1942 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1942 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) James & Dearie Mulvey
Manager(s) Leo Durocher
Local radio WHN
Red Barber, Alan Hale
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The 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers team won 104 games after another terrific season, but fell two games short of the St. Louis Cardinals in a great National League pennant race.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Dodgers were 73-30 and 10 games ahead on August 4, but the Cardinals went on to win 45 of their last 56 to grab the NL title. To exacerbate the problem, the Dodgers had also dropped several close games to St. Louis in September.

Defending NL batting champ Pete Reiser, hitting .380, was sidelined in mid-season after repeatedly crashing into the unpadded outfield wall in Ebbets Field. While he recovered from a fractured skull, Brooklyn couldn't keep up their early pace. A healthy Reiser may very well have made up the two-game difference.[9]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 106 48 -- .688
Brooklyn Dodgers 104 50 2 .675
New York Giants 85 67 20 .559
Cincinnati Reds 76 76 29 .500
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 81 36.5 .449
Chicago Cubs 68 86 38 .442
Boston Braves 59 89 44 .399
Philadelphia Phillies 42 109 62.5 .278

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1942 Brooklyn Dodgers
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; R = runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Owen, MickeyMickey Owen 133 421 53 109 .259 0 44 10
1B Camilli, DolphDolph Camilli 150 524 89 132 .252 26 109 10
2B Herman, BillyBilly Herman 155 571 76 146 .256 2 65 6
3B Vaughan, ArkyArky Vaughan 128 495 82 137 .277 2 49 8
SS Reese, Pee WeePee Wee Reese 151 564 87 144 .255 3 53 15
LF Medwick, JoeJoe Medwick 142 553 69 166 .300 4 96 2
CF Reiser, PetePete Reiser 125 480 89 149 .310 10 64 20
RF Walker, DixieDixie Walker 118 393 57 114 .290 6 54 1

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Rizzo, JohnnyJohnny Rizzo 78 217 31 50 .230 4 27 2
Galan, AugieAugie Galan 69 209 24 55 .263 0 22 2
Riggs, LewLew Riggs 70 199 20 50 .278 3 22 0
Sullivan, BillyBilly Sullivan 43 101 11 27 .267 1 14 1
Bordagaray, FrenchyFrenchy Bordagaray
Kampouris, AlexAlex Kampouris
Dahlgren, BabeBabe Dahlgren
Dapper, CliffCliff Dapper
Rojek, StanStan Rojek

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; CG = Complete games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
Higbe, KirbyKirby Higbe
Wyatt, WhitWhit Wyatt
Davis, CurtCurt Davis
Newsom, BoboBobo Newsom
Fitzsimmons, FreddieFreddie Fitzsimmons

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; CG = Complete games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
French, LarryLarry French
Head, EdEd Head
Allen, JohnnyJohnny Allen 27 15 5 118 10 6 3.20 39 50
Macon, MaxMax Macon
Webber, LesLes Webber
Rowe, SchoolboySchoolboy Rowe
Kehn, ChetChet Kehn

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA BB SO
Casey, HughHugh Casey 50 112 6 3 13 2.25 44 54
Kimball, NewtNewt Kimball
Chipman, BobBob Chipman

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

Dolph Camilli

  • #2 in NL in home runs (26)
  • #2 in NL in RBI (109)
  • #3 in NL in walks (97)

Hugh Casey

  • MLB leader in saves (13)

Curt Davis

  • #3 in NL in ERA (2.36)

Kirby Higbe

  • #3 in NL in strikeouts (115)

Ducky Medwick

  • #2 in NL in doubles (37)
  • #4 in NL in RBI (96)

Pistol Pete Reiser

  • NL leader in stolen bases (20)
  • #4 in NL in batting average (.310)

Farm System[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Montreal Royals International League Clyde Sukeforth
AA San Francisco Seals Pacific Coast League Lefty O'Doul
B Durham Bulls Piedmont League Bruno Betzel
C Santa Barbara Saints California League John Clancy
C Dayton Ducks Middle Atlantic League Paul Chervinko
Howard Holmes
William McWilliams
D Kingsport Dodgers Appalachian League Merle Settlemire
D Valdosta Trojans Georgia-Florida League Stew Hofferth
Clancy Odell
D Johnstown Johnnies Pennsylvania State Association Jay Kirke, Jr.
D Olean Oilers Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League Jake Pitler
D Lamesa Dodgers West Texas-New Mexico League Joe Tate

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Santa Barbara

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