1944 Philadelphia Athletics season

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1944 Philadelphia Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Connie Mack
Manager(s) Connie Mack
Local radio WIBG
(By Saam, Claude Haring, Doug Arthur)
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The 1944 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 5th in the American League with a record of 72 wins and 82 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Spring training[edit]

The Athletics considered using the Bader Field ballpark in Atlantic City for their 1944 spring training site. On November 17, 1943, Connie Mack examined Bader Field and the National Guard Armory as one possibility. But he knew the New York Yankees were already considering it. The A's went to McCurdy Field in Frederick, Maryland when the Yankees chose Atlantic City.[1]

Notable transactions[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Browns 89 65 .578 --
Detroit Tigers 88 66 .571 1
New York Yankees 83 71 .539 6
Boston Red Sox 77 77 .500 12
Cleveland Indians 72 82 .468 17
Philadelphia Athletics 72 82 .468 17
Chicago White Sox 71 83 .461 18
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 25

Notable transactions[edit]

  • April 15, 1944: Al Simmons was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[4]

Roster[edit]

1944 Philadelphia Athletics
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; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Hayes, FrankieFrankie Hayes 155 581 144 .248 13 78
OF Estalella, BobbyBobby Estalella 140 506 151 .298 7 60

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
Burns, JoeJoe Burns 28 75 18 .240 1 8
Flick, LewLew Flick 19 35 4 .114 0 2
Simmons, AlAl Simmons 4 6 3 .500 0 2
Mills, BillBill Mills 5 4 1 .250 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
Christopher, RussRuss Christopher 35 215.1 14 14 2.97 84
Flores, JesseJesse Flores 27 185.2 9 11 3.39 65
Black, DonDon Black 29 177.1 10 12 4.06 78

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

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
Berry, JoeJoe Berry 53 10 8 12 1.94 44
Abernathy, TalTal Abernathy 1 0 0 0 3.00 2

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Al Todd
B Lancaster Red Roses Interstate League Lena Blackburne

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lancaster

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warrington, Bob. "Spring Training 1944". Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society. Retrieved June 10, 2009. 
  2. ^ Rip Radcliff page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Sam Zoldak page at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Al Simmons page at Baseball-Reference

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