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 radioWWJ (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 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


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
C Birdie Tebbetts 106 341 89 .261 4 53
1B Hank Greenberg 138 500 156 .312 33 113
2B Charlie Gehringer 118 406 132 .325 16 86
SS Frank Croucher 97 324 87 .269 5 40
3B Pinky Higgins 132 489 135 .276 8 76
OF Earl Averill 87 309 81 .262 10 58
OF Barney McCosky 147 611 190 .311 4 58
OF Pete Fox 141 519 153 .295 7 66

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
Red Kress 51 157 38 .242 1 22
Beau 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
Al 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 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]