1940 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1940 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)James & Dearie Mulvey, Brooklyn Trust Company
General manager(s)Larry MacPhail
Manager(s)Leo Durocher
Local radioWOR
Red Barber, Al Helfer
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The 1940 Brooklyn Dodgers finished the season in second place. It was their best finish in 16 years.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 100 53 0.654 55–21 45–32
Brooklyn Dodgers 88 65 0.575 12 41–37 47–28
St. Louis Cardinals 84 69 0.549 16 41–36 43–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 0.506 22½ 40–34 38–42
Chicago Cubs 75 79 0.487 25½ 40–37 35–42
New York Giants 72 80 0.474 27½ 33–43 39–37
Boston Bees 65 87 0.428 34½ 35–40 30–47
Philadelphia Phillies 50 103 0.327 50 24–55 26–48

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1940 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13 8–14 9–12 7–15 15–6 9–13 8–14
Brooklyn 13–9 10–12 8–14–1 16–5 17–5 15–7–1 9–13–1
Chicago 14–8 12–10 6–16 12–10 12–10 11–11 8–14
Cincinnati 12–9 14–8–1 16–6 15–7 15–7 16–6 12–10–1
New York 15–7 5–16 10–12 7–15 12–10 12–10 11–10
Philadelphia 6–15 5–17 10–12 7–15 10–12 6–16 6–16
Pittsburgh 13–9 7–15–1 11–11 6–16 10–12 16–6 15–7–1
St. Louis 14–8 13–9–1 14–8 10–12–1 10–11 16–6 7–15–1


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1940 Brooklyn Dodgers
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; R = runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Babe Phelps 118 370 40 109 .295 13 61 2
1B Dolph Camilli 142 512 92 147 .287 23 96 9
2B Pete Coscarart 143 506 55 120 .237 9 58 5
3B Cookie Lavagetto 118 448 56 115 .257 4 43 4
SS Pee Wee Reese 84 312 58 85 .272 5 28 15
OF Dixie Walker 143 556 75 171 .308 6 66 3
OF Joe Medwick 106 423 62 127 .300 14 66 2
OF Joe Vosmik 116 404 45 114 .282 1 42 0

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Jimmy Wasdell 77 230 35 64 .278 3 37 4
Pete Reiser 58 225 34 66 .293 3 20 2
Johnny Hudson 85 179 13 39 .218 0 19 2
Leo Durocher 62 160 10 37 .231 1 14 1
Gus Mancuso 60 144 16 33 .229 0 16 0
Charlie Gilbert 57 142 23 35 .246 2 8 0
Herman Franks 65 131 11 24 .183 1 14 2
Joe Gallagher 57 110 10 29 .264 3 16 1
Roy Cullenbine 22 61 8 11 .180 1 9 2
Ernie Koy 24 48 9 11 .229 1 8 1
Don Ross 10 38 4 11 .289 1 8 1
Gene Moore 10 26 3 7 .269 0 2 0
Jimmy Ripple 7 13 0 3 .231 0 0 0
Tony Giuliani 1 1 0 0 .000 0 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; CG = Complete games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
Whit Wyatt 37 34 16 239.1 15 14 3.46 62 124
Luke Hamlin 33 25 9 182.1 9 8 3.06 34 91
Curt Davis 22 18 9 137 8 7 3.81 19 46
Freddie Fitzsimmons 20 18 11 134.1 16 2 2.81 25 35
Lee Grissom 14 10 3 73.2 2 5 2.81 34 56

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; CG = Complete games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
Hugh Casey 44 10 5 154 11 8 3.62 51 53
Vito Tamulis 41 12 4 154.1 8 5 3.09 34 55
Tex Carleton 34 17 4 149 6 6 3.81 47 88
Tot Pressnell 24 4 1 68.1 6 5 3.69 17 21
Ed Head 13 5 2 39.1 1 2 4.12 18 13
Wes Flowers 5 2 0 21 1 1 3.43 10 8
Steve Rachunok 2 1 1 10 0 1 4.50 5 10

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA BB SO
Newt Kimball 21 33.2 3 1 1 3.21 15 21
Van Mungo 7 22 1 0 1 2.45 10 9
Carl Doyle 3 5.2 0 0 1 27.00 6 4
Wes Ferrell 1 4 0 0 0 6.75 4 4
Lou Fette 2 3 0 0 0 0.00 2 0
Max Macon 2 2 1 0 0 22.50 0 1

Awards and honors[edit]

League top ten finishers[edit]

Dolph Camilli

  • #3 in NL in slugging percentage (.529)
  • #3 in NL in bases on balls (89)
  • #4 in NL in home runs (23)
  • #4 in NL in on-base percentage (.397)

Whit Wyatt

  • #2 in NL in strikeouts (124)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Montreal Royals International League Clyde Sukeforth
A1 Knoxville Smokies Southern Association Larry Gilbert
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Bill Killefer
B Durham Bulls Piedmont League Oscar Roettger
B Macon Peaches South Atlantic League Milt Stock
B Anniston Rams Southeastern League Bill Rodda
C Grand Rapids Dodgers Michigan State League Burleigh Grimes
C Dayton Wings Middle Atlantic League Andy Cohen
D Greenville Lions Alabama State League Dick Luckey
D Fayetteville Angels Arkansas–Missouri League Howard Holmes
D Bassett Furnituremakers Bi-State League Einar Sorenson
D Rayne Rice Birds Evangeline League Art Bartelli
D American Pioneers Georgia–Florida League Bernie deVivieros
Stew Hofferth
D Bowling Green Barons Kentucky–Illinois–Tennessee League Ellis Powers
D Landis Dodgers North Carolina State League Otis Carter
D Newport Dodgers Northeast Arkansas League Cliff Green
Paul Chervinko
D Superior Blues Northern League James Geygan
D Johnstown Johnnies Pennsylvania State Association George Treadwell
D Olean Oilers Pennsylvania–Ontario–New York League Jake Pitler

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Knoxville

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Al Todd at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Boze Berger at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Herman Franks at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Joe Vosmik at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Wally Westlake at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Jim Winford at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Tony Giuliani at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Al Hollingsworth at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Roy Hughes at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ Goody Rosen at Baseball-Reference
  11. ^ Jimmy Wasdell at Baseball-Reference
  12. ^ Roy Cullenbine at Baseball-Reference
  13. ^ Gene Moore at Baseball-Reference
  14. ^ Ernie Koy at Baseball-Reference
  15. ^ Ira Hutchinson at Baseball-Reference
  16. ^ Tuck Stainback at Baseball-Reference
  17. ^ Wes Flowers at Baseball-Reference
  18. ^ Jimmy Ripple at Baseball-Reference

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