1939 Washington Senators season

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1939 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Washington, D.C. (since 1901)
Other information
Owner(s) Clark Griffith and George H. Richardson
Manager(s) Bucky Harris
Local radio WJSV
(Walter Johnson, Harry McTigue)
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The 1939 Washington Senators won 65 games, lost 87, and finished in sixth place in the American League. They were managed by Bucky Harris and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

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


Roster[edit]

1939 Washington Senators
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 Ferrell, RickRick Ferrell 87 274 77 .281 0 31
1B Vernon, MickeyMickey Vernon 76 276 71 .257 1 30

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
Estalella, BobbyBobby Estalella 82 280 77 .275 8 41
Welaj, JohnnyJohnny Welaj 63 201 55 .274 1 33

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
Leonard, DutchDutch Leonard 34 269.1 20 8 3.54 88
Chase, KenKen Chase 32 232 10 19 3.80 118
Haynes, JoeJoe Haynes 27 173 8 12 5.36 64
Bass, DickDick Bass 1 8 0 1 6.75 1

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
Carrasquel, AlexAlex Carrasquel 40 159.1 5 9 4.69 41
Kelley, HarryHarry Kelley 15 53.2 4 3 4.70 20

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
Appleton, PetePete Appleton 40 5 10 6 4.56 50
Thomas, BudBud Thomas 4 0 0 0 6.00 0
Thuman, LouLou Thuman 3 0 0 0 9.00 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A1 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association Kiki Cuyler
A Springfield Nationals Eastern League Spencer Abbott
B Charlotte Hornets Piedmont League Calvin Griffith
B Greenville Spinners Sally League Alex McColl
C Oswego Netherlands Canadian–American League Art Funk and Blaine Kunes
D Salisbury Indians Eastern Shore League Vic Keen and Spud Nachand
D Orlando Senators Florida State League John Ganzel
D Shelby Nationals Tar Heel League Ed Montague

Notes[edit]

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