1940 Cincinnati Reds season

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1940 Cincinnati Reds
1940 World Series Champions
1940 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Powel Crosley, Jr.
Manager(s) Bill McKechnie
Local radio WSAI
(Roger Baker, Dick Bray)
WCPO
(Harry Hartman)
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The 1940 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished first in the National League with a record of 100-53, winning the pennant by 12 games over the Brooklyn Dodgers. They went on to face the Detroit Tigers in the 1940 World Series, beating them in seven games.

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

Detailed record[edit]

Team Home Away Total Win %
National League
Brooklyn 6–5 8–3–1 14-8–1 .636
Boston 7–4 6–5 13–9 .591
Chicago 9–2 7–4 16–6 .727
New York 8–3 7–4 15–7 .682
Philadelphia 8–2 7–5 15–7 .682
Pittsburgh 10–1 6–5 16–6 .727
St. Louis 7–4–1 5–6 12–10–1 .545
55–21 46–30 100–53 .654
Month Games Won Lost Win %
April 9 6 3 .667
May 26 19 7 .731
June 27 16 11 .593
July 28 20 8 .714
August 32 16 16 .500
September 31 23 8 .742
153 100 53 .654
Games Won Lost Win %
Home 76 55 21 .724
Away 77 45 32 .584

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1940 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Lombardi, ErnieErnie Lombardi 109 376 120 .319 14 74
2B Frey, LonnyLonny Frey 150 563 150 .266 8 54
OF McCormick, MikeMike McCormick 110 417 125 .300 1 30

Other batters[edit]

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Ripple, JimmyJimmy Ripple 32 101 31 .307 4 20
Baker, BillBill Baker 27 69 15 .217 0 7
West, DickDick West 7 28 11 .393 1 6

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Walters, BuckyBucky Walters 36 305 22 10 2.48 115
Derringer, PaulPaul Derringer 37 296.2 20 12 3.06 115
Turner, JimJim Turner 24 187 14 7 2.89 53

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hutchings, JohnnyJohnny Hutchings 19 54 2 1 3.50 18

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Beggs, JoeJoe Beggs 37 12 3 7 2.00 25
Shoffner, MiltMilt Shoffner 20 1 0 0 5.63 17
Barrett, RedRed Barrett 3 1 0 0 6.75 0
Guise, LeftyLefty Guise 2 0 0 0 1.17 1

1940 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1940 World Series

Game 1[edit]

October 2, 1940 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H B
Detroit (A) 0 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 10 1
Cincinnati (N) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 8 3
W: Bobo Newsom (1-0)   L: Paul Derringer (0-1)
HR: DETBruce Campbell (1)
Attendance: 31,739  

Game 2[edit]

October 3, 1940 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit (A) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 1
Cincinnati (N) 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
W: Bucky Walters (1-0)   L: Schoolboy Rowe (0-1)
HR: CINJimmy Ripple (1)
Attendance: 30,640  

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Game 3[edit]

October 4, 1940 at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati (N) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 10 1
Detroit (A) 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 2 x 7 13 1
W: Tommy Bridges (1-0)  L: Jim Turner (0-1)
HR: : DETRudy York (1), Pinky Higgins (1)

Game 4[edit]

October 5, 1940 at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati (N) 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 11 1
Detroit (A) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 1
W: Paul Derringer (1-1)  L: Dizzy Trout (0-1)

Game 5[edit]

October 6, 1940 at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0
Detroit (A) 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 1 x 8 13 0
W: Bobo Newsom (2-0)  L: Junior Thompson (0-1)
HR: : DETHank Greenberg (1)

Game 6[edit]

October 7, 1940 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Cincinnati (N) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 x 4 10 2
W: Bucky Walters (2-0)   L: Schoolboy Rowe (0-2)
HR: CINBucky Walters (1)

Game 7[edit]

October 8, 1940 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit (A) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
Cincinnati (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 x 2 7 1
W: Paul Derringer (2-1)   L: Bobo Newsom (2-1)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Indianapolis Indians American Association Wes Griffin and Jewel Ens
A1 Birmingham Barons Southern Association Ira Smith
B Durham Bulls Piedmont League Oscar Roettger
B Columbia Reds Sally League Cap Crossley
C Tucson Cowboys Arizona-Texas League Lester "Pat" Patterson
C Ogden Reds Pioneer League Bill McCorry
D Troy Trojans Alabama State League Ellis Johnson and Harold Fehrenbacher
D Lenoir Reds Tar Heel League Ray Rice

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Durham[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hank Sauer page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Al Simmons page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Jimmy Ripple page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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