1940 Cleveland Indians season

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1940 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Alva Bradley
Manager(s) Ossie Vitt
Local radio WCLE
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The 1940 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished second in the American League with a record of 89-65, one game behind the Detroit Tigers.

Regular season[edit]

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

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1940 Cleveland Indians
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; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
OF Chapman, BenBen Chapman 143 548 157 .286 4 50

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

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
Feller, BobBob Feller 43 320.1 27 11 2.61 261
Smith, AlAl Smith 31 183 15 7 3.44 46
Hudlin, WillisWillis Hudlin 4 23.2 2 1 4.94 8

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
Allen, JohnnyJohnny Allen 32 138.2 9 8 3.44 62

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
Dobson, JoeJoe Dobson 40 3 7 3 4.95 57
Andrews, NateNate Andrews 6 0 1 0 6.00 3

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A Wilkes-Barre Barons Eastern League Earl Wolgamot
B Cedar Rapids Raiders Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Ollie Marquardt
C Flint Gems Michigan State League Jack Knight
C Charleston Senators Middle Atlantic League Ed Hall
D Thomasville Tommies North Carolina State League Jimmy Maus
D Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League Chet Bujace and Wes Griffin
D Mansfield Braves Ohio State League Dewey Strong
D Warren Redskins Pennsylvania State Association Billy Rhiel
D Salem-Roanoke Friends Virginia League Eli Harris and Arnold Anderson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Cedar Rapids[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SI.com - Statitudes - Statitudes: Opening Day 2002, By the Numbers - Sunday March 30, 2003 01:50 AM
  2. ^ Willis Hudlin page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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