1940 Major League Baseball season

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This article is about the 1940 Major League Baseball season only. For information on all of baseball, see 1940 in baseball.

The 1940 Major League Baseball season.

Awards and honors[edit]

Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP

Statistical leaders[edit]

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Joe DiMaggio NYY .352 Debs Garms PIT .355
HR Hank Greenberg DET 41 Johnny Mize STL 43
RBI Hank Greenberg DET 150 Johnny Mize STL 137
Wins Bob Feller1 CLE 27 Bucky Walters CIN 22
ERA Bob Feller1 CLE 2.61 Bucky Walters CIN 2.48
SO Bob Feller1 CLE 261 Kirby Higbe PHI 137
SV Al Benton DET 17 Joe Beggs CIN
Jumbo Brown NYG
Mace Brown PIT
7
SB George Case WSH 35 Lonny Frey CIN 22

1 American League Triple Crown Pitching Winner

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League final standings[edit]

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Detroit Tigers 90   64 .584    --
2nd Cleveland Indians 89   65 .578   1
3rd New York Yankees 88   66 .571   2
4th Chicago White Sox 82   72 .532   8
4th Boston Red Sox 82   72 .532   8
6th St. Louis Browns 67   87 .435   23
7th Washington Senators 64   90 .416   26
8th Philadelphia Athletics 54   100 .351   36

National League final standings[edit]

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Cincinnati Reds 100   53 .654    --
2nd Brooklyn Dodgers 88   65 .575   12
3rd St. Louis Cardinals 84   69 .549   16
4th Pittsburgh Pirates 78   76 .506   22.5
5th Chicago Cubs 75   79 .487   25.5
6th New York Giants 72   80 .474   27.5
7th Boston Bees 65   87 .428   34.5
8th Philadelphia Phillies 50   103 .327   50

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