1940 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1940 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Benswanger
Manager(s) Frankie Frisch
Local radio KDKA
Rosey Rowswell, Jack Craddock
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The 1940 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 59th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 54th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished fourth in the National League with a record of 78–76.

Offseason[edit]

  • Prior to 1940 season: Billy Cox was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pirates.[1]

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

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1940 Pittsburgh Pirates
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
OF Elliott, BobBob Elliott 148 551 161 .292 5 64

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
Waner, PaulPaul Waner 89 238 69 .290 1 32

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
Bowman, JoeJoe Bowman 32 187.2 9 10 4.46 57

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
Brown, MaceMace Brown 48 173 10 9 3.49 73

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
Bauers, RussRuss Bauers 15 0 2 0 7.63 11

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Syracuse Chiefs International League Dick Porter
A Albany Senators Eastern League Specs Toporcer
B Gadsden Pilots Southeastern League Billy Bancroft
C Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers Canadian-American League Steve Yerkes and Buster Blakeney
C Hutchinson Pirates Western Association Jimmy Jordan and Buzz Arlitt
D Carthage Pirates Arkansas-Missouri League Buzz Arlitt
D Fort Lauderdale Tarpons Florida East Coast League Herb Thomas
D McKeesport Little Pirates/Oil City Oilers Pennsylvania State Association Elmer Klump
D London Pirates PONY League Mickey LaLange and Jimmy Jordan

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fort Lauderdale

Arkansas-Missouri League folded, July 1, 1940; McKeesport franchise moved to Oil City and renamed, July 1, 1940

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