1940 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1940 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) James & Dearie Mulvey
Manager(s) Leo Durocher
Local radio WHN
Red Barber, Al Helfer
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The 1940 Brooklyn Dodgers finished the season in second place. It was their best finish in 16 years.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 100 53 -- .654
Brooklyn Dodgers 88 65 12 .575
St. Louis Cardinals 84 69 16 .549
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 22.5 .506
Chicago Cubs 75 79 25.5 .487
New York Giants 72 80 37.5 .474
Boston Bees 65 87 34.5 .428
Philadelphia Phillies 50 103 50 .327

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1940 Brooklyn Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Phelps, BabeBabe Phelps 118 370 40 109 .295 13 61 2
1B Camilli, DolphDolph Camilli 142 512 92 147 .287 23 96 9
2B Coscarart, PetePete Coscarart 143 506 55 120 .237 9 58 5
3B Lavagetto, CookieCookie Lavagetto 118 448 56 115 .257 4 43 4
SS Reese, Pee WeePee Wee Reese
OF Walker, DixieDixie Walker
OF Medwick, JoeJoe Medwick
OF Vosmik, JoeJoe Vosmik 116 404 45 114 .282 1 42 0

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Wasdell, JimmyJimmy Wasdell
Reiser, PetePete Reiser
Hudson, JohnnyJohnny Hudson
Durocher, LeoLeo Durocher
Mancuso, GusGus Mancuso 60 144 16 33 .229 0 16 0
Gilbert, CharlieCharlie Gilbert
Franks, HermanHerman Franks 65 131 11 24 .183 1 14 2
Gallagher, JoeJoe Gallagher
Cullenbine, RoyRoy Cullenbine
Koy, ErnieErnie Koy
Ross, DonDon Ross
Moore, GeneGene Moore
Ripple, JimmyJimmy Ripple
Giuliani, TonyTony Giuliani 1 1 0 0 .000 0 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; CG = Complete games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
Wyatt, WhitWhit Wyatt
Hamlin, LukeLuke Hamlin
Davis, CurtCurt Davis 22 18 9 137 8 7 3.81 19 46
Fitzsimmons, FreddieFreddie Fitzsimmons
Grissom, LeeLee Grissom

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; CG = Complete games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
Casey, HughHugh Casey 44 10 5 154 11 8 3.62 51 53
Tamulis, VitoVito Tamulis
Carleton, TexTex Carleton 34 17 4 149 6 6 3.81 47 88
Pressnell, TotTot Pressnell
Head, EdEd Head
Flowers, WesWes Flowers
Rachunok, SteveSteve Rachunok

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA BB SO
Kimball, NewtNewt Kimball 21 33.2 3 1 1 3.21 15 21
Mungo, VanVan Mungo
Doyle, CarlCarl Doyle
Ferrell, WesWes Ferrell 1 4 0 0 0 6.75 4 4
Fette, LouLou Fette
Macon, MaxMax Macon

Awards and honors[edit]

League top ten finishers[edit]

Dolph Camilli

  • #3 in NL in slugging percentage (.529)
  • #3 in NL in bases on balls (89)
  • #4 in NL in home runs (23)
  • #4 in NL in on-base percentage (.397)

Whit Wyatt

  • #2 in NL in strikeouts (124)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Montreal Royals International League Clyde Sukeforth
A1 Knoxville Smokies Southern Association Larry Gilbert
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Bill Killefer
B Durham Bulls Piedmont League Oscar Roettger
B Macon Peaches South Atlantic League Milt Stock
B Anniston Rams Southeastern League Bill Rodda
C Grand Rapids Dodgers Michigan State League Burleigh Grimes
C Dayton Wings Middle Atlantic League Andy Cohen
D Greenville Lions Alabama State League Dick Luckey
D Fayetteville Angels Arkansas-Missouri League Howard Holmes
D Bassett Furnituremakers Bi-State League Einar Sorenson
D Rayne Rice Birds Evangeline League Art Bartelli
D American Pioneers Georgia-Florida League Bernie deVivieros
Stew Hofferth
D Bowling Green Barons Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League Ellis Powers
D Landis Dodgers North Carolina State League Otis Carter
D Newport Dodgers Northeast Arkansas League Cliff Green
Paul Chervinko
D Superior Blues Northern League James Geygan
D Johnstown Johnnies Pennsylvania State Association George Treadwell
D Olean Oilers Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League Jake Pitler

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Knoxville

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