1940 Cleveland Indians season

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1940 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 1940 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished second in the American League with a record of 89–65, one game behind the Detroit Tigers. The season is infamous for ten Indian players going to owner Alva Bradley and demanding the removal of manager Ossie Vitt, saying the man's behavior was harming the team. When the news broke, the public sided with Vitt and the Indians were dismissed as "crybabies." The movement has since been named the "Crybaby Mutiny."

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 90 64 .584 --
Cleveland Indians 89 65 .578 1
New York Yankees 88 66 .571 2
Boston Red Sox 82 72 .532 8
Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 8
St. Louis Browns 67 87 .435 23
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 26
Philadelphia Athletics 54 100 .351 36

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1940 American League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 11–11 8–14 11–11 9–13 18–4 12–10 13–9
Chicago 11–11 6–16 13–9 11–11–1 16–6 13–9 12–10
Cleveland 14–8 16–6 11–11 10–12 14–8 11–11–1 13–9
Detroit 11–11 9–13 11–11 14–8 11–11 18–4–1 16–6
New York 13–9 11–11–1 12–10 8–14 13–9 14–8 17–5
Philadelphia 4–18 6–16 8–14 11–11 9–13 8–14 8–14
St. Louis 10–12 9–13 11–11–1 4–18–1 8–14 14–8 11–11
Washington 9–13 10–12 9–13 6–16 5–17 14–8 11–11


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1940 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 Chapman, BenBen Chapman 143 548 157 .286 4 50

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

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
Feller, BobBob Feller 43 320.1 27 11 2.61 261
Smith, AlAl Smith 31 183 15 7 3.44 46
Hudlin, WillisWillis Hudlin 4 23.2 2 1 4.94 8

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
Allen, JohnnyJohnny Allen 32 138.2 9 8 3.44 62

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 40 3 7 3 4.95 57
Andrews, NateNate Andrews 6 0 1 0 6.00 3

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A Wilkes-Barre Barons Eastern League Earl Wolgamot
B Cedar Rapids Raiders Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Ollie Marquardt
C Flint Gems Michigan State League Jack Knight
C Charleston Senators Middle Atlantic League Ed Hall
D Thomasville Tommies North Carolina State League Jimmy Maus
D Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League Chet Bujace and Wes Griffin
D Mansfield Braves Ohio State League Dewey Strong
D Warren Redskins Pennsylvania State Association Billy Rhiel
D Salem-Roanoke Friends Virginia League Eli Harris and Arnold Anderson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Cedar Rapids[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SI.com – Statitudes – Statitudes: Opening Day 2002, By the Numbers – Sunday March 30, 2003 01:50 AM
  2. ^ Willis Hudlin at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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