1940 Chicago White Sox season

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1940 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Grace Comiskey
Manager(s) Jimmy Dykes
Local radio WGN (AM)
(Bob Elson, Jack Brickhouse)
WCFL
(Hal Totten, Jimmy Dudley)
WJJD
(Charley Grimm, Lew Fonseca)
WBBM (AM)
(John Harrington, Pat Flanagan)
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The 1940 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 40th season in the major leagues, and its 41st season overall. They finished with a record 82-72, good enough for 4th place in the American League, 8 games behind the first place Detroit Tigers.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • April 16, 1940: Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians threw what is, to date, the only Opening Day no-hitter in major league history against the White Sox. Feller walked five and struck out eight as the Indians beat the White Sox 1-0 at Comiskey Park.[2]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 90 64 .584 --
Cleveland Indians 89 65 .578 1
New York Yankees 88 66 .571 2
Boston Red Sox 82 72 .532 8
Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 8
St. Louis Browns 67 87 .435 23
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 26
Philadelphia Athletics 54 100 .351 36

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1940 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Luke Appling, SS 150 566 96 197 27 13 0 79 69 35 .348 3
Jackie Hayes, 2B 18 41 2 8 0 1 0 1 2 11 .195 0
Bob Kennedy, 3B 154 606 74 153 23 3 3 52 42 58 .252 3
Don Kolloway, 2B 10 40 5 9 1 0 0 3 0 3 .225 1
Mike Kreevich, CF 144 582 86 154 27 10 8 55 34 49 .265 15
Joe Kuhel, 1B 155 603 111 169 28 8 27 94 87 59 .280 12
Eric McNair, 2B 66 251 26 57 13 1 7 31 12 26 .227 1
Larry Rosenthal, OF 107 276 46 83 14 5 6 42 64 32 .301 2
Dave Short, PH 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .333 0
Ken Silvestri, C 28 24 5 6 2 0 2 10 4 7 .250 0
Moose Solters, LF 116 428 65 132 28 3 12 80 27 54 .308 3
Mike Tresh, C 135 480 62 135 15 5 1 64 49 40 .281 3
Tom Turner, C 37 96 11 20 1 2 0 6 3 12 .208 1
Skeeter Webb, 2B,SS 84 334 33 79 11 2 1 29 30 33 .237 3
Taffy Wright, RF 147 581 79 196 31 9 5 88 43 25 .337 4
Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Pete Appleton, P 25 17 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 .176 0
Clint Brown, P 37 14 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 .071 0
Bill Dietrich, P 23 50 5 12 1 0 1 8 7 14 .240 0
Vallie Eaves, P 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Orval Grove, P 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Jack Hallett, P 2 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .400 0
Jack Knott, P 25 57 2 5 1 0 0 4 5 17 .088 0
Thornton Lee, P 28 84 7 23 4 0 0 5 4 30 .274 0
Ted Lyons, P 22 75 4 18 4 0 0 7 2 7 .240 0
Johnny Rigney, P 40 93 5 20 4 0 0 7 3 28 .215 1
Eddie Smith, P 34 88 6 19 4 0 0 3 8 19 .216 0
Ed Weiland, P 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 0
Team totals
155 5386 735 1499 238 63 73 671 497 569 .278 52

Pitching[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
Pete Appleton 4 0 5.62 25 0 5 57.2 54 39 36 8 28 21
Clint Brown 4 6 3.68 37 0 10 66.0 75 30 27 5 16 23
Bill Dietrich 10 6 4.03 23 17 0 149.2 154 78 67 10 65 43
Vallie Eaves 0 2 6.75 5 3 0 18.2 22 16 14 2 24 11
Orval Grove 0 0 3.00 3 0 0 6.0 4 2 2 0 4 1
Jack Hallett 1 1 6.43 2 2 0 14.0 15 10 10 1 6 9
Jack Knott 11 9 4.56 25 23 0 158.0 166 88 80 12 52 44
Thornton Lee 12 13 3.47 28 27 0 228.0 223 100 88 13 56 87
Ted Lyons 12 8 3.24 22 22 0 186.1 188 85 67 17 37 72
Johnny Rigney 14 18 3.11 39 33 3 280.2 240 117 97 22 90 141
Eddie Smith 14 9 3.21 32 28 0 207.1 179 92 74 16 95 119
Ed Weiland 0 0 8.79 5 0 0 14.1 15 15 14 5 7 3
Team totals
82 72 3.74 155 155 18 1386.2 1335 672 576 111 480 574

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA St. Paul Saints American Association Babe Ganzel
B Waterloo White Hawks Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League John Fitzpatrick and Fred Bedore
C Longview Texans East Texas League Tex Jeanes and Al Costello
D Rayne Rice Birds Evangeline League Art Bartelli
D Jonesboro White Sox Northeast Arkansas League Johnny Mostil
D Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League Papa Williams
D Lubbock Hubbers West Texas-New Mexico League Charlie Engle
D Wisconsin Rapids White Sox Wisconsin State League Frank Parenti

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Grand Forks[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rip Radcliff page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ SI.com - Statitudes - Statitudes: Opening Day 2002, By the Numbers - Sunday March 30, 2003 01:50 AM
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997

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