1941 St. Louis Browns season

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1941 St. Louis Browns
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 70–84 (.455)
League place 6th
Other information
Owner(s) Donald Lee Barnes
Manager(s) Fred Haney, Luke Sewell
Local radio KWK
(Dizzy Dean)
KXOK
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The 1941 St. Louis Browns season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Browns finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 70 wins and 84 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The 1941 season marked a change in management, as Luke Sewell was appointed the Browns new manager on June 5, 1941.[2] While the St. Louis Cardinals drew over 600,000 fans, the Browns barely drew 175,000.[3] The consensus was that St. Louis could not support two teams.

Potential move to Los Angeles[edit]

The Browns ownership had reached an agreement to move the franchise to Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce had guaranteed attendance of 500,000, a figure that the Browns had not seen since their 1924 season.[3] The Browns would play in the stadium that was used by the Pacific Coast League’s Los Angeles Angels. As part of the agreement to move to Los Angeles, the Browns would buy the stadium.[3] It was expected that all Major League Baseball owners would approve of the move at the upcoming Winter Meetings.[3] Before the scheduled meetings, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and California would stay closed to Major League Baseball for another decade.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 101 53 .656 --
Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 17
Chicago White Sox 77 77 .500 24
Cleveland Indians 75 79 .487 26
Detroit Tigers 75 79 .487 26
St. Louis Browns 70 84 .455 31
Washington Senators 70 84 .455 31
Philadelphia Athletics 64 90 .416 37

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1941 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
SS Berardino, JohnnyJohnny Berardino 128 469 127 .271 5 89

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
Estalella, BobbyBobby Estalella 46 83 20 .241 0 14

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 34 216 14 15 5.50 60
Galehouse, DennyDenny Galehouse 30 190.1 9 10 3.64 61

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
Caster, GeorgeGeorge Caster 32 104.1 3 7 5.00 36
Allen, JohnnyJohnny Allen 20 67 2 5 6.58 27

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 29 4 2 0 5.98 17
Bildilli, EmilEmil Bildilli 2 0 0 0 11.57 2

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Toledo Mud Hens American Association Zack Taylor and Fred Haney
A1 San Antonio Missions Texas League Marty McManus
B Meridian Eagles Southeastern League Bennie Tate
B Springfield Browns Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Art Scharein
C St. Joseph Autos Michigan State League Elmer Kirchoff
C Youngstown Browns Middle Atlantic League Joe Bilgere and Len Schulte
C St. Joseph Ponies/Carthage Browns Western Association Walter Holke, Gus Albright and Dennis Burns
D Lafayette White Sox Evangeline League Bobby Goff
D Mayfield Browns KITTY League Bill Hornsby
D Paragould Browns Northeast Arkansas League Sam Hancock and Gus Albright
D Pueblo Rollers Western League Pug Griffin

St. Joseph franchise transferred to Carthage and renamed, June 3, 1941[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George Caster page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ As Good As It Got, The 1944 St. Louis Browns, p. 13, David Alan Heller, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, 2003, ISBN 0-7385-3199-5
  3. ^ a b c d As Good As It Got, The 1944 St. Louis Browns, p. 12, David Alan Heller, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, 2003, ISBN 0-7385-3199-5
  4. ^ Rip Radcliff page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997

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