1939 Detroit Tigers season

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1939 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Sr.
General manager(s) Jack Zeller
Manager(s) Del Baker
Local radio WWJ (AM)
(Ty Tyson)
WXYZ
(Harry Heilmann)
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The 1939 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the American League with a record of 84–70, 16 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 88 61 .591
Cleveland Indians 86 66 .566 13
Chicago White Sox 85 69 .552 22.5
Washington Senators 75 76 .497 23½
Detroit Tigers 84 70 .545 16
Philadelphia Athletics 55 97 .362 44
St. Louis Browns 43 111 .279 64½

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


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1939 Detroit Tigers
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

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
Kress, RedRed Kress 51 157 38 .242 1 22
Bell, BeauBeau Bell 54 134 32 .239 0 24

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

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
Benton, AlAl Benton 37 150 6 8 4.56 67

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

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A1 Beaumont Exporters Texas League Al Vincent
C Hot Springs Bathers Cotton States League Conrad Fisher
C Henderson Oilers East Texas League Jake Atz
D Fulton Tigers KITTY League Charley Eckert
D Newport Canners Northeast Arkansas League Clarence Harris
D Tiffin Mud Hens Ohio State League Jim Lawrence and Al Curry

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Red Kress page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links[edit]