1939 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1939 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) James & Dearie Mulvey, Brooklyn Trust Company
General manager(s) Larry MacPhail
Manager(s) Leo Durocher
Local radio WHN
Red Barber, Al Helfer
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The 1939 Brooklyn Dodgers started the year with a new manager, Leo Durocher, who became both the team's manager and starting shortstop. They also became the first New York team to have a regular radio broadcast, with Red Barber handed the announcers job. The team finished in third place, showing some improvement over the previous seasons.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 97 57 0.630 55–25 42–32
St. Louis Cardinals 92 61 0.601 51–27 41–34
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 69 0.549 12½ 51–27 33–42
Chicago Cubs 84 70 0.545 13 44–34 40–36
New York Giants 77 74 0.510 18½ 41–33 36–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 68 85 0.444 28½ 35–42 33–43
Boston Bees 63 88 0.417 32½ 37–35 26–53
Philadelphia Phillies 45 106 0.298 50½ 29–44 16–62


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1939 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 10–12–1 6–16 6–16 10–11 13–8 9–12 9–13
Brooklyn 12–10–1 11–11–2 10–12 12–10 17–4–1 13–9 9–13
Chicago 16–6 11–11–2 10–12 11–11 12–10 14–8 10–12
Cincinnati 16–6 12–10 12–10 11–11 19–3 16–6 11–11–2
New York 11–10 10–12 11–11 11–11 14–7 11–11 9–12
Philadelphia 8–13 4–17–1 10–12 3–19 7–14 8–14 5–17
Pittsburgh 12–9 9–13 8–14 6–16 11–11 14–8 8–14
St. Louis 13–9 13–9 12–10 11–11–2 12–9 17–5 14–8


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1939 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; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Phelps, BabeBabe Phelps 98 323 92 .285 6 42
1B Camilli, DolphDolph Camilli 157 565 164 .290 26 104
2B Coscarart, PetePete Coscarart 115 419 116 .277 4 43
3B Lavagetto, CookieCookie Lavagetto 153 587 176 .300 10 87
SS Durocher, LeoLeo Durocher 116 390 108 .277 1 34
OF Moore, GeneGene Moore 107 306 69 .225 3 39
OF Parks, ArtArt Parks
OF Koy, ErnieErnie Koy

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
Hudson, JohnnyJohnny Hudson
Todd, AlAl Todd
Walker, DixieDixie Walker
Stainback, TuckTuck Stainback
Rosen, GoodyGoody Rosen
Almada, MelMel Almada
Ripple, JimmyJimmy Ripple
Sington, FredFred Sington
Lazzeri, TonyTony Lazzeri 14 39 11 .282 3 6
Lary, LynLyn Lary
Hayworth, RayRay Hayworth
Hartje, ChrisChris Hartje
Hockett, OrisOris Hockett
Deal, LindsayLindsay Deal
Schott, GeneGene Schott

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
Hamlin, LukeLuke Hamlin
Fitzsimmons, FreddieFreddie Fitzsimmons
Wyatt, WhitWhit Wyatt
Mungo, VanVan Mungo

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
Casey, HughHugh Casey 40 227.1 15 10 2.93 79
Tamulis, VitoVito Tamulis
Pressnell, TotTot Pressnell
Evans, RedRed Evans 24 64.1 1 8 5.18 28
Crouch, BillBill Crouch 6 38.1 4 0 2.58 10
Hollingsworth, AlAl Hollingsworth
Doyle, CarlCarl Doyle 5 17.2 1 2 1.02 7
Poffenberger, BootsBoots Poffenberger

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
Hutchinson, IraIra Hutchinson 41 5 2 1 4.34 46
Jeffcoat, GeorgeGeorge Jeffcoat

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

Dolph Camilli

  • #3 in NL in home runs (26)
  • #4 in NL in runs batted in (104)
  • #4 in NL in runs scored (105)
  • #4 in NL in on-base percentage (.409)
  • #4 in NL in slugging percentage (.524)

Hugh Casey

  • #4 in NL in earned run average (2.93)

Luke Hamlin

  • #4 in NL in wins (20)

Cookie Lavagetto

  • #4 in NL in stolen bases (14)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Montreal Royals International League Burleigh Grimes
A1 Memphis Chicks Southern Association Frank Brazil
A1 Nashville Vols Southern Association Larry Gilbert
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Clyde Sukeforth
B Macon Peaches South Atlantic League Milt Stock
C Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers Canadian–American League Elmer Yoter
C Greenwood Crackers Cotton States League Cecil Rhodes
C Pine Bluff Judges Cotton States League Jimmy Sherlin
Andy Cohen
C Dayton Wings Middle Atlantic League Dudley Lee
Andy Cohen
D Reidsville Luckies Bi-State League William Clark
D Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Tommy West
D Americus Pioneers Georgia–Florida League Joe Sims
D Paducah Indians Kentucky–Illinois–Tennessee League Ben Tincup
D Huntington Boosters Mountain State League Ellis Powers
D Superior Blues Northern League George Treadwell
D Olean Oilers Pennsylvania–Ontario–New York League Jake Pitler

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Greenwood, Pine Bluff

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fred Frankhouse at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ a b Jimmy Outlaw at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Luke Sewell at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Tom Lanning at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Kemp Wicker at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Chris Hartje at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Woody English at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Bill Posedel at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Lyn Lary at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ Mel Almada at Baseball-Reference
  11. ^ Pee Wee Reese at Baseball-Reference
  12. ^ Herman Besse at Baseball-Reference
  13. ^ Al Hollingsworth at Baseball-Reference
  14. ^ Rae Blaemire at Baseball-Reference
  15. ^ Jimmy Ripple at Baseball-Reference

References[edit]

External links[edit]