1943 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1943 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) James & Dearie Mulvey
Manager(s) Leo Durocher
Local radio WHN
Red Barber, Connie Desmond
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With the roster depleted by players leaving for service in World War II, the 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers finished the season in third place.

The team featured five future Hall of Famers: second baseman Billy Herman, shortstop Arky Vaughan, outfielders Paul Waner, and Joe Medwick, and manager Leo Durocher.

Herman finished fourth in MVP voting, after hitting .330 with 100 runs batted in. Vaughan led the league in runs scored and stolen bases.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 105 49 -- .682
Cincinnati Reds 87 67 18 .565
Brooklyn Dodgers 81 72 23.5 .529
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 74 25 .519
Chicago Cubs 74 79 30.5 .484
Boston Braves 68 85 36.5 .444
Philadelphia Phillies 64 90 41 .416
New York Giants 55 98 49.5 .359

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1943 Brooklyn Dodgers
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; 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 100 365 31 95 .260 0 54 4
1B Camilli, DolphDolph Camilli 95 353 56 87 .246 6 43 2
2B Herman, BillyBilly Herman 153 585 76 193 .330 2 100 4
3B Bordagaray, FrenchyFrenchy Bordagaray 89 268 47 81 .302 0 19 6
SS Vaughan, ArkyArky Vaughan 149 610 112 186 .305 5 66 20
OF Walker, DixieDixie Walker 138 540 83 163 .302 5 71 3
OF Galan, AugieAugie Galan 139 495 83 142 .287 9 67 6
OF Olmo, LuisLuis Olmo 57 238 39 72 .303 4 37 3

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
Waner, PaulPaul Waner 82 225 29 70 .311 1 26 0
Glossop, AlAl Glossop 87 217 28 37 .171 3 21 0
Bragan, BobbyBobby Bragan
Schultz, HowieHowie Schultz
Medwick, JoeJoe Medwick 48 173 13 47 .272 0 25 1
Moore, DeeDee Moore
Hermanski, GeneGene Hermanski
Barkley, RedRed Barkley
Kampouris, AlexAlex Kampouris
Cooney, JohnnyJohnny Cooney
Bartley, BoydBoyd Bartley
Campanis, AlAl Campanis
Hart, BillBill Hart
Durocher, LeoLeo Durocher 6 18 1 4 .222 0 1 0
Gillenwater, CardenCarden Gillenwater
Orengo, JoeJoe Orengo
Ankenman, PatPat Ankenman
Hodges, GilGil Hodges
Peck, HalHal Peck

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
Barney, RexRex Barney 9 8 1 45.1 2 2 6.35 41 23
Fitzsimmons, FreddieFreddie Fitzsimmons
Gregg, HalHal Gregg

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
Head, EdEd Head
Melton, RubeRube Melton
Newsom, BoboBobo Newsom
Macon, MaxMax Macon
Ostermueller, FritzFritz Ostermueller
Lohrman, BillBill Lohrman

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
Webber, LesLes Webber
Allen, JohnnyJohnny Allen 17 38 5 1 1 4.26 25 15
Sayles, BillBill Sayles
Kimball, NewtNewt Kimball
Haughey, ChrisChris Haughey
Chipman, BobBob Chipman

Awards and honors[edit]

League top ten finishers[edit]

Augie Galan

  • #2 in NL in on-base percentage (.412)

Billy Herman

  • #2 in NL in batting average (.330)
  • #3 in NL in RBI (100)
  • #3 in NL in hits (193)
  • #3 in NL in on-base percentage (.398)

Kirby Higbe

  • #5 in NL in strikeouts (108)

Arky Vaughan

  • MLB leader in runs scored (112)
  • NL leader in stolen bases (20)
  • #5 in NL in hits (186)

Whit Wyatt

  • #3 in NL in ERA (2.49)

Farm System[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Montreal Royals International League Fresco Thompson
A1 New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Ray Blades
B Durham Bulls Piedmont League Bruno Betzel
D Olean Oilers Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League Jake Pitler

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