1939 Cleveland Indians season

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1939 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Alva Bradley
General manager(s) Cy Slapnicka
Manager(s) Ossie Vitt
Local radio WCLE
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The 1939 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished third in the American League with a record of 86–66, 13 games behind the 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:

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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


Roster[edit]

1939 Cleveland Indians
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
OF Campbell, BruceBruce Campbell 130 450 129 .287 8 72
OF Chapman, BenBen Chapman 149 545 158 .290 6 82

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
Averill, EarlEarl Averill 24 55 15 .273 1 7

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
Allen, JohnnyJohnny Allen 28 175 9 7 4.58 79

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
Dobson, JoeJoe Dobson 35 2 3 1 5.88 27
Broaca, JohnnyJohnny Broaca 22 4 2 0 4.70 13
Drake, TomTom Drake 8 0 1 0 9.00 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Buffalo Bisons International League Steve O'Neill
A1 New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Roger Peckinpaugh
A Wilkes-Barre Barons Eastern League Eddie Phillips
B Cedar Rapids Raiders Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Ollie Marquardt
B Winston-Salem Twins Piedmont League Charles Clancy and Alvin Crowder
B Spartanburg Spartans Sally League Leon Pettit
C Tyler Trojans East Texas League Bobby Goff
C Springfield Indians Middle Atlantic League Earl Wolgamot
D Troy Trojans Alabama–Florida League Bloomer Milner
D Greeneville Burley Cubs Appalachian League Sam Alexander
D Leaksville-Draper-Spray Triplets Bi-State League Arnold Anderson
D Opelousas Indians Evangeline League Joe Woodard
D Logan Indians Mountain State League Eddie Hock
D Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League Jack Knight
D Mansfield Indians Ohio State League Ray French and Dewey Stover
D Niagara Falls Rainbows PONY League Tim Murchison

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

External links[edit]