1939 Chicago White Sox season

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1939 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) J. Louis Comiskey
Manager(s) Jimmy Dykes
Local radio WGN (AM)
(Bob Elson)
WCFL
WJJD
(Charley Grimm, Lew Fonseca)
WBBM (AM)
(John Harrington, Pat Flanagan)
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The 1939 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 39th season in major league baseball, and its 40th season overall. They finished with a record 85–69, good enough for 4th place in the American League, 22.5 games behind the first place New York Yankees.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 106 45 .702 --
Boston Red Sox 89 62 .589 17
Cleveland Indians 87 67 .565 20.5
Chicago White Sox 85 69 .552 22.5
Detroit Tigers 81 73 .526 26.5
Washington Senators 65 87 .428 41.5
Philadelphia Athletics 55 97 .362 51.5
St. Louis Browns 43 111 .279 64.5

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1939 American League Records

Sources:

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

Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 8–14 11–11 10–12 11–8–1 18–4 16–6 15–7
Chicago 14–8 12–10 12–10 4–18 11–11 18–4 14–8–1
Cleveland 11–11 10–12 11–11 7–15 18–4 16–6 14–8
Detroit 12–10 10–12 11–11 9–13 11–11 14–8–1 14–8
New York 8–11–1 18–4 15–7 13–9 18–4 19–3 15–7
Philadelphia 4–18 11–11 4–18 11–11 4–18 13–9–1 8–12
St. Louis 6–16 4–18 6–16 8–14–1 3–19 9–13–1 7–15
Washington 7–15 8–14–1 8–14 8–14 7–15 12–8 15–7


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1939 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Luke Appling, SS 148 516 82 162 16 6 0 56 105 37 .314 16
Ollie Bejma, 2B 90 307 52 77 9 3 8 44 36 27 .251 1
Jimmy Dykes, 3B 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Johnny Gerlach, 3B 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0
Jackie Hayes, 2B 72 269 34 67 12 3 0 23 27 10 .249 0
Bob Kennedy, 3B 3 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 0
Mike Kreevich, CF,3B 145 541 85 175 30 8 5 77 59 40 .323 23
Joe Kuhel, 1B 139 546 107 164 24 9 15 56 64 51 .300 18
Eric McNair, 3B,2B,SS 129 479 62 155 18 5 7 82 38 41 .324 17
Marv Owen, 3B 58 194 22 46 9 0 0 15 16 15 .237 4
Rip Radcliff, RF,1B,LF 113 397 49 105 25 2 2 53 26 21 .264 6
Tony Rensa, C 14 25 3 5 0 0 0 2 1 2 .200 0
Larry Rosenthal, RF,CF 107 324 50 86 21 5 10 51 53 46 .265 6
Norm Schlueter, C 34 56 5 13 2 1 0 8 1 11 .232 2
Ken Silvestri, C 22 75 6 13 3 0 2 5 6 13 .173 0
Hank Steinbacher, RF 71 111 16 19 2 1 1 15 21 8 .171 0
Tommy Thompson, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 0
Mike Tresh, C 119 352 49 91 5 2 0 38 64 30 .259 3
Gee Walker, LF 149 598 95 174 30 11 13 111 28 43 .291 17
Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Harry Boyles, P 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Clint Brown, P 61 19 0 4 0 0 0 3 4 3 .211 0
Bill Dietrich, P 25 37 5 8 3 0 1 2 4 12 .216 0
Jess Dobernic, P 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Vallie Eaves, P 2 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .333 0
Vic Frazier, P 10 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 0
Art Herring, P 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 0
Jack Knott, P 25 53 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 18 .151 0
Thornton Lee, P 33 91 8 15 3 0 0 4 4 18 .165 0
Ted Lyons, P 21 61 5 18 3 0 0 8 5 7 .295 0
Johnny Marcum, P 38 57 7 16 0 0 0 12 5 1 .281 0
Johnny Rigney, P 35 80 4 16 4 0 0 7 2 18 .200 0
Eddie Smith, P 29 52 5 6 1 0 0 3 9 15 .115 0
John Whitehead, P 7 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 0
Team totals
155 5279 755 1451 220 56 64 679 579 502 .275 113

Pitching[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
Harry Boyles 0 0 10.80 2 0 0 3.1 4 4 4 0 6 1
Clint Brown 11 10 3.88 61 0 18 118.1 127 58 51 8 27 41
Bill Dietrich 7 8 5.22 25 19 0 127.2 134 81 74 15 56 43
Jess Dobernic 0 1 13.50 4 0 0 3.1 3 6 5 0 6 1
Vallie Eaves 0 1 4.63 2 1 0 11.2 11 7 6 1 8 5
Vic Frazier 0 1 10.27 10 1 0 23.2 45 27 27 0 11 7
Art Herring 0 0 5.65 7 0 0 14.1 13 9 9 1 5 8
Jack Knott 11 6 4.15 25 23 0 149.2 157 71 69 13 41 56
Thornton Lee 15 11 4.21 33 29 3 235.0 260 121 110 15 70 81
Ted Lyons 14 6 2.76 21 21 0 172.2 162 71 53 7 26 65
Johnny Marcum 3 3 6.00 19 6 0 90.0 125 66 60 14 19 32
Johnny Rigney 15 8 3.70 35 29 0 218.2 208 103 90 10 84 119
Eddie Smith 9 11 3.67 29 22 0 176.2 161 83 72 11 90 67
John Whitehead 0 3 8.16 7 4 0 32.0 60 30 29 4 5 9
Team totals
85 69 4.31 155 155 21 1377.0 1470 737 659 99 454 535

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA St. Paul Saints American Association Babe Ganzel
A1 Shreveport Sports Texas League Homer Peel
B Anniston Rams Southeastern League Pee-Wee Wanninger
C Longview Cannibals/White Sox East Texas League John Fitzpatrick
C Greenville Lions Alabama–Florida League Paul Kardow and Howard Taylor
D Jonesboro White Sox Northeast Arkansas League Dutch Welch, Bevo Beavers and Frank Grube
D Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League Johnny Mostil
D Lubbock Hubbers West Texas–New Mexico League Salty Parker

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lubbock[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

References[edit]