1940 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1940 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Gerald Nugent
Manager(s) Doc Prothro
Local radio WCAU
(Bill Dwyer, Harry McTigue)
WIP
(By Saam, Stoney McLinn)
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The 1940 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 58th season in the history of the franchise. The team, managed by Doc Prothro, began their third season at Shibe Park and were picked by 73 of 76 writers in the pre-season Associated Press poll of baseball writers to finish last.[1] The Phillies lost 103 games and finished last, 50 games behind the pennant-winning Cincinnati Reds.

Offseason[edit]

In March 1940, the Phillies, along with the St. Louis Browns and Boston Bees were made outstanding offers of $5,000,000 by attorney Richard Cantillon for one of the teams to move its franchise to Los Angeles. Phillies owner Gerald Nugent quickly dismissed the possibility of the Phillies considering the move.[2]

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


Roster[edit]

1940 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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

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
Mueller, HeinieHeinie Mueller 97 263 65 .247 3 28
Young, DelDel Young 15 33 8 .242 0 1

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
Blanton, CyCy Blanton 13 77 4 3 4.32 24

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
Beck, Boom-BoomBoom-Boom Beck 29 129.1 4 9 4.31 38

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
Johnson, SylSyl Johnson 17 2 2 2 4.20 13
Hoerst, LeftyLefty Hoerst 6 1 0 0 5.25 3
Wilson, MaxMax Wilson 3 0 0 0 12.86 3

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Baltimore Orioles International League Alphonse "Tommy" Thomas
B Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League Ray Brubaker and Cowboy McHenry
B Pensacola Fliers Southeastern League Wally Dashiell
C Ottawa/Ogdensburg Senators Canadian–American League Cy Morgan
D Martinsville Manufacturers Bi-State League Harry Daughtry
D Dover Orioles Eastern Shore League Cap Clark
D Moultrie Packers Georgia–Florida League Joe Holden and George Jacobs
D Wausau Timberjacks Northern League Wally Gilbert

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Martinsville

Ottawa franchise played first half of its schedule in Ogdensburg, New York[3][4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball Experts Pick Cards Over Reds". Evening Independent. April 12, 1940. p. 16. 
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Wants to Purchase Major League Ball Club". Palm Beach Daily News. April 24, 1940. p. 4. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007
  4. ^ http://www.canamleague.com/pdf/canam_history_1936-40.pdf

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