record and a 2.68 ERA.


1942

Septmeber 7, 1942
Hank Wyse gets his first MLB win in his MLB debut pitching a great game
against the Reds at Crosley Field and a very good pitcher, Johnny
Vander Meer.  Wyse goes 7 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits, 3 runs (1 earned).
Hi Bithorn picks up the save and the Cubs win the game 5-3. 


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1943

July 3, 1943
At Shibe Park in Philadelphia, the Cubs defeat the Phillies 6-1.  Hank Wyse
pitches a complete game, giving up just 6 hits and one run. 

July 9, 1943
At the Polo Grounds, the Cubs defeat the Giants 5-3.  Hank Wyse earns
the victory pitching all 12 innings, giving up 3 runs (1 earned) and 10
hits. 

July 18, 1943, game 2
At Crosley Field, the Cubs defeat the Reds 7-0.  Hank Wyse pitchesa complete game shutout giving up just 6 hits to the Reds lineup.

July 24, 1943
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the New York Giants 7-1.  Hank Wyse pitches a complete game, giving up just 8 hits to the Giants lineup.

July 28, 1943, game 2
Hank Wyse gets his 5th consecutive victory pitching a complete game against the Brooklyn Dodgers, giving up just 7 hits and 2 runs.  Cubs win 4-2 at Wrigley Field. 

August 12, 1943
Hank Wyse is the hard luck Cubs losing pitcher as the Braves defeat the
Cubs 3-2 at Braves Field.  Wyse pithces 11 2/3 innings, giving up 11 hits
and 3 runs, but Braves pitcher, Al Javery was a little better giving up
just 2 runs over a full 12 innings against the Cubs line-up.

September 19, 1943, game 1
At Sportsman's Park, the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 6-0.  Wyse pitches a complete game shutout, giving up just 7 hits to the Cardinals lineup.


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1944

April 18, 1944
At Crosley Field, the Cubs and Hank Wyse defeat the Reds, 3-0.  Wyse shuts out the Reds on just 5 hits. 

May 21, 1944
Cubs score in just 3 innings, but they were big innings, 5 in the first, 4 in the 4th and 6 in the 8th inning as Cubs defeat the Boston Braves 15-1 at Wrigley Field.

A very balanced attack saw each player in Cubs lineup, including pitcher Hank Wyse,   score a run and only 2 players did not drive in a run (Wyse and 8th place hitter,  Billy Holm).

Roy Hughes drove in 5 runs with a double and a triple.

May 27, 1944
At Braves Field, the Cubs and Hank Wyse defeat the Braves 3-2.  Wyse pitches a complete game, giving up just 6 hits and 2 runs. 

June 23, 1944
At Crosley Field, the Cubs defeat the Reds 3-1.  Hank Wyse pitches a complete game,  giving up just 6 hits and one run to earn the victory.

July 7, 1944, game 1
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs and Hank Wyse defeat the Giants 3-2.  Wyse gives up just 6 hits and 2 runs and pitches a complete game. 

July 16, 1944, game 1
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs Hank Wyse and the Pirates, Rip Sewell have a great pitcher's duel as the Cubs Don Johnson drives in the lone run of the game for a 1-0 Cubs victory.   Wyse scatters 9 hits and pitches a complete game to earn the victory. 

September 17, 1944, game 1
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 2-1.   Hank Wyse scores the winning run and pitches a complete game victory scattering 9 Cardinals hit over 9 innings. 

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1945

April 28, 1945
 Hank Wyse pitches a 1-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 6-0
 at Wrigley Field. Wyse won 22 games with a 2.68 ERA for the 1945 Cubs team, the last Cubs team to go to World Series.


May 20, 1945, game 2
At Ebbetts Field, the Cubs, Hank Wyse scatters 10 hits as Cubs defeat the
Dodgers 4-1. 

July 5, 1945
At Braves Field, the Cubs and Hank Wyse defeat the Braves 3-2.  Wyse pitches a complete game and gives up 7 hits and 2 runs. 

July 12, 1945
 Cubs win their 11th straight game and defeat Braves 3-1 at Wrigley Field.
Hank Wyse pitches a complete game 3-hitter to get the victory.


July 19, 1945
At Wrigley Field, Hank Wyse and the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 3-1 at Wrigley Field.  Wyse pitches a complete game, giving up just 5 hits and a run and singles home a run and scores a run in the 2-run 6th inning that gives the
Cubs a 3-0 lead in the game. 

July 26, 1945
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs and Hank Wyse defeat the Reds 2-1.  Wyse pitches a complete game, giving up just 8 hits and a run. 

August 8, 1945, game 2
Hank Wyse and the Cubs defeat the Braves 3-2 at Braves Field.  Wyse pitches all 12 innings and gives up just 7 hits and 2 runs to earn the victory.

September 12, 1945
At Wrigley Field, Hank Wyse and the Cubs defeat the Phillies 4-0.  Wyse pitches a 9-hit, complete game shutou. 

September 16, 1945, game 2 (win #20)
At Wrigley Field, Hank wyse and the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 4-2.  Wyse earns his 20th victory of the season, giving up just 5 hits, 2 runs and pitching
a complete game to earn the victory.


September 27, 1945, game 1 (win #22)
At Crosley Field, the Cubs and Hank Wyse defeat the Reds, 3-1.  Wyse pitches a complete game, 3-hitter and earns his 22nd victory of the season. 


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1946

July 6, 1946
At Wrigley Fied, the Cubs and Hank Wyse defeat the Reds 1-0.  Wyse pitches an 8-hit, complete game shutout. 

July 15, 1946
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Giants 3-1.  Hank Wyse pitches a complete game, giving up 9 hits and one run. 

July 28, 1946, game 2
At Shibe Park, Hank Wyse and the Cubs defeat the Phillies 3-1.  Wyse pitches a 4-hit complete game. 

August 15, 1946, game 2
At Wrigley Field, Hank Wyse and the Cubs defeat the Reds 3-2.  Wyse pitches 8 scoreless innings, before giving up 2 runs and hang on to earn the victory.

August 26, 1946
At Wrigley Field, Hank Wyse and the Cubs defeat the Giants 1-0.  Wyse pitches a 7-hit complete game shutout.  Andy Pafko drives in the lone Cubs run with a single scoring Phil Cavaretta.



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1947

April 21, 1947
At Wrigley Field, Hank Wyse and the Cubs defeat the Reds 3-0.  Wyse pitches a 3-hit, complete game shutout.  Wyse drives in the Cubs 3rd run with a sixth
inning single. 

May 8, 1947, game 1
At Shibe Park, Hank Wyse and the Cubs defeat the Phillies 2-1.  Wyse pitches a complete game, giving up just 9 hits and one run.  Wyse singles and score the winning run in the 7th inning. 





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