1940 Philadelphia Athletics season

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1940 Philadelphia Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Connie Mack
Manager(s) Connie Mack
Local radio WIP (AM)
(By Saam, Stoney McLinn)
WCAU
(Bill Dyer, Harry McTigue)
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The 1940 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 54 wins and 100 losses.

Offseason[edit]

  • December 8, 1939: Al Simmons was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[1]

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

Roster[edit]

1940 Philadelphia Athletics
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 Hayes, FrankieFrankie Hayes 136 465 143 .308 16 70
OF Moses, WallyWally Moses 142 537 166 .309 9 50
OF Johnson, BobBob Johnson 138 512 137 .268 31 103

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
Gantenbein, JoeJoe Gantenbein 75 197 47 .239 4 23
Simmons, AlAl Simmons 37 81 25 .309 1 19
Chapman, FredFred Chapman 26 69 11 .159 0 4
Brucker, EarleEarle Brucker 23 46 9 .196 0 2

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
Babich, JohnnyJohnny Babich 31 229.1 14 13 3.73 94
Caster, GeorgeGeorge Caster 36 178.1 4 19 6.56 75

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
Dean, ChubbyChubby Dean 30 159.1 6 13 6.61 38
Beckmann, BillBill Beckmann 34 127.1 8 4 4.17 47
Besse, HermanHerman Besse 17 53 0 3 8.83 19

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
Heusser, EdEd Heusser 41 6 13 5 4.99 39
McLaughlin, PatPat McLaughlin 1 0 0 0 16.20 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Tony Lazzeri
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League Fresco Thompson
B Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League Chief Bender and Charlie Berry
D Federalsburg A's Eastern Shore League Sam Nisonoff and Joe Maynard

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Al Simmons page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links[edit]