1940 St. Louis Browns season

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1940 St. Louis Browns
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 67–87 (.435)
League place 6th
Other information
Owner(s) Donald Lee Barnes
Manager(s) Fred Haney
Local radio KMOX
(France Laux)
KWK
(John O'Hara, Johnny Neblett)
KXOK
(Alex Buchan, Gabby Street, Ray Schmidt)
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The 1940 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 67 wins and 87 losses.

Offseason[edit]

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 St. Louis Browns
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
3B Clift, HarlondHarlond Clift 150 523 143 .273 20 87
SS Berardino, JohnnyJohnny Berardino 142 523 135 .258 16 85
OF Judnich, WallyWally Judnich 137 519 157 .303 24 89
OF Radcliff, RipRip Radcliff 150 584 200 .342 7 81

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
Susce, GeorgeGeorge Susce 61 113 24 .212 0 13
Gallagher, JoeJoe Gallagher 23 70 19 .271 2 8
Harshany, SamSam Harshany 3 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Auker, EldenElden Auker 38 263.2 16 11 3.96 78
Kennedy, VernVern Kennedy 34 222.1 12 17 5.59 70
Harris, BobBob Harris 35 193.2 11 15 4.93 49

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
Bildilli, EmilEmil Bildilli 28 97 2 4 5.57 32
Kramer, JackJack Kramer 16 64.2 3 7 6.26 12
Whitehead, JohnJohn Whitehead 15 40 1 3 5.40 11
Hudlin, WillisWillis Hudlin 6 11.1 0 1 11.12 4

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
Trotter, BillBill Trotter 36 7 6 2 3.77 29
Coffman, SlickSlick Coffman 31 2 2 1 6.27 26
Lawson, RoxieRoxie Lawson 30 5 3 4 5.13 18
Mills, LeftyLefty Mills 26 0 6 0 7.78 18
Cox, BillBill Cox 12 0 1 0 7.27 7

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Toledo Mud Hens American Association Zack Taylor
A1 San Antonio Missions Texas League Marty McManus
B Springfield Browns Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Art Scharein
C Palestine Pals East Texas League Elmer Kirchoff
C Tyler Trojans East Texas League Bobby Goff and Sam Hancock
C St. Joseph Autos Michigan State League Conrad Fisher and Elmer Kirchoff
C Youngstown Browns Middle Atlantic League Rod Whitney
C Topeka Owls Western Association Bill Wilson and Pete Monahan
D Pennington Gap Miners Appalachian League Art Hauger and James Rollins
D Lafayette White Sox Evangeline League Harry Strohm
D Mayfield Browns KITTY League Bennie Tate
D Paragould Browns Northeast Arkansas League Tom Greenwade
D Beaver Falls Browns Pennsylvania State Association Frank Oceak
D Lincoln Links Western League Pug Griffin

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tyler, Paragould

Palestine club folded, June 5, 1940[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rip Radcliff page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Ray Coleman page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Willis Hudlin page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997

External links[edit]